GlaxoSmithKline said on April 6 the company’s consumer arm stopped shipments of supplements and vitamins to Russia as a result of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and would prioritize the supply of over-the-counter medicines for basic needs.
The common over-the-counter drug aspirin might be the key to finding a viable treatment method for breast cancer.
Dentsu International announced on April 20 the launch of dentsu health, a global solution. Drawing upon the expertise of dentsu’s global network of 2,000 health marketing experts across 85 markets in EMEA, APAC and the Americas, dentsu health is poised to become one of the top global healthcare agencies.
CVS Health Corp. said on April 19 it will offer three over-the-counter Covid-19 tests at drugstores as well as online, expanding access to home testing in the United States.
Abbott received U.S. Food and Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for over-the-counter, non-prescription, asymptomatic use of the company’s BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Self Test for detection of COVID-19 infection.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of the first over-the-counter Covid-19 antigen test, which can be used at home.
Ed Hudson, managing director at Create Health, discusses the increasing importance of brand in pharma – especially in light of increased competition.
Takeda Pharmaceutical will divest Takeda Consumer Healthcare Company Limited (TCHC) to The Blackstone Group for $2.3 billion as the company continues to divest non-core business units in order to pare down debt accumulated from its $62 billion acquisition of Shire Plc.
Takeda continues to divest the company’s over-the-counter business operations and struck a deal for its U.S. offerings with The Blackstone Group, a U.S.-based investment fund valued at $2.37 billion.
More drugs are being assessed as potential treatments against the pandemic as the battle against COVID-19 continues. Researchers in New York are seeking to determine if the active ingredient in an over-the-counter heartburn medication will have any impact on the disease.