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Nonprofit Harm Reduction Therapeutics targets an OTC switch of naloxone, an opioid antagonist used to reverse an opioid overdose. It aims to make the product available at low cost in 110,000 retail locations nationwide.
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UK firm sees acquisitions of Mead Johnson Nutrition and the Schiff brand as major milestones in its trajectory as a consumer health market competitor, but market analysts say both would be rendered comparatively minor moves if it makes an offer to acquire Pfizer's consumer products business.
A survey with 2,026 women and 513 teens showed they are willing to pay out-of-pocket for the convenience of OTC access to an oral contraceptive but not to pay as much as they were four years earlier, according to a study led by Daniel Grossman, University of California-San Francisco, and Kate Grindlay, Ibis Reproductive Health.
An FDA final rule rejects generally regarded as safe and effective status for 24 OTC monograph antiseptic ingredients regarding products intended for use by health care professionals in hospitals or similar venues. However, six ingredients on which FDA deferred its decision also are used in consumer antiseptic washes, which GRASE decisions pending in separate rulemakings.
FDA seeks broader guidance than comments and information submitted at a January public hearing on standards testing and evaluations that could expand the variety of products approved as NRTs The docket is open to "recommend specific topics for direct, collective engagement and consideration by the" steering committee.
Review was second in two years by the Council of Better Business Bureaus' National Advertising Division of a challenge to Reckitt Benckiser ad claims for its Mucinex cough/cold line made by Procter & Gamble, which markets competing products including Vicks NyQuil and DayQuil brands.
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