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New innovation from GSK

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has launched Voltarol Back and Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% gel (diclofenac diethylammonium) with ‘No Mess’ applicator.

Banish those greys

After launching Control GX – a range of shampoos that gradually reduce the amount of visible grey hair with each wash – in 2017, Just for Men has added two new varieties to the range.

What a pain…

New research from Solpadeine into the impact of pain and how people articulate it has revealed that 37 per cent of people put up with pain and do nothing else if mild analgesics don’t help.

Only skin deep?

Eczema is widely regarded as a relatively minor skin condition, but the truth is that severe eczema can have a devastating effect on a sufferer’s quality of life.

Preschool predicaments

Reassuring new parents when their baby is poorly and helping them choose appropriate treatments can be tricky. But with advice from the experts, pharmacy teams can help with confidence.

Update for Lyclear

Perrigo has launched a new and improved formula for Lyclear Treatment Shampoo.

Sleep easy with Nytol

Some 50 per cent of adults aren’t getting enough sleep at night and one in four say they would feel happier if they had more sleep, according to a new Nytol sleep study.

Under the skin

Adex Gel offers a new approach to the treatment and management of mild to moderate eczema, and other dry skin conditions prone to inflammation, such as psoriasis.

All about nutrition

A new meal replacement powder has been introduced to the XLS-Medical range.

Aches and pains laid bare

New research for Puressentiel, manufacturer of evidence-based natural remedies for muscle and joint pain, has revealed that three out of four adults experience aches and pains on a regular basis.

Market monitor: March

Product updates from Training Matters.

Men's health comes out of the cold

Pharmacy has long wrestled with how to get men talking about their health. Could the Viagra Connect POM to P switch help this neglected demographic access much-needed support?

Market monitor: February

Product updates from Training Matters.

Start young

Fewer young people are smoking compared with 20 years ago, but rates are still high, putting a burden on their own long-term health and the NHS, but pharmacy teams can be on hand to help.

The condom conundrum

Young people are still embarrassed to talk about using condoms, so STIs remain high in this age group, but pharmacy can help.

New contraception option from Bayer

A new long-acting reversible contraception method offering protection from unplanned pregnancy for up to five years has been launched by Bayer.

TV time for Dermalex

Perrigo has announced a £2.4 million investment in Dermalex in 2018, including a television campaign focusing on Dermalex’s eczema treatment.

Keeping the doctor away

The age-old saying of an apple a day keeps the doctor away is as pertinent as it’s ever been, but other aspects of children’s health are very different to how they were 100, 50 or even 10 years ago.

Success for TENA

TENA Lady Discreet has been recognised as the UK’s best bladder weakness range after being named Product of the Year for 2018 by market research company TNS.

Broaching intimate health

Intimate health conditions are common but also sensitive subjects. With the right know-how, pharmacy support staff can navigate difficult patient conversations
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