OTC

Get on the good foot

With the average person taking some 10,000 steps a day, it’s no wonder that around 90 per cent of adults experience some type of foot problem.

Healthy ageing

With a population living longer but in poorer health, there’s scope for pharmacy teams to help improve quality of life for older people.

Tumultuous times

It’s important for pharmacy teams to ensure that their knowledge of bowel conditions is up to date and to know when to refer customers to a GP for advice.

Getting there first

With thousands of people injured every year in the UK, it is more important than ever for pharmacy teams to understand the basics of first aid and be able to offer customers tips and advice.

A sporting chance

Obesity and overweight statistics are at an all-time high in the UK, with people of all ages putting their health at risk simply by being too heavy.

Managing asthma: 10 top tips

With millions of people in the UK living with asthma, find out the top tips to help manage the condition.

The painful truth

Grumbling about our aches and pains is a British trope, but our chair-bound lifestyles are creating an epidemic of pain that is sweeping the nation.

Put it to the test

Managing our own health and wellbeing is increasingly in vogue, with self-test kits becoming more popular and with that, more widely available.

Market monitor: May

Product updates from Training Matters.

Star of the small screen

Following the launch of Flarin 200mg soft capsules in January, manufacturer Infirst Healthcare has confirmed plans for a national TV campaign for the brand.

Keeping kids sun safe

The new and improved Childs Farm 50+ sun cream provides a high level of SPF protection against UVA and UVB rays.

A ‘plus one’ approach to quitting

NiQuitin is being supported with a £1.1 million marketing spend this summer – a 15 per cent increase in investment year-on-year – manufacturer Perrigo has announced.

Open wide...

The state of the nation’s teeth is nothing to smile about, with epidemic levels of decay in our children and many adults still not following basic oral hygiene advice.

A mighty bite

A new addition to the OTC antimalarial armoury provides a great opportunity to brush up on this important aspect of travel health.

Bridging the nutrient gap

With the findings of a new report highlighting significant nutrient deficiency, there's plenty of opportunity for pharmacy staff to help customers to bridge the gap.

A chain reaction

With the prevalence of allergies only set to rise, there is a great opportunity for pharmacy teams to help sufferers by offering treatments, self care tips and prevention advice.

Market monitor: April

Product updates from Training Matters.

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.
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