OTC

Banging, thumping, blinding

When is a headache more than just a headache? Find out how to tell the differences, what to advise and when to refer. 

Burning questions

In many cases there are simple solutions to manage and prevent gut complaints, and seeking advice early gives the best chance of successful treatment for serious conditions.

Sore throat threat

RB is working to help tackle antimicrobial resistance with the launch of a new campaign to highlight that a pharmacist is best placed to help with sore throats.

Bread ahead

Juvela gluten free mixes and fresh, long-life and part-baked loaves and rolls have all been re-approved by the Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances.

Market monitor: December

Product updates from Training Matters.

Sound advice

The ears are an essential part of communication and balance, so it’s important to take good care of them, whatever the state of a person’s hearing.

Takeaway messages

The temptations of snacking and fast food have been identified as a key problem for young people and obesity. So what can be done?

Market monitor: November

Product updates from Training Matters.

Bring it all back

J Collis Browne’s Mixture is now back in stock, manufacturer Thornton & Ross has announced.

Famous faces fighting flu

To encourage more at-risk people to get vaccinated against flu this season, Sanofi Pasteur has partnered with ‘at-risk ambassadors’ to raise awareness of the importance of the flu vaccination.

A missed opportunity

Some 95 per cent of patients are visiting dermatologists for relatively minor skin concerns that could instead be managed by other healthcare professionals, according to a new study by Bio-Oil.

Galderma discontinues Calmurid

Galderma is discontinuing production of Calmurid 500g (urea and lactic acid cream) but will continue to produce the smaller 100g tube.

Fuelling the festivities

The winter weather and Christmas partying can do their worst. But pharmacy teams can help customers keep happy, healthy and full of festive spirit.

Rehydrating dry skin

Dry skin is likely to get worse in winter, but customers may not be clear on how to solve the problem. Help people to feel more comfortable with the skin they are in.

Put insomnia to bed

Many people are guilty of not getting enough sleep, whether intentionally or not. So what can they do to adopt healthier sleep habits?

10 minute clinic: baby care

This handy 10-minute clinic is a quick reference guide that will help you when advising customers on baby care.

Pharmacy flu fighters

Seasonal flu jabs taken off in pharmacies over the last few years. What do pharmacy teams need to know for the 2018/19 season?

Baby steps

A healthy woman is more likely to give birth to a healthy baby. So how can pharmacy teams advise mums-to-be on how to look after themselves, as well as their bump?

Market monitor: October

Product updates from Training Matters.

Onwards and upwards

Topical analgesics are one of the biggest growth categories in the OTC market and Mentholatum has seen unprecedented growth (4.4 per cent) at almost double the rate of the category as a whole.

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