OTC

Me, myself and I

With the NHS pushing the self-care agenda, pharmacists have an even greater role to play within their communities.

Sigma soothing pain

Sigma, through Activaids, is offering Freezpeaz, a flexible and reusable hot and cold therapy pack.

Deep Relief back on TV

Deep Relief, the award-winning topical NSAID, is on TV for four weeks from the end of January.

Natural pain solution

Phynova Joint and Muscle Relief Tablets (GSL/THR) contain sigesbeckia 500mg, a natural medicinal plant.

Heat patch gives 24-hour relief

Cura-Heat Back and Shoulder pain heat patches provide heat for up to 12 hours.

Accurate results

The OMRON M3 Comfort Blood Pressure Monitor enables a fast and accurate blood pressure measurement and features Intelli Wrap Cuff technology

Non-greasy treatment

Vamousse is a unique non-greasy treatment that is clinically proven to kill 100% of lice and their eggs.

TV Push for Lyclear

Lyclear is back on TV this January for three weeks.

Natural alternative

The Puressentiel Anti-Lice Treatment has been proven to eliminate lice, larvae and nits in just 10 minutes.

Comb solution

Families all over Britain rely on Nitty Gritty, says Ceuta Healthcare.

Sniffles, snuffles and snivels

With their developing immune systems, children are more prone to winter coughs and colds than adults, so what help can pharmacists offer beleaguered carers and parents?

Man of the match

Steve Ainsworth uncovers the high street chemist who made it possible for the world to do away with the need for flints and tinder.

Reality checks

Many community pharmacies sell DIY health tests and devices but many prefer to concentrate on specific services that they can offer.

Down in the mouth

Alan Nathan explores how OTC treatments can help give the cold shoulder to cold sores (herpes labialis)

TENA updates pelvic floor fitness app

The updated app now features tutorial videos.

Watch the cuff

Incorrect cuff usage is considered to be a significant cause of inaccurate blood pressure measurements.

Signposting solutions - Winter Health

Winter doesn’t just carry an increased risk of colds and flu. This time of year can also exacerbate certain chronic conditions, too.

Bodyform aims to break "period taboo"

The #bloodnormal film portrays a series of true-to-life references to periods.

Time out for strains and sprains

Alan Nathan helps you stay on the ball with advice on the latest OTC treatments for sporting injuries and general musculoskeletal pain.

Cold comforts

With winter just around the corner, what can pharmacists expect this season? We look at the latest OTC developments.
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