June 2023 OTC Product News

Pharmacy TimesJune 2023
Volume 89
Issue 6

Includes hair growth supplements and nicotine lozenges.

CEFALY Connected

From: CEFALY Technology

June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes it the perfect time to highlight CEFALY Technology’s CEFALY Connected, an FDA-cleared migraine treatment device. The device is Bluetooth enabled and designed for use with the CeCe Migraine Management app, through which users can track treatment and log their migraine attacks. The device has a 7-hour battery life and soft, migraine-friendly indicator lights. It can be used to prevent attacks and relieve migraine pain via a clinically proven, drug-free treatment. It uses external trigeminal nerve stimulation, delivering mild electric stimulation to reduce pain signals of the trigeminal nerve, a proven pathway of migraine pain.

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Nicotine Coated Mint Lozenges

From: Perrigo Company

The FDA has approved Nicotine Coated Mint Lozenges from Perrigo Company. The lozenges will be available OTC in the 2-mg and 4-mg strengths. The product will be marketed under retailers’ store brand labels and is comparable to Nicorette Coated Ice Mint Lozenge. The lozenges are intended to help reduce withdrawal symptoms in patients who are trying to quit smoking. Retail sales for brand equivalent products in the United States within the last 12 months, ending April 23, 2023, were approximately $20 million, based on data from Circana multi-outlet market.

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Preventive Nutrition Focus and Memory

From: GNC

GNC launched Focus & Memory Capsules (60 count) in May as part of a new suite of mental wellness products for Mental Health Awareness Month. Focus & Memory Capsules feature novel ingredients Nutricog, which may support cognitive function and mental performance, and Cereboost, a patented American ginseng extract that may enhance working memory. In human clinical trials, Nutricog and Cereboost enhanced cognitive function and high-level processing ability. Other benefits include improved cognitive function and working memory at 2 weeks and further improvements to focus, memory, and information recall at 4 months.

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Hair Growth and Metabolism Booster supplements

From: Nature's Bounty

Nature’s Bounty recently released Hair Growth and Metabolism Booster supplements as part of its Optimal Solutions line of dietary supplements. The supplements feature a list of ingredients that support hair growth and weight goals. Hair Growth is an advanced complex that is clinically shown to improve hair fullness and thickness in 3 months. Metabolism Booster includes orange and grapefruit extracts, shown in clinical study findings to help boost fat metabolism and reduce waist circumference. The product also contains black ginger extract to promote abdominal fat loss.

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