Hyperacidity/GERD/Ulcers

Perrigo Approved for Generic Zegerid OTC

Perrigo announced that it has received tentative approval from the FDA for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) to market over-the-counter (OTC) omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules 20mg/1100mg, the store brand equivalent to Merck’s Zegerid OTC.

Dysphagia Not Tied to Post-Anterior Cervical Op Swelling

Dysphagia Not Tied to Post-Anterior Cervical Op Swelling

Although significant soft-tissue swelling can occur after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures, the width of the prevertebral soft-tissue swelling on radiographic analysis does not correlate with the severity of postoperative dysphagia.

PRILOSEC OTC WILDBERRY (omeprazole magnesium) 20.6mg delayed-release tablets by Procter & Gamble

P & G Launches Prilosec OTC Wildberry

Procter & Gamble announced the launch of Prilosec OTC (omeprazole delayed-release tablets 20mg) Wildberry, a flavor-coated 24-hour pill for the treatment of frequent heartburn.

Advertising Changes After Drug Switch to Over-the-Counter

Advertising Changes After Drug Switch to Over-the-Counter

When a drug switches from prescription-only to over-the-counter (OTC) there is a shift in the direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA), with less presentation of potential harms and frequent omission of identification by generic names.

OMECLAMOX-PAK (omeprazole/clarithromycin/amoxicillin) 20mg/500mg/400mg capsules, tablets by Pernix

Omeclamox-Pak Now Available

Pernix Therapeutics announced that Omeclamox-Pak is now available for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and duodenal ulcer disease (active or one-year history) to eradicate H. pylori in adult patients.

Aceto Launches Generic Soma and Sodium Bicarbonate

Aceto Corporation announced that its generic subsidiary, Rising Pharmaceuticals, has launched Carisoprodol and Aspirin Tablets, the generic version of Meda Pharmaceutical’s Soma Compound with Aspirin Tablets, as well as Sodium Bicarbonate Tablets.