US News and Pharmacy Times® Reveal the Most Recommended Health Products of 2021 | Press room

WASHINGTON- US News & World Report, the global authority on consumer ratings and advice, and Pharmacy hours®, the leading multimedia resource for pharmacy professionals, today released the most recommended health products for 2021. Tylenol topped the list among pharmacists surveyed for treating headaches, and Claritin products topped the list for allergy relief in adults and children.

Now in its 25th year, the TBT Guide®, published by Pharmacy hours®, provides pharmacist recommendations for more than 1,000 over-the-counter (OTC) brands in 152 product categories, 133 of which US News also publishes. These findings provide pharmacists, patients and other healthcare professionals with a trusted resource to promote wellness, prevent and treat acute conditions and illnesses, and manage more complex conditions, improving patient outcomes.

Pharmacies are not only accessible and conveniently located, but they are also a trusted resource for patients with common and comorbid illnesses. Providing essential services such as patient education, medication distribution, vaccinations, over-the-counter medication recommendations, and medication management, pharmacy teams continue to be essential. According to Centers for Disaster Control and Preventionmore than 90% of Americans live within five miles of a pharmacy, and patients visit their community pharmacy an average of 12 times more per year than their primary care physician.

As preventative care remains a high priority and COVID-19 vaccinations and CDC guidelines allow more Americans to start traveling again, the best products can help consumers and their families stay healthy year-round. . The #1 brands recommended by pharmacists include:

To keep children healthy all year round, the most recommended health products in 2021 for common conditions such as allergies, sore throats and coughs include:

“As more and more Americans roll up their sleeves to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and people start to travel and return to the office, they are looking for easily accessible information about over-the-counter allergy medications, headaches and pain,” said Kim Castro, editor and chief content officer at US News. “The know-how of Pharmacy Times® combined with the in-depth journalism and analysis of US News, allows consumers to research products for their condition and, with input from a doctor or GP, know that they have made the decision most enlightened for their health.”

Ed Cohen, Pharm.D., FAPhA, executive vice president of pharmacy advocacy for Pharmacy hours® added, “The TBT Guide® gives consumers around the world an overview of over-the-counter products that pharmacists know and recommend. Patients continue to turn to over-the-counter products to treat their conditions, and pharmacists continue to advise and recommend appropriate over-the-counter products. We’re proud to work again with US News to put together this comprehensive guide to pharmacist recommendations, and we’re grateful for the time and effort pharmacists put into responding to the survey, especially this year, balancing their time with COVID-19 priorities. »

American News and Pharmacy Times® began collaborating in 2012 to bring pharmacist recommendations to consumers nationwide. Pharmacy Times® assesses pharmacists’ ideas and preferences through an annual research program conducted by HRA® – Healthcare Research and Analytics, a healthcare market research advisory practice. Via US News’ Medications and treatments section, consumers have a simple and searchable way to access the information produced by the recommendations of pharmacists. American News Shows brands that received at least 1% of pharmacist votes, but assigns a #1 Pharmacist Recommended Brand designation only to the top-ranked product in each category.

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US News & World Report is the world’s leader in quality rankings that empower citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy makers to make better, more informed decisions about the important issues that affect their lives. A multi-faceted digital media company with 360° education, health, money, travel, cars, news and opinion platforms, US News provides rankings, independent reporting, journalism data, consumer advice and US News Live events. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and advice. Founded in 1933, US News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

On Pharmacy hours®

Pharmacy hours® is the first multimedia pharmacy network of community, health system, oncology and specialty pharmacy platforms, providing practical clinical and professional information that pharmacists can use in their daily practices when counseling patients and interacting with other health care providers. Each issue and the website contains articles and features covering industry trends, drug interactions, patient education, disease status management, patient advice, product news , pharmaceutical legislation, etc. Additionally, Pharmacy hours Continuing education™ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacy hours® is a trademark of MJH Life Sciences™, North America’s largest privately owned, independent, full-service medical media company dedicated to delivering trusted health care information across multiple channels.

Maria J. Book