USN Top Recommended Over-the-Counter Health Products

Cranbury, NJ and Washington, D.C. – 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 best recommended over-the-counter health products for 2022. CeraVe ranked as the #1 pharmacists’ choice for the treatment of eczema.

Now in his 26th year, The OTC Guide®published by Pharmacy hours®, provides pharmacist recommendations on more than 800 over-the-counter brands in 149 product categories, 136 of which are also published by US News. With the recommendations of their peers, The OTC Guide® is a go-to resource that pharmacists and other healthcare professionals can use to prevent and treat acute conditions and illnesses, promote wellness and self-care, and help patients manage complex conditions.

Pharmacists continue to be trusted healthcare providers by providing essential services, such as patient education, medication dispensing, immunizations, over-the-counter medication recommendations, and medication management. Pharmacists also play a key role in improving patient outcomes by providing guidance on daily self-care habits, such as good hygiene, healthy eating, exercise and other activities. A patient’s quality of life can be improved by meeting their personal care needs, and some over-the-counter products can help with their personal regimen.

“As patients increasingly focus on self-care, they are turning to over-the-counter products to help manage their conditions,” said Ed Cohen, Pharm.D., FAPhA, executive vice president of the defense of pharmacies for Pharmacy hours®. “The TBT Guide® gives consumers valuable information about over-the-counter products that pharmacists know about and recommend.

Top Pharmacist Recommended Brands Highlighted In The OTC Guide® to understand:

  • Arthritis and joint pain: Voltaren Gel
  • Cough, cold and flu combinations for the day: DayQuil
  • Cough, Cold & Flu Overnight Combinations: NyQuil
  • Eczema: CeraVe
  • Allergies: Claritine
  • Upset stomach: Pepto-Bismol
  • Dry Mouth Therapy: Biotene
  • Fiber Supplement: Metamucil

To keep children healthy all year round, the most recommended health products in 2022 for common ailments such as allergies, coughs, colds and sore throats include:

  • Children’s allergy: Claritin for children
  • Children’s Cough and Cold: Children’s Tylenol Cold + Cough + Runny Nose
  • Sore Throat in Children: HALLS Kids Cough and Sore Throat Pops
  • Topical cough ointments for children: Vicks VapoRub

“Since the start of the pandemic, more and more Americans are paying closer attention to their symptoms and seeking easily accessible information about over-the-counter medications, especially for allergies, coughs and headaches.” , said Kim Castro, editor and director of content at US News. “Our report on pharmacists’ choices in collaboration with Pharmacy hours® provides consumers with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about over-the-counter medications in collaboration with healthcare professionals.

“Pharmacists are the trusted sources for expert advice and recommendations on appropriate over-the-counter products. We at Pharmacy hours® are proud to be working with US News again this year to share this comprehensive guide to pharmacist recommendations,” said Cohen. “We are also grateful for the time and effort pharmacists have invested in responding to the survey, especially as they continue to balance their time with COVID-19 priorities. »

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

For more information, visit Facebook Where Twitter using #OTCGuide or consult the 2022 edition of The OTC Guide® to access rankings and search for pharmacist recommendations by symptom, product or category.

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About Pharmacy Times
Pharmacy hours® is the industry’s first multi-media pharmacy network comprised of community platforms, health systems, oncology and specialty pharmacies, providing practical clinical and professional information that pharmacists can use in their daily practice when advising patients. patients and interact 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. In addition, Pharmacy Times™ Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacy hours® is a brand 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