hedge funds, which have become skeptical about Japan, are resorting to an over-the-counter option
called swaptions that they expect will be extremely profitable for them should Japanese bonds yields rise.
It is the first and only over-the-counter option
that treats the OAB symptoms, including urinary incontinence, urgency and frequency.
Last year Merck (through its Schering-Plough Healthcare Products unit) helped bring new revenue to retailers with its introduction of Zegerid OTC, an over-the-counter option
for treating heartburn.
Eczema is a systemic condition and AtopX has shown dramatic effectiveness in early clinical results, along with a safety profile rivaling even over-the-counter options
Also fueling the growth of home health care are a shortage of primary care physicians and access to better over-the-counter options
, according to new research from the Global Market Development Center Already, eight in 10 consumers favor trying O-T-Cs before visiting a health care professional, GMDC found.
45% wished there were more over-the-counter options
available to treat joint pain.
Two non-surgical, over-the-counter options
are now available to treat incontinence: A disposable, nonabsorbent product called the Poise Impressa, or the Automatic Pelvic Exercising (APEX) device,
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): These include common over-the-counter options
, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB) and naproxen sodium (Aleve), as well as prescription NSAIDs like indomethacin (Indocin) or celecoxib (Celebrex).
8220;Though over-the-counter options
may seem cheaper initially, they can cost you a great deal in the long run due to their ineffectiveness and potential health hazards.
However, in recognition of their often-hectic schedules, restaurants are expected to increase take-out and over-the-counter options
, in addition to healthier foods, to lure them back over time.
Local pharmacies can offer several inexpensive over-the-counter options
, he said.