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Nexafed Gains Rite Aid Sales, But Stumbles In Extraction-Proof PSE Tests

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

As Nexafed distribution picks up momentum, Acura hits a setback in developing a 100% extraction-resistant formulation of its PSE decongestant. Rite Aid, the first national drug store chain to carry Nexafed, is selling only tamper-deterrent, single-ingredient PSE formulations in West Virginia and will consider making the change in other states.

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