In Latest US OTC Switch, Ivermectin 0.5% Lice Treatment Becomes Fully Nonprescription
FDA approved Arbor Pharmaceuticals' sNDA for an OTC switch of Sklice lice treatment. As it's been prescribed since its 2012 approval, Sklice will be available as a single-use lotion for topical treatment of head lice infestations in patients six months of age and older.
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CDER’s August-September OTC application approvals are highlighted by Arbor Pharmaceuticals’ ivermectin 0.5% lice treatment. Orange Book changes also include four firms’ approvals for labeling to market generic equivalents of Voltaren Arthritis Relief launched as an OTC switch since earlier in 2020.
Worldwide consumer health sales in January-March period were down 3.3% to $3.5bn with results off 7.4% to $1.6bn in the US and up 0.5% to $1.9bn internationally. However, excluding “COVID-19 comparison” in the year-ago period, the consumer health segment grew low-single-digits.
House passes “SAFE Banking” Act sponsored by Rep. Ed Perlmutter to allow cannabis- and hemp-related businesses in states with some form of legalized marijuana to access financial services by creating protections for those institutions. Sen. Jeff Merkley introduced the same legislation in March.