Stada Says Lemocin’s OTC Status 'Vindicated' By German Switch Committee Decision
Stada's Lemocin cough lozenges survive a German reverse-switch threat, as does first generation anti-histamine dimenhydrinate, pointing to possible good news for the company's other major German OTC brand, Hoggar Night (doxylamine), which is also having its OTC status re-examined by the country's Expert Committee on Prescription.
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Stada criticizes German switch committee's recommendation to restrict access to first generation antihistamines with a sedative effect for over-65s.
Chair of the German Sleep Society, Ingo Fietze, calls on members of Germany's Expert Committee for Prescription to vote down the proposal to reverse-switch first-generation antihistamines with sedative effect for patients over the age of 65.
A second attempt at switching sumatriptan for migraines, as well as switch applications for non-steroidal anti-inflammatories ketoprofen and liquid ibuprofen, are all on the agenda at Germany's next Expert Committee for Prescription meeting in June.