OTC Topicals: Salonpas Has Online Portal For Doctors, HurriCaine Offers Single-Dose Oral Swabs
Hisamitsu America launches online portal exclusively for health care professionals. Also in OTC topical space, Beutlich Pharmaceuticals extends HurriCaine benzocaine gel and spray line with oral anesthetic single-dose packages in five flavors.
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