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Europe's largest online pharmacy is calling for online sales of OTC medicines to be allowed in its home market Switzerland, to increase the supply of crucial products to help people manage the symptoms of COVID-19, such as headaches, fever, diarrhoea, coughs, colds or nausea.
Feature: Should consumers be turning to food supplements to support their immune systems during the COVID-19 epidemic? HBW Insight speaks to Professor David Richardson, scientific adviser to the Council for Responsible Nutrition UK and Nick Bennett, head of Nutrition at IVC Brunel Healthcare Ltd.
Dutch foot-care specialists TheOTCLab launches what it claims to be the world's first fungal nail plaster.
Feature: Public Health England has revealed it is only a week away from approving a COVID-19 antibody test for distribution via Amazon. HBW Insight looks at the race to place the first, government-approved coronavirus home-test on the UK market.
HBW Insight exclusive: UK consumer healthcare industry association, PAGB, appoints Michelle Riddalls as its new CEO.
Despite claims last week that ibuprofen worsened the effects of the coronavirus, prices of generic OTC versions of the drug have continued to rise in the UK, reflecting increased demand, according to market analysts WaveData.