U.S. News & World Report and Pharmacy Times® Reveal 2017 Top Recommended Health Products


WASHINGTON, June 13, 2017 — U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, and Pharmacy Times®, the leading media resource for the pharmacy industry, today released the 2017 Top Recommended Health Products. Consumers and health care professionals can visit U.S. News Top Recommended Health Products and www.otcguide.net to see the collective recommendations of thousands of pharmacists for more than 1,100 over-the-counter brands, representing 163 product categories.

With summer right around the corner, the 2017 list of top-recommended over-the-counter products helps consumers keep their children and entire families healthy whether traveling on vacation, spending the day at the beach, or treating playground injuries.

Returning No.1 ranked pharmacist picks for 2017 include:

  • Sunscreen – Neutrogena
  • Antihistamines (Allergy) – Claritin
  • First Aid, Adhesive Bandages – Band-Aid
  • First Aid, Topical Antibiotic – Neosporin
  • Pediatrics, Pain Relief – Tylenol
  • Mouthwash/Rinse – Listerine
  • Toothpaste – Crest
  • Lip Balms – Carmex
  • Upset Stomach – Pepto Bismol
  • Acid Reducer – Prilosec OTC
  • Multivitamins – Centrum
  • Immune Support – Airborne
  • Antibacterial Soap – Hibiclens 

New pharmacist recommended favorites for 2017 include:

  • Headache – Advil
  • Cough & Cold/Daytime – Dayquil
  • Children’s Allergy – Children’s Zyrtec Allergy Syrup
  • Teething Products – Anbesol Baby
  • Dandruff Shampoo – Selsun Blue
  • Moisturizer – Eucerin

“Consumers turn to U.S. News to seek quality rankings and consumer advice when making important health decisions during various stages of their life,” said Angela Haupt, Assistant Managing Editor of Health at U.S. News. “Top Recommended Health Products highlight the best recommendations from pharmacists, making it easier for consumers to find treatments for everyday ailments.”

Troy Trygstad, Pharmacy Times’® editor-in-chief, added, “For more than 20 years the OTC Guide has served as the go-to list for consumers seeking pharmacist guidance on some of the most common ailments. By teaming up with U.S. News we can extend pharmacist guidance to an even broader audience, giving consumers access to trusted pharmacist advice all year long.”

U.S. News and Pharmacy Times® began collaborating in 2012 to bring pharmacist recommendations to consumers nationwide. Pharmacy Times® evaluates pharmacists’ insights and preferences through an annual research program with HRA–Healthcare Research and Analytics, a consultative health care market research practice. Through the U.S. News website, health.usnews.com/otc, consumers have an easy and searchable way to access the information produced by pharmacists’ recommendations. U.S. News displays brands that received at least one percent of pharmacists’ votes, but only awards a “No. 1 Pharmacist Recommended Brand” designation to top-ranked products in each category.

For more information, visit Facebook, Twitter using #OTCGuide or www.otcguide.net to access the rankings, search pharmacist recommendations by symptom, product or category and download coupons.

About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 30 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

About Pharmacy Times
Pharmacy Times is the leading media resource for pharmacists and the pharmacy industry, providing practical clinical and professional information pharmacists can use in their everyday practices when counseling patients and interacting with other health care providers. Each issue and the website contain articles and features covering industry trends, medication errors, drug interactions, patient education, disease state management, patient counseling, product news, pharmacy law and more. Additionally, Pharmacy Times Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacy Times is part of Michael J. Hennessy Associates Inc., a full-service health care communications company offering education, research and medical media.

 

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