STOMACH RELIEF

Supermarkets are gearing up for better days in the stomach remedy category, especially with the introduction of new products switching from prescription to over-the-counter status.With sales falling last year in several stomach segments, the category got a boost earlier this year when the Food and Drug Administration approved Pepcid AC Acid Controller for OTC sales.Johnson & Johnson/Merck Consumer

Supermarkets are gearing up for better days in the stomach remedy category, especially with the introduction of new products switching from prescription to over-the-counter status.

With sales falling last year in several stomach segments, the category got a boost earlier this year when the Food and Drug Administration approved Pepcid AC Acid Controller for OTC sales.

Johnson & Johnson/Merck Consumer Pharmaceutics, Fort Washington, Pa., marketers of the new switch product,

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