A new over-the-counter medicine that officials for Chattanooga-based Chattem Inc. believe can be a blockbuster offering for the company has hit store shelves.
“Now that Nasacort Allergy 24HR is available over-the-counter, the millions of people who suffer from seasonal and year-round allergies have easier access to the gold standard treatment for nasal allergy symptoms,” said Chattem Chief Executive Zan Guerry in a statement.
Nasacort received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to switch from prescription to OTC in October 2013.
Chattem, the U.S. consumer health care division of Paris-based Sanofi, said Nasacort works differently than other over-the-counter treatments to relieve the full range of nasal allergy symptoms, including nasal congestion, by stopping more of the chemical responses that cause those symptoms.
Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...