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Oct 04, 2012, 08:30 ET
Introducing GSK's newest beauty product Abreva(R) Conceal(TM).  (PRNewsFoto/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare)

National Survey Uncovers the Truth About Cold Sores, Finds Women Go to Great Lengths to Conceal

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare today released results from a new national survey of female cold sore sufferers, revealing that cold sores...

Sep 20, 2012, 10:00 ET

New Iowa Survey Shows 61 Percent of Smokers Want to Quit Smoking

A new survey conducted by the makers of Nicorette uncovered insights into the attitudes and habits of Iowa smokers and found 61 percent of smokers...

Jun 19, 2012, 07:00 ET
A recent survey of 1,000 American adults, ages 18 and older, conducted by Abreva revealed that 66 percent of Americans believe that when "look-alike treatments" have the same or similar packaging as the name-brand treatment, that it is likely that they have the same ingredients.  (PRNewsFoto/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare)

Warning: Not All Cold Sore Medicines Are Created Equal

 Looks can be deceiving, especially with all the choices and sophisticated packaging that can be found in the OTC cold sore...

Mar 30, 2012, 13:15 ET

A Statement from GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Regarding the Congressional Briefing: "The Landscape of Smoking Cessation in America"

Today, Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA) sponsored a Congressional briefing, inviting the heads of nationally...

Mar 05, 2012, 09:00 ET

New TUMS® Freshers™ Product Helps Freshen Breath and Fight Heartburn Anytime, Anywhere

Marking the biggest innovation for TUMS® in more than 80 years, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare North America announced today the...

Jan 09, 2012, 13:46 ET

A Statement from GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on Study Published in the Journal Tobacco Control

  A new study published in the journal Tobacco Control reported on medical interventions for smoking cessation, including...

Oct 12, 2011, 10:21 ET
As temperatures drop and winter-related illnesses rise, the chance of a cold sore being triggered increases. Cold temperatures and illness are just two triggers that can cause cold sore outbreaks. According to published scientific journal reports, Abreva works at the cellular level to block the virus from entering healthy skin cells. Abreva contains 10 percent docosanol, a patented active ingredient that works in a unique way deep in your skin to block the cold sore virus from entering uninfected skin cells.  (PRNewsFoto/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare)

Welcome to Cold & Flu Season: What Everyone Should Know About Cold Sores and How to Effectively Treat Them

As temperatures drop and winter-related illnesses rise, the chance of a cold sore being triggered increases. Cold temperatures and illness are...

Oct 03, 2011, 14:00 ET

20 Most Congested Cities in U.S. Unveiled

To help frustrated nighttime nasal congestion sufferers understand the factors greatly contributing to their chronic nasal congestion and trouble...

Jul 27, 2011, 08:00 ET

Study Shows Smokers Cling to Old Fears About the Health Effects of Smoking Cessation Treatments

Nearly half of all smokers in the United States attempt to quit at least once per year, yet the majority of these efforts fail.(1) One factor...

Mar 24, 2011, 11:42 ET

New Survey Finds Menthol Smokers Feel "Twice-Addicted"

A survey conducted this month, sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, uncovers the perceptions and habits of menthol cigarette smokers,...

Feb 09, 2011, 08:00 ET
America Votes Aquafresh(R) iso-active(R) Toothpaste 2011 Product of the Year.  (PRNewsFoto/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare)

America Votes Aquafresh® iso-active® Toothpaste 2011 Product of the Year

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare North America, the maker of Aquafresh® is pleased to announce that Aquafresh® iso-active®...

Feb 02, 2011, 09:00 ET
The release of the new packages of BC and Goody's Headache Powders is a part of the Pick A Powder campaign ( in which Trace Adkins and Richard Petty have been competing in a friendly rivalry. The two celebrities have gone head-to-head in each other's "worlds" over their favorite pain relief powder. A percentage of sales will be contributed on behalf of BC and Adkins to Wounded Warrior Project and on behalf of Goody's and Petty to Victory Junction.  (PRNewsFoto/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare)

New Charity-Branded Packages of BC and Goody's Powders go on Sale to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project and Victory Junction on Behalf of Trace Adkins and Richard Petty

Fans of BC and Goody's powders will notice new packages on the shelves branded with familiar faces and charity logos. The new packaging showcases...

Dec 09, 2010, 18:52 ET

A Statement From GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Regarding the Surgeon General's Report on Tobacco Smoke and Disease

Today the U.S. Surgeon General issued a report highlighting that there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke and that the only proven...

Oct 28, 2010, 08:00 ET

A Statement from GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on FDA Workshop to Explore Extended Use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare strongly supports the Food and Drug Administration for holding a scientific workshop this week that focused on...

Sep 27, 2010, 15:00 ET

A Statement from GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on FDA Regulation of Smokeless Tobacco Products

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare, a leader in helping smokers quit and the marketer of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products,...

Jul 06, 2010, 11:33 ET

Wisconsin Statewide Smoke-Free Law May Prompt Smokers to Quit

July 5th is a great day to quit smoking for good.  There are more than 806,000 smokers in the state of Wisconsin and every year almost 7,200...

Jun 30, 2010, 14:15 ET
Richard Petty & Trace Adkins go head to head on for BC & Goody's.  (PRNewsFoto/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare)

BC and Goody's Online 'Pick A Powder' Contest Kicks Off Starring Trace Adkins and Richard Petty

Known just as much for their talents as they are for wearing their signature cowboy hats, country music superstar Trace Adkins, and racing legend...

Jun 22, 2010, 13:51 ET

New Survey Shows Misperceptions About 'Light' Cigarettes Persist

Today, new legislation will go into effect surrounding the ban of word descriptors such as "light," "low," and "mild" on all packaging and...

May 04, 2010, 08:05 ET

New Survey Shows Families May Not Be Addressing Their Oral Health Care Needs

According to a new study surveying U.S. moms, a significant majority (69 percent) feel meeting the specific oral health care needs of each family...

Apr 27, 2010, 14:52 ET

New Nicorette mini Lozenge Doubles Your Chances of Quitting and Dissolves Up to 3x Faster than Other Stop Smoking Lozenges. Learn more at (PRNewsFoto/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare)[AY]

New Nicorette mini Lozenge Offers Convenient, Pocket-Sized Support to Help Smokers Looking to Quit

To better help meet the needs of smokers who are quitting, Nicorette® launched a mini-sized stop smoking lozenge that dissolves up to...