2017 Top Recommended Health Products

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.