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Sales of cold and flu products increased 23% in August

The end of summer boosts sales in pharmacies. Demand for flu and cold medicines increased by 23% in Spain in August compared to the previous month as a result of the new Covid wave According to him Inform Pharmalive from Alliance Healthcare about the trend in Spanish pharmacies. In fact, the number is up 10% compared to August last year, making it one of the drug families whose sales have increased the most.

The report concluded that the main cause of the increase in sales is due to the new wave of Covid, with the EG-5 variant (Eris) being the protagonist. It comes from the Ómicron strain and is considered the most contagious variant. It shows symptoms very similar to those of an air conditioning cold.. However, as Alliance has assured, the variant does not lead to more critical hospital admissions.

The data also shows an increase in sales of Covid tests, with a 130% increase in August compared to July of the same year.. However, Alliance has stated that the number of tests has fallen by 33.4% compared to August last year, a decrease of 72% compared to August 2021. The company has stated that these declining numbers coincide with the vaccination campaign.

The specific symptoms of the Eris variant are fever, fatigue, muscle weakness, rhinitis and dry cough, according to “It is likely that there is a population that is transmitting Covid without being aware of it“, as the report states.

Alliance Healthcare is one of Europe’s leading pharmaceutical distribution, logistics, clinical trial support and other healthcare solutions for pharmacies and pharmaceutical laboratories.. The company is headquartered in Weybridge, United Kingdom and has a presence in countries including the United Kingdom, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway and Turkey. It also has offices in three other countries (Portugal, Algeria and Croatia).

A week ago, The pharmaceutical distribution company appointed Ruth Martín as the new general director of clinical and healthcare services for its Spanish division. The company assured that the creation of this position is in line with the interest of developing new services and promoting innovative solutions that help pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and pharmacies improve the care of their patients.

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