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Pharmacists ratings of OTC companies revealed at industry awards night 

The Consumer Healthcare Products (CHP) Australia Diamond Award winners were announced last night. As in previous years, a portion of the awards were voted by pharmacists and pharmacy assistants. 

The winners in these categories were:

Pharmacy Sales Excellence <$100m – Apotex (runners-up: Care Pharmaceuticals & Endeavour Consumer Health)

Pharmacy Sales Excellence >$100m – iNova Pharmacueticals & Ego Pharmaceuticals (tie). Runner-up: Sanofi Aventis

Quality Use of Medicines Excellence <$100m – Allergan Australia

Quality Use of Medicines Excellence >$100m – iNova Pharmaceuticals  

These awards were based on a survey of 1000 pharmacists and pharmacy assistants, conducted by PharmacyClub. Pharmacists and pharmacy assistants rated CHP Australia member companies on nine attributes.

Winners of the Marketing Awards, decided by an expert judging panel were:

Best Marketing Campaign of a Consumer Healthcare Product (large budget) – Sanofi Aventis for Mersynofen ‘Light Dancer’

Best Marketing Campaign of a Consumer Healthcare Product (small budget) – Church & Dwight for Curash ‘Spray goodbye to messy fingers’

Best Data Strategy – Johnson & Johnson for Nicorette Quick Mist ‘Precision Marketing’

Best Professional Marketing Campaign – Ego Pharmaceuticals for Kloxema “Go from strength to strength’

Best Digital/Social Media Campaign – Care Pharmaceuticals for Hydralyte ‘Vlogger’

Best Consumer Healthcare Product Launch – Care Pharmaceuticals for Little Range ‘Little range, big impact’

Best PR Campaign – Johnson & Johnson for Zyrtec ‘Allergy Face’

Best New Product – Bayer Consumer Health for Canesten Vaginal pH self test

Judges Commendation – RB Health

The awards were held in Sydney this week, and attended by CHP Australia member companies, advertising agencies and key stakeholders in the nonprescription medicine industry.

Special guest for the evening was Deborah Hutton who shared her experiences and involvement with health and wellness in a Q&A session.

“Congratulations to all the winners of a CHP Australia Diamond Award. We had a record number of entries and I encourage the industry to continue to strive for excellence over the next year,” said Deon Schoombie, CEO of CHP Australia.

“The CHP Australia Diamond Awards recognise manufacturers and suppliers that excel in the fields of marketing and sales, as well as Quality Use of Medicine, innovation and best practice.”


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