The recession upset many stomachs, and to cure them consumers reached for remedy tablets like Pepto-Bismol. Stomach remedy tablets were the shining star of the gastrointestinal products category, growing 50% in dollar sales over the past year, and 10% in unit sales overall. Supermarkets are adding these and other products, including recent Rx-to-OTC switches like Prevacid and Zegerid, to provide a sales lift for their growing pharmacy departments. However, drug stores still dominate on ...

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