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otc PRODUCT news

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Natural Clean & Gentle Care Toothpaste


Marketed by:
Tom's of Maine (Kennebunk, Me)

Indication:
Tom's of Maine Natural Clean & Gentle Care Toothpaste uses the natural ingredient glycyrrhizin (from purified licorice root) to create a natural foaming experience for ingredient dispersal without sodium lauryl sulfate. The toothpaste also contains xylitol, glycerin, and organic aloe for their soothing properties. Xylitol helps remove plaque and prevent plaque buildup. The product's natural silica improves cleaning and gently whitens without bleaching ingredients and harsh abrasives. Available in a 5.2-oz tube, the toothpaste is available in spearmint and cinnamon-clove flavors.

For More Information:
www.tomsofmaine.com


Oscillococcinum


Marketed by:
Boiron (Newtown Square, Pa)

Indication:
To help individuals searching for a fast and natural way to get rid of flu and flulike symptoms, Boiron has modified the size of its Oscillococcinum flu medicine?s 3- and 6-dose boxes. The enlarged packaging also explains more key benefits, such as that it has no side effects and no drug interactions and does not cause drowsiness. The company has also created a new 12-dose box, which reflects the company?s new packaging. The product works best when taken at the first signs of the flu, such as chills, fever, body aches, and pain. The Oscillococcinum 3-dose box retails for $6.55, the 6-dose box retails for $11.99, and the 12-dose box retails for $18.99.

For More Information:
www.Oscillo.com


Bactivex Athlete?s Foot & Cracked Heels


Marketed by:
BioRx Laboratories (Los Angeles, Calif), a subsidiary of AmexDrug Corp

Indication:
Bactivex Athlete?s Foot & Cracked Heels is a topical formula that relieves the itching, burning, cracking, scaling, and discomfort associated with athlete?s foot (tinea pedis) and ringworm (tinea corporis). The product can also be used for the treatment of superficial infections caused by yeast (Candida albicans). Bactivex Athlete?s Foot & Cracked Heels kills fungus that can cause infections on the feet and between the toes. The product contains natural ingredients, including the botanical extracts and essential oils of sunflower oil, tea tree oil, jojoba oil, and grape seed oil.

For More Information:
888-550-5452
www.biorxlabs.com


Throat Cooler


Marketed by:
IceLabs (Farmingdale, NY), a division of Integrated Beverage Group

Indication:
Throat Cooler is indicated to treat dry, scratchy, or otherwise irritated throats. The nonmedicated product contains pure honey and 100% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. The ingredients and Throat Cooler?s icy, cooling action combine to hydrate and rejuvenate throats in need of relief from minor irritation, allergies, or overuse. Available in honey lemon and cool cherry flavors, the product is safe for children, adults, and seniors.

For More Information:
www.throatcooler.com

Hot OTC

Abreva

Marketed by:
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (Pittsburgh, Pa)

Indication:
Abreva is now available in a portable pump that fits easily into a purse or pocket. The product is the only cold sore medicine approved by the FDA to shorten healing time and the duration of symptoms. Abreva contains 10% docosanol, a unique patented active ingredient that helps protect healthy cells from the cold sore infection. The Abreva portable pump dispenses the right amount of cream to speed healing and reduce symptom duration.

For More Information:
www.abreva.com



Erbaven Capsules and Erbaven Fresh Gel


Marketed by:
Pharma Health Naturals Inc (East Brunswick, NJ), sole and exclusive importer of ESI Products in the United States

Indication:
Erbaven Extended Release Capsules are a dietary supplement blend of vitamin C with horse chestnut, red vine, centella, butcher?s broom, and bilberry. The product is indicated to help support normal circulation of the lower limbs in cases of superficial capillaries, swollen ankles, and excessive leg tiredness and heaviness. The recommended dose is 1 capsule daily, containing 4 extended-release mini capsules. Erbaven Fresh Gel is a cosmetic product enriched with active ingredients such as aloe, vitamin E, and bilberry extracts. If used regularly, in combination with Erbaven Capsules, it contributes to accurate moisturizing and restoration of the skin?s natural wellness. The product is recommended to tone up lower limbs in cases of excessive tiredness, heaviness, broken blood vessels, and bruises.

For More Information:
888-479-7427, ext 4
www.pharmahealthnaturals.com


Invisible Armor for Kids


Marketed by:
Invisible Armor (Beaumont, Tex)

Indication:
Invisible Armor recently added Invisible Armor for Kids to its line of alcoholfree sanitizers. The product is effective against most germs and bacteria and protects the skin against recontamination for up to 4 hours, even with repeated hand washings. One application in the morning and one after lunch is all that is needed to protect children from germs for the whole day.

For More Information:
877-840-9801
www.theinvisiblearmor.net



Drinkables Fruits and Vegetables


Marketed by:
Remington Health Products (Fort Worth, Tex)

Indication:
Drinkables Fruits and Vegetables is an allin- one super botanical liquid that combines >40 fruits and vegetables and is nutritionally equivalent to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables in a single dose. The product also promotes high antioxidant properties, can provide the daily nutritional needs for individuals who do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, and can help children consume their nutrients naturally. Drinkables Fruits and Vegetables is available in a 30-oz bottle, providing 30 daily 1-oz servings.

For More Information:
www.remingtonhealth.com


Garden Greens BerrySplash Instant Energy Shot


Marketed by:
Windmill Health Products (West Caldwell, NJ)

Indication:
Garden Greens BerrySplash Instant Energy Shot is a liquid formula fused with a high oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) berry blend enhanced with green tea and caffeine to help individuals stay focused and active throughout the day. One serving of the product gives 1800 ORAC, the equivalent of approximately 3 servings of fruits and vegetables. Garden Greens BerrySplash Instant Energy Shot is available in 1.8-oz bottles or a 3- pack box.

For More Information:
800-822-4320
www.windmillvitamins.com


ThermaCare Arthritis


Marketed by:
Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Indication:
ThermaCare Arthritis is an airactivated heat wrap designed to help manage the pain of arthritis flare-ups with 12 hours of heat. The product can also be used for minor osteoarthritis pain. Heat discs in ThermaCare contain a mixture of iron, charcoal, salt, and water. The product begins to get warm when individuals open the pouch, exposing it to air, and then reaches a therapeutic temperature of approximately 40?C within 30 minutes. After use, the heat wrap should be thrown away. ThermaCare Arthritis, which retails for $8.99, is available in 3 versions: hand and wrist, knee and elbow, and neck and shoulders.

For More Information:
800-822-4320
www.thermacare.com