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Eye-Cept Rewetting Drops


Marketed by:
Optics Laboratory (El Monte, CA)

Indication:
Eye-Cept Rewetting Drops is a single-use product that does not contain preservatives and is compatible with soft contact lenses, including extended-wear and disposable lenses. The product comes in hygienic, single-use vials that prevent cross-contamination. Eye-Cept Rewetting Drops is safe to use as frequently as needed and will not irritate sensitive eyes.

For More Information:
www.eye-cept.com
800-968-6788


Centrum Cardio


Marketed by:
Wyeth Consumer Healthcare (Madison, NJ)

Indication:
Centrum Cardio is a multivitamin that can help lower cholesterol. The product contains CoroWise phytosterols, a natural ingredient derived from soybeans that can significantly lower cholesterol. In addition to lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, Centrum Cardio can help keep the heart healthy. The multivitamin contains the antioxidant vitamins C and E to help protect cells against free-radical damage while helping maintain heart health and folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 to support heart health. Centrum Cardio should be taken twice daily with meals or snacks.

For More Information:
www.Centrum.com
877-CENTRUM (877-236-8786)


AZO Cranberry


Marketed by:
Amerifit Brands (Cromwell, CT)

Indication:
AZO Cranberry is a supplement for urinary tract health (UTH) that has been reformulated to provide even higher levels of protection. The new AZO Cranberry, now lactose free, adds probiotic Lactobacillus sporogenes and vitamin C to the 450 mg of natural cranberry powder concentrate found in the previous formulation. Two AZO Cranberry tablets now contain 900 mg of natural cranberry powder concentrate, 100 million colony-forming units of probiotic Lactobacillus sporogenes to impede the colonization of bad bacteria and stimulate the immune response, with 60 mg of vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant to help neutralize the number of free radicals in the body. Free radicals hinder good health at the cellular level, so maintaining cellular health protects UTH. AZO Cranberry is now available in blister packaging (replacing the former bottle) and comes with a new Spanish-language product information insert. A 50-count package retails for $8.99.

For More Information:
www.azoproducts.com
800-990-3476


NyQuil D


Marketed by:
Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH)

Indication:
NyQuil D relieves nasal congestion, as well as other cough, cold, and flu symptoms, and improves a patient?s sleep. NyQuil D has the same active ingredients as NyQuil (acetaminophen for pain relief/fever reduction, dextromethorphan for cough suppression, doxylamine succinate as an antihistamine) plus pseudoephedrine (PSE) for up to 6 hours of congestion relief. Because NyQuil D contains PSE, it is sold behind the counter at pharmacies.

For More Information:
www.vicks.com
800-362-1683

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TUMS Kids

Marketed by:
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (Pittsburgh, PA)

Indication:
TUMS Kids is indicated to treat upset stomach caused by acid indigestion, sour stomach, overindulgence in food and drink, and also as a calcium supplement for children aged 2 to 11. TUMS Kids comes in a kid-friendly cherry blast flavor, making it easy for kids to take. Each TUMS Kids chewable tablet contains 300 mg of absorbable calcium and is packaged in 36-count bottles. The product retails for $4.47.

For More Information:
www.TUMSKIDS.com
800-257-8650



WaveSense Jazz Glucose Meter


Marketed by:
AgaMatrix Inc (Salem, NH)

Indication:
The WaveSense Jazz Glucose Meter is designed to help patients with diabetes exercise tighter blood glucose control. The product provides a score for glycemic variability to show how often blood sugar changes over a period of time and the intensity of fluctuations. The scores will help patients and health care professionals to better analyze the effect of high and low readings over specific days, weeks, or months. The WaveSense Jazz Glucose Meter also features a positive feedback function that alerts patients if their blood glucose result is within their pre- and postmeal target range to encourage tighter control, a display that shows the average number of tests per day, and a memory that stores an average of 5 readings per day for a year.

For More Information:
www.wavesense.info
866-906-4197


ThermoSTIM


Marketed by:
ThermoTx (Irvine, CA)

Indication:
ThermoSTIM is a line of FDA-approved braces that combine modalities of hot or cold therapy with a muscle stimulation/transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator (TENS) unit. ThermoSTIM therapy products treat the symptoms of pain and swelling while concurrently rehabilitating the muscles. The lightweight brace design gives patients the freedom to resume daily activities while continuing rehabilitation therapy outside their physician?s office, physical therapist?s clinic, or athletic training room. The ThermoSTIM therapy braces are an effective method to treat athletic, automobile, industrial, and everyday acute and chronic muscular?skeletal injuries. The knee brace retails for $325; the small/medium back brace retails for $375; and the large/extra-large back brace retails for $385.

For More Information:
www.thermotx.com
888-354-3223



Dry Pro Waterproof Ostomy Protector


Marketed by:
Dry Corp, a division of Xero Products, LLC (Wilmington, NC)

Indication:
The Dry Pro Waterproof Ostomy Protector is made of high-quality surgical rubber material and uses the Dry Pro to create a vacuum seal. After having put on the ostomy protector, the pump sucks out the air so that the ostomy protector cannot come off, and more importantly, stays completely dry and secure. This reusable product can be used when taking a quick shower, a bath, or swimming.

For More Information:
www.DryCorp.com
888-337-9776


Cold-EEZE Immune Support Complex 10


Marketed by:
Quigley Corp (Doylestown, PA)

Indication:
Cold-EEZE Immune Support Complex 10 is an immune-boosting dietary supplement. The product is comprised of a proprietary blend of 10 botanicals, vitamins, and minerals shown to increase the immune response function and to help keep the immune system working at its peak. Cold-EEZE Immune Support Complex 10 contains 4 immune-supporting herbs, including Himalayan goji, eleuthero root, Panax ginseng, and hawthorn leaf, as well as 6 vitamins and the mineral zinc for their antioxidant capabilities.

For More Information:
www.coldeeze.com
800-505-COLD (800-505-2653)


Mucinex Cold Liquid


Marketed by:
Adams Respiratory Therapeutics Inc (Chester, NJ)

Indication:
Mucinex Cold Liquid helps loosen mucus and thins bronchial secretions to rid the bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus and make coughs more productive. The product temporarily relieves nasal congestion due to a cold and stuffy nose. Mucinex Cold Liquid contains 100 mg guaifenesin and 2.5 mg phenylephrine HCl.

For More Information:
www.mucinex.com
866-MUCINEX (866-682-4639)