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Spenco Rx Arthritis Foot Cradles


Marketed by:
Spenco Medical Corp (Waco, TX)

Indication:
Spenco Rx Arthritis Foot Cradles address the unique needs of individuals with foot arthritis. The product has 3 layers designed to help stabilize the foot and provide cushioning from heel to toe. The top layer is made of polyethylene foam, which allows the insole to conform to the shape of the foot while absorbing impacts. An exclusive layer of Spenco material, placed between the top and bottom layers, improves overall foot comfort by providing lasting cushioning and reducing friction. The bottom layer is made of a lightweight EVA base, which is body-heat activated. Over time, it will mold to the unique shape of the foot to give it a more precise level of support. The replacement insoles are designed to fit in casual and extradepth shoes. The product retails for $34.99.

For More Information:
www.spenco.com


Fasprin


Marketed by:
Improvita Health Products (Cleveland, OH)

Indication:
Fasprin is an 81-mg aspirin tablet that dissolves rapidly in the mouth instead of the stomach, offering a solution to patients who maintain a daily aspirin routine and worry about gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding or swallowing pills. The product's patented, no-swallow aspirin delivery method reduces irritation to the GI tract by quickly dissolving in the mouth, which allows the aspirin to enter the bloodstream in just 3 to 5 minutes. Available in a 30-tablet package, Fasprin retails for $5.99.

For More Information:
www.Fasprin.com


Dream Baby?s De-humidifying Dry Egg


Marketed by:
Dream Baby (Jamestown, NC)

Indication:
Dream Baby?s De-humidifying Dry Egg helps remove excess moisture and dampness from the air and put mold, mildew, and other musty odors at bay. The product does not require batteries or electricity; instead, it uses an internal chemical that pulls the water and humidity from the air. The egg fits into a holder that has an indicator that changes colors?blue if the room is dry or pink if the room is wet or has excessive humidity. The egg becomes heavy when it is finished absorbing the moisture. Once this occurs, the product should be placed without the holder in the microwave for 10 minutes, on mid-heat, to dry out. The product then can be reused. Dream Baby?s De-humidifying Dry Egg, which retails for $19.99, can be used in baby nurseries, bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and closets.

For More Information:
www.dream-baby.com


Bio-Oil


Marketed by:
Pacific World Corp (Lake Forest, CA)

Indication:
Bio-Oil is a specialist skin care product that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and uneven skin tone. The product?s advanced formulation, which contains PurCellin Oil, also makes it effective for numerous other skin concerns, including aging and dehydrated skin. Bio-Oil also contains vitamins A and E. The product should be applied twice daily, massaging in a circular motion until fully absorbed. Bio-Oil retails for $11.99.

For More Information:
www.Bio-Oil.com

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Maximum Strength Pepcid AC EZ Chews

Marketed by:
Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co (Fort Washington, PA)

Indication:
The FDA recently approved Maximum Strength Pepcid AC in new a EZ Chews form (20-mg famotidine). At twice the strength of Original Strength Pepcid AC, Maximum Strength Pepcid AC EZ Chews are indicated for both the prevention and treatment of heartburn. Currently, the product is the only 20-mg acid reducer on the market in chewable form. Maximum Strength Pepcid AC EZ Chews are part of the overall Pepcid portfolio, which includes Pepcid Complete, Maximum Strength Pepcid AC, and Original Strength Pepcid AC. The product is available in Berries N? Cream and Cool Mint flavors.

For More Information:
www.pepcid.com
800-755-4008



Mederma Cream + SPF 30


Marketed by:
Merz Pharmaceuticals (Greensboro, NC)

Indication:
Mederma Cream + SPF 30 allows individuals to reduce the appearance of their scars while protecting their skin from the sun?s harmful rays. The product provides the same therapeutic ingredients as original Mederma, but it is now available in a moisture-rich formula that also offers protection from sun exposure, which can cause scar discoloration. Mederma reduces the appearance of old and new scars resulting from surgery, injuries, burns, acne, and stretch marks. Mederma Cream + SPF 30 is available in a 50-g tube for $30.50 and a 20-g tube for $18.50.

For More Information:
www.mederma.com
888-925-8989


Crest Pro-Health Night Toothpaste


Marketed by:
Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH)

Indication:
Crest Pro-Health Night Toothpaste helps protect the mouth from oral bacteria that forms during the night. The toothpaste also protects against cavities, gingivitis, plaque, sensitivity, and tartar. Available in Clean Night Mint flavor, Crest Pro-Health Night Toothpaste retails for $2.99 for a 4.2-oz tube, $3.49 for a 6-oz tube, and $3.99 for a 7.8-oz tube.

For More Information:
www.crest.com
800-543-2577



Zyrtec (cetirizine HCI)


Marketed by:
McNeil Consumer Healthcare (Fort Washington, PA)

Indication:
The FDA recently approved the allergy treatment Zyrtec for adults and children. The product is a once-daily medication that relieves the indoor and outdoor allergy symptoms of sneezing, running nose, and watery eyes for 24 hours. Zyrtec also relieves itching due to hives. The FDA also approved Zyrtec-D 12 Hour (cetirizine HCI 5 mg/pseudoephedrine HCI 120 mg) for adults and children aged 12 years and older, which combines Zyrtec with a decongestant. Zyrtec is available in 10-mg tablets, 5-mg and 10-mg chewable tablets, and 1-mg/mL syrup. Zyrtec-D 12-Hour will be available behind the counter as an extended-release tablet in most states.

For More Information:
www.zyrtec.com
800-343-7805


Arnica Cooling Gel


Marketed by:
Nelsons USA (Wilmington, MA)

Indication:
Arnica Cooling Gel is a new homeopathic cooling gel from Nelsons? Arnileve product line. The gel is a soothing remedy for the relief of bruises, sore muscles, and stiffness. Arnica Cooling Gel contains arnica prepared from the alpine plant Arnica montana. Arnica Cooling Gel should be rubbed on the sore or bruised area, and the anti-inflammatory, antibacterial cream will help reduce pain, swelling, and the appearance of bruises. Available in a 30-g tube, the product retails for $5.95.

For More Information:
www.nelsons.net
800-319-9151


AcetaDrink


Marketed by:
St. Paul Brands (Garden Grove, CA), a division of Affordable Quality Pharmaceuticals

Indication:
AcetaDrink, which contains acetaminophen (500 mg), are effervescent tablets that temporarily relieve minor aches and pains due to headache, muscular aches, backache, minor arthritis pain, the common cold, toothache, premenstrual and menstrual cramps, and fever. The product is taken by dropping a tablet into a glass of water, which produces a fizzy drink. The recommended dose for adults and children over 12 years old is 2 tablets fully dissolved in 8 oz of water. AcetaDrink should be taken every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Available in a 30-tablet box, the product retails for $6.99.

For More Information:
www.StPaulBrands.com