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OTC Product News

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PrimaLens Multi-Purpose Solution

Marketed by:

Molecular Health Commerce Inc (San Diego, CA)

Indication:

PrimaLens Multi-Purpose Solution cleans, rinses, stores, rewets, disinfects, and removes protein deposits from soft contact lenses. The product contains no thimerosal or chlorhexidine. PrimaLens Multi-Purpose Solution is bottled in a special Blow-Fill Seal sterile packaging. The completely sealed bottle is blown and filled in one step, using less production energy, no irradiation, and no extra sterilizers. Available in a 12.3-oz bottle, the product retails for $8.49.

For More Information:
www.PrimaLensMPS.com
866-766-6424



blink Tears

Marketed by:

Advanced Medical Optics Inc (Santa Ana, CA)

Indication:

Blink Tears is a new line of lubricating eye drops for individuals who experience occasional or chronic dry eye symptoms. The product includes a blend of ingredients naturally found in the eye. Blink Tears provides long-lasting relief with less blurring of vision; offers up to 60-min moisture retention time; restores tear film with each blink; improves tear film stability; and adapts to an individual's dry eye needs by thickening when the eye is open and thinning when the eye blinks.

For More Information:
www.amo-inc.com



Footglide Skin Protectant Stick

Marketed by:

BodyGlide (Bellevue, WA)

Indication:

Footglide Skin Protectant Stick is a unique blend of ingredients that helps reduce friction and chafing by letting an individual's shoe glide over the skin, rather than rub it the wrong way. The product, which looks like a small, purse-sized deodorant stick, lays a protective layer of nongreasy, moisturizing ingredients on sensitive skin to help reduce friction. If applied once chafing has set in, Footglide Skin Protectant Stick protects the area and helps prevent further skin damage. The product, which retails for $7.99, does not contain mineral oil, petroleum, or lanolin that can stain leather and fabric.

For More Information:
www.bodyglide.com



Natrol 5-HTP Time-Release 200 mg

Marketed by:

Natrol Inc (Chatsworth, CA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Plethico Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Indication:

Natrol 5-HTP Time-Release 200 mg is a drug-free, plant-derived source of amino acid that naturally increases the body's level of serotonin. The product helps to promote relaxation, calm, and greater health control, as well as helping support a positive mood.

For More Information:
www.natrol.com
800-2-NATROL (800-262-8765)


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TUMS QuikPak

Marketed by:

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (Pittsburgh, PA)

Indication:

TUMS QuikPak is an antacid in a convenient instant-dissolve powder form. The antacid dissolves instantly on the tongue without water and neutralizes acid on contact to relieve heartburn fast. Like the original TUMS formulation, the product also has the added benefit of being a daily source of extra calcium. Available in 24 Berry Fusion-flavored individual dose packets, TUMS QuikPak retails for $4.89.

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



LiceMD

Marketed by:

Combe Inc (White Plains, NY)

Indication:

LiceMD is an effective, pesticide-free liquid gel treatment that is clinically proven to eliminate head lice, eggs, and nits in 3 steps. The clear, odorless, hypoallergenic gel formula makes the comb-out process smooth and easy because it lubricates the hair and allows the comb to glide effortlessly through long, thick, or very curly hair. For short hair, 1 oz to 2 oz of LiceMD is needed; for medium-length hair use 2 oz to 3 oz; and for long hair use about 3 oz to 4 oz. One bottle will treat an individual with medium-length hair twice. LiceMD, which retails for $14.49, is available in a 4-oz bottle with a lice comb.

For More Information:
www.LiceMD.com
800-431-2610



Nicotine Polacrilex Gum USP

Marketed by:

Perrigo Co (Allegan, MI)

Indication:

The Perrigo Co recently received FDA approval to market OTC orange-coated Nicotine Polacrilex Gum USP, 2 mg (base) and 4 mg (base). The FDA has determined the product to be bioequivalent to the reference listed drug, GlaxoSmithKline's Nicorette Gum, 2 mg (base) and 4 mg (base), which is an aid to smoking cessation.

For More Information:
www.perrigo.com



CardioChek Home Cholesterol Analyzer

Marketed by:

Polymer Technology Systems Inc (Indianapolis, IN)

Indication:

CardioChek Home Cholesterol Analyzer is a home diagnostics device for individuals with elevated or high cholesterol to keep close tabs on their cardiovascular health between physician visits. The device provides personal, at-home testing of cholesterol and other cardiac risk factors. CardioChek Home Cholesterol Analyzer is the first analyzer to receive FDA clearance for at-home testing of cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, and ketone levels. The hand-held analyzer uses individual test strips to monitor the key indicators related to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other serious health problems. Using a small drop of blood for testing, individuals can have their results in <2 minutes. The CardioChek Home Cholesterol Analyzer also has a large digital readout and stores the last 30 measurements from each type of test.

For More Information:
www.CardioChek2.com
877-870-5610



BioGaia Probiotic Drops

Marketed by:

Everidis Health Sciences (St. Louis, MO)

Indication:

The company recently announced distribution of BioGaia Probiotic Drops—a probiotic formulated for children. The drops contain Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis—natural lactobacilli proven effective and safe for children. BioGaia Probiotic Drops restore a natural balance in the gut and calm digestive distress. The recommended dose is 5 drops per day as directed by an individual's health care professional.

For More Information:
www.everidis.com
877-776-0101



Adult Acne Clearing Gel

Marketed by:

ZAPZYT Skin Care Products, distributed by Waltman Pharmaceuticals Inc (Flowood, MS)

Indication:

Adult Acne Clearing Gel is indicated for adults 25 and older who experience mild acne and need a topical treatment. The formula contains salicylic acid, aloe, and natural botanicals to reduce the redness and swelling associated with acne breakouts. The light gel smooths into skin without any visible sign and is light enough that it can be worn under makeup.

For More Information:
www.zapzyt.com
800-648-0833