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Lice Shield

LICE SHIELD

Marketed by:
Lornamead Inc (Stamford, CT)

Indication:
Lice Shield is a line of hair care products designed to repel head lice when children are exposed to a lice infestation. The product is free of harmful pesticides and contains a blend of essential oils, including citronella, eucalyptus, and rosemary, which provides more than 80% repellency. Lice Shield products, including a leave-in spray and a combination shampoo and conditioner, are available at food, drug, and mass merchant retailers.

For More Information:
www.liceshield.net





VIVISCAL

Marketed by:
Lifes2Good (Chicago, IL)

Indication:
Viviscal is an all-natural dietary supplement designed to nourish the hair follicle from within and replenish nutrients that may have been lost because of certain conditions associated with thinning hair. It is effective for both men and women. Adults should take 1 tablet in the morning and evening after eating with water for a minimum of 6 months. Viviscal is available on the company’s Web site and at select drugstores and mass merchants.

For More Information:
www.viviscal.com






VSL#3
VSL#3 PROBIOTIC

Marketed by:
VSL Pharmacueticals Inc (Gaithersburg, MD)

Indication:
VSL#3 is a high-potency medical food that contains 8 different strains of beneficial bacteria to enhance the health of the gastrointestinal tract and aid in the dietary management of irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis. Each packet of VSL#3 contains 450 billion live bacteria, and is stored behind the counter in the pharmacy refrigerator to ensure that the bacteria remain alive and viable. Although no prescription is needed to take VSL#3, the product should be used under the supervision of a physician.

For More Information:
www.vsl3.com




Freestyle Lite Blood Glucose TestFREESTYLE LITE BLOOD GLUCOSE TEST STRIPS

Marketed by:
Abbott Diabetes Care (Alameda, CA)

Indication:
FreeStyle Lite test strips are designed to minimize interference during blood glucose testing. The new test strips use a GDH-FAD2 enzyme that is not affected by nonglucose sugars, such as maltose or galactose. The new design of FreeStyle Lite test strips allow for faster blood application and the reduction of error messages and wasted test strips. They are compatible with all FreeStyle blood glucose monitoring systems, and are available in drugstores and retail locations nationwide.

For More Information: 
www.myfreestyle.com


Spenco Gel Total Support Insoles


SPENCO GEL TOTAL SUPPORT INSOLES

Marketed by:
Spenco Medical Corp (Waco, TX)

Indication:
Spenco gel Total Support insoles add cushioning and stability to any shoe, and feature a metatarsal arch support to relieve pressure from the ball of the foot. The product also uses the 3-POD cushioning system to absorb impact. All Spenco products have received the American Podiatric Medical Association’s Seal of Acceptance and have a 1-year unconditional warranty. The suggested retail price of Spenco Gel Total Support insoles is $19.99.

For More Information: 
www.spenco.com

















ESSELENCE CLASSICS HAIR

Marketed by:
Natrol Inc (Chatsworth, CA)

Indication:
Esselence Classics Hair from Natrol Inc is a dietary supplement designed to naturally promote hair regrowth and encourage the growth of thick hair. The supplement contains the herb He Shou Wu and nutrients such as B vitamins and biotin. For maximum results, 1 tablet should be taken twice daily with meals for 3 to 4 months. Esselence Classics Hair is available in a 50-tablet package, and has a suggested retail price of $9.99.

For More Information:
www.natrol.com