Marketed by: Boiron (Newtown Square, Pa)
Indication: Boiron has expanded its Arnica line to include a larger size for pain relief from muscle aches, stiffness, and bruises. The product is a nongreasy cream with a smooth texture that is suitable for use on the face. The new 2.5-oz tube retails for $8.99. Arnica Cream is also available in a 1.33-oz tube.
For More Information: www.boiron.com 800-BOIRON-1 (800-264-7661)
Gas-X Thin Strips
Marketed by: Novartis Consumer Health (Parsippany, NJ)
Indication: Gas-X Thin Strips are indicated for the relief of pressure and bloating caused by gas. The product can be taken onthe- go at any time as soon as symptoms appear. Gas-X Thin Strips work by providing simethicone, an antigas medication that helps gas bubbles pass through the digestive tract, in refreshing strips that dissolve instantly in the mouth to provide fast, effective relief from the pressure of gas. Available in 18 individually wrapped strips in peppermint and cinnamon flavors, Gas-X Thin Strips retail for $4.99.
For More Information: www.novartis.com
Hi-Ener-G Super B-12
Marketed by: Windmill Health Products (West Caldwell, NJ)
Indication: Hi-Ener-G has expanded its line of ginseng supplements to include Super B-12. The supplement, which melts in the mouth, delivers 5000 mcg of vitamin B-12, along with trace amounts of Korean and American ginseng extracts. In addition to helping maintain energy levels, Hi-Ener-G Super B-12 may support red blood cell formation. It also may help metabolize protein, fat, and carbohydrates to support the production of energy. Available in a 30-count bottle, the product retails for $9.95.
For More Information: www.windmillvitamins.com 800-822-4320
Marketed by: Health Enterprises Inc (N. Attleboro, Mass)
Indication: Lice Complete contains everything needed to kill and completely remove lice, nits, and eggs. The kit contains Lice Cure 2-oz, all-natural solution, a 100% effective stainless steel lice comb, protective cap to cover hair during Lice Cure treatment, a lice brush to sweep the scalp and remove loose lice and nits, a detangling comb to sort out tangles to help organize hair, 3 hair organizers to separate hair into sections to avoid contamination, and a disposal bag for secured disposal of lice and all contaminated components. Lice Complete retails for $19.99.
For More Information: www.healthenterprises.com www.licecomb.com 800-633-4243
Marketed by: Tampa Bay Nutraceutical Co (Tampa, Fla)
Indication: NutraCal is a powder-form calcium supplement that contains vitamin D, vitamin C, and magnesium. The formulation of this product promotes greater absorption of calcium into the body. The product has no fillers or artificial ingredients and also does not contain any corn, wheat, dairy, gluten, soy, sugar, salicylates, or casein. NutraCal dissolves quickly in a drink or soup and is instantly transformed into the ionic state allowing for superior absorption. Available in a 40-dose bottle, NutraCal retails for $12.99.
For More Information: www.nutracal.com 800-779-0086
Sun Shield Sport?SPF 15 Marketed by: International Nutrition Inc (Owings Mills, Md)
Indication: Sun Shield Sport?SPF 15 is a unique 100% all-natural sunblock formula that is water-resistant, making it ideal for the active individual. The product resists run-off from heavy perspiration and swimming, allowing continuous protection. Sun Shield Sport?SPF 15 retails for $10.95.
For More Information: www.nutrivene.com 800-899-3413
Oasis Moisturizing Mouthwash and Mouth Spray
Marketed by: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (Parsippany, NJ)
Indication: Oasis Moisturizing Mouthwash and Mouth Spray help patients manage symptoms of xerostomia, commonly known as dry mouth. The products provide moisturization for up to 2 hours and are uniquely formulated to hydrate the mouth, lock in moisture, and prevent drying out. The mouthwash can be used in the morning and at bedtime to cleanse and refresh the mouth. The mouth spray provides immediate moisturization and can be used throughout the day and night for discreet, convenient relief of dry mouth symptoms. Oasis is sugarfree and alcohol-free and has a mild mint flavor. The mouthwash is available in a 16-oz bottle, and the mouth spray comes in a 1-oz pump bottle.
For More Information: www.dental-professional.com/oasis.asp 800-652-5625
TheraTears SteriLid Eyelid Cleanser
Marketed by: Advanced Vision Research Inc (Woburn, Mass)
Indication: TheraTears SteriLid Eyelid Cleanser is an antibacterial lid foam designed for lid hygiene, and will be a critical advance in treating blepharitis and dry eye, keeping bacteria counts low on punctal plugs, and, when used by patients in the days leading up to eye surgery, reducing the risk of endophthalmitis. The product is comfortable and easy to use and has been shown to kill both the gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria most commonly responsible for endophthalmitis.
For More Information: www.theratears.com 800-579-8327
ValuStrip Test Strips
Marketed by: Incline Medical LLC (Lake Oswego, Ore)
Indication: ValuStrip Test Strips are safe and reliable blood glucose test strips for patients with diabetes. The strips can be used with LifeScan's OneTouch Basic, OneTouch Profile, and OneTouch II Meters. The product offers a lower-cost alternative without sacrificing precision or accuracy. ValuStrip Test Strips are available in a 50-test-strip box that contains 2 vials of 25 test strips and 1 vial of control solution.
For More Information: www.valustrip.com 866-856-VALU (866-856-8258)
OneTouch Ultra2 Blood Glucose Monitoring System
Marketed by: LifeScan Inc (Milpitas, Calif)
Indication: The OneTouch Ultra2 Blood Glucose Monitoring System is designed to help patients with diabetes see the impact of their food and portion choices on their blood sugar levels. It offers the ability to flag a specific blood sugar result from a "before-meal" or "aftermeal" test; an easy-to-use display of before-and after-meal blood sugar averages for the past 7-, 14-, and 30-day periods; and a feature enabling patients to tag specific results with preset comments. Beyond its mealtime testing features, the OneTouch Ultra2 Blood Glucose Monitoring System provides accurate test results in 5 seconds. The product also provides a built-in backlight for testing and viewing results in dark areas, the option of viewing the entire meter's information in Spanish, and the option of testing on the forearm or palm. The product retails for between $65 and $70.
For More Information: www.lifescan.com 800-227-8862
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