Marketed by: Wyeth Consumer Healthcare (Madison, NJ)
Indication: Advil PM combines the multi-pain-relieving power of Advil (ibuprofen) with a gentle sleep aid (diphenhydramine citrate). The product offers relief of occasional sleeplessness associated with minor aches and pains, including sore muscles, backache, and minor arthritis pain, helping individuals fall asleep and stay asleep. Adults and children 12 years or older may take 2 caplets at bedtime, not to exceed 2 caplets in a 24-hour period. Advil PM is available in 20-count, 40- count, and 80-count sizes. The product retails for $4.79, $7.59, and $10.79, respectively.
For More Information: www.advil.com 800-882-3845
Carmex Lip Balm
Marketed by: Carma Laboratories Inc (Franklin, Wis)
Indication: Carmex Lip Balm is now available in strawberry and cherry flavors. The product seals in lip moisture and helps prevent drying of lip tissue. Carmex Lip Balm provides SPF 15, which is recommended for individuals who burn and tan minimally. The product has the unique click-stick delivery system that features a detent or "click"mechanism, which controls the movement of the ointment and prevents the ointment from mashing up in the cap. The product is also available in original flavor with SPF 15 and mint flavor with SPF 30. Carmex Lip Balm retails for $1.49.
For More Information: www.carma-labs.com 414-421-7707
Marketed by: SSL Americas Inc (Norcross, Ga)
Indication: Confirm Clearly is a digital refillable pregnancy test kit that displays results in colored lights, making it impossible to misinterpret results. The refillable system is designed to revolutionize repeat testing and allows women to store the reader and reuse the test with new refills repeatedly. Confirm Clearly also guides women through the testing process using symbols in colored lights. The green hourglass indicates the test was done correctly. If the test is positive, a blue "plus"sign will light up, and if the test is negative, a yellow "minus"sign will appear. Because the battery is in the stick, women can remove the stick at any time, insert a new refill, and start over right away. The Confirm Clearly Starter Kit includes 1 reader and 2 test sticks, and the Confirm Clearly Refill Kit includes 3 test stick refills. Both products retail for $13.99.
For More Information: www.ssl-international.com 770-582-2222
Drinkables Liquid Colloidal Minerals
Marketed by: Remington Health Products (Fort Worth, Tex)
Indication: Drinkables nutritional supplements recently relaunched Drinkables Liquid Colloidal Minerals, a "new and improved"version of the liquid colloidal minerals product. The berry-flavored supplement provides major and trace minerals in a single 1-oz daily dose. The product also includes aloe vera to speed the delivery of the minerals to the bloodstream, vitamin C, and important antioxidants to help individuals reach their peak performance. Drinkables Liquid Colloidal Minerals has been prepared in a liquid suspension offering 74 negatively-charged major and trace minerals that are of a particle size small enough to be absorbed quickly into the bloodstream.
For More Information: www.remingtonhealth.com 888-333-4256
Johnson's Softlotion Nourishing Renewal Lotion
Marketed by: Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick, NJ)
Indication: Johnson's Softlotion Nourishing Renewal Lotion for Women helps restore and preserve skin for youthful baby softness in just 1 cycle. The product is enriched with antioxidant vitamins A and E and green tea extract. The product also replenishes essential oils found naturally in babies'skin that can diminish over time, and it includes shea butter for greater softness. Available in 8.4-oz and 14-oz bottles, Johnson's Softlotion Nourishing Renewal Lotion retails for $3.99 and $4.99, respectively.
For More Information: www.jnj.com 732-524-0400
Pocket Doc First Aid Kit
Marketed by: Atwater Carey (Jackson, Wis), a subsidiary of Wisconsin Pharmacal
Indication: The Pocket Doc First Aid Kit is perfect for campers, bikers, hikers, golfers, fishermen, and concerned parents who want to protect themselves and their children from minor injuries such as blisters, abrasions, cuts, and scratches. The product was specially designed to fit inside the pocket of a standard shirt or pants and can be easily stored within a purse, backpack, or diaper bag. The Pocket Doc First Aid kit holds a variety of helpful, hospital-quality first-aid components including antibiotic ointment, bandages and closures, a moleskin, antiseptic towelettes, pain-relief tablets, and more. The product retails for $6.99.
For More Information: www.pharmacalway.com 800-558-6614
Sniffles ?n Sneezes 4 Kids
Marketed by: Hyland's Inc (Los Angeles, Calif)
Indication: Sniffles ?n Sneezes 4 Kids is an all-natural homeopathic medicine that relieves the symptoms of the common cold. The product contains the active ingredient zincum gluconicum, clinically proven to shorten the duration of colds by nearly half. Sniffles ?n Sneezes 4 Kids quick-dissolving tablets also allow for faster absorption into the child's system, making the medicine safe and easy to administer. Available in 125- count bottles, the product retails for $6.99.
For More Information: www.hylands.com 800-624-9659
Marketed by: StopFlash (Laguna Beach, Calif)
Indication: StopFlash is a 100% natural oral and dermal spray that helps stop hot flashes, night sweats, mild mood swings, and sleeplessness quickly. The product also helps relieve the physical stress due to hormonal imbalance. StopFlash is a formulation of 8 premium-grade herbs and 3 high-quality, therapeutic essential oils developed by women for women. The product, which retails for $29.95, is available in a 1-oz spray bottle.
For More Information: www.stopflash-usa.com 877-224-1123
Marketed by: Similasan Corp (Highlands Ranch, Colo)
Indication: Healthy Relief is a new brand of cold and flu products with dual-action formulas. The product line includes Cold Reduce, Flu Reduce, and Cold & Sinus Nasal Mist. Cold Reduce, which comes in packages of 24 tablets, contains zinc, magnesium ascorbate (vitamin C), and 3 additional active ingredients to relieve cold symptoms. The zinc works to block the cold virus, while the other active ingredients simultaneously relieve symptoms by stimulating the body's immune system. Flu Reduce, which comes in packages of 18 tablets, reduces the duration and severity of the flu. The product relieves fever, fatigue, chills, cough, headache, body ache, nasal congestion, and sore throat. The multiaction formula of Cold & Sinus Nasal Mist is a hybrid between traditional nasal sprays and saline washes. The unique active-response-formula medicine stimulates the body to relieve congestion and other cold/flu symptoms. It is non-habit-forming and can be used daily throughout the cold/flu season to perform nasal irrigation and relieve dry, irritated nasal passages. Cold Reduce and Flu Reduce retail for $9.95, and Cold & Sinus Nasal Mist retails for $11.99.
For More Information: www.similasanusa.com 800-426-1644
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When Recommending Flu Vaccine
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