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FEBRUARY 01, 2007

BIOSAFE Anemia Meter

Marketed by: BIOSAFE Medical Technologies Inc (Lake Forest, Ill)

Indication: BIOSAFE Medical Technologies Inc announced FDA approval for the sale of its instant anemia test, the BIOSAFE Anemia Meter. The product is a handheld, rapid-response blood-testing device that accurately checks for blood hemoglobin levels. The test provides individuals with an accurate, convenient, and cost-effective way to detect possible anemia at home. The specimen collection is quick and easy. Using a special lancet (included with the meter), one or more drops of blood are taken from a nick of a finger and deposited in the BIOSAFE Anemia Meter. A view window indicates when the right amount of blood has been deposited, and a plunger is then pushed to start the process. The 20-minute testing process will result in a numeric reading that will indicate if an individual is possibly anemic.

For More Information: www.ebiosafe.com 888-700-TEST (888-700-8378)

Nexcare Health Preparedness Kit

Marketed by: 3M (St. Paul, Minn)

Indication: The Nexcare Health Preparedness Kit is a convenient, preassembled kit containing products to help limit the distribution of germs. The kit includes Nexcare Instant Hand Sanitizer and Nexcare Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes to help kill 99.99% of germs without soap or water; Nexcare Earloop Masks to help control the spread of germs from coughing or sneezing; Nexcare Single-Use Thermometers to measure body temperature, individually wrapped and disposable; Nexcare Vinyl Gloves to help reduce transmission of germs from surfaces; and a fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Stopping Germs at Home, Work and School.

For More Information: www.nexcare.com 888-3M-HELPS (888-364-3577)

Peppermint Whitening Toothpaste with Fluoride and Peppermint Mouthwash with Fluoride

Marketed by: Levlad (Chatsworth, Calif)

Indication: The Peppermint Whitening Toothpaste with Fluoride helps protect against cavities. The product is paraben-, colorant-, and sulfate-free and features the organic botanicals green tea, licorice root, and fig, which are known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The product also contains bamboo and silica, which offer natural tooth-whitening properties. The Peppermint Mouthwash with Fluoride is an alcohol-free formula that is also paraben-, sodium lauryl sulfate-, and colorant-free. The product's organic botanicals include white and green teas, licorice, and fig. Both products are available in raspberry mint flavor. The products retail for $6.99 each.

For More Information: www.natures-gate.com 800-327-2012

Persani Hand Sanitizing Products

Marketed by: Lake Consumer Products Inc (Jackson, Wis)

Indication: Persani Hand Sanitizing products with SmartScent Technology quickly eliminate unwanted odors while killing 99.99% of germs on contact. Both products in the new line feature a light, refreshing citrus scent and incorporate vitamin E and aloe to moisturize the skin. The product line offers 2 delivery options: a hand sanitizing spray in a handy pen, which delivers on-the-go convenience; and a foaming pump, which dispenses an alcohol-free formula ideal for children. The spray pen offers >70 sprays and incorporates a plastic clip so that it can easily be affixed to a shirt pocket or the inside pouch found within most travel bags and purses. The pump contains ~1.67 oz of fluid, which turns into a light foam prior to contact with the skin. The foam quickly dissolves as it is rubbed into the hands for easy, mess-free application. The hand sanitizing spray retails for $1.99, and the foaming pump retails for $2.99.

For More Information: www.lakeconsumer.com 800-635-3696

ProEFA Xtra

Marketed by: Nordic Naturals (Watsonville, Calif)

Indication: ProEFA Xtra provides a high concentration of 3 fatty acids essential to human health. Designed to effectively support joint flexibility and a healthy immune system, this concentrated product delivers a wealth of functional fatty acids in each capsule. Each 2-capsule serving of ProEFA Xtra provides 850 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid and 220 mg of docosahexaenoic acid, 2 omega-3 fats from fresh, purified fish oil, and 257 mg of gamma linolenic acid.

For More Information: www.nordicnaturals.com 800-662-2544

Pur-Hoodia Plus

Marketed by: Windmill Health Products (West Caldwell, NJ)

Indication: Pur-Hoodia Plus is a pure South African hoodia gordonii all-natural appetite suppressant that contains double the amount of hoodia of other products. Hoodia gordonii is a cactus-like succulent plant containing an active ingredient that can reduce appetite by >1200 calories a day while providing the individual with stamina and energy. The product also contains green tea leaf extract to help enhance metabolism, so that individuals may lose weight more effectively. Pur-Hoodia Plus is available in a 30-day caplet supply.

For More Information: www.purhoodiaplus.com 800-665-7651

Sinol Headache Nasal Spray

Marketed by: Sinol USA Inc (Sandy Hook, Conn)

Indication: Sinol Headache Nasal Spray is an all-natural, safe, and nonaddictive nasal spray developed for headaches. One of the product's ingredients is capsaicin, a clinically proven analgesic (pain reliever) derived from the pepper plant. Sinol with capsaicin travels into the sinuses and is picked up by cilia, which carry it into the trigeminal nerves throughout the head. The trigeminal nerves become desensitized, relieving the headache.

For More Information: www.sinolusa.com 888-91SINOL (888-917-4665)

Theraflu Warming Relief

Marketed by: Novartis Consumer Health Inc (Parsippany, NJ)

Indication: Theraflu Warming Relief provides adults and children aged 12 years and older with relief for multiple severe cold symptoms, and soothing comfort in a warming syrup. Available in cherry flavor in both daytime and nighttime formulas, the product retails for $5.99.

For More Information: www.theraflu.com 800-452-0051


Marketed by: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp (Florham Park, NJ)

Indication: The FDA recently approved prescription Zaditor (ketotifen fumarate ophthalmic solution 0.025%) for OTC use. The product is indicated for the temporary prevention of itchy eyes due to allergic conjunctivitis. Zaditor contains a triple-action formula to provide fast, durable efficacy at the source. The product includes a potent antihistamine that rapidly relieves itchy eyes within minutes and a mast cell stabilizer that provides extended relief for up to 12 hours. Zaditor also prevents the release of chemical mediators to stop late-phase allergic reaction. Zaditor is safe for use in children as young as 3 years of age. The product retails for $14.99.

For More Information: www.zaditor.com

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