Marketed by: Perfecta Products Inc (North Lima, Ohio)
Indication: Freeze It is used to treat sore muscles and muscle sprains; back, shoulder, and neck pain; arthritis, with painful ankle, knee, hip, and elbow joints; and muscular strains. The product contains aloe, vitamin E, ilex (an herbal extract from a South America holly shrub), 3.5% menthol, and .2% camphor. Freeze It quickly relieves pain when it is rubbed on the skin surrounding a sore muscle or joint. For arthritis pain, one should massage Freeze It all around the affected area. The product is available in a 3-oz roll-on and a 4-oz gel.
For More Information: www.freezeitgel.com 800-319-2225
Manual Breast Pump
Marketed by: Lansinoh Laboratories (Alexandria, Va)
Indication: The Manual Breast Pump offers women another option for pumping breast milk. The pump?s portability and small size make it ideal for mothers who want to supplement their electric breast pump. The Manual Breast Pump features a ComfortSeal cushion that creates a secure seal for more comfortable pumping. The cushion creates a vacuum, providing reliable suction while imitating the baby?s nursing rhythm, resulting in comfortable and fast milk flow. The pump also includes a 2-in-1 flange cover/bottle stand. When used as a bottle stand, it holds the bottle to prevent spills. It can also be used as a cover to protect the flange of the pump for cleanliness during travel. In addition to the ComfortSeal cushion, the Manual Breast Pump comes with 2 standard size bottles, extra valves, 2 bottle rings and sealing disks, a cleaning brush, and an extra silicone diaphragm. Available in English and Spanish packaging, the Manual Breast Pump retails for $34.99.
For More Information: http://www.lansinoh.com 800-292-4794
Nozin Nasal Sanitizer
Marketed by: Nozin (Coral Gables, Fla)
Indication: Nozin Nasal Sanitizer is an antimicrobial solution designed to fight harmful germs for up to 8 hours at the body?s most vulnerable point?the nose. The product should be used before exposure to areas that may contain hazardous germs, such as crowded airplanes, trains, offices, gyms, hospitals, theaters, and schools. The product is applied with a swab of citrus-scented solution to the inside tip of the nose around the nostrils. An 8-mL bottle of Nozin Nasal Sanitizer, with 60-plus doses and 30 application swabs, retails for $14.95. The product also is available in a travel pack, with a 2-mL bottle and 10 prefilled swabs for 10 doses, which retails for $9.95.
For More Information: http://www.nozin.com 877-NOZIN4U (877-669-4648)
Udderly Smooth Foot Cream with Shea Butter
Marketed by: Redex Industries (Salem, Ohio)
Indication: Udderly Smooth Foot Cream with Shea Butter is used to treat dry, cracked feet. With the addition of shea butter to the foot cream formulation, the cream has more body and moisture for use on the driest feet. This product, like other Udderly Smooth products, is recommended for patients with diabetes or cancer. It helps restore health to irritated skin, including dry, irritated skin caused by radiation and chemotherapy. The product is available in 2-oz tubes and 16-oz bottles.
For More Information: http://www.udderlysmooth.com
Remifemin Good Night
Marketed by: Enzymatic Therapy Inc (Green Bay, Wis)
Indication: Remifemin Good Night is indicated to address all the major symptoms of menopause, including poor sleep. The product adds 286 mg of the sleep-enhancing botanicals?valerian, melissa, and hops?to the company?s standardized Remifemin black cohosh extract. The recommended dose of Remifemin Good Night is 1 tablet at bedtime.
Available in 21-count tablets, the product retails for $16.99.
For More Information: http://www.remifemin.com
Marketed by: Abbott Laboratories (Columbus, Ohio)
Indication: Glucerna Cereal is part of the improved line of Glucerna nutrition products for individuals with diabetes. The product is a ready-to-eat cereal to help diabetics manage their blood sugar response in the morning or at any other time of the day. Glucerna Cereal contains chromium picoli-nate, a trace mineral that helps the body?s own insulin work more efficiently. In addition to fiber, the cereal contains 5 g of whole grains and 3 g of protein per serving. Available in Crunchy Flakes ?n Strawberries, Crunchy Flakes ?n Raisins, and Crunchy Flakes ?n Almonds flavors, the cereal retails for $4.49. The Glucerna line also includes shakes, snack shakes, meal bars, snack bars, and mini-snack bars. The products are available in the pharmacy section of retail stores, and they are for use under medical supervision as part of a diabetes-management plan.
For More Information: www.glucerna.com 800-986-8501
Johnson's Softoil Melt Away Stress Massaging Moisturizer
Marketed by: Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick, NJ)
Indication: Johnson?s Softoil Melt Away Stress Massaging Moisturizer is one of the company?s new products designed for adult women. When applied to tired or tight muscles, the product helps the body and mind feel relaxed. The product is infused with AROMA-SOOTHE fragrance and chamomile to soothe the senses and Lightoil to moisturize the skin. Johnson?s Softoil Melt Away Stress Massaging Moisturizer, which is available in a 6.7-oz bottle, retails for $4.99.
For More Information: http://www.johnsonsforyou.com
Marketed by: Therative Inc (San Francisco, Calif)
Indication: ThermaClear is an FDA-approved handheld OTC medical device for the treatment of mild-to-moderate inflammatory acne. The product is similar to laser treatment technology used by dermatologists to treat acne.
ThermaClear delivers a controlled burst of heat directly to a pimple, penetrating the outer skin layers to reach and neutralize bacteria and accelerate healing. The burst of heat may create a tingle or zap sensation, which indicates that the device is working. ThermaClear is recommended for use 2 times a day to clear up acne fast.
For More Information: http://www.thermaclear.com 800-604-6403
Marketed by: FlavorRx (Bethesda, Md)
Indication: FlavorRx recently launched FLAVORiT ?a medicinal flavoring system that will allow individuals to flavor OTC medicines at home. OTC medications used to treat symptoms such as congestion, sore throat, cough, and fever, as well as vitamins and infant formula, can be made more palatable by flavoring them either dose by dose or as full bottles. The flavors and sweetening enhancer are highly concentrated, requiring only a few drops at a time. FLAVORiT is available in grape, orange, water-melon, and bubble-gum flavors and retails for $9.99.
For More Information: http://www.flavorx.com 800-884-5771
Carmex Cherry Jar and Cherry Tube
Marketed by: Carma Laboratories Inc (Franklin, Wis)
Indication: Carma Laboratories Inc has launched Carmex Cherry Jar and
Carmex Cherry Tube, the first flavored Carmex lip balm in the company?s signature jar and tube packaging. The product seals in lip moisture and helps to prevent drying of lip tissue. Carmex Lip Balm provides Sun Protection Factor 15 to keep lips protected from the sun. It is sold in distinctive cherry-theme packaging.
For More Information: http://www.carma-labs.com
Marketed by: Pedinol Pharmacal Inc (Farmingdale, NY)
Indication: Pedinol recently launched new packaging for Fungoid Tincture. The product is used in the treatment of athlete?s foot (tinea pedis), ringworm (tinea corporis), and superficial infections caused by yeast (Candida albicans). The product, which contains the active ingredient miconazole nitrate 2%, should be applied in a thin layer to the affected area 2 times a day (morning and night) or as recommended by a physician or pharmacist.
For More Information: http://www.pedinol.com 800-PEDINOL (800-733-4665)
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