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BIOSAFE Anemia Meter

Marketed by:BIOSAFE MedicalTechnologies Inc(Lake Forest, Ill)

Indication:BIOSAFE MedicalTechnologies Inc announcedFDA approval for the sale ofits instant anemia test, theBIOSAFE Anemia Meter. Theproduct is a handheld, rapid-response blood-testingdevice that accurately checks for blood hemoglobinlevels. The test provides individuals with an accurate,convenient, and cost-effective way to detectpossible anemia at home. The specimen collectionis quick and easy. Using a special lancet (includedwith the meter), one or more drops of blood aretaken from a nick of a finger and deposited in theBIOSAFE Anemia Meter. A view window indicateswhen the right amount of blood has been deposited,and a plunger is then pushed to start theprocess. The 20-minute testing process will resultin a numeric reading that will indicate if an individualis possibly anemic.

For More Information:www.ebiosafe.com888-700-TEST (888-700-8378)

Nexcare Health Preparedness Kit

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

Indication:The Nexcare HealthPreparedness Kit is a convenient,preassembled kit containingproducts to help limitthe distribution of germs. Thekit includes Nexcare InstantHand Sanitizer and NexcareInstant Hand Sanitizing Wipesto help kill 99.99% of germs without soap or water;Nexcare Earloop Masks to help control the spreadof germs from coughing or sneezing; NexcareSingle-Use Thermometers to measure body temperature,individually wrapped and disposable; NexcareVinyl Gloves to help reduce transmission of germsfrom surfaces; and a fact sheet from the Centersfor Disease Control and Prevention, StoppingGerms at Home, Work and School.

For More Information:www.nexcare.com888-3M-HELPS (888-364-3577)

Peppermint Whitening Toothpaste with Fluoride and Peppermint Mouthwash with Fluoride

Marketed by:Levlad(Chatsworth, Calif)

Indication:The PeppermintWhitening Toothpastewith Fluoride helpsprotect against cavities.The product isparaben-, colorant-, and sulfate-free and features theorganic botanicals green tea, licorice root, and fig,which are known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatoryproperties. The product also contains bambooand silica, which offer natural tooth-whitening properties.The Peppermint Mouthwash with Fluoride is analcohol-free formula that is also paraben-, sodium laurylsulfate-, and colorant-free. The product's organicbotanicals include white and green teas, licorice, andfig. Both products are available in raspberry mint flavor.The products retail for $6.99 each.

For More Information:www.natures-gate.com800-327-2012

Persani Hand Sanitizing Products

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

Indication:Persani Hand Sanitizing productswith SmartScent Technology quicklyeliminate unwanted odors whilekilling 99.99% of germs on contact.Both products in the new line featurea light, refreshing citrus scentand incorporate vitamin E and aloeto moisturize the skin. The productline offers 2 delivery options: a handsanitizing spray in a handy pen,which delivers on-the-go convenience;and a foaming pump, whichdispenses an alcohol-free formulaideal for children. The spray pen offers >70 sprays andincorporates a plastic clip so that it can easily be affixedto a shirt pocket or the inside pouch found within mosttravel bags and purses. The pump contains ~1.67 oz offluid, which turns into a light foam prior to contact withthe skin. The foam quickly dissolves as it is rubbed intothe hands for easy, mess-free application. The hand sanitizingspray retails for $1.99, and the foaming pumpretails for $2.99.

For More Information:www.lakeconsumer.com800-635-3696

ProEFA Xtra

Marketed by:Nordic Naturals(Watsonville, Calif)

Indication:ProEFA Xtra provides a high concentrationof 3 fatty acids essentialto human health. Designed toeffectively support joint flexibilityand a healthy immune system,this concentrated product deliversa wealth of functional fattyacids in each capsule. Each 2-capsule serving ofProEFA Xtra provides 850 mg of eicosapentaenoicacid and 220 mg of docosahexaenoic acid, 2omega-3 fats from fresh, purified fish oil, and 257mg of gamma linolenic acid.

For More Information:www.nordicnaturals.com800-662-2544

Pur-Hoodia Plus

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

Indication:Pur-Hoodia Plus is a pureSouth African hoodia gordoniiall-natural appetite suppressantthat contains double the amount of hoodia ofother products. Hoodia gordonii is a cactus-like succulentplant containing an active ingredient that canreduce appetite by >1200 calories a day while providingthe individual with stamina and energy. The productalso contains green tea leaf extract to helpenhance metabolism, so that individuals may loseweight more effectively. Pur-Hoodia Plus is available ina 30-day caplet supply.

For More Information:www.purhoodiaplus.com800-665-7651

Sinol Headache Nasal Spray

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

Indication:Sinol Headache Nasal Sprayis an all-natural, safe, andnonaddictive nasal spraydeveloped for headaches.One of the product's ingredientsis capsaicin, a clinicallyproven analgesic (pain reliever)derived from the pepperplant. Sinol with capsaicintravels into the sinuses and is picked up by cilia,which carry it into the trigeminal nerves throughoutthe head. The trigeminal nerves become desensitized,relieving the headache.

For More Information:www.sinolusa.com888-91SINOL (888-917-4665)

Theraflu Warming Relief

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

Indication:Theraflu Warming Relief providesadults and children aged12 years and older with relieffor multiple severe cold symptoms,and soothing comfort ina warming syrup. Available incherry flavor in both daytimeand nighttime formulas, theproduct retails for $5.99.

For More Information:www.theraflu.com800-452-0051

Zaditor

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

Indication:The FDA recently approved prescriptionZaditor (ketotifen fumarate ophthalmicsolution 0.025%) for OTC use.The product is indicated for the temporaryprevention of itchy eyes due toallergic conjunctivitis. Zaditor containsa triple-action formula to provide fast, durable efficacyat the source. The product includes a potent antihistaminethat rapidly relieves itchy eyes within minutesand a mast cell stabilizer that provides extended relieffor up to 12 hours. Zaditor also prevents the releaseof chemical mediators to stop late-phase allergicreaction. Zaditor is safe for use in children as youngas 3 years of age. The product retails for $14.99.

For More Information:www.zaditor.com