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Eye-CeptRewetting Drops

Marketed by:

Optics Laboratory(El Monte, CA)

Indication:

Eye-Cept RewettingDrops is a single-useproduct that does notcontain preservativesand is compatible withsoft contact lenses, including extended-wear and disposablelenses. The product comes in hygienic, single-usevials that prevent cross-contamination. Eye-CeptRewetting Drops is safe to use as frequently as neededand will not irritate sensitive eyes.

For More Information:

www.eye-cept.com

800-968-6788

CentrumCardio

Marketed by:

Wyeth ConsumerHealthcare(Madison, NJ)

Indication:

Centrum Cardio is amultivitamin thatcan help lower cholesterol.The productcontains CoroWise phytosterols, a natural ingredientderived from soybeans that can significantly lowercholesterol. In addition to lowering low-densitylipoprotein cholesterol, Centrum Cardio can help keepthe heart healthy. The multivitamin contains theantioxidant vitamins C and E to help protect cellsagainst free-radical damage while helping maintainheart health and folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 tosupport heart health. Centrum Cardio should be takentwice daily with meals or snacks.

For More Information:

www.Centrum.com

877-CENTRUM (877-236-8786)

AZO Cranberry

Marketed by:

Amerifit Brands(Cromwell, CT)

Indication:

AZO Cranberry is a supplementfor urinary tract health(UTH) that has been reformulatedto provide evenhigher levels of protection.The new AZO Cranberry,now lactose free, adds probiotic Lactobacillus sporogenesand vitamin C to the 450 mg of natural cranberrypowder concentrate found in the previous formulation.Two AZO Cranberry tablets now contain 900 mgof natural cranberry powder concentrate, 100 millioncolony-forming units of probiotic Lactobacillus sporogenesto impede the colonization of bad bacteria andstimulate the immune response, with 60 mg of vitaminC, which acts as an antioxidant to help neutralizethe number of free radicals in the body. Free radicalshinder good health at the cellular level, so maintainingcellular health protects UTH. AZO Cranberry is nowavailable in blister packaging (replacing the formerbottle) and comes with a new Spanish-language productinformation insert. A 50-count package retails for$8.99.

For More Information:

www.azoproducts.com

800-990-3476

NyQuil D

Marketed by:

Procter & Gamble(Cincinnati, OH)

Indication:

NyQuil D relieves nasal congestion,as well as other cough,cold, and flu symptoms, andimproves a patient?s sleep.NyQuil D has the same activeingredients as NyQuil (acetaminophenfor pain relief/feverreduction, dextromethorphanfor cough suppression, doxylaminesuccinate as an antihistamine)plus pseudoephedrine(PSE) for up to 6 hours of congestionrelief. Because NyQuil D contains PSE, it issold behind the counter at pharmacies.

For More Information:

www.vicks.com

800-362-1683

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TUMS Kids

Marketed by:

GlaxoSmithKline ConsumerHealthcare (Pittsburgh, PA)

Indication:

TUMS Kids is indicated to treatupset stomach caused by acidindigestion, sour stomach,overindulgence in food anddrink, and also as a calciumsupplement for children aged 2to 11. TUMS Kids comes in akid-friendly cherry blast flavor,making it easy for kids to take.Each TUMS Kids chewable tabletcontains 300 mg of absorbable calcium and is packagedin 36-count bottles. The product retails for $4.47.

For More Information:

www.TUMSKIDS.com

800-257-8650

WaveSense JazzGlucose Meter

Marketed by:

AgaMatrix Inc(Salem, NH)

Indication:

The WaveSense Jazz GlucoseMeter is designed to helppatients with diabetes exercisetighter blood glucosecontrol. The product providesa score for glycemic variabilityto show how often bloodsugar changes over a periodof time and the intensity offluctuations. The scores willhelp patients and health care professionals to betteranalyze the effect of high and low readings overspecific days, weeks, or months. The WaveSenseJazz Glucose Meter also features a positive feedbackfunction that alerts patients if their blood glucoseresult is within their pre- and postmeal targetrange to encourage tighter control, a display thatshows the average number of tests per day, and amemory that stores an average of 5 readings perday for a year.

For More Information:

www.wavesense.info

866-906-4197

ThermoSTIM

Marketed by:

ThermoTx(Irvine, CA)

Indication:

ThermoSTIM is a line ofFDA-approved braces thatcombine modalities of hotor cold therapy with amuscle stimulation/transcutaneouselectrical nervestimulator (TENS) unit.ThermoSTIM therapy productstreat the symptomsof pain and swelling whileconcurrently rehabilitatingthe muscles. The lightweight brace design givespatients the freedom to resume daily activities whilecontinuing rehabilitation therapy outside their physician?soffice, physical therapist?s clinic, or athletictraining room. The ThermoSTIM therapy braces are aneffective method to treat athletic, automobile, industrial,and everyday acute and chronic muscular?skeletalinjuries. The knee brace retails for $325; thesmall/medium back brace retails for $375; and thelarge/extra-large back brace retails for $385.

For More Information:

www.thermotx.com

888-354-3223

Dry Pro Waterproof Ostomy Protector

Marketed by:

Dry Corp, a divisionof Xero Products,LLC(Wilmington, NC)

Indication:

The Dry ProWaterproof OstomyProtector is made ofhigh-quality surgicalrubber material and uses the Dry Pro to create a vacuumseal. After having put on the ostomy protector,the pump sucks out the air so that the ostomy protectorcannot come off, and more importantly, stayscompletely dry and secure. This reusable productcan be used when taking a quick shower, a bath, orswimming.

For More Information:

www.DryCorp.com

888-337-9776

Cold-EEZE ImmuneSupportComplex 10

Marketed by:

Quigley Corp(Doylestown, PA)

Indication:

Cold-EEZE Immune SupportComplex 10 is an immune-boostingdietary supplement.The product is comprised ofa proprietary blend of 10botanicals, vitamins, and mineralsshown to increase the immune response functionand to help keep the immune system working atits peak. Cold-EEZE Immune Support Complex 10 contains4 immune-supporting herbs, including Himalayangoji, eleuthero root, Panax ginseng, and hawthorn leaf,as well as 6 vitamins and the mineral zinc for theirantioxidant capabilities.

For More Information:

www.coldeeze.com

800-505-COLD (800-505-2653)

Mucinex Cold Liquid

Marketed by:

Adams RespiratoryTherapeutics Inc(Chester, NJ)

Indication:

Mucinex Cold Liquid helpsloosen mucus and thinsbronchial secretions to ridthe bronchial passagewaysof bothersome mucus andmake coughs more productive.The product temporarilyrelieves nasal congestiondue to a cold and stuffynose. Mucinex Cold Liquidcontains 100 mg guaifenesinand 2.5 mg phenylephrineHCl.

For More Information:

www.mucinex.com

866-MUCINEX (866-682-4639)