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Spenco Rx Arthritis FootCradles

Marketed by:

Spenco Medical Corp (Waco, TX)

Indication:

Spenco Rx Arthritis Foot Cradlesaddress the unique needs of individualswith foot arthritis. The producthas 3 layers designed to help stabilizethe foot and provide cushioningfrom heel to toe. The top layer ismade of polyethylene foam, whichallows the insole to conform to theshape of the foot while absorbingimpacts. An exclusive layer of Spenco material, placedbetween the top and bottom layers, improves overallfoot comfort by providing lasting cushioning andreducing friction. The bottom layer is made of a lightweightEVA base, which is body-heat activated. Overtime, it will mold to the unique shape of the foot togive it a more precise level of support. The replacementinsoles are designed to fit in casual and extradepthshoes. The product retails for $34.99.

For More Information:

www.spenco.com

Fasprin

Marketed by:

Improvita Health Products(Cleveland, OH)

Indication:

Fasprin is an 81-mg aspirintablet that dissolves rapidly inthe mouth instead of thestomach, offering a solution topatients who maintain a dailyaspirin routine and worryabout gastrointestinal (GI)bleeding or swallowing pills.The product's patented, no-swallowaspirin delivery method reduces irritation tothe GI tract by quickly dissolving in the mouth, whichallows the aspirin to enter the bloodstream in just 3to 5 minutes. Available in a 30-tablet package, Fasprinretails for $5.99.

For More Information:

www.Fasprin.com

Dream Baby?s De-humidifying Dry Egg

Marketed by:

Dream Baby(Jamestown, NC)

Indication:

Dream Baby?s De-humidifyingDry Egg helps removeexcess moisture and dampnessfrom the air and putmold, mildew, and othermusty odors at bay. Theproduct does not requirebatteries or electricity;instead, it uses an internal chemical that pulls thewater and humidity from the air. The egg fits into aholder that has an indicator that changes colors?blueif the room is dry or pink if the room is wet or hasexcessive humidity. The egg becomes heavy when itis finished absorbing the moisture. Once this occurs,the product should be placed without the holder inthe microwave for 10 minutes, on mid-heat, to dryout. The product then can be reused. Dream Baby?sDe-humidifying Dry Egg, which retails for $19.99, canbe used in baby nurseries, bathrooms, kitchens, laundryrooms, and closets.

For More Information:

www.dream-baby.com

Bio-Oil

Marketed by:

Pacific World Corp(Lake Forest, CA)

Indication:

Bio-Oil is a specialist skincare product that helpsimprove the appearance ofscars, stretch marks, anduneven skin tone. The product?sadvanced formulation,which contains PurCellin Oil,also makes it effective fornumerous other skin concerns,including aging anddehydrated skin. Bio-Oil alsocontains vitamins A and E.The product should beapplied twice daily, massagingin a circular motion untilfully absorbed. Bio-Oil retails for $11.99.

For More Information:

www.Bio-Oil.com

Hot OTC

MaximumStrength PepcidAC EZ Chews

Marketed by:

Johnson & Johnson-Merck ConsumerPharmaceuticals Co(Fort Washington, PA)

Indication:

The FDA recentlyapproved Maximum Strength Pepcid AC in new a EZChews form (20-mg famotidine). At twice the strengthof Original Strength Pepcid AC, Maximum StrengthPepcid AC EZ Chews are indicated for both the preventionand treatment of heartburn. Currently, theproduct is the only 20-mg acid reducer on the marketin chewable form. Maximum Strength Pepcid AC EZChews are part of the overall Pepcid portfolio, whichincludes Pepcid Complete, Maximum Strength PepcidAC, and Original Strength Pepcid AC. The product isavailable in Berries N? Cream and Cool Mint flavors.

For More Information:

www.pepcid.com

800-755-4008

Mederma Cream + SPF 30

Marketed by:

MerzPharmaceuticals(Greensboro, NC)

Indication:

Mederma Cream+ SPF 30 allowsindividuals toreduce theappearance oftheir scars whileprotecting theirskin from the sun?s harmful rays. The product providesthe same therapeutic ingredients as originalMederma, but it is now available in a moisture-richformula that also offers protection from sun exposure,which can cause scar discoloration. Medermareduces the appearance of old and new scars resultingfrom surgery, injuries, burns, acne, and stretchmarks. Mederma Cream + SPF 30 is available in a 50-g tube for $30.50 and a 20-g tube for $18.50.

For More Information:

www.mederma.com

888-925-8989

Crest Pro-Health Night Toothpaste

Marketed by:

Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH)

Indication:

Crest Pro-Health Night Toothpaste helps protect themouth from oral bacteria that forms during the night.The toothpaste also protects against cavities, gingivitis,plaque, sensitivity, and tartar. Available in CleanNight Mint flavor, Crest Pro-Health Night Toothpasteretails for $2.99 for a 4.2-oz tube, $3.49 for a 6-oztube, and $3.99 for a 7.8-oz tube.

For More Information:

www.crest.com

800-543-2577

Zyrtec (cetirizine HCI)

Marketed by:

McNeil Consumer Healthcare(Fort Washington, PA)

Indication:

The FDA recently approved theallergy treatment Zyrtec for adultsand children. The product is aonce-daily medication that relievesthe indoor and outdoor allergysymptoms of sneezing, runningnose, and watery eyes for 24hours. Zyrtec also relieves itchingdue to hives. The FDA alsoapproved Zyrtec-D 12 Hour (cetirizineHCI 5 mg/pseudoephedrineHCI 120 mg) for adults and childrenaged 12 years and older, which combines Zyrtec witha decongestant. Zyrtec is available in 10-mg tablets,5-mg and 10-mg chewable tablets, and 1-mg/mLsyrup. Zyrtec-D 12-Hour will be available behind thecounter as an extended-release tablet in most states.

For More Information:

www.zyrtec.com

800-343-7805

Arnica CoolingGel

Marketed by:

Nelsons USA(Wilmington, MA)

Indication:

Arnica Cooling Gelis a new homeopathiccooling gelfrom Nelsons?Arnileve productline. The gel is asoothing remedyfor the relief ofbruises, sore muscles,and stiffness.Arnica Cooling Gelcontains arnicaprepared from thealpine plant Arnica montana. Arnica Cooling Gelshould be rubbed on the sore or bruised area, and theanti-inflammatory, antibacterial cream will help reducepain, swelling, and the appearance of bruises.Available in a 30-g tube, the product retails for $5.95.

For More Information:

www.nelsons.net

800-319-9151

AcetaDrink

Marketed by:

St. Paul Brands(Garden Grove, CA),a division ofAffordable QualityPharmaceuticals

Indication:

AcetaDrink, whichcontains acetaminophen (500 mg), are effervescenttablets that temporarily relieve minor aches and painsdue to headache, muscular aches, backache, minorarthritis pain, the common cold, toothache, premenstrualand menstrual cramps, and fever. The product istaken by dropping a tablet into a glass of water, whichproduces a fizzy drink. The recommended dose foradults and children over 12 years old is 2 tablets fullydissolved in 8 oz of water. AcetaDrink should be takenevery 4 to 6 hours as needed. Available in a 30-tabletbox, the product retails for $6.99.

For More Information:

www.StPaulBrands.com