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April 3, 2014

First Aid Shot Therapy on Wednesday announced the launch of First Aid Shot Therapy Upset Stomach.

SEATTLE — First Aid Shot Therapy on Wednesday announced the launch of First Aid Shot Therapy Upset Stomach. Upset Stomach is the second variant to be launched in the F.A.S.T. range of products and it is formulated to relieve upset stomach symptoms. 

February 28, 2014

Tender Corporation on Friday highlighted its After Bite Kids — an insect bite treatment specifically designed to provide relief to kids — in time for summer care planograms.

LITTLETON, N.H. — Tender Corp. on Friday highlighted its After Bite Kids — an insect bite treatment specifically designed to provide relief to kids — in time for summer care planograms. 

The non-stinging cream formula contains natural healing ingredients, such as baking soda, aloe vera and tea tree oil, to soothe and moisturize skin from the itching and swelling of insect bites and stings. 

December 18, 2013

Four school districts have won a competition sponsored by Mylan to raise awareness about dangerous allergic reactions, the company said.

PITTSBURGH — Four school districts have won a competition sponsored by Mylan to raise awareness about dangerous allergic reactions, the company said Wednesday.

Mylan, whose Mylan Specialty division makes the EpiPen injector pen for severe allergic reactions, known as anaphylaxis, announced the winners of the Raise Your Hand for Anaphylaxis Awareness competition, for which it hired actress Julie Bowen as a celebrity spokeswoman.

November 14, 2013

New legislation signed into law Wednesday encourages states to adopt laws allowing schools to maintain a supply of emergency treatments for life-threatening allergy attacks.

NEW YORK — New legislation signed into law Wednesday encourages states to adopt laws allowing schools to maintain a supply of emergency treatments for life-threatening allergy attacks.

Barack Obama signed the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, under which schools could maintain a supply of epinephrine, which is the only first-line treatment for life-threatening allergic reactions, also known as anaphylaxis.

The legislation received praise from Mylan, a drug maker that produces EpiPen, a popular epinephrine injector pen.

November 7, 2013

Coolcore on Thursday introduced Dr. Cool Recovery-On-The-Go Wraps at www.drcoolrecovery.com.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Coolcore on Thursday introduced Dr. Cool Recovery-On-The-Go Wraps at www.drcoolrecovery.com. Dr. Cool Recovery-On-The-Go Wraps combine ice and compression in one flexible wrap, the company stated. 

"Nothing hurts more than being stuck on the couch when you want to be out enjoying your passions," stated Nick Skally, marketing director for Coolcore. "Dr. Cool wraps provide a convenient, life-friendly recovery option for today's active, overscheduled consumers."

September 10, 2013

This year marks the 125th anniversary of commercial first-aid kits. In 1888, Johnson & Johnson pioneered the first kits, which were originally designed to help railroad workers care for the wounds and injuries they received from laying railroad track.

This year marks the 125th anniversary of commercial first-aid kits. In 1888, Johnson & Johnson pioneered the first kits, which were originally designed to help railroad workers care for the wounds and injuries they received from laying railroad track.

August 14, 2013

In its first year, more than 20,000 schools across all 50 states participated in the program that offers four free EpiPen or EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to qualifying schools in the United States.

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Mylan Specialty, the fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical business of Mylan, today announced a second year of its EpiPen4Schools program. In its first year, more than 20,000 schools across all 50 states participated in the program that offers four free EpiPen or EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to qualifying schools in the United States. Qualifications include having a valid prescription.

August 12, 2013

The new private-label dressing is based on the Medihoney HCS dressing, which is an ideal dressing for dry to lightly exuding wounds including minor burns, cuts and abrasions. The dressing is expected to be on the shelves in more than 4,000 stores by the end of September.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Derma Sciences, Inc., a medical device and pharmaceutical company focused on advanced wound care, today reported that it has made an initial shipment of its first honey-based over-the-counter product to a leading U.S.-based pharmacy chain. This private-label dressing is based on the Medihoney HCS dressing, which is an ideal dressing for dry to lightly exuding wounds including minor burns, cuts and abrasions. The dressing is expected to be on the shelves in more than 4,000 stores by the end of September.

June 21, 2013

A survey commissioned by Target Corp. recently found that nearly one-quarter of Canadians in some parts of the country don't have first aid kits at home, and more than half don't have one in their car.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — A survey commissioned by Target Corp. recently found that nearly one-quarter of Canadians in some parts of the country don't have first aid kits at home, and more than half don't have one in their car.

The survey, conducted by Leger Marking, found 22% of western Canadians don't have a kit at home, and 60% lack one in their car, while 58% of people without first aid kits think they have first aid essentials in various locations around the house.

June 19, 2013

Target Corp. is reaching out to Canadian customers preparing to send their children to summer camp with information and resources about allergies.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Target Corp. is reaching out to Canadian customers preparing to send their children to summer camp with information and resources about allergies.

The mass merchandise retailer, which has lately made a major push into Canada with 48 stores around the country, said its pharmacists would be available to provide advice on allergies.

June 11, 2013

The topical healthcare brands of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, including Band-Aid brand adhesive bandages and Neosporin products, on Tuesday celebrated the 125th anniversary of the first aid kit.

SKILLMAN, N.J. — The topical healthcare brands of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, including Band-Aid brand adhesive bandages and Neosporin products, on Tuesday celebrate the 125th anniversary of the first aid kit. In 1888, J&J pioneered the first commercial first aid kits, which were originally designed to help railroad workers care for the wounds and injuries they received from laying railroad track. To commemorate this milestone, the brands have launched a new campaign to help educate consumers about the importance of first aid preparedness.

May 17, 2013

Arctic Ease recently rolled out a new compression wrap that cools skin to an optimal healing temperature of just above 59 degrees without ice or refrigeration.

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. — Arctic Ease recently rolled out a new compression wrap that cools skin to an optimal healing temperature of just above 59 degrees without ice or refrigeration.  

April 22, 2013

Allermates today announced it is introducing EpiPen, Auvi-Q and asthma inhaler carrying cases.

NANUET, N.Y. — Allermates today announced it is introducing EpiPen, Auvi-Q and asthma inhaler carrying cases.

The cases come in colorful kid-friendly designs and include AllerMates characters. Each case comes with an emergency contact and medication information card. The EpiPen carrying case is insulated, and comes with an epinephrine auto-injector user guide. The cases, like all AllerMates products, are nickel-, lead-, latex-, BPA- and phthalate-free.

February 20, 2013

A division of drug maker Mylan has distributed auto-injectors of an emergency drug used for severe allergic reactions to schools nationwide.

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — A division of drug maker Mylan has distributed autoinjectors of an emergency drug used for severe allergic reactions to schools nationwide.

Mylan Specialty said Wednesday that since its August 2012 launch of the EpiPen4Schools program, thousands of schools around the country had elected to participate and receive free EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) auto-injectors. The program was launched to help schools have improved access to epinephrine in the event that a person experiences a life-threatening allergic reaction, also known as anaphylaxis.

January 29, 2013

Sanofi announced today that Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) is now available in U.S. retail pharmacies nationwide with a prescription from a healthcare provider.

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Sanofi announced today that Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) is now available in U.S. retail pharmacies nationwide with a prescription from a healthcare provider.

 

November 29, 2012

With health reform and health cost imperatives driving the need to find alternative, community-based ways to deliver more cost-effective follow-up care, the retail clinic model could be poised for a new round of rapid growth.


With health reform and health cost imperatives driving the need to find alternative, community-based ways to deliver more cost-effective follow-up care, the retail clinic model could be poised for a new round of rapid growth.


September 26, 2012

Mylan Specialty has hired a star of a popular TV series as a celebrity spokeswoman for a campaign designed to draw attention to severe allergic reactions.

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Mylan Specialty has hired a star of a popular TV series as a celebrity spokeswoman for a campaign designed to draw attention to severe allergic reactions.

September 10, 2012

Minor, uncomplicated wounds, such as the typical cuts and scrapes of childhood, are less likely to become infected when kept clean and moist and treated with topical antibiotics, according to a literature review published online Friday in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the peer-reviewed scientific journal for the American College of Emergency Physicians.

WASHINGTON — Minor, uncomplicated wounds, such as the typical cuts and scrapes of childhood, are less likely to become infected when kept clean and moist and treated with topical antibiotics, according to a literature review published online Friday in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the peer-reviewed scientific journal for the American College of Emergency Physicians.

August 14, 2012

Drug maker Mylan will pass out free EpiPen injectors to children in schools, the company said Tuesday.

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Drug maker Mylan will pass out free EpiPen injectors to children in schools, the company said Tuesday.

Mylan Specialty, the Mylan unit that makes the EpiPen (epinephrine), announced the launch of the EpiPen4Schools program. The program offers four free EpiPen or EpiPen Jr. injectors to public and private school students in kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school, who have valid prescriptions.

July 17, 2012

A company that develops software for the specialty pharmacy and similar industries has integrated Armada Health Care's prior authorization system into its product.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — A company that develops software for the specialty pharmacy and similar industries has integrated Armada Health Care's prior authorization system into its product.

Armada and Definitive Homecare Solutions announced the integration of Armada's ApproveRx system with Definitive Homecare's CPR+ specialty pharmacy software. The companies said the integration of the ApproveRx functionality within CPR+ would make it part of the pharmacy dispensing workflow and provide users of CPR+ with "optimal" workflow efficiencies.

July 16, 2012

Tattoo Goo recently introduced an incremental traffic-driving opportunity with its body art aftercare kit of the same name.

Tattoo Goo recently introduced an incremental traffic-driving opportunity with its body art aftercare kit of the same name. Tattoos no longer are taboo as more than 12 million adults sport permanent body art, including 25% of those between the ages of 30 and 39 years, and 12% of those between the ages of 40 and 49 years. 


Today’s aftercare protocol has the recently inked reaching for A+D ointment. But Tattoo Goo, which estimates the total market may exceed $100 million, fields not only its aftercare regimen but also a maintenance oil to prevent fading.

June 27, 2012

The Jolly Group on Monday launched its Sports Shield brand of bandages featuring sports images.

ELLENVILLE, N.Y. — The Jolly Group on Monday launched its Sports Shield brand of bandages featuring sports images.

Sports Shield bandages are available in two different sizes — adults and children — and come in eight designs: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, hockey, cheerleading, girls' soccer and fun fashion.

The company will be rolling out two additional designs July 24: a rescue-themed bandage that features fire trucks and ambulances and a ladybug bandage adorned with butterflies and ladybugs.

June 18, 2012

One area in which independent pharmacies always had the chains beat was in service — that is, if you believe any of those pesky consumer surveys.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — One area in which independent pharmacies always had the chains beat was in service — that is, if you believe any of those pesky consumer surveys.

(THE NEWS: White paper: Independent pharmacist recommendations drive sharper growth across certain OTCs. For the full story, click here)

June 14, 2012

A significant growth opportunity for independent pharmacy may be in its sales of over-the-counter products, according to a recent white paper published by the Hamacher Resource Group.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — A significant growth opportunity for independent pharmacy may be in its sales of over-the-counter products, according to a recent white paper published by the Hamacher Resource Group. Patient access to pharmacists and their product recommendations contribute to improved OTC performance within independent pharmacy, the report noted.

June 1, 2012

Biolife last month launched WoundSeal, a hemostat product specifically targeting Americans on a regimen of blood thinners.

SARASOTA, Fla. — Biolife last month launched WoundSeal, a hemostat product specifically targeting Americans on a regimen of blood thinners. The first aid powder instantly helps to stop bleeding, Biolife noted.

According to the company, as many as 52 million Americans are taking blood thinners and 11% stop taking those medicines because of "nuisance bleeding."