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SEATTLE — First Aid Shot Therapy on Wednesday announced the launch of its F.A.S.T. Pain Relief product, a berry-flavored, single-dose, liquid relief shot. According to the company, F.A.S.T.'s active ingredient choline salicylate may enter a person's blood stream up to five times faster than aspirin.
F.A.S.T. Pain Relief temporarily relieves headache, muscle pain, toothache, menstrual pain, pain and fever of colds, minor pain of arthritis and temporarily reduces fever. The active ingredients in the single-dose, pre-measured 1.35-fl. oz. (40 ml) liquid relief shot are choline salicylate (KOE-leen sa-LIS-i-late) and caffeine.
"We started F.A.S.T. because we wanted people to be able to take charge of their health in a better way than they've been able to do anytime in the past 50 years," Mary Page Platerink, CEO First Aid Shot Therapy said. "Americans have grown accustomed to taking a pill to manage their pain, but the growth of the energy shot market showed us that the time was right to bring together fast-acting liquid medicines in a single-dose bottle so people could better manage their own health in a more convenient way."
And, while F.A.S.T. Pain Relief has just made its debut, the company's second liquid relief product, F.A.S.T. Upset Stomach Relief, will be introduced in early 2014.
"Getting sick never comes at the right time; it's usually while you're at the office or driving in your car, not when you're standing in front of your medicine cabinet," Platerink added. "We wanted to create a product that was a quick, simple, no-mess, convenient, single-dose of relief that gives people control over their health and that's exactly what we did."
F.A.S.T. products can be purchased in the greater Seattle area at retailers including Bartell Drugs, Haggen/Top Foods and online at Amazon.com.