BOSTON — Drug Store News editors scoured the show floor at NACDS Total Store Expo for the hottest, most innovative products. Below, DSN presents our Hot Product Picks in the OTC category.
Six Sigma Laboratories
Six Sigma Laboratories, represented at NACDS Total Store Expo by National Sales Solutions, is introducing a new clinical hydration solution called NormaLyte that was developed by pharmacists for pharmacists to recommend to their patients suffering from dehydration caused by diarrhea, vomiting, chronic illness or excessive sweating. The powder formulation — packaged so it can easily be added to a bottle of water — contains no artificial preservatives, colors or dyes.
NormaLyte also contains optimal concentrations of sodium and glucose to help facilitate rapid absorption of electrolytes.
Good Morning Boston! Hyland’s at NACDS Total Store Expo launched a new homeopathic energy booster called Good Morning that targets consumers looking for a natural revitalization solution, following a night of tossing and turning in bed. Good Morning contains no caffeine, is stimulant-free and is non-habit forming. According to Hyland’s research, 38.3% of Americans have trouble sleeping, with stress being the leading cause of their restlessness. Of those Americans who have trouble sleeping, 35% have used a sleep aid, and 33% have not used a sleep aid but would be interested in a homeopathic remedy.
Ansell Healthcare is introducing a new condom in Skyn Elite that is the “best of the best” across its premium-positioned Skyn line of condoms. The newest condom from Ansell is 10% thinner than other polyisoprene condoms, delivering more sensitivity than ever before. A 10-count package of condoms is retailing for a suggested range of $8.99 to $16.99. “It’s our thinnest and softest Skyn,” Jeyan Heper, president and general manager of Ansell Healthcare Products, told Drug Store News. “[It] is now expanding into new retailers; we will have more stores carrying Elite by the end of this year.”
Mission Pharmacal had its recent Rx-OTC switch Lycelle Head Lice Removal Kit on display for NACDS Total Store Expo attendees. Lycelle uses a nonpesticidal formulation that is safe for use with children as young as 2 years old, and is typically effective with just one 10-minute use. That’s important because many other head lice treatments rely on pesticides to remove lice, and recent reports have indicated that in 25 states, many forms of lice have developed resistance to OTC treatments containing pesticides. Each Lycelle Head Lice Removal Kit contains one bottle of pre-combing gel and a single fine-toothed comb that is used to remove the lice and their eggs.
Looking to energize your TENS device set? Wahl is featuring its Wahl Pulsing Massage Patch at NACDS Total Store Expo. According to the company, it is the first and only wearable massage device that adheres to the body and uses massaging pulses to ease pain. Unlike TENS devices, it provides customizable pain relief through massage and vibration as opposed to electrotherapy. The lightweight and flexible patch design has reusable adhesive gel pads that conform to the body. The $29.99 suggested retail price is competitively priced as compared with other TENS devices, and a $9.99 refill means the potential for a repeat purchase.