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Blistex launches two new lip balms as cold front advances through Northeast

BY Michael Johnsen

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Blistex on Thursday announced the launch of Moisture Melt and Simple and Sensitive lip balms. Moisture Melt features suspended soft beads of aloe and shea butter, while Blistex Simple and Sensitive contains six essential ingredients to provide moisturization without irritation from added dyes or fragrances. 

"Moisturization is key to achieving healthy lips year-round, and especially throughout the winter months," stated Charles Zugerman, associate professor of clinical dermatology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. "Moisture Melt and Simple and Sensitive will keep lips hydrated while delivering conditioning benefits to smooth and soften lips."

Blistex Moisture Melt’s shea butter and aloe-enriched soft beads are suspended in the formula and melt into lips for an added moisturizing boost and long-lasting resistance to dryness. The beneficial conditioning effects of natural shea butter and aloe are well-established, Blistex stated. Blistex Moisture Melt is offered in a tube form to deliver the formula at an expected retail price between $1.59 and $2.49.

 

 

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Novartis Consumer launches My Migraine Triggers app

BY Michael Johnsen

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Novartis Consumer Health on Wednesday announced the development of a convenient migraine trigger tracking tool, My Migraine Triggers App, with a neurologist. The company also partnered with Jordin Sparks, singer, actress and Broadway performer, and Keri Peterson, an internist at Lenox Hill Hospital, on the launch of "Managing Migraines: Know Your Triggers. Know Your Treatment," an educational campaign to raise awareness around the importance of knowing individual migraine triggers. 

The campaign is designed to raise awareness of the importance of tracking migraine triggers so sufferers can better manage their migraines. While certain triggers may increase the risk of a migraine, triggers vary from person to person. According to women surveyed by Novartis, 83% said they would like better tools to help them track the triggers that lead to their migraines so that they can better manage attacks.   

"I was shocked to learn that less than half (45%) of female migraine sufferers surveyed regularly share migraine trigger information with their physician," Peterson stated. "The new My Migraine Triggers app has a great feature [that] enables my patients to send me data about their migraines before they even walk into my office, allowing me to create a better treatment plan." 

Available for free on iTunes, the app allows migraine sufferers to track the causes of their migraines and share them with their physician. Migraine sufferers can chart out a daily log of information into customizable reports to better understand which activities, foods and beverages are associated with the onset of their headaches. 

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Rocasuba launches transdermal patch packed with homeopathic energy

BY Michael Johnsen

MASHPEE, Mass. — Rocasuba on Wednesday launched a homeopathic energy-booster utilizing a unique patch delivery system. Providing up to five hours of energy, the product delivers homeopathic ingredients, including naturally derived caffeine, tea extract and zinc.

"From birth control to nicotine, the use of patches has become increasingly popular as an alternative to ingesting products," stated Rob Trow, Rocasuba CEO. "Since we’re a company that believes in making the lives of our consumers less complicated, we are confident SpotOn’s new patch technology will resonate with both men and women who want an easier, healthier answer."

Spot On Energy will be sold at most national drug stores and retailers nationwide, including CVS, Walgreens and Family Dollar stores, the company reported.

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