Cobroxin to be featured on morning talk show
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. XenaCare announced Wednesday that its over-the-counter pain reliever, Cobroxin, will be featured on a segment of “The Balancing Act,” a morning show that airs on Lifetime Television.
“As the only morning show in the United States dedicated specifically to educating, inspiring and empowering women, ‘The Balancing Act’ reaches an important segment of Cobroxin consumers,” stated Frank Rizzo, president and CEO of XenaCare. “We look forward to working closely with ‘The Balancing Act’s’ hosts, Beth Troutman and Kristy Villa, to help continue to educate viewers about Cobroxin and its added benefits over traditional pain relievers.” he concluded.
Cobroxin contains minute quantities of cobra venom — manufactured in accordance with the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the U.S. — as its active ingredient.
The segment is slated to air May 17 and May 31 and will feature an interview with Rik Deitsch, chairman and CEO of Nutra Pharma Corporation, the company that developed and currently manufactures Cobroxin.
Cobroxin currently is available as an advanced oral spray for treating migraine headaches, neck aches, shoulder pain, cramps, lower back pain, and neuralgia and also is available as an advanced topical gel for treating joint pain and pain associated with repetitive stress and arthritis, the company stated.
Consumers deem cough-cold season ‘slightly worse’ than last year, survey shows
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. More people felt the 2009-2010 cough-cold season was “about the same” or only “slightly worse” than the year prior, a recent national survey of 1,017 Americans sponsored by Matrixx Initiatives found.
A little less than half, 42%, characterized this past year’s season as about the same historically with regard to illness levels, and 21% suggested it was slightly worse in large part because of the H1N1 pandemic hype.
“While this year’s flu pandemic thankfully proved less severe than initially expected, it’s important to remember that preparation and early treatment are the best defenses against the common cold, which can strike year round,” stated Tim Tucker, immediate past president of the American Pharmacists Association. “Unlike most cold medications that just mask symptoms, zinc products … can reduce the duration of [a] cold if taken within the first 24 to 48 hours after the onset of symptoms.”
The perception of heightened illness rates may have been lacking this season, but almost everyone prepared for the worst this year, the survey found. The Zicam Cold & Flu Report revealed that 95% of people said they took proactive steps to stay healthy and combat cold and flu.
The top things people did to proactively prepare themselves to stay healthy this year included: frequent hand washing (85%); avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth (46%); liberal use of antibacterial gel (34%); avoiding shaking hands during cold and flu season (31%); and frequently sterilizing commonly used items in the home and office (26%).
Consumers’ biggest concern about getting the flu or a cold was feeling lousy (36%), followed by getting others sick (19%).
Rite Aid promotes allergy health with AAAAI
CAMP HILL, Pa. Rite Aid and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology again have partnered to help allergy sufferers with free 16-page allergy guides available in Rite Aid stores nationwide and online at riteaid.com, the retailer announced Monday.
According to the AAAAI, each year, allergies affect as many as 50 million Americans. Additional resources for allergy sufferers can be found at www.aaaai.org including an allergist locator, a pollen monitoring database for local conditions and The Virtual Allergist, an interactive tool to help patients better understand their symptoms before consulting with a board-certified allergist or Rite Aid pharmacist.
Visitors to www5.riteaid.com/health/allergies can also sign up for electronic alerts to their e-mail account, cell phone and more through Pollen.com.
Rite Aid is offering several reward programs including a three-month program that offers customers $10 or $25 Rite Aid gift cards with either $25 or $50 purchases of select allergy and health products. Customers also can take advantage of a six-month Rite Aid Allergy Rewards program, earning a $20 Rite Aid gift card by purchasing $75 of Zyrtec and/or Benadryl. Details of both programs can be found at www5.riteaid.com/health/allergies.
Rite Aid’s focus on allergy awareness is part of its yearlong commitment to health and wellness. Each year Rite Aid offers free information, answers and education on health and wellness topics including skin care, oral health, diabetes, weight management and heart health.