Duck Tape expands line
AVON, Ohio — Duck Tape announced that it is adding new general-purpose and project-specific products to its lineup in the form of Max Strength Duck Tape and No Residue Duck Tape.
Max Strength Duck Tape is made for projects that require extra strength and durability. The premium-grade tape is UV-resistant and also has an all-weather option. It's recommended for indoor and outdoor use and is available in a selection of colors.
No Residue Duck Tape comes in handy for projects where it's important that no messy residue be left behind, the company said. It's ideal for long-term, heavy-duty indoor and outdoor applications, and the UV-resistant specialty adhesive allows it to be removed from most opaque surfaces for up to six months, sans residue. It's recommended for bundling, hanging, masking and other repair applications.
Duck Tape brand duct tape is available nationally at mass merchandise, craft, hardware, home center, food, drug, office, auto and specialty retailers.
New chocolate-flavored chews to help maintain healthy teeth
NEW YORK — Researchers at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and Ortek Therapeutics have developed a chocolate-flavored soft chew that is beneficial for teeth.
BasicBites is a sugar-free chew that is designed to help maintain healthy teeth by supporting the normal acid-base, or pH, levels that exist on tooth surfaces while coating the teeth with a mineral source.
BasicBites, which have 20 calories per piece, are designed to mimic saliva's natural benefits.
The saliva-mimicking technology in BasicBites consists of two main ingredients — arginine bicarbonate and calcium carbonate. Arginine is a common amino acid found in saliva and is naturally present in many foods. Arginine supports the sustained base or alkali production on the surfaces of the teeth. This helps keep tooth surfaces in the existing normal pH range, allowing the calcium to coat and support healthy tooth structure.
Q&A with Mike Kaufmann: Opportunities for independent pharmacy
Drug Store News sat down with Mike Kaufmann, CEO of the pharmaceutical segment for Cardinal Health, to discuss how pharmacy has evolved into the dynamic opportunity it is today, as well as the growth opportunities for women in pharmacy.