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Georgia seeks to restrict PSE product sales to pharmacies

BY Michael Johnsen

ATLANTA — A bill passed by the Georgia House of Representatives Tuesday will restrict the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine to only pharmacies — a factor that will eliminate PSE products for sale at any gas stations, convenience stores and mass merchants/supermarkets without a pharmacy.

PSE, however, still  will be available without a prescription. The bill is headed to the governor’s office for signing.

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Bayer markets Arctic Wonder NKO in the United States

BY Michael Johnsen

LAVAL, Quebec — Neptune Technologies & Bioressources last week announced that Bayer HealthCare’s consumer care division formally has launched its Arctic Wonder proprietary Neptune Krill Oil in the United States following a successful market test.

Bayer’s market test, conducted over the last year with NKO under its Arctic Wonder brand, was performed in the U.S. Internet direct-response e-commerce channel of trade.

"The Acasti management team is delighted by the relationship Neptune has developed with Bayer,” stated Tina Sampalis, president of Acasti Pharma, a Neptune Technologies subsidiary. “This is yet another significant milestone for Neptune’s strategic planning, which will help NKO achieve extensive consumer awareness and appreciation.”

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ReserveAge Organics launches CocoaWell line

BY Michael Johnsen

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — ReserveAge Organics on Tuesday announced the launch of its CocoaWell supplement line as the latest in powerful antioxidants.

The company cited recent research conducted by scientists at the Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition and published in the February 2011 issue of the Chemistry Central journal that demonstrated that cocoa powder significantly offers more antioxidant power per gram than the powder forms of such superfruits as acai, blueberry, cranberry and pomegranate.

The line includes three SKUs: cocoa infused with plant flavanols, an energy cocoa supplement and a cocoa/Co Q-10 combination supplement. CocoaWell products currently are distributed through the specialty channel, including GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods and independent retailers.

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