Humphreys appointed SQM manager at Perrigo
ALLEGAN, Mich. Perrigo on Wednesday promoted Rachel Humphreys to manager of supplier quality management for its U.S. sites.
Prior to becoming SQM manager, Humphreys most recently worked as a senior auditor in Perrigo’s compliance group and led the formation and development of the global quality auditor network.
In her new role, Humphreys will be responsible for developing and implementing a harmonized process in raw material and component supplier quality management across Perrigo’s U.S. Consumer Healthcare sites.
Bruder Healthcare to expand Thermalon line
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Bruder Healthcare Co. is looking to extend its line of Thermalon heat therapy products into the cough/cold arena, the company noted recently.
A recent sinus compress (covering the eyes and nose) test-marketed in the allergy set generated three-times the sales as compared to a similar SKU merchandised alongside other hot/cold therapies, the company shared with Drug Store News. The moist heat helps relieve sinus pain and congestion.
AccuDial to roll out dosing system
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. AccuDial Pharmaceutical recently shared plans to launch its line of patented dosing systems in the United States this fall. The system features an accurate dosing spoon, coupled with weight-based dosing recommendations, as opposed to age-based dosing recommendations found on many kids’ product labels today.
The August/September launch will start with its liquid acetaminophen line and is expected to expand from there. Retailing for a suggested $6.99, Children’s Accudial will be supported with a $15 million print media campaign.
AccuDial Pharmaceutical’s AccuDial product was featured in January on an episode of CBS’ “The Doctors” as one solution to dosing concerns facing parents.
“Studies show that children are given an inaccurate dose of over-the-counter medication more than half the time by parents,” said Dr. Jim Sears, a board certified pediatrician and one of the featured doctors on the program. “Pediatricians, we always dose by weight,” he said. “But a lot of the over-the-counter [medicines] give an age range — 6 to 12 years old — a huge range.”
Sears then held an AccuDial label up to the camera, explaining that the patented label could be rotated so that parents could determine proper dosage by weight.