Implus Footcare acquires Little Hotties Warmers
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. Implus Footcare last month acquired Little Hotties Warmers, a provider of hand, body and toe warmers. The acquisition comes as Implus Footcare looks to build on its current outdoor and sporting goods product offerings.
“We are delighted to add Little Hotties Warmers to our Implus brand family,” said Todd Vore, president of Implus Footcare. “The brand has shown outstanding potential, and the product is a logical fit within our company as we strive to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts and the everyday consumer.”
The acquisition of Little Hotties Warmers marks Implus’ fourth major brand expansion over the past two years. The company recently expanded in 2007 with the acquisition of Yaktrax, a unique line of winter traction footwear, and Sneaker Balls, a line of sports air fresheners. Implus also became the North American distribution channel for Grangers in 2008, a leading company specializing in performance care treatments for fabrics and leather.
Throat Biotics introduces immunity-boosting lozenge
LOS ANGELES Throat Biotics announced Thursday the official launch of the first probiotic zinc lozenge.
The new lozenge is being sold as a natural alternative to effectively boost your natural immunity and help strengthen the body to resist the effects of germs and viruses that cause the common cold and flu.
Throat Biotics said its lozenge utilizes new probiotic technology that coats the whole digestive tract with competing, throat-healthy organisms that have been wiped away by antibiotic use. It comes in a very tasty cinnamon flavored lozenge, and is naturally sweetened with xylitol. It is packaged in a 30-count. convenient travel size.
Metallic, medicated patches could cause skin burns, FDA warns
ROCKVILLE, Md. People undergoing magnetic resonance imaging scans may suffer skin burns if they wear certain medicated patches, according to a warning issued by the Food and Drug Administration Thursday.
The warning includes branded, generic, prescription and OTC patches.
The FDA said warnings were absent from the labeling of some transdermal patches that contained aluminum or other metals in their non-adhesive backing. While not attracted to the MRI’s magnetic field, the metal can conduct electricity, which generates heat and can cause burns.
“The risk of using a metallic patch during an MRI has been well-established, but the FDA recently discovered that not all manufacturers include a safety warning with their patches,” FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research director Janet Woodcock said in a statement. “Because the metal in these patches may not be visible, and the product labeling may not disclose the presence of metal, patients should tell both their healthcare professional and their MRI facility that they wear a medicated adhesive patch.”