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Lil’ Drug Store Products renews distribution with convenience store operator Circle K

BY Michael Johnsen

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Lil’ Drug Store Products on Wednesday announced that it has renewed its supply relationship with Circle K, which has more than 3,300 convenience store locations across 42 states.

“At a time when ongoing product shortages make it essential for retailing partners and their consumer customers to have immediate flexibility and responsiveness in product supply, Lil’ Drug Store Products is the kind of reliable supplier we can depend on to serve our nationwide customer base," stated Jim King, Circle K’s national director of procurement.

Lil’ Drug Store Products helped establish health and beauty care in the convenience sector with premium over-the-counter health and beauty care products in convenience-sized packages, the company stated.


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AeroDesigns’ new AeroShot Energy awarded best new product at ECRM supplement event

BY Michael Johnsen

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Retailers attending ECRM’s Diet, Vitamin & Sports Nutrition EPPS last week identified AeroDesigns’ AeroShot Energy as the best new product at the trade event.

AeroShot Energy delivers 100mg of caffeine plus B vitamins in a fine powder that’s provided through a unique delivery mechanism. The zero-calorie AeroShots are available in lime, raspberry and green apple flavors. 

A "how-to consume" video posted by AeroDesigns is featured here.


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BD introduces smaller needle for highly viscous drugs

BY Alaric DeArment

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. — A division of Becton, Dickinson and Co. has introduced a thin-walled needle for injecting highly viscous drug formulations.

BD Medical announced Wednesday the introduction of the BD Hyflow needle, calling it an alternative to larger needles that could be more painful for patients receiving the highly viscous drugs that are becoming more common in drug pipelines. The Hyflow is a 27-gauge needle designed for use with BD’s prefillable syringe systems that increases flow to facilitate use with auto injectors and infusers.

"One critical, but often overlooked factor in selecting a drug-delivery system is the needle," BD Medical Pharmaceutical Systems VP and general manager for the Americas Eric Borin said. "As the conduit for drugs to enter the body, and the critical interface with the patient, needles can have a proofed effect on the patient experience."


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