McNeil Consumer recalls one lot of Imodium on wholesale level due to damaged package
FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. — McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Thursday informed its wholesale customers that it is voluntarily recalling one lot of Imodium multi-symptom relief 18 caplets due to a packaging issue that may have impacted a limited number of blister units in this lot.
The product is being recalled at the wholesale level only, and not from consumers or from store shelves, as there are no safety concerns or adverse events related to the reason for the recall. The lot number (CMF023) for the recalled product can be found on the side of the product box.
The product is packaged on blister cards with six caplets in blister units on each card. An internal quality review discovered the potential for a limited number of blister units to have dents with a small pinhole or tear.
CDC: Chronic disease states less prevalent as education, household income rise
ATLANTA — People with higher levels of education and higher income have lower rates of many chronic diseases compared with those with less education and lower income levels, according to "Health, United States, 2011" — the government’s annual comprehensive report on Americans’ health released Wednesday.
"Health, United States, 2011" is the 35th annual report prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, and includes a compilation of health data through 2010 from a number of sources within the federal government and in the private sector.
This year’s edition features a special section on socioeconomic status and health. Among the highlights:
- In 2007-2010, higher levels of education among the head of household resulted in lower rates of obesity among boys and girls 2 years to 19 years of age. In households where the head of household had less than a high school education, 24% of boys and 22% of girls were obese. In households where the head had a bachelor’s degree or higher, obesity prevalence was 11% for males aged 2 years to 19 years and 7% for females;
- In 2007-2010, women 25 years of age and older with less than a bachelor’s degree were more likely to be obese (39% to 43%) than those with a bachelor’s degree or higher (25%). Obesity prevalence among adult males did not vary consistently with level of education;
- In 2010, 31% of adults 25 years to 64 years of age with a high school diploma or less education were current smokers, compared with 24% of adults with some college and 9% of adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher. Overall, in the same year, 19% of U.S. adults age 18 years and older were current cigarette smokers, a decline from 21% in 2009;
- Between 1996 and 2006, the gap in life expectancy at age 25 years between those with less than a high school education and those with a bachelor’s degree or higher increased by 1.9 years for men and 2.8 years for women; and
- Between 2000 and 2010, the percentage of children with a family income below 200% of poverty level who were uninsured decreased from 22% to 11% to 13%. The percentage with a family income at 200% to 399% of the poverty level who were uninsured decreased from 9% to 7%, and children with a family income at 400% of the poverty level who were uninsured decreased from 3% to 2%.
The full report, a 583-page document, is available here.
Prestige Brands highlights new Dramamine for Kids product in fiscal 2012 call
IRVINGTON, N.Y. — Prestige Brands on Thursday morning announced the launch of Dramamine for Kids, noting that 34% of households (with children between the ages of 2 years and 12 years) have a child with motion sickness. According to the company, it is estimated that one-third of moms currently are using a Dramamine adult formula but would prefer a pediatric product.
The grape-flavored Dramamine for Kids will provide specific dosage instructions for children in that age range. "We worked hard in developing a Dramamine for Kids product that has the right dosage," Matthew Mannelly, Prestige president and CEO, told analysts during a conference call Thursday morning. "That’s a product that has just come out that we’re quite excited about."
Marketing support begins in May, Prestige reported.