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Nutra Pharma to introduce ‘military-strength’ painkiller

BY Alaric DeArment

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Nutra Pharma will introduce a stronger version of its OTC pain reliever, the company said Wednesday.

Nutra Pharma — which is developing treatments for such diseases as HIV, multiple sclerosis and adrenomyeloneuropathy — announced the planned introduction of Nyloxin Military Strength in order to combat opiate abuse and overuse of NSAIDs by military personnel.

"Our hope is that with Nyloxin, we can greatly reduce the instances of opiate abuse and overuse of NSAIDs in high-risk groups like the U.S. military," Nutra Pharma chairman and CEO Rik Deitsch said. "Our goal for Nyloxin over the next several years is to be the No. 1 choice that people turn to for chronic pain relief."

The company said that over the past few years, the Department of Defence has reported an increase in the use and abuse of prescription drugs, particularly opiates, and there were nearly 3.8 million prescriptions for pain relievers written in the military, a 400% increase from the number written in 2001. Meanwhile, the terms "Ranger Candy" and "Military Candy" refer to service members said to use 800-mg doses of ibuprofen to control pain, which can put them at risk for organ damage.

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W.Veiock says:
Dec-24-2012 02:24 pm

Should a patient trust a product when the website of its manufacturer doesn't state the active ingredient?

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ScarAway sheets to reduce C-section scars available at Buybuy Baby stores

BY Alaric DeArment

GUILFORD, Conn. — A sheet designed to fade and flatten C-section scars is available at Buybuy Baby stores, the manufacturer said.

ScarAway Silicone C-Section scar sheets used to be available only through hospitals but are now available at Buybuy Baby stores nationwide and online, manufacturer Mitchell-Vance Labs said.

"Much has been written about what to expect when you’re expecting, but it’s hard to prepare for all the changes to your body — let alone your life — after the baby arrives," Mitchel-Vance president Jessica Rowen said. "Women who have delivered via C-section leave the hospital with a 4-in. to 6-in. scar that can far outlast those postpartum sleepless nights. That’s why we’re excited to partner with Buybuy Baby to make a specialize, over-the-counter treatment available where moms are already shopping for newborn necessities."

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Matrixx Initiatives recalls one lot of Zicam gel over contamination concerns

BY Alaric DeArment

SILVER SPRING, Md. — A single lot of a congestion-relief product has been recalled due to bacterial contamination found in a sample, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

Matrixx Initiatives launched a voluntary recall of one lot of Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief nasal gel Tuesday following the discovery of Burkholderia cepacia bacteria in a single sample taken from lot No. 2J23, which carries an expiration date of September 2015. The company has notified distributors and retail customers by FedEx letter and telephone, and is arranging for a the return of all recalled products, the FDA said.

The agency said that B. cepacia causes little risk to healthy people, but delivered in a nasal spray, it could colonize the upper airways and lead to respiratory infections in people with compromised immune systems or chronic lung conditions, such as cystic fibrosis. The bacteria are resistant to many antibiotics and could be difficult to eradicate in such people if infection occurs.


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