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Orchid Medical forms strategic relationship with Walgreens on providing DME

BY Michael Johnsen

ORLANDO, Fla.  — Orchid Medical, a provider of ancillary healthcare services, has formed a strategic relationship with Walgreens to provide injured workers a convenient, nationwide source for medical supplies while offering significant savings to workers’ compensation payers.

“Adding Walgreens as a network provider is another step in our commitment to creating more cost efficiencies for our customers,” stated Oliver Ostlander, Orchid Medical chief information officer. “The relationship also enables us to extend our market penetration, while bringing another customer service and cost savings program to the workers’ comp industry.”

Under the program, Orchid Medical customers can save shipping and delivery charges for medical supplies prescribed for work-related injuries, such as walking canes, walkers, wheelchairs and other products. 

Shipping costs account for 8% of Orchid Medical’s DME billing. Injured workers serviced through Orchid Medical can go to select Walgreens to obtain their Durable Medical Equipment included under the program, Orchid stated.

 

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Lil’ Drug Store Products adds fertility-friendly personal lubricant to its women’s health lineup

BY Michael Johnsen

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Lil’ Drug Store Products on Thursday announced the purchase of the Pre-Seed brand of feminine lubricant from BioOrigyn.

“When we realized that the women’s health care and wellness market was underserved, we led the way in researching, developing and marketing highly effective, clinically studied products aimed at solving real problems and improving the quality of life for women worldwide,” stated Chris DeWolf, Lil’ Drug Store Products president and CEO. “Pre-Seed greatly complements and strengthens this commitment, as a product shown safe and effective in published studies from leading clinics around the world.”

Pre-Seed is a “fertility-friendly” lubricant with a patented formula designed to provide safe lubrication that does not harm sperm. Pre-Seed is safe for use by couples trying to conceive, a safety that is supported by independent, published clinical studies, the company stated.

Lil’ Drug Store Products aims to enhance the market for the Pre-Seed brand with an overall portfolio that meets many health needs of women, including estrogen-free Replens Long-Lasting Vaginal Moisturizer, RepHresh Vaginal Gel, RepHresh Pro-B and Wellgate orthopedic supports.

“I am confident in the ability of Lil’ Drug Store Products to further grow the already successful Pre-Seed brand, which is sold online and through major national pharmacies and recommended by and used in leading fertility and women’s clinics,” commented Joanna Ellington, founder of BioOrigyn. “Lil’ Drug Store Products’ expertise in the rapidly growing women’s healthcare market, combined with its global distribution network, makes this a great combination.”

 

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Abbott launches new adult nutrition shake Ensure Complete

BY Michael Johnsen

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — Abbott on Tuesday announced the launch of Ensure Complete in chocolate and vanilla flavors.

Ensure Complete shakes feature Abbott’s proprietary ingredient, Revigor, a source of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate, an amino-acid metabolite, and 13 grams of protein to help protect, preserve and promote muscle health. Revigor, in combination with protein, can help rebuild muscle by helping to stabilize muscle cells and slow protein breakdown while promoting the production of new muscle tissue, the company stated. 

Ensure Complete also has omega 3’s to support heart health, prebiotics and antioxidants (vitamins C, E and Selenium) to support the immune system, and calcium and vitamin D for bone support.

 

 

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