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Pat Lonergan honored with CHPA Lifetime Achievement Award

BY Michael Johnsen

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Friday morning honored longtime industry veteran Pat Lonergan, co-founder of Numark Labs, with its Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions in the advancement of the business of over-the-counter medicines.

"This year’s recipient is a truly brilliant example of a lifetime of achievement and a legacy of leadership,"  CHPA chairman and president Paul Sturman said before announcing this year’s lifetime achievement award recipient. "His work has touched thousands of lives personally and millions of lives indirectly through his five decades of efforts to improve self-care for U.S. consumers."

Prior to helping to establish Numark Labs, Lonergan spent more than 30 years with Johnson & Johnson.

Lonergan has a B.S. in business from Northern Illinois University.

 

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Scrips America launches Children’s RapiMed at ECRM show

BY Michael Johnsen

LAS VEGAS — Longhorne, Pa.-based Scrips America launched a new children’s fever reducer at the ECRM Cough & Cold and Allergy EPPS last week called Children’s RapiMed.

The new product, shipping in June, features a single-ingredient (acetaminophen) small rapid-melt tablet in both bubblegum and grape flavors. The product will be available in two strengths — an 80-mg acetaminophen for children between the ages of 2 years and 6 years and a 160-mg acetaminophen for children between the ages of 6 years and 11 years.

The new RapiMed line is both gluten-free and sugar-free and features bilingual Drug Facts messaging on the package.


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Kids Line introduces humidifiers touting Disney characters

BY Michael Johnsen

LAS VEGAS — Kids Line last year made its first foray from children’s bedding into the healthcare space with a line of functional humidifiers that better fit the decor of a child’s room. Last week, the Los Angeles-based company improved upon that offering through its licensing relationship with Disney and debuted a complete line of humidifiers featuring Disney characters at the ECRM Cough & Cold and Allergy EPPS.

The Disney humidifiers will be premium priced at $49.99 and will feature both evergreen Disney licenses, such as Winnie the Pooh, as well as more recent licenses, including characters from "Toy Story" and "Cars."

According to Kids Line executives, the Disney license helps remove potential seasonality out of a humidifier purchase with an impulse purchase appeal.


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