Performance Health introduces single-use topical analgesic applicator
AKRON, Ohio — Performance Health this summer expanded its Perform product family with the introduction of Perform Pain Relieving Singles. The single-use format provides the benefits of cold therapy in an innovative, no-touch, no-mess package that’s small enough to fit in a pocket.
“We are very excited to launch this truly innovative delivery mechanism to the topical analgesic category," stated Jennifer Bloomhuff, product manager Performance Health. "This is an ideal on-the-go solution to supplement our consumers’ current product usage. … It’s small enough to keep in a pocket or purse and can even be used mid activity, for example, while out on a run or a bike ride. The no-touch applicator pad keeps hands clean during use, which is important when you’re on the go. You no longer have to wait until you get home to treat pain; just hold, fold and apply.”
In addition to the new on-the-go singles, Perform Pain Reliever is a cold therapy muscle rub available in a gel, spray, and roll-on.
Walgreens offers free testing during National Diabetes Month
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Select Walgreens across the country will offer free blood-glucose testing during National Diabetes Month this November, Walgreens announced Monday.
Free blood-glucose testing will be available in 33 states and Washington, D.C., with a coupon through November. A coupon for the test, a $20 value, can be found in each store and in Walgreens’ weekly ad in many Sunday newspapers. Last November, 1-in-4 customers who received blood-glucose tests in Walgreens stores during diabetes awareness events tested outside of the desired range or high, meaning they might be at risk for developing diabetes.
"Diabetes is a serious health issue facing communities across the country, and blood-glucose testing is an example of how our pharmacists are offering accessible, preventable healthcare services that help people live well and stay well," stated Suzanne Hansen, Walgreens group VP pharmacy operations. "We want customers and patients to understand their numbers and the importance of knowing that they can make informed decisions about their health."
In addition to free blood-glucose testing, all participating 24-hour Walgreens will hold "Wellness Wednesdays" events from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 2, 9 and 16. Locations will provide information about diabetes management, Bayer blood-glucose meters and also feature in-store sampling of Glucerna Hunger Smart bars and shakes that are specially formulated for people with diabetes.
Walgreens also teamed up with Sharps and Novo Nordisk to offer a safe and easy needle disposal option for people who self-inject medications. When customers purchase the Complete Needle Collection and Disposal System, they will receive a rebate form at the register for the $4.99 cost of the system through the end of November. For customers concerned with environmentally responsible disposal, the receipt also will include a coupon for free return postage and incineration of the container and needles (a $20 value).
Empowered Products launches intimacy supplement for women
LAS VEGAS — Empowered Products on Friday reported that its Pink Elevate for Women product launch has been well received by retail and wholesale customers throughout the company’s global sales reach of more than 30 countries.
According to Empowered Products, the global market for sexual wellness products is growing exponentially as consumer trends continue to drive demand for new and unique formulas that foster self-directed sensual well-being.
Pink Elevate for Women is comprised of two proprietary herbal formulas — Pink Elevate Libido and Pink Elevate Performance — that when taken together result in enhanced intimacy, the company stated.