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P&G intros Pepto-Bismol To-Go for those stomach troubles away from home

BY Michael Johnsen

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble on Wednesday launched Pepto-Bismol To-Go as a new convenience option for consumers who need stomach relief outside of the home.

Pepto-Bismol To-Go has 12 cherry chewable tablets packaged in a pink plastic cylinder no larger than a lipstick tube, the company noted. “For more than 100 years, people have relied on Pepto as an at-home rescue brand for those times when they overdo it. However, many of our consumers aren’t at home when they experience the first signs of a stomach upset,” stated Phil McWaters, brand manager for Pepto-Bismol. “Pepto-Bismol To-Go can save users from their stomach troubles, wherever the road happens to take them.”

Pepto-Bismol To-Go is available in a single pack or two-pack, with suggested retail prices of $3.07 and $4.87, respectively.


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Maty’s launches chest rub at Walmart

BY Michael Johnsen

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Maty’s Healthy Products on Monday launched its all-natural baby chest rub into select Walmart stores, the company announced.

"Having one of our products available at such a highly recognized and widely celebrated retailer like Walmart is a huge step for our brand," Maty’s co-founder Robert Harrington said.

Maty’s all-natural baby chest rub is a petroleum-free and menthol-free rub that provides relief for sinus and nasal congestion and recently was awarded Gold Award status from the National Parenting Publications Awards in the "natural and green" category.

The petroleum is replaced with coconut oil and castor oil. Other ingredients include a proprietary blend of essential oils from eucalyptus, lavender, dill weed coriander and chamomile.


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Help I’m Nauseous latest Help Remedies product launch

BY Michael Johnsen

NEW YORK — Help Remedies on Tuesday announced the launch of its Help I’m Nauseous antiemetic.

Help I’m Nauseous contains eight, nondrowsy meclizine tablets in the 25-mg strength for relief of motion sickness in an easy to carry, portable package.

“Motion sickness is a common part of traveling and our product is small and easy to pack,” Help Remedies CEO Richard Fine said. “It’s a great item to throw into your travel bag, whether you are traveling by air, sea or street.”

“Help I’m nauseous should be included with 3D glasses,” added Nathan Frank, Help Remedies creative director. “Nothing ruins going to see summer blockbusters more than vomiting in your lap.”


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