PharmaJet announces availability of quadrivalent influenza vaccine
OLDEN, Colo. — PharmaJet, the maker of needle-free injection technology, on Tuesday announced that shipping has begun for the quadrivalent influenza vaccine for needle-free delivery with the PharmaJet Stratis device for the 2017-18 influenza season.
"Adding a quadrivalent influenza vaccine to the already available trivalent vaccine offering with our needle-free delivery means healthcare providers and patients now have a choice of vaccines for the upcoming flu season," stated Ron Lowy, PharmaJet chairman and CEO. "Not only does needle-free offer an alternative for those 25% of adults that fear needles, but it also gives pharmacies and flu clinic providers a way to differentiate their flu immunization program, and a way to drive increased immunization rates and store traffic."
PharmaJet offers the only needle-free delivery system cleared by the FDA for administration of inactivated influenza vaccines, the company stated.
Lifelab Health introduces NuSyllium fiber supplement
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. — Earlier this month Lifelab Health introduced NuSyllium, a UDSA certified organic psyllium fiber supplement.
“The technology used in the NuSyllium manufacturing process – ‘Perfect Grind for Easy Mixing’ – ensures an easy smooth mix with water or the cold liquid of your choice,” stated Louis Machin, managing director at Lifelab Health. “Our goal is to provide a superior fiber that not only is 100% certified organic, but also gives consumers a pleasant experience when taking the product.”
Different from most other fiber supplements, NuSyllium’s 100% certified organic fiber blend is free of artificial additives, such as pesticides, chemical fertilizers, dyes, preservatives, artificial flavoring and artificial coloring. In addition, the supplement is GMO free, gluten- and dairy free, tree nut and peanut free and has zero trans-fat.
NuSyllium is available in two versions, including natural orange, which is made with natural citric acid flavoring, and unflavored. Both are made with 100% organic brown cane sugar.
NuSyllium Organic Natural Fiber promotes digestive health and regularity, including occasional constipation, helps lower cholesterol levels and promotes heart health, helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels and supports weight management by helping to feel full between meals.
NuSyllium started shipping to store shelves this summer and will be supported with a fully-integrated marketing campaign, including television, print, social media, sampling and digital advertising. Distribution includes ShopRite, HEB, Harmon and Wegman’s with a suggested retail price of $19.99 for a 72 dose count.
Kmart kicks off BTS season with flu shot offering
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Kmart is kicking off flu season with pharmacies fulfilling the promise of a one-stop, convenient health destination, offering flu shots and other back-to-school immunizations for the whole family, the retailer announced Tuesday.
"Our message is simple this season – Kmart is offering a convenient, early start to knocking out the flu," said Jennifer Speares Lehman, registered pharmacist and director for Kmart Pharmacy. "Many forget that back-to-school season means flu season isn't far behind. As people prepare, we want to remind customers that Kmart can provide flu and other back-to-school immunizations to fulfill your family's health needs."
Kmart's commitment to its members doesn't stop with administering flu shots. In an effort to offer a well-rounded health experience with Kmart's "Care Beyond the Counter" approach, the pharmacy team helps customers select over the counter healthcare items, Lehman added.