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Quell makes top 10 in CES’ Last Gadget Standing event

BY Michael Johnsen

WALTHAM, Mass. -NeuroMetrix last week announced that Quell has been selected as one of 10 finalists in the Last Gadget Standing event at CES 2016. Now in its 15th year, Last Gadget Standing is one of the longest running events at the International Consumer Electronics Show.
 
"We are proud that Quell was selected as one of 10 finalists by a panel of judges comprised of journalists and industry analysts who are working on the leading edge of consumer technology, digital health and mobile," stated Frank McGillin, SVP and general manager of NeuroMetrix. "Quell is a great example of how wearable technology and innovation can make a meaningful difference in people’s lives."
 
The event is hosted by David Pogue, founder of Yahoo Tech, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, host of science shows on PBS’s “NOVA” and a correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning”. Pogue was previously the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and has authored dozens of books. He’s been profiled on “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes.”
 
Quell is an easy-to-use, over-the-counter device for relief of chronic pain that NeuroMetrix first introduced at last year's CES. This wearable device utilizes NeuroMetrix's patented neurostimulation technology to provide pain relief. In a recent clinical study, Quell improved chronic pain and overall health in 81% of participants. 
 
Quell is currently available through select healthcare professionals, retailers, and online at www.QuellRelief.com.

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Go Healthy Natural launches line of ‘Antioxidant Boost’ liquid multivitamins

BY Michael Johnsen

CHESTER SPRINGS, Pa. – Go Healthy Natural last week announced the launch of their new line of "Antioxidant Boost" liquid multivitamins. The two ounce daily dose liquid multivitamins will be sold in cases of 24 bottles with free shipping and be featured on www.GoHealthyNatural.com and www.Amazon.com.
 
"Our formulation team set out to make a complete formula consisting of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, prebiotics and eight superfruits," stated Greg O'Neill, Go Health Natural CEO. "We use extracts of Acai, Pomegranate, Strawberry, Cranberry, Noni, Mangosteen, Mulberry, Bilberry, aloe vera juice, natural apple juice concentrate and organic cane juice combined with our natural berry flavor."
 
Go Healthy Natural Liquid Multivitamins also stamps the manufactured date on the bottom of each bottle to ensure consumers are getting the freshest and healthiest ingredients. All of their vitamins and supplements are made in the U.S.
 
 

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National Consumers League’s 5th annual Medication Adherence Team Challenge underway

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON — The National Consumers League on Jan. 19 will kick off its fifth annual Medication Adherence Team Challenge, a two-month-long intercollegiate competition among health profession student teams and faculty for creating solutions to raise awareness about medication adherence as a critical public health issue, the organization announced Monday. 
 
“We know that, by working together, health care professionals can help patients take their medications as directed in order to preserve and improve their health," stated Sally Greenberg, NCL executive director. "The Challenge embraces this principle behind improving medication adherence and lays the foundation for adherence-minded care delivery among students before they enter the workforce,” she added. “We have been so impressed by the creativity and dedication of our student teams in previous years and look forward to seeing what this year’s Challenge will contribute to the discussion.”
 
The Challenge is part of Script Your Future, a campaign launched by the National Consumers League and partners in 2011 to combat the problem of poor medication adherence in the United States, where nearly three out of four patients do not take their medication as directed. 
 
The Challenge is sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation, the National Community Pharmacists Association, the American Pharmacists Association, the American Medical Association and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
 
From Jan. 19 through March 18 inter-professional teams — including student pharmacists, nurses and doctors — will implement outreach with creative approaches in their communities to raise awareness and improve understanding about medication adherence, using Script Your Future. At the end of the Challenge, select schools and their teams will be recognized nationally for their efforts to improve medication adherence.
 
“The Script Your Future Adherence Challenge has provided a tremendous opportunity for health professions students to illustrate how they can work collaboratively to improve patient care through better medication adherence,” said Lucinda Maine, EVP and CEO at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. “This challenge, now in its fifth year, provides a great example of the power health professions teams can have on medication adherence.”
 
Since the Challenge began in 2011, more than 6,000 future health care professionals have directly counseled more than 22,000 patients and reached more than nine million consumers in this concerted public effort about the importance of medication adherence. Last year’s National awardees were the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. 
 
The Focused awardees were the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy (Health Disparities), the Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy (NEOMED) (Media), and the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy (Creative Inter-Professional Event).  
 
 

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