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Quigley moves Elizabethtown, Pa. operations to Lebanon, Pa.

BY Michael Johnsen

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. The Quigley Corporation on Tuesday announced plans to consolidate its Pennsylvania-based manufacturing operations by closing its manufacturing facility in Elizabethtown, Pa. and move those operations to its Lebanon, Pa. facility.

“We anticipate the consolidation of manufacturing capabilities will benefit our cost structure as we reduce costs associated with having two facilities particularly in light of current difficult economic conditions,” stated Guy Quigley, chairman, president and CEO of Quigley.

The Elizabethtown facility primarily produced hard candy products whose profitability in recent times has been adversely affected by increased raw material costs and low-cost foreign sourced products, the company stated. The Quigley Corporation plans to

conclude the closure of the Elizabethtown facility in the coming months with the fulfillment of customer orders, followed by the disposal of location assets.  

The Quigley Corporation’s manufacturing facility in Lebanon will continue to produce  and ship its COLD-EEZE cold remedy products, as well as the KIDS-EEZE soft chew chest relief OTC expectorant, and  Organix Cough and Sore Throat Drops.

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drugstore.com selects Oragenics’ EvoraPlus probiotic mint as one of its featured products

BY Michael Johnsen

ALACHUA, Fla. Oragenics on Monday announced that its new probiotic mint, EvoraPlus, has been selected by drugstore.com to be one of its featured products.

“We’re delighted to launch this next generation of proactive oral care,” stated Sandee Escene, category manager at drugstore.com. “Our customers appreciate innovative products like EvoraPlus. It’s an ideal fit for drugstore.com’s wide selection.”

EvoraPlus is a new application of probiotics, which have traditionally been used to support digestive and immune health. EvoraPlus is the first probiotics product specifically designed for complete oral care. This all-in-one product supports gum and tooth health and naturally freshens breath, while gently whitening teeth.

“With more than a million consumers visiting drugstore.com on a weekly basis, we’re delighted to have our innovative new product available to their health and wellness customers,” said Stanley Stein, Oragenics CEO.

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Following salmonella outbreak, Obama calls for review of FDA

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON The spate of peanut butter recalls associated with salmonella contamination has prompted President Barack Obama to call for a “complete review” of the Food and Drug Administration for failing to detect the contamination before sickening more than 500 people in an interview with TODAY co-host Matt Lauer over the weekend, which aired Monday.

Over the course of the interview, Obama suggested that the comprehensive peanut butter recall was only the latest incident to highlight misgivings about the agency. “The FDA has not been able to catch some of these things as quickly as I expect them to catch,” he said during the interview.

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