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Reckitt Benckiser names new regulatory affairs director

BY Michael Johnsen

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Reckitt Benckiser on Tuesday announced the appointment of Suzanne LoGalbo to the position of regulatory affairs director, Reckitt Benckiser North America.  

LoGalbo joins RB from Pfizer Consumer Health. While at Pfizer, LoGalbo most recently held the position of global regulatory portfolio lead worldwide regulatory strategy. Prior to Pfizer, Suzanne was the head of global regulatory affairs North America for Novartis Consumer Health. She has also held regulatory leadership roles at Polaris, Solvay, Arganon and Sandoz.  

LoGalbo brings with her significant global and North American leadership experience in the regulatory environment, including Rx-to-OTC switches, compliance, government relations and global new product development rollouts within the consumer health space. 

At RB, the U.S. and Canadian regulator teams will now report to LoGalbo, the company stated. 

LoGalbo holds a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law and holds a BS in pharmaceutical studies.

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BlipCare launches Wi-Fi weight scale in time for New Year resolutions

BY Michael Johnsen

CHICAGO — BlipCare on Tuesday launched the BlipCare Wi-Fi Weight Scale, one of the first weight scales to provide reminders of the time users prefer to step on the scale. 

Whenever the user steps on the scale, the scale stores the reading with a time stamp and transmits it to the user’s account over their home Wi-Fi network. The user or their caretaker can now track, chart and trend the data from anywhere.

"We felt the need for a simple and accurate weight scale that a user could use anywhere and take control of their weight without worrying about connectivity issues," stated Sukhwant Khanuja, CEO BlipCare. "We look forward to developing other easy-to-use wellness products to meet the growing demand for personal monitoring."

The scale helps track weight and body mass for up to 10 users and provides goal setting features along with easy-to-read data charts. The Blip Wi-Fi Scale also provides accurate weight readings on carpets. "We realized that in order to provide the most precise weight reading, simply stepping on the scale was not enough," Khanuja said. "So we designed our scales to work in different environments yet consistently providing accurate readings."

The Blip Scale also features kick-buttons, which allow multiple users to use the scale.

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Akeso Health launches supplement addressing nutritional deficiencies common to migraine sufferers

BY Michael Johnsen

LOS ANGELES — Akeso Health Sciences on Tuesday announced the availability of MigreLief Triple Therapy with Puracol, a nonprescription, comprehensive supplement formulated to maintain normal cerebrovascular function by addressing the underlying nutritional deficiencies and imbalances common to many migraine sufferers.   

"We have a very large and loyal online community of customers who have asked for more convenient access to MigreLief through the stores they frequent most," stated Curt Hendrix, chief science officer of Akeso Health Sciences and the scientist who created MigreLief.

Puracol is a proprietary blend of feverfew sources, magnesium and riboflavin (Vitamin B-2).

MigreLief+M contains five additional ingredients to address monthly fluctuations in female hormones and blood sugar, which can be major migraine triggers and causes of PMS symptoms.  

 

 

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