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Shiff survey: Cardiologists recommend supplements to patients

BY Michael Johnsen

SALT LAKE CITY According to a new national survey commissioned by Schiff Nutrition — and conducted by an independent research firm — an overwhelming majority of cardiologists (91%) have recommended dietary supplements to their patients to support cardiovascular health.

The survey found that three-quarters of cardiologists said that if they had to choose one dietary supplement to specifically support the cardiovascular health, they would choose omega-3 fatty acids, far more so than antioxidants (7%), CoQ-10 (2%) and vitamin E (1%).

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CHPA gears up for annual event

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON The Consumer Healthcare Products Association is gearing up for its 2010 Market Exchange, scheduled Sept. 15 to 16 in New Brunswick, N.J. The CHPA 2010 Market Exchange is a comprehensive networking event between CHPA member manufacturers and other CHPA member vendors or suppliers of goods and services.

Dan O’Connor, president and CEO for RetailNet Group, again will address Market Exchange attendees around the future of retailing on the Thursday morning of the event. Last year, O’Connor addressed the potential impact of a multitude of factors manipulating modern retail — a down economy, an unstable pricing environment, the major shift in demographic focus as baby boomers continue to grey as well as how the recession of 2007 will mold future shopping behaviors.

The second day of the meeting will be shortened, per attendee requests, CHPA stated in its weekly executive newsletter blast. An afternoon session has been exchanged for a longer lunch that should allow additional time for networking before and after the business presentation. The meeting now begins the afternoon of Sept. 15 and ends on the afternoon of Sept. 16.

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McNeil unviels commemorative keepsake case for e.p.t.

BY Michael Johnsen

SKILLMAN, N.J. According to a recent survey commissioned by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, finding out they were pregnant was a moment so special that 67% of expectant mothers saved their at-home pregnancy test, and more than 3-in-4 moms and expectant mothers would likely save it if they had a keepsake case to put it in.

McNeil on Tuesday announced the introduction of a commemorative keepsake case and scrapbook card from e.p.t., the company’s home pregnancy testing brand, that will be available with a mail-in proof of purchase.

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