Single-ingredient acetaminophen for kids hits store shelves
WASHINGTON — Uniform concentrations of single-ingredient liquid pediatric acetaminophen medicines have been making their way to the shelf as promised by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association earlier this year, as evidenced by these new product facings from PediaCare and Triaminic. Note, too, that both new formulations feature uniform age-appropriate dosing devices, in this case syringes.
It’s just another example of how the consumer healthcare association proactively addresses concerns in the industry.
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Boston Therapeutics files for approval of generic diabetes drug
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Boston Therapeutics is seeking approval for a generic version of a pill for Type 2 diabetes, the drug maker said.
Boston Therapeutics announced that it had filed an application with the Food and Drug Administration for chewable metformin tablets. The drug is a version of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Glucophage.
"Metformin is one of the most widely prescribed diabetes drugs in the world, and our neural chemistry polysaccharide formulation will benefit prediabetic and diabetic patients," Boston Therapeutics CEO David Platt said. "This new option in treatments fits into our pipeline of other diabetes therapeutics, including Ipoxyn for limb ischemia and PAZ-320 for blood glucose management."
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The fall 2011 Digestive Aids Ingredient Guide breaks down the indication, active ingredients, purpose and dosage of such OTC digestive aids as Tums Ultra, Alka-Seltzer, Zantac, Pepcid AC, Prilosec OTC, Prevacid 24-HR, Dulcolax, MiraLax, Imodium A-D, Pepto-Bismol, Align and Culturelle.
They have a strict use and under particular circumstances, although I heard some people are taking it abusively in order to lose weight in a shorter period of time than a healthy diet would normally take. Come to think of it, others are even seeking treatment in order to get rid of these bad habits.