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Troy Healthcare brings Stopain Migraine to market

BY Michael Johnsen

HAZLETON, Pa. – Troy Healthcare on Tuesday announced line extended its Stopain line with a Stopain Migraine offering – a topical pain relieving gel that is massaged onto the back of the neck and behind each ear.

"Many of the women we shopped with told us they like that Stopain Migraine lacks systemic side effects and can be used in conjunction with other products – whether that's natural remedies like peppermint essential oil, Epsom salts and ginger tea, or even prescription drugs or other over-the-counter products," stated Anthony Cicini, VP Troy Healthcare.

Stopain Migraine begins to work as soon as it's applied, can be reapplied after 30 minutes, and can be used up to four times daily, the company noted. It's unique in that it can be used alone, or in addition to other ingestible migraine products to relieve migraine pain.

The homeopathic blend of ingredients follow the guidelines of The Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United State and is recommended by both by primary care physicians and OBGYNs, the company stated.

In addition to providing effective relief quickly, Stopain Migraine offers peace of mind for migraine sufferers, knowing the product is free from aspirin, acetaminophen and caffeine, has no known drug interactions and contains no dyes or preservatives.

Consumers can now find Stopain Migraine nationwide for the suggested retail price of $11.99 at CVS, Rite Aid, Wegmans and Navarro stores, typically found in the headache and migraine aisle. Stopain Migraine is also sold online at Amazon.com.

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London Drugs anticipates greater demand for pharmacy-provided flu shots

BY Michael Johnsen

RICHMOND, British Columbia  – London Drugs last week announced the availability of this year's influenza vaccine for Canadian consumers in anticipation of a greater demand.

"Now more than ever, busy Canadian families are taking advantage of pharmacies as an accessible and convenient alternative to public flu clinics, where they may have experienced long lines and wait times in previous years," stated Jason Chan-Remillard, pharmacy manager at London Drugs. "People want to protect themselves and their families against the flu but they want to come in and get it done at a time that suits them at a location close and convenient for them. Pharmacies have long hours, there are many locations and it's a very simple process to protect yourself, and others, against influenza."

London Drugs Certified Injection Pharmacists can provide the flu shot vaccination to adults as well as children 9 years old and over in Alberta and Saskatchewan, to children 7 years old and over in Manitoba and to children 5 years old and over in British Columbia.

"Being proactive and prepared is the key to prevention," Chan-Remillard added. "By getting the vaccination early in the season, as well as taking some simple and healthy preventative actions, you not only protect yourself, but you protect others because you are less likely to spread the flu."

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CHPA, CDC remind parents to keep medicines ‘Up and Away’ this Halloween

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON – The Consumer Healthcare Products Association's Up and Away campaign, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is reminding parents to keep their medicines up and away and out of sight, especially during the Halloween season, as many children may mistake medicines for candy.

"This time of year, new kinds of candy are left out in many new places. For a child on the lookout for a treat, it's easy to confuse many medicines with holiday candies," stated Dan Budnitz, director of CDC's Medication Safety Program and manager of its PROTECT Initiative. "It's more important than ever for parents to practice safe storage and keep all medicines up and away and out of sight."

Every year, about 60,000 young children end up in the emergency room after getting into medicines left within their reach. The CDC and Up and Away urge parents to be prepared by saving the Poison Help number—1-800-222-1222—in their phones. Additional resources on safe medicine storage are available at UpandAway.org.


 

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