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Vermont state No. 27 to employ NPLEx in the fight against PSE diversion

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Thursday applauded the Vermont legislature and Gov. Peter Shumlin for their passage of House Bill 522, which makes Vermont the 27th state to adopt the pseudoephedrine-tracking system known as the National Precursor Log Exchange.

"With Governor Peter Shumlin’s signature on House Bill 522, Vermont joins the network of 26 other states already utilizing illegal sales blocking technology," stated Carlos Gutierrez, senior director of state government affairs for CHPA. "NPLEx technology represents an effective and balanced solution to illegal methamphetamine production in Vermont, one that punishes criminals while protecting the rights of law-abiding citizens who rely on cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine."

NPLEx is a tool that allows retailers to block any unlawful purchases of cold or allergy medicines containing PSE and empowers retailers to block illegal purchases at the counter before they can happen, giving communities and law enforcement a tool in preventing the illegal diversion of these medications.

 

 

 

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Gold Bond introduces powder spray

BY Jason Owen

CHICAGO — Gold Bond Powder announced today the company is releasing its classic powder formula in an easy-to-use spray.

The new spray can offers a continuous, targeted stream delivering the product right where its needed, the company stated. Gold Bond No Mess Powder Spray provides odor and wetness protection that cools on contact, absorbs moisture and soothes skin.

Gold Bond can be used after a shower or bath, after exercise or whenever the need arises to stay cool and dry. Gold Bond No Mess Powder Spray can provide lasting deodorant protection and a cool, refreshing feeling, the company noted.

Gold Bond Powder Spray contains talc, starch, zinc oxide and botanicals, as well as fragrance, cooling and soothing agents. The No Mess Powder Spray is available in Classic and Fresh formulas in 7 oz cans with 360° spray capabilities. The suggested retail price is $7.99 and is on store shelves of major retailers nationwide.


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Upsher-Smith wins HDMA DIANA award

BY Alaric DeArment

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — A healthcare products distribution trade group has given drug maker Upsher-Smith Labs one of its top awards, Upsher-Smith said.

The drug maker announced it was a recipient of the Healthcare Distribution Management Association’s Distribution Industry Award for Notable Achievements in Healthcare, or DIANA, in the category of "Best Overall Branded Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturer with Sales to Healthcare Distributers of Less than $300 Million."

"We would like to thank the HDMA members for selecting us for this DIANA Award because it is powerful acknowledgement of our commitment to the people who rely on us and our products," Upsher-Smith COO Tom Burke said. "We have talented and dedicated employees who are passionate about serving the needs of our supply chain partners."

The company was also recognized as the First Merit Finalist for the "Best Overall Consumer Product Manufacturer with Sales to Healthcare Distributers of More Than $10 Million."

The DIANA Awards were presented at the HDMA’s 2013 Business and Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., on Monday.

 

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