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Vireo Systems releases study finding NSAID side-effects more likely among seniors 75+

BY Michael Johnsen

MADISON, Tenn. — Homeopathic analgesic manufacturer Vireo Systems on Thursday released a study finding that seniors over the age of 75 were six times more likely to suffer side effects associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. 

According to the study, nearly 33 million people, including 13.8 million seniors over the age of 65, regularly use NSAIDs for treating pain and inflammation. Gastrointestinal issues, renal problems and cardiac complications are the top-three most-cited side effects.

"As the next generation of healthcare delivery, including state health insurance exchanges and nonprofit health insurance co-ops, mobilizes toward a prevention-based model — and physicians consider the benefits of prescribing NSAID alternatives first — our study offers compelling support for cost-savings through greater pain management choices and a future free from NSAID side effects," stated Mark Faulkner, president of Vireo Systems. 

 

 

 

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Manitoba Harvest names John Durkin VP sales

BY Michael Johnsen

WINNEPEG, Manitoba — Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods on Wednesday named John Durkin VP sales. Durkin will lead the sales team in expanding sales of Manitoba Harvest’s award-winning Hemp Hearts raw shelled hemp seeds, and the newly rebranded line up of hemp protein powders.   

“We are thrilled to have a seasoned professional like John join our dynamic team,” stated Mike Fata, Manitoba Harvest CEO. “John brings an abundance of experience and expertise that will boost Manitoba Harvest’s rapid growth.” 

Durkin is the former VP sales and marketing for Boiron. His responsibilities have included sales, marketing, public relations, education and pharmacy development. 

A native of Massachusetts, John is a graduate of Bryant University. He will be based in the Philadelphia area, where he lives with his wife and two children. 

 

 

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GNC launches new Pro Performance AMP Concentrated Intelligent Release Series products, features

BY Michael Johnsen

PITTSBURGH — GNC on Thursday announced new the launch of new delivery systems and certification advancements across GNC’s Pro Performance AMP Concentrated Intelligent Release Series and the Pro Performance X.R. Series, along with three new AMP formulas. 

Optimal Timing Technology represents a technology breakthrough that utilizes an intelligent nutrient delivery system in exclusive GNC formulas to help athletes avoid the challenge and uncertainty of proper nutrient timing, the specialty retailer and sports nutrition manufacturer noted. The company also introduced Nitro-Factor, featuring an on-pack rating system for the product’s muscle-building potential. And through a partnership with the HFL Sports Science accredited laboratory, GNC will provide Banned Substance Free Certified/HFL Testing throughout GNC’s performance nutrition line, greatly reducing the concern athletes, parents, coaches and trainers may have relative to banned substances in organized sports.

In addition, GNC introduced three new formulas of its AMP Wheybolic Extreme 60 — Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 Ripped Formula, a thermogenic protein; Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 Power Formula, formulated with creatine and fenugreek to support testosterone levels and deliver more anabolic power; and Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 Platinum Edition, a muscle-building formula featuring higher-dose components of glutamine, leucine and more fast-acting hydrolysates.

According to the company, the Pro Performance line of products is approaching $300 million in sales and represents the largest sports brand in the United States.

 

 

 

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