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Visine unveils new red eye formula

BY Allison Cerra

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. Visine has developed a new eye-drop formula that relieves eye redness and irritation.

New Visine maximum redness relief formula uses a special Hydroblend formula to soothe irritation and provide up to ten hours of comfort, Visine said. In line with the product launch, Visine has developed a free app for iPhone and iPod Touch — the Visine red eye remover application — that eliminates red eye from consumers’ photos in moments.

Visine maximum redness relief formula is available nationwide for $5.99 (in 0.5 fl. oz.) at food, drug and mass merchandisers.

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U.S. House to hold second hearing on J&J recalls

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON Rep. Ed Towns, D-N.Y., on Tuesday announced that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which he chairs, will hold a second hearing on June 30 to examine the circumstances surrounding recalls of medicines recently recalled by Johnson & Johnson.

But this time the hearing is expected to include J&J’s chairman and CEO William Weldon.

“The hearing will examine the circumstances surrounding your recall of over 135 million bottles of infant and children’s medicines produced by Johnson & Johnson/McNeil Consumer Healthcare, including such widely used products as Children’s Tylenol, Infants’ Tylenol, Children’s Motrin, and Children’s Benadryl,” Towns wrote in a letter addressing Weldon. “The hearing will also examine the circumstances surrounding the ‘phantom recall’ of a particular Motrin product, which became public as the result of the Committee’s hearing on May 27, 2010,” Towns added.

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DRSI ReStore! Energy expands retail distribution

BY Michael Johnsen

BOCA RATON, Fla. Diabetica Research Solutions on Tuesday announced the launch of DRSI ReStore! Energy, a diabetes-friendly energy formula, with recent distribution added through H-E-B.

“Being available in H-E-B stores offers a proven venue for people with diabetes in Texas to access the healthy solution to beat fatigue and kick start their days,” stated Younis Zubchevich, CEO of DRSI. “Our expansion into Texas coincides with our mission to become the consumer healthcare company committed to improving the quality of life for people with diabetes.”

DRSI ReStore! Energy is packaged as a box of 14 single serving stick packs. The powder formula contains no sugar, caffeine or calories, all appropriate for people with diabetes who have diets that restrict them from coffee, colas and energy drinks.

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