‘Life…supplemented’ rolls out America’s Wellness Challenge
NEW YORK The Council for Responsible Nutrition has been fighting the good fight for supplements on three fronts: legislative, regulatory and, perhaps most important, consumer. And this is only the latest example.
And it’s a pretty key example. Because while Baby Boomers are tech-savvy, not all of them are tweeting or have an account on Facebook. But their someday caregivers do. And raising awareness around a total approach to wellness — healthy diet, supplements and exercise — will only bode well for the future as those someday caregivers begin tweeting about reducing risk of heart disease, or promoting a healthy immune system, for themselves.
Tylenol Arthritis caplet recall becomes a bigger headache
NEW YORK Johnson & Johnson has expanded its voluntary recall of Tylenol Arthritis caplets in the wake of consumer reports of a moldy smell that can cause nausea and sickness. The recall now includes all product lots of the Arthritis Pain caplet 100-count bottles with the red EZ-Open cap.
Prior to this, the company had recalled five lots of the product in November, citing similar reasons, with user complaints of nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea.
According to J&J, the odor is coming from trace amounts of 2,4,6-tribromoanisole — a chemical used to treat wooden pallets that transport and store packaging materials — which is believed to be the result from the breakdown of another chemical used in the manufacture of the drug.
To date, the side effects have been “temporary and non-serious,” although the health effects of the compound have not been studied.
The recall only affects the specific lots reported, and does not extend to any other Tylenol pain products.
J&J is moving its production of Tylenol Arthritis Pain caplets 100-count to another plant, and plans to reintroduce the product in January.
J&J is advising consumers seeking a refund or replacement to call (888) 222-6036.
P&G adds new products to Vicks DayQuil line
CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble on Wedneday introduced Vicks DayQuil Mucus Control and DayQuil Mucus Control DM. These products, which work for four hours, help loosen and thin mucus.
Vicks DayQuil Mucus Control provides mucus relief, making coughs more productive. In addition, DayQuil Mucus Control DM contains a cough suppressant for combined comfort of thinning mucus and controlling cough.
“When you are sick, your body produces excess mucus, which also becomes thicker and more difficult to clear,” stated Matt Kemme, brand manager, Vicks. “We’ve uncovered an insight that some consumers are restricting their mucus treatment to avoid coughing up phlegm in public,” he said. “The expectorant agent in Vicks DayQuil Mucus Control acts for four hours, helping people control over when and where they expel their mucus out.”
Average retail price ranges between $6.49 and $7.29.