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Nebraska, Texas hold top spots on Walgreens’ Flu Index

BY DSN STAFF

Walgreens unveiled the results for its weekly flu index, which ranks to the states and markets experiencing the highest influenza incidences across the country.

Compiled by using the drugstore chain’s weekly retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat the flu, the index also ranks the markets and states experiencing the greatest gains in activity on a week-over-week basis.

The Top 10 Designated Market Areas, or DMA’s, with flu activity for the week ending 12/22/2018 include:

  • Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, Neb.;
  • El Paso, Texas (Las Cruces, N.M.);
  • Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, Texas;
  • Montgomery-Selma, Ala.;
  • Chattanooga, Tenn.;
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas;
  • Omaha, Neb.;
  • Columbus, Ga. (Opelika, Ala.);
  • Atlanta, Ga.; and
  • Memphis, Tenn.

The top 10 states with flu Activity for the week ending 12/22/2018 are:

  • Nebraska;
  • Tennessee;
  • Texas;
  • Georgia;
  • Alabama;
  • New Mexico;
  • Kentucky;
  • Colorado;
  • Puerto Rico; and
  • New Jersey

The Top 10 DMAs with flu activity gains for the week ending 12/22/2018 feature:

  • Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, Neb.;
  • El Paso, Texas (Las Cruces, N.M.);
  • Chattanooga, Tenn.;
  • Omaha, Neb.;
    Columbus, Ga. (Opelika, Ala.);
  • Montgomery-Selma, Ala.;
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas;
  • Memphis, Tenn.;
  • Louisville, Ky.; and
  • Atlanta, Ga.

Top 10 states with flu activity gains for the week ending 12/22/2018 include:

  • Nebraska;
  • Tennessee;
  • Kentucky;
  • New Mexico;
  • Georgia;
  • Texas;
  • Alabama;
  • Colorado;
  • Wyoming; and
  • Mississippi.
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FDA: CBD still illegal in food, supplements

BY David Salazar

President Donald Trump has signed the Farm Bill into law, opening the door for research and commercial cultivation and development of hemp. With the law signed, the Food and Drug Administration reiterated its authority to regulate products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived ingredients.

FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that even with the hemp provisions, Congress preserved the agency’s oversight of hemp.

“Additionally, it’s unlawful … to introduce food containing added CBD or THC into interstate commerce, or to market CBD or THC products as, or in, dietary supplements, regardless of whether the substances are hemp-derived,” Gottlieb said. He said that this restriction exists because both CBD and THC are active ingredients in FDA-approved drugs and were subject to clinical investigations before they were marketed as foods or supplements.

“It’s illegal to introduce drug ingredients like these into the food supply, or to market them as dietary supplements. This is a requirement that we apply across the board to food products that contain substances that are active ingredients in any drug,” Gottlieb said.

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Hydroxycut launches a new formula

BY DSN STAFF

Hydroxycut is introducing consumers to its new innovation — Hydroxycut Ultra Lean.

The product’s key ingredient combination and central component, CurcumaSlim, is a combination of Alpha Lipoic Acid, or ALA, and curcumin from the spice turmeric.

Iovate Health Sciences International, the makers of the weight loss product, created the ingredient by theorizing on various combinations that would work synergistically in a weight-loss supplement, the company said.

“I am one of many passionate people who stand behind Hydroxycut, and Hydroxycut Ultra Lean with CurcumaSlim represents our latest innovation—it is a truly effective product that is supported by two scientific studies,” Raza Bashir, vice president of scientific affairs, innovation and procurement, said. “The formula was made from scratch and has been in the works for nearly a decade. It’s a great option for those looking to kick-start their weight-loss journey.”

In two 16-week studies, men and women using these key ingredients lost an average of 12/56 lbs. and 4.84 lbs., respectively, while also following a calorie-reduced diet and walking program, the company said.

Further information on the product, including availability, can be found on the company’s website.

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