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Boogie Wipes introduces Saline Soothers line for adults

BY Allison Cerra

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Little Busy Bodies has introduced its latest Boogie Wipes product line that caters to adults’ dry, chapped noses.

Saline Soothers are designed to provide adults with a more comfortable alternative to dry tissues, the company said. Little Busy Bodies entered the mucus management market in 2007 with Boogie Wipes, designed just for kids.

"The introduction of Saline Soothers is a natural extension of our line of products," said Little Busy Bodies cofounder and CEO Julie Pickens. "The reality is, adults have boogies too, and our noses get just as chapped and tender as our children’s. We knew Boogie Wipes were a better alternative to dry tissues for our kids and wanted adults to reap the benefits of a saline wipe as well."

Saline Soothers now are available in a resealable 15-count pack for $1.99 at Walgreens and soon will be in Walmart stores this summer. Saline Soothers also will be available in a 45-count mini tissue box beginning this fall.

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CHPA praises North Carolina’s passage of PSE sales blocking technology legislation

BY Allison Cerra

WASHINGTON — The North Carolina legislature passed a real-time, stop-sale system, which allows law-abiding citizens to access medicines containing pseudoephedrine, while stopping sales that exceed the legal limit.

The passage was lauded by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.

"Today’s passage of a real-time, stop-sale system is a victory for law-abiding North Carolinians who rely on access to medicines containing pseudoephedrine for cold and allergy relief. With the enactment of legislation implementing sales-blocking technology in the state, criminals seeking out basic medications in an effort to produce methamphetamine have lost," said Carlos Gutierrez, CHPA director of state government relations. "We urge [North Carolina state] governor [Bev] Perdue to sign the bill into law as it provides law enforcement with a critical tool, while allowing hardworking families to access the safe and effective medicines they need."

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Genesis Today brings Wake Me, Relax Me to Walmart

BY Allison Cerra

AUSTIN, Texas — Genesis Today has introduced two functional beverages exclusively at Walmart.

The company said that its Wake Me and Relax Me drinks are designed to help consumers respectively energize and relax in a healthy way.

Wake Me blends together vitamins and nutrients in a tangerine-orange juice and includes 500% daily value of vitamin B12, theanine, guarana seed and green tea leaf extract.

Relax Me, meanwhile, is a berry tea blend that promotes healthy sleep cycles, lower anxiety levels and overall calmness with melatonin, theanine, tryptophan and other natural compounds. It also contains extract from the montmorency cherry, a natural source of melatonin, Genesis Today said.

"Our Wake Me and Relax Me beverages harness the power of nature to halt this cycle by providing the super-nutrients the body needs to naturally boost energy and rest easily," Genesis Today founder, president and CEO Lindsey Duncan said. "Wake Me and Relax Me are easy additions to your daily routine. We’ve combined great taste with serious functionality and made it easy, accessible and affordable for everyone to look and feel better from the inside out."

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