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Bruder Healthcare to expand Thermalon line

BY Michael Johnsen

ALPHARETTA, Ga. Bruder Healthcare Co. is looking to extend its line of Thermalon heat therapy products into the cough/cold arena, the company noted recently.

A recent sinus compress (covering the eyes and nose) test-marketed in the allergy set generated three-times the sales as compared to a similar SKU merchandised alongside other hot/cold therapies, the company shared with Drug Store News. The moist heat helps relieve sinus pain and congestion.

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Twinlab debuts new supplement at product expo

BY Michael Johnsen

ANAHEIM, Calif. Twinlab Corp. on Saturday launched its latest addition to its Dots product line — a quick-dissolve resveratrol tablet — at Natural Products Expo West 2010.

Each tablet features 32mg of concentrated 98% trans-resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine. In addition to trans-resveratrol, the supplement contains BioVin, a red wine extract consisting of olegomeric proanthocyanidins and anthocyanins. All three constituents provide antioxidant activity.

“The French have long attributed their good health to their consumption of red wine,” stated Marc Stover, Twinlab marketing director. “Emerging research now indicates there may be some truth to the idea that constituents in red wine can help play a beneficial role in our health.

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Perrigo launches generic Zaditor

BY Michael Johnsen

ALLEGAN, Mich. Perrigo on Monday announced that it has begun shipping ketotifen fumarate ophthalmic solution, 0.025%, a generic version of Novartis’ Zaditor.

Zaditor is indicated for the temporary prevention of itching of the eye due to allergic conjunctivitis. Estimated annual brand sales for the product during the last twelve months were $15 million, according to Wolters Kluwer data cited by Perrigo.

“Perrigo is excited to launch into a new adjacent OTC category, ophthalmics,” stated Joseph Papa, Perrigo chairman and CEO.

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