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Council for Responsible Nutrition announces winners of CRN Apple Awards

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday recognized Mark Blumenthal of the American Botanical Council, Randi Neiner of the Shaklee Corporation, and Carolyn Sabatini of Pharmavite with CRN Apple Awards, an award denoting a long-term commitment and service to both CRN and the dietary supplement industry.

Blumenthal is the founder and executive director of ABC, a nonprofit research and education organization focusing on the responsible use of herbs and medicinal plants.

Neiner works as the director of market research for the Shaklee Corporation where she is responsible for managing competitive intelligence reporting and delivering relevant and actionable research results.

And Sabatini, a 17-year Pharmavite veteran, is the director of government and corporate relations. 

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Rep. Waxman issues letter regarding pediatric cough and cold medicines

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., on Wednesday issued a letter addressing the Consumer Healthcare Products Association’s pending public comments on the labeling of pediatric cough and cold products before a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee meeting to be held later this month.

Waxman criticized CHPA’s advocacy of a ban on marketing products to children under the age of two even as several CHPA members have products targeting infants on the market.

In response, CHPA has issued a moratorium on advertising nonprescription medicines to children under the age of 2. “CHPA’s member companies are no longer advertising or promoting these medicines for infants and are individually working on their own transition plans to address the recommendations put forth in our background materials for the upcoming FDA advisory committee meeting,” stated Elizabeth Funderburk, CHPA director of communications and media relations, on Thursday.

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Rite Aid to begin selling Lindora diet products in Southern California

BY Michael Johnsen

COSTA MESA, Calif. As part of its partnership with Rite Aid, Lindora Medical Clinics announced Wednesday that Rite Aid will be selling its line of diet-related products in approximately 400 locations in Southern California. The items include a selection of protein bars, shakes, nutritional supplements, weight loss program books, instructional DVDs and the newly-introduced “Weight Loss Starter Kit,” all of which were previously items only available online or to those enrolled in Lindora’s medically-supervised weight control program.

“Partnering with Rite Aid enables us to distribute our line of healthy living and weight control products on a much broader scale,” stated Lindora president and chief executive officer Cynthia Stamper Graff.

Items include:

  • High-Protein Snack Bars ($12.50 for package of 7)
  • Protein Beverages ($8 – $12)
  • High Protein Foods ($10 – $12)
  • The Lindora Weight Loss System ($39.95)

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