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CVS to carry Photo Therapeutics LED home skin treatment device

BY Antoinette Alexander

CARLSBAD, Calif. Photo Therapeutics, a developer of therapeutic LED technology for the physician dermatology market, announced with PhotoMedex that it is launching its Omnilux LED-based technology at nearly 600 CVS Healthy Skincare locations this fall and at cvs.com.

CVS will distribute Photo Therapeutics’ hand-held LED device, dubbed Omnilux New-U, for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of fine lines and peri-orbital wrinkles beginning in October.

According to the company, the Omnilux New-U is the first and only hand-held device to receive clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for over-the-counter sales to consumers for use at home.

The New-U can be used in combination with a skincare regime or as a stand-alone treatment.

In other company news, Photo Therapeutics has announced its intent to be acquired by PhotoMedex, players in medical laser treatments for psoriasis and other skin diseases and marketers of skincare products to dermatologists.  This union is expected to spur further investment in the research, development and marketing of Photo Therapeutics’ LED and light-based therapies under PhotoMedex to complement therapies in the medical, beauty and cosmetic fields. The proposed acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2008.  

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Colgate-Palmolive announces dividend pay-outs

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Colgate-Palmolive’s board of directors has declared quarterly cash dividends of 40 cents per common share.

The dividends are payable on Nov. 14, 2008, to shareholders of record on Oct. 24, 2008, the company said.

Colgate has paid uninterrupted dividends on its common stock since 1895.

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‘Biggest Loser’ coach and Oral-B team to promote dental health

BY Antoinette Alexander

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble’s Oral-B brand has teamed up with health and wellness coach Jillian Michaels from NBC’s television show “The Biggest Loser” to encourage Americans to improve their oral health.

“When I encourage people to lead a healthier lifestyle, I remind them that it’s not just about weight loss or one area of your health‹it?s about whole body wellness. All of our systems are connected and the health of one area may impact another, including the health of your mouth,” stated Michaels. “For example, switch from a regular manual toothbrush to a power toothbrush such as Vitality Precision Clean. It reduces up to twice as much plaque and leaves your teeth feeling clean and smooth everyday. Plus, I love knowing that I?m keeping my mouth healthy in between dental visits.”

Through the Web site, www.smoothcleanfeeling.com, Michaels is offering information and encouraging consumers to switch from a manual to a rechargeable power toothbrush.

Tips offered by Michaels include:

• Choosing water instead of acidic sodas or sports drinks and opt for sugar-free gum or mints when possible.

• Select toothpastes that provide oral health benefits or a toothbrush that notifies you when to switch quadrants of your mouth.

• Consider a power brush such as the Oral-B Vitality Precision Clean that, according to the company, reduces up to two times more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush.

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S.Dupont RDH says:
May-03-2011 11:11 am

I agree that an electric toothbrush can be very helpful. I would also like to suggest that an Oral Irrigation device is helpful for people who don't like to floss. To learn more please visit: http://www.theoralhealthcoach.com/choosing-a-water-pik/

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