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DRSI ReStore! Energy continues retail rollout

BY Allison Cerra

BOCA RATON, Fla. Diabetica Research Solutions announced that its diabetes energy formula now is available on CVS.com, in all Duane Reade drug stores and in Miami-area Navarro Discount Pharmacies locations.

DRSI ReStore! Energy is packaged as a box of 14 single serving stick packs. The powder formula contains no sugar, caffeine or calories, all appropriate for people with diabetes who have diets that restrict them from coffee, colas and energy drinks.

Younis Zubchevich, CEO of DRSI, said, “Being available in these diverse venues is consistent with our growth objectives. CVS.com represents the new technology and gives us our first 24/7, nationally recognized online presence for DRSI ReStore! Energy. With Duane Reade and our additional New York distribution we are now serving over 2.46 million diabetics in the New York tri-state area. Navarro, in Miami, is steeped in a rich history that dates back over 70 years. They serve a largely Hispanic population in which diabetes is more prevalent than the national average.”

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Bedbugs bite, plague certain major cities

BY Michael Johnsen

LANGHORNE, Pa. Insight Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday released its first annual list of the top bedbug-infested cities in North America.

 

Cities on this year’s list include: Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Denver; Durham, N.C.; New York; Manchester, N.H.; Toronto; San Francisco; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

 

Even though many of these cities have put programs in place to combat bedbug infestations, the problem continues to plague communities across the nation, Insight stated. This summer, travelers need to be aware of these risks so they can avoid bringing bedbugs back to their home.

 

 

In addition to driving awareness around bedbugs Insight Pharmaceuticals is offering a $3-off coupon at KillBedbugsPronto.com.

 

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New moms have concerns about feeding their babies, Playtex finds

BY Michael Johnsen

SHELTON, Conn. A recent national survey commissioned by Playtex revealed that 85% of first-time moms have experienced at least one feeding-related problem when caring for their new babies.

“Moms spend more time feeding their babies than any other interaction during the first year,” stated William Sears, pediatrician and Playtex spokesman.  “Feeding a baby is more than simply a means of providing nutrition, it’s an important bonding moment. This bonding time can be interrupted by stress and anxiety when new parents encounter feeding complications.”

Challenges, problems and questions of new moms revealed by the survey included:

  • While first-time moms feel that feeding their baby is an important and enjoyable activity, nearly half of those surveyed (43%) confessed that feeding was a challenge they faced in caring for their new baby;
  • Nearly half of first-time moms (49%) cited gas as their top feeding problem, followed by difficulty breast-feeding (37%), fussiness or difficulty feeding (33%) and problems latching or sucking (32%). The majority of moms surveyed (70%) share a common problem in determining whether or not their baby is eating enough during feedings;
  • As many as 86% of survey respondents agreed time spent feeding their baby is an important bonding moment. In addition, nearly one in four moms (24%) said feeding was their favorite bonding moment during their daily routine; and
  • According to the survey, more than half of first-time moms (56%) ask feeding-related questions during their regular pediatrician appointments; with more than 1-in-4 (26%) doing so at every visit.

To help educate moms around breast feeding, and to offer helpful tips, Playtex has created an online resource at www.playtexbaby.com. “To help educate new moms and encourage further awareness of feeding challenges, Playtex, with our pediatric partners, has developed tips that will provide the solutions parents need to enjoy feeding moments with their baby,” noted Jon Jager, senior brand manager, Playex Infant Care.

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