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Easy-to-use children’s medication delivery device featured in Parents magazine

BY Michael Johnsen

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Parents in its October issue will feature the True Easy Syringe from Health Enterprises as the simple way “to give your child the correct dose of liquid medicine.”

The patented True Easy Syringe was designed by a mother of three children to make it easy to give accurate doses of medicine. The new product features a patented two-step color coded dosing system and oversized grip for ease of use.

“It is a great honor to have Parents, the leading resource for parents across the USA, recognize the True Easy Syringe for making it simple to give the correct dose of liquid medicine," stated Brendan Leonard, Health Enterprises president. "As parents understand, having a sick child is hard enough, giving medicine should not be."

The True Easy Syringe has national distribution through retailers including CVS, Meijer, Publix and Walgreens. 


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Oscillococcinum awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval

BY Michael Johnsen

NEWTON SQUARE, Pa. — PTPA Media, a volunteer parenting testing community, recently recognized Boiron’s Oscillococcinum for helping families nip flu-like symptoms. Oscillococcinum was awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval from the group. 

“At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative products that families can trust,” stated Sharon Vinderine, CEO of PTPA Media. 

“When consumers search for our Seal of Approval on product packaging and websites, they are essentially searching for validation from their peers," she said. "Their peers will have objectively tested and approved these products based on their performance in a real life environment. That type of resource for families is priceless.”


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Oxytrol for Women becomes first OAB remedy now available OTC

BY Michael Johnsen

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. — Merck Consumer Care on Wednesday announced that Oxytrol for Women is now on shelf for the more than 20 million women suffering from overactive bladder. Oxytrol for Women is a thin, flexible patch that is discreetly applied to the abdomen, hip or buttock once every four days for the relief of overactive bladder in women. It is the first and only over-the-counter option that treats the OAB symptoms — urinary incontinence, urgency and frequency — which can take a physical and emotional toll on women.

"It’s important for women to have access to a prescription-strength OTC option like Oxytrol for Women because it offers them a convenient and cost-effective way to help manage their condition," stated Eman Elkadry, spokesperson for Merck Consumer Care. "Women who suffer from OAB wait on average more than three years before seeking care."

With an OTC option in hand and a lifestyle modification plan, female OAB sufferers can gain better control over OAB symptoms. By applying one patch every four days as directed, Oxytrol for Women can provide women OAB symptom relief within two weeks when combined with daily lifestyle changes. These modifications include following a daily bathroom schedule, managing fluid intake and strengthening bladder muscles. Maintaining a healthy weight can also help, as excess weight can increase the pressure on the bladder and make OAB worse. The Oxytrol for Women patch can be worn during everyday activities, including showering or exercising.

“Merck is proud to bring a first-in-class, over-the-counter OAB product for women to shelves nationwide,” commented James Mackey, SVP and U.S. Region head for Merck Consumer Care. “Leveraging our prescription-to-OTC switch experience to deliver greater access and value is another example of how Merck is committed to enhancing the quality of life for women.”


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