Fairhaven Health partners with fertility expert for product line
BELLINGHAM, Wash. Fairhaven Health on Friday partnered with fertility expert and OB-GYN Amos Grunebaum around a product line — FertilAid — that helps couples conceive naturally. And once pregnant, Fairhaven Health offers products that provide the nutritional support women need to help ensure a healthy pregnancy and beyond.
FertilAid for Women is a fertility-enhancing supplement designed for trying-to-conceive women. The formula combines vitamins, minerals and antioxidants with an herbal fertility enhancing blend designed to restore female hormone balance, promote regular ovulation and support overall reproductive wellness.
FertilAid for Men is a formula designed to improve male fertility. Clinically shown in a recent study to improve the total number of motile sperm, FertilAid for Men provides a comprehensive formula to improve sperm parameters such as count, motility and morphology, Fairhaven stated. Suggested retail price for both products is $28.95.
“Our FertilAid supplements are very popular with couples who are just beginning their conception efforts,” Grunebaum stated. “These couples are simply looking to accelerate the time in which they are able to achieve pregnancy, and to do so in as healthy a manner as possible.”
According to Fairhaven, there are a number of factors that contribute to a difficulty to conceive. For example, as women have entered the working world in increasing numbers, the average age at which they begin trying to conceive is older. According to the American Fertility Association, the probability of having a baby decreases between 3% and 5% per year after the age of 30.
There’s also nutrition and lifestyle, Fairhaven noted, such as being overweight or obese. In addition, drinking alcohol, caffeine intake and smoking can negatively impact conception odds.
McNeil Consumer Healthcare addresses acetaminophen concerns on Tylenol.com
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. In the wake of the news around acetaminophen last week, McNeil Consumer Healthcare posted a public letter at www.tylenol.com to explain the news to Tylenol users.
“Recently, there have been reports about acetaminophen, the medicine in Tylenol, and the potential for liver damage if the medicine is misused or taken in overdose amounts,” the letter, signed by Edwin Kuffner, senior medical director, medical affairs at McNeil, opened. “As the makers of Tylenol, we share the FDA’s goal of helping to ensure that over-the-counter and prescription medicines are used safely and properly,” he said. “[But] Tylenol, when taken as directed, remains the safest pain reliever people can take.”
The letter goes on to explain that it’s inappropriate use of acetaminophen products, when patients consume more than the recommended dosage, that is linked to increased liver damage risk.
That message was replicated last week with full-page ads in USAToday, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, among other papers.
H.D. Smith appoints two new executives
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. A wholesaler that supplies OTC and prescription drugs to retail and other pharmacies has appointed two new executives.
H.D. Smith announced Thursday the appointment of Jeff Greer as VP sales and Robert Dynek Jr. as VP purchasing and trade relations, saying the appointments part of an effort to bolster its growth potential.
As VP sales, Greer will lead the company’s efforts to expand into new service areas, while Dynek will have primary responsibility for purchasing and managing inventory service levels across business segments.
“Moving Jeff and Bob into corporate headquarters will take full advantage of growth potential for the company,” chairman and CEO Dale Smith said. “Together, they bring more than 50 years of expertise in pharmacy distribution and will be influential in helping us realize our goal of becoming the preferred pharmaceutical wholesaler nationwide.”