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First responder Lou Ferrigno endorses StopsBleeding retail launch

BY Michael Johnsen

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — CoAg Medical on Thursday announced its StopsBleeding coagulant, endorsed by Lou Ferrigno, will be available at Walmart beginning in March 2016.
 
"StopsBleeding changes first aid bleeding situations forever," stated Amir Ahmed, CoAg Medical chief medical officer. "Now everyday people will generously apply StopsBleeding powder to their wound and apply pressure."
 
StopsBleeding is a sterile modified amylopectin, organic powder which effectively stops bleeding for topical and trauma use including major arterial wounds. Cuts, lacerations, gun-shot wounds and even arterial bleeding can be controlled with StopsBleeding, the company stated.  
 
"StopsBleeding is for every bleeding situation – from people on blood thinners to people with gunshot wounds," Ferrigno added. "Every person needs to have it available to them everywhere and at all times. First Responders need to add this product to their trauma kits."
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Fruth Pharmacy recognized for fighting meth production

BY Michael Johnsen

 
 
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Earlier this week Fruth Pharmacy was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for Social Responsible Actions to Combat Meth Labs in the State of West Virginia. 
 
“It is easy to think that one person cannot make a difference in the world today, but I still believe that individuals and companies can make a difference,” stated Lynne Fruth, Fruth Pharmacy president, in accepting the award. “I am proud that a small pharmacy chain like ours led the way to remove pseudoephedrine from all our stores.”
 
This year, West Virginia saw a reduction in meth labs.
 
About two years ago, Fruth Pharmacy partnered with Nexafed to provide cough and cold medications containing pseudoephedrine that have meth-making deterrent properties. If someone tries to use a Nexafed product to make meth – the product turns into an unusable gel.
 
“The response our company received was nothing short of amazing – our customers supported our decision and thanked us for taking such a bold step,” Fruth shared. “I heard from people all across the US after our decision was announced to stop carrying single ingredient pseudoephedrine products from our stores – what I learned from letters and e-mails was that meth affects all social and economic backgrounds. Many families were experiencing the nightmare of a loved one addicted to meth.”
 
In the next few weeks, Fruth will be speaking at a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C. hosted by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin. Manchin and Fruth will be sharing with other states how West Virginia was able to attack the meth problem with responsible business actions and how their states can do the same.
 
“I would like to thank the committee for this recognition and look forward to working with other companies to continue to make West Virginia a better and safer place to live,” Fruth said. 
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CRN adds 6 companies to roster

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced the addition of six new companies to CRN’s membership roster, including voting members Ganeden, Japan Bio Science Laboratory, Kappa BioScience, Natreon and Renew Life Formulas and associate member Perkins Coie. 
 
“We look forward to working with our newest members,” stated CRN president and CEO Steve Mister. “Our members and their support give us the ability to speak for the industry. As we expand our membership roles, we strengthen our voice, our political influence and our ability to garner consensus.”
 
Ganeden an ingredient supplier featuring probiotic research and product development. Japan Bio Science Laboratory is the largest producer of Nattokinase, an enzyme discovered in the traditional Japanese fermented soy, Natto. Norwegian-based Kappa Bioscience is a dedicated forerunner in advanced K2 MK-7 vitamin production. Natreon is a U.S.-based ingredient supplier with a research and development facility in India. And Renew Life’s mission supplies digestive wellness supplements including probiotics, fiber, digestive aids, enzymes and internal cleansing. 
 
Perkins Coie is a legal service provider with more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. 
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