NBTY recognized as one of the ‘Most Socially Responsible Compan[ies] of the Year’ by the Best in Biz Awards
RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — NBTY has been named a silver winner in the category “Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year” by the Best in Biz Awards, the company announced Thursday.
NBTY leverages multiple avenues to channel product, monetary and other contributions to ensure that the help it provides has a wide berth. NBTY takes a multifaceted approach to the contributions it makes over the course of a year, including but not limited to: support of disaster relief and recovery efforts, the work that it does to manufacture, label and distribute vitamins through Vitamin Angels, and the extensive work of NBTY Helping Hands, the company’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate, which in 2012 donated substantial funds to charitable organizations benefiting children, the hungry, the homeless, veterans and the disabled.
Best in Biz received more than 500 entries this year. Winners were determined by an independent panel of 50 judges from news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as Bloomberg, Businessweek, the Chicago Tribune, Computerworld, Crain’s New York Business, the Dallas Morning News, Fast Company, Financial Times, Fortune, Inc. magazine, Reuters, the San Francisco Chronicle and USA Today.
“I was impressed by the social conscience shown in several of the entries,” stated Kat Bryant, associate editor at the Phoenix Business Journal, who served on the Best in Biz Awards 2013 judging panel. “Not all big businesses are just out to make money these days; an increasing number are looking to make a difference — within their own ranks, in the communities they serve directly and even worldwide. It does my heart good.”
Maloof Ventures launches Never Hungover
LOS ANGELES — Maloof Ventures announced on Friday the launch of Never Hungover at GNC. Never Hungover is a dietary supplement that is comprised of a natural vitamin blend, antioxidants, amino acids, nutrients and minerals packaged as a 2-oz. serving.
The hangover shot is designed to take up to an hour before or while consuming alcohol, and experiences optimal results when taking one bottle per four drinks.
"My family and I believe that Never Hungover is an exceptional product that will benefit anyone who uses it, and we are very excited to launch this brand with such an influential health-and-wellness leader as GNC," stated Gavin Maloof, Maloof Ventures and Never Hungover co-owner.
Manufactured in America, Never Hungover retails for $3.99.
Harvard Heart Letter: Many consumers who supplement with aspirin don’t need to
BOSTON — Fewer than half of people who could benefit from the heart-health benefits of a daily low-dose aspirin take it, while many others take it when they shouldn’t, the January 2014 Harvard Heart Letter reported Friday.
If you don’t have heart disease, but do have high blood pressure, diabetes or other risk factors for heart disease, don’t automatically assume that taking aspirin every day is a good idea, the Letter noted. "A lot of people take aspirin who really shouldn’t," stated Christopher Cannon, a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. "Everyone assumes aspirin is harmless, but it isn’t."
For some, the downsides of aspirin — mainly gastrointestinal bleeding — outweigh its benefits. Taking aspirin with food may help. So can taking medications to treat heartburn, which help protect the stomach. These include simple antacids like Tums, acid blockers like famotidine (Pepcid) or proton-pump inhibitors, such as omeprazole (Prilosec OTC, Zegerid OTC).
A pill that combines aspirin and omeprazole may soon be available, the Letter suggested.