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Nexafed gains national distribution

BY Michael Johnsen

PALATINE, Ill. — Acura Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that Nexafed, its next generation pseudoephedrine with abuse-deterrent technology, will now be stocked by Rite Aid.

Nexafed is a 30 mg immediate-release pseudoephedrine product that combines nasal-congestion relief with a unique technology that disrupts the conversion of pseudoephedrine into methamphetamine.

In September, the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse published a study that validates the ability of Nexafed to uniquely disrupt the extraction and conversion of pseudoephedrine into methamphetamine. The study also confirmed that Nexafed delivers the same efficacy compared to other similar PSE products. 

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Metamucil and Tony Danza to promote “Do More Than You Think” contest

BY Michael Johnsen

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble on Tuesday announced it partnered with long-time Metamucil user and iconic television, stage and screen actor Tony Danza to help promote a recent contest co-sponsored by "The Dr. Oz Show" and the Metamucil brand. 

On Oct. 4, 2013, “The Dr. Oz Show” announced the “Do More Than You Think” contest in which Metamucil is giving consumers the chance to nominate their favorite health-and-wellness charity to receive a $100,000 donation. The consumer whose entry wins will also receive a trip to New York City to attend a taping of “The Dr. Oz Show.”

“Metamucil is a huge part of my health regimen and has been for more than 20 years,” Danza said. “I’m thrilled to work with Metamucil and give people everywhere the opportunity to recognize all that their local charities do in helping better the health and wellness of the community.”

To learn more about Metamucil and to enter the Do More Than You Think contest, visit DoMoreThanYouThink.com. Consumers can visit the site and submit a brief entry detailing why their health and wellness charity deserves the donation. The entry period ends Dec. 16.

 

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CAW Industries celebrates 40 years of Willard Water

BY Michael Johnsen

RAPID CITY, S.D. — CAW Industries on Monday announced the 40-year anniversary of its Willard Water product. 

Founder of the company John Willard, Sr., was a professor of chemistry at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and former chemistry instructor at the Virginia Military Institute who had worked on the United States’ atomic and plutonium bomb development teams during, and immediately after, World War II. Willard invented his Willard Water in 1964 while seeking to develop a high-density trace mineral water derived from fossilized organics in lignite.  

"Forty years in business is a very significant milestone, and we’re incredibly proud to be here," stated John Willard III, CEO of CAW Industries. "I can say with complete confidence that my grandfather had no idea his ‘serendipitous’ discovery that day in the lab would lead our family down this path and create a successful business that would still be going strong after 40 years. It truly is a remarkable accomplishment, and we’re incredibly grateful to the many partners, friends and customers whose strong support and loyalty have driven our success over the last 40 years."

CAW Industries recently launched a new PlantCatalyst product that will help anchor growth in the coming years, Willard said. "Despite the fact that we’ve been in business for 40 years, we still feel like we have a long way to go and that many exciting growth opportunities remain,"  Willard continued.  "The last five years have been the strongest period of growth in our company’s history, and there are still many more ways in which my grandfather’s invention can be used that have yet to be fully explored."

CBS’ "60 Minutes" news program last year featured a segment on CAW Industries’ Willard Water product. 

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