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P&G taps celebrity Chef LaLa and medical expert Jorge Rodriguez to offer education on frequent heartburn

BY Michael Johnsen

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble on Monday announced that celebrity chef and nutritionist Chef LaLa, and medical expert Jorge Rodriguez, will share health and nutrition tips to help families reduce the chances of heartburn as part of a brand initiative supporting Prilosec OTC. The bilingual education about how to help minimize frequent heartburn addresses a common health issue in U.S. Hispanic households, the company noted. 

“The Latino culture is filled with colorful, flavorful traditions and we want families to continue celebrating their heritage without worrying about the discomfort of frequent heartburn,” stated Chris Vuturo, spokesperson for Prilosec OTC.

Consumers can request free samples and get information at PrilosecOTCes.com.

“With so many fiestas throughout the holiday season, it is easy to enchilarte [over do the chile] which can exacerbate the symptoms of frequent heartburn,” Chef LaLa said. “Taking simple steps like reducing acidity and spices in foods and taking Prilosec OTC as directed can help stop the acid that causes heartburn before it starts.”

 

 

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Perrigo recalls APAP infant suspension liquid due to the possibility of missing dose markings on the dosing syringe

BY Michael Johnsen

ALLEGAN, Mich. —  Perrigo on Friday initiated a voluntary, nationwide product recall to the retail level of 18 batches of its acetaminophen infant suspension liquid, 160 mg/5 mL, sold in 2 oz. and 4 oz. bottles with syringes in a box because of the remote potential that a small number of packages might contain an oral dosing syringe without dose markings. 

“There are no issues or concerns with respect to the safety or efficacy of the product, only the potential that the oral dosing device in a relatively small number of packages could be unmarked," stated Joseph Papa, Perrigo president and CEO. "Out of an abundance of caution, we are taking this measure to maintain the highest possible product quality standards for our retail customers and consumers. While we cannot be certain that any of these unmarked dosing devices were released into our customers’ supply chains, taking this action is the right thing to do.”

The correct syringe should have a white or yellow plunger with specific dose markings for 1.25 mL, 2.5 mL, 3.75 mL, and 5 mL. If the product’s syringe has these dose markings, consumers can continue to use the product while following labeled use instructions, the private label manufacturer stated.

Using an oral syringe without dose markings can result in inaccurate dosing, especially in infants, Perrigo noted. 

 

 

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MusclePharm targets women with new sports nutrition line

BY Michael Johnsen

DENVER — MusclePharm on Monday announced the launch of FitMiss, a brand of sports nutrition supplements formulated specifically for women, at Walgreens in January. 

Launched in March 2013, FitMiss is a complete line of products scientifically developed with specific formulas to help active women achieve their health and fitness goals. The women’s-based protein provides a full day supply of essential nutrients with quality calories and delivers optimal levels of digestive enzymes, vitamins and minerals. The line’s leading product, FitMiss Delight, was nominated for the 2013 Bodybuilding.com "Women’s Supplement of the Year" award, the company noted. 

As a daily interactive resource for active women, FitMiss maintains social media connections on both facebook.com/FitMiss and Twitter @IAMFITMISS. Both social media outlets are led by Chady Dunmore, WBFF Bikini World Champion, Fitness Model, and mom, and provide women with easy to follow recipes, workouts and inspiration from professional personal trainers and fitness gurus.

 

 

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