Professional Therapy MuscleCare launches topical pain relievers
NEW YORK Professional Therapy MuscleCare on Monday announced the launch of a line of topical analgesics into the mass channels with distribution deals inked for Duane Reade, CVS.com and Amazon.com.
The initial launch include two topical analgesics — topical Professional Therapy MuscleCare extra-strength roll-on gel and Professional Therapy MuscleCare ointment — provide long-lasting, all-natural relief from pain, both acute and chronic muscle injury strains/spasm, and joint arthritis. The products contain camphor and menthol to relax tissue, increase the flow of healthy blood and nutrients in order to reset the muscle to its normal resting length and promote healing.
“The topical pain relief industry has long been lacking in safety and efficacy, and I have gone to great lengths and conducted a thorough clinical study to change that,” stated Chris Oswald, CEO of Professional Therapy MuscleCare.
The retail price is $19.99 for the roll-on gel and $25.99 for the ointment.
Merix unveils new over-the-counter genital herpes treatment
BARRINGTON, Ill. Merix Pharmaceutical unveiled its new Fast-Results! genital herpes treatment this month while attending the ECRM Cough, Cold and Allergy conference in Dallas.
The only OTC treatment for genital herpes, Fast-Results! answers an unmet need of people who suffer painful symptoms associated with genital herpes outbreaks. Designed to be used in conjunction with prescription medication, Fast-Results! also brings needed treatment to consumers who cannot afford prescription medication.
Fast-Results! genital herpes treatment is comprised of Merix’ patented technology Viracea, which contains an approved ingredient under the FDA OTC antiseptic/antimicrobial monograph, the company stated. At clinical trial, Viracea was shown to be effective in lesions caused by herpes.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16% of Americans currently suffer from genital herpes, which equates to approximately 37 million adults.
“We believe there is a very strong market need for this product,” stated Merix CEO Meryl Squires. Several major retailers have already committed to carrying Fast-Results! genital herpes treatment, Squires said. CVS will begin stocking in mid-May, soon thereafter followed by Rite Aid.
CHPA honors Stan Barshay with outstanding achievement award
AVENTURA, Fla. The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Friday honored recently retired Stan Barshay, former chairman Schering-Plough Consumer Healthcare, with its Ivan D. Combe Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievements that advance self-care and the public health through business or volunteer efforts.
The award was established in honor of Ivan D. Combe who was extremely active in CHPA activities and served on the Association’s board of directors from 1958 until his death in January 2000.