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Reports: Fruth hands out free vitamins to elementary school students in low-income area

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK — Fruth Pharmacy is handing out free vitamins to elementary school students in a West Virginia county, according to published reports.

The Huntington, W.Va., Herald-Dispatch reported that Fruth president Lynne Fruth announced a plan to offer free vitamins to every elementary school student in Cabell County, W.Va., for the next 12 months.

The program was launched last year in conjunction with Mason Vitamins, serving about 2,000 students in economically depressed areas where Fruth operates, in Ohio and West Virginia, according to the newspaper.

 

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Pharmagen launches Warfarin-friendly multivitamin

BY Michael Johnsen

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Pharmagen on Thursday announced the launch of Clotamin, a unique multivitamin formulated without vitamin K in order to meet the special nutritional needs of people taking blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants), such as Warfarin. 

Because it does not contain vitamin K, Clotamin can be taken with Warfarin without affecting international normalized ratio levels. 

Warfarin is the most prescribed blood thinning medication in North America — the therapy helps to reduce the formation of blood clots, which is important in the prevention of heart attacks, strokes, and blockage of major veins and arteries.


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Easy-to-use children’s medication delivery device featured in Parents magazine

BY Michael Johnsen

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Parents in its October issue will feature the True Easy Syringe from Health Enterprises as the simple way “to give your child the correct dose of liquid medicine.”

The patented True Easy Syringe was designed by a mother of three children to make it easy to give accurate doses of medicine. The new product features a patented two-step color coded dosing system and oversized grip for ease of use.

“It is a great honor to have Parents, the leading resource for parents across the USA, recognize the True Easy Syringe for making it simple to give the correct dose of liquid medicine," stated Brendan Leonard, Health Enterprises president. "As parents understand, having a sick child is hard enough, giving medicine should not be."

The True Easy Syringe has national distribution through retailers including CVS, Meijer, Publix and Walgreens. 


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