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Young Living Essential Oils debuts first OTC line

BY Gina Acosta

LEHI, Utah — Young Living Essential Oils has introduced its first over-the-counter remedies, and unveiled 15 new or rebranded products.

"We are thrilled to add two plant-based OTC products to our current offering of nearly 500 Young Living essential oils and oil-infused products," said Jared Turner, Young Living COO. "These additions enable us to enter into the marketplace in a way we never have before, and we are excited to offer products that provide natural relief to common ailments."

The OTC products include:

  • Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream provides cooling relief from minor muscle and joint aches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains.
  • Thieves Cough Drops offer soothing relief for sore throats and coughs, while cooling nasal passages.

"Developing OTC products for our members is a milestone for Young Living," said Young Living VP Michael Buch. "These products meet OTC standards, and like all our products, they adhere to Young Living's strict Seed to Seal commitment to quality and purity."

In addition to the OTC products, Young Living unveiled 15 additional new or rebranded products. Along with its expansive collection of single and blended essential oils, Young Living also added oil-infused products.

Nutritional Supplements
• NingXia Zyng Rebrand Unveiled
• Slique CitraSlim
• Slique Shake
• PowerGize
• AgilEase
• Gary's True Grit Wolfberry Crisp Bar, Chocolate Coated
• Gary's True Grit Einkorn Granola
• Gary's True Grit Einkorn Rotini Pasta

Essential Oils
• Dalmatia Oil Collection: Dalmatia Sage, Dalmatia Juniper, and Dalmatia Bay Laurel
• Live Your Passion convention blend
• Select 30 Essential Oil Collection

Home Products
• Thieves Automatic Dishwasher Powder

Animal Scents
• Animal Scents Dental Pet Chews

Accessories
• Core Vitality Case
• Essential Bottle Organizer

 

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Aubío Cold Sore Treatment launches at Target

BY Gina Acosta

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Florida-based Aubío Life Sciences, a new skin care company co-founded by U.S. businessman John Paul DeJoria, announced Monday that its flagship products Aubío Cold Sore Treatment Gel and Aubío Hydrating Lip Therapy are now available nationwide at Target stores and on target.com.

DeJoria, the major investor behind Aubío, is world renowned for his part in developing the extraordinarily successful plant-based products of Paul Mitchell and Patron Tequila. 

"I've developed this company to make a tremendous difference in people's lives and spending millions on research, development, tests and clinical studies, and I knew personally that what we're seeing is unbelievable results with the science behind Aubío," DeJoria said.

Aubío for Cold Sore Treatment Gel highlights include:

  • Proprietary advanced superbotanicals is a proprietary plant complex that facilitates delivery of key ingredients into the skin, in turn delivering ultra-effective relief of cold sore/fever blister symptoms
  • Developed at major academic research center in the U.S.
  • Natural proprietary core technology, plant-based formula
  • Skin lipids to restore compromised lips
  • Dermatologist developed
  • Has undergone multiple safety and efficacy (performance) studies

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WellCare of Georgia increases OTC, vision Medicaid benefits to boost preventative care

BY Michael Johnsen

ATLANTA – WellCare of Georgia, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, enhanced its Medicaid benefits Thursday by adding new incentives to its healthy rewards program and increasing its over-the-counter and vision program benefits.

The healthy rewards program incentivizes Georgia Medicaid members to complete specific preventive health, wellness and engagement milestones. The achievement of a healthy behavior earns the member a debit card with an amount up to $50, depending upon the type of healthy behavior completed. New to the program this year, members who meet their prescribed prenatal and postpartum visits will receive a $50 debit card plus their choice of a stroller, portable playpen or six packs of diapers.

"Preventive care is crucial to achieving and maintaining health," stated John Alexander Johnson, senior medical director for WellCare of Georgia. "We are committed to continually improving the care and services we provide to our members to help them stay healthy. The earlier we seek preventive care the better, which is why we work very hard to ensure expectant mothers get the care they need for their babies," he said. "Babies born to mothers who lack prenatal care have three times the chance of being born with low-birth weight. Our goal is for mothers to have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies."

WellCare of Georgia Medicaid members will also receive a 20% increase in their credit toward OTC supplies. Each Medicaid member will receive a $12 monthly allowance against an asssortment of more than 200 items, including vitamins, toothbrushes and cold remedies.

And the increased vision benefit includes a $50 credit towards eyeglasses, with additional frame options beyond what is covered by traditional Medicaid. An annual eye exam and eye care supplies, including OTC reading glasses, eyewashes and eye drops are also available at no cost to these members.

"Our enhanced benefits are designed to positively impact the health of our Georgia Medicaid members and ultimately can help to reduce the long-term costs of health care," said Roman Kulich, WellCare's region president, Georgia and South Carolina.

As of March 31, 2016, WellCare serves approximately 583,000 Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids plan members, 37,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 24,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members in Georgia.

 

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