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JD Nelson helps makes sure skin is ‘Safe4Hours’

BY Michael Johnsen

WESTERVILLE, Ohio JD Nelson featured its Safe4Hours antiseptic skin protectant at the ECRM Health Care conference in Miami with plans to roll out the new first aid SKU Nov. 1.

The point of differentiation for Safe4Hours is the delivery of an antiseptic that also serves as a skin protectant, allowing a minor cut, scrape or cracked skin to keep germs out while allowing moisture into the area — a factor that speeds the healing process.

The company is planning a $1.5 million advertising campaign through 2010 to support the launch of two SKUs — a 1 oz. tube applied as a topical ointment (SRP $7.99) and a 2 oz. bottle for broader skin coverage (SRP $14.16).

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Stiefel zaps acne segment with ‘leave-on’ treatment

BY Michael Johnsen

DULUTH, Ga. Stiefel Labs, a GlaxoSmithKline company, launched one of the first “leave-on” treatments for acne care, PanOxyl, as a line extension to the company’s acne-care bar and wash.

The formulation is not greasy as compared with spot treatments, and blends into the skin upon application. The new formulation delivers 10% Benzoyl Peroxide in a foam delivery.

In addition to consumer ad support, Stiefel will be fielding its 200-strong dedicated representatives to detail dermatologists.

Stiefel also introduced its Sensitive Sarna eczema itch relief kit, an all-in-one kit that includes a cleanse, itch relief and moisturizer.

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New directors elected to NACDS Foundation board

BY Drug Store News Team

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has elected three new directors to the board of the NACDS Foundation.

Jim VanLieshout, VP retail sales with Apotex; Alice Swearingen, VP channel development sales for GlaxoSmithKline; and Chris Dimos, president of pharmacy operations for Supervalu, will fill vacancies on the board, which consists of 22 members. 

“We are pleased to welcome the three new members to the NACDS Foundation board of directors,” said Edith Rosato, president of the NACDS Foundation.

“They will continue the strong representation on the board of chains and suppliers alike. We value their expertise, dedication and commitment to the industry, and we look forward to working together for the good of the public and the patients served by community pharmacy.”

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