Thermionics gets all wrapped up
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. The Thermionics Corp. continued to showcase its line of premium dual hot/cold wraps —ThermiPaq and ThermiBeads — featuring a clay-based technology that delivers either the hot or cold therapy more evenly over the treatment area. The wraps don’t saddle-bag, where gravity pulls the interior of a heat wrap toward one end or another, and are re-usable.
According to demographics provided by consumers filing the product’s warranty card, product use skews female (56%) between the ages of 35 and 69 (62%). Approximately one-third of users buy the product to help relieve neck and shoulder pain, 28% for back pain and 10% for knee pain.
Stiefel zaps acne segment with ‘leave-on’ treatment
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.
New directors elected to NACDS Foundation board
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.”