BOIRON USA http://www.boironusa.com World Leader in Homeopathic Medicines Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:23:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Children’s Chestal® Cold & Cough http://www.boironusa.com/products/childrens-chestal-cold-cough/ http://www.boironusa.com/products/childrens-chestal-cold-cough/#comments Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:57:04 +0000 http://www.boironusa.com/?post_type=products&p=3852 Cold & Cough Uses:* Temporarily relieves symptoms of the common cold such as nasal and chest congestion, fitful cough, sneezing, minor sore throat, and runny or stuffy nose Directions: Children 3 to 12 years of age: Take 5 mL¥ every 2 hours Not recommended for children under 3 years of age. ¥Dosage cup included. 5 mL […]

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Cold & Cough

Children's Chestal Cold & Cough
Uses:*
  • Temporarily relieves symptoms of the common cold such as nasal and chest congestion, fitful cough, sneezing, minor sore throat, and runny or stuffy nose
Directions:
  • Children 3 to 12 years of age: Take 5 mL¥ every 2 hours
  • Not recommended for children under 3 years of age.

¥Dosage cup included. 5 mL = 1 tsp. 

Active Ingredients:**
  • Dulcamara 5C HPUS - Relieves colds and cough worsened by exposure to damp cold
  • Ferrum phosphoricum 9C HPUS - Relieves colds with gradual onset, minor sore throat, and dry, fitful cough
  • Hydrastis canadensis 9C HPUS - Relieves colds and cough associated with runny nose
  • Kali bichromicum 9C HPUS - Relieves nasal discharge
  • Nux vomica 6C HPUS - Relieves sneezing attacks

The letters HPUS indicate that this ingredient is officially included in the Homeopathic Pharmacopœia of the United States.

Inactive Ingredients:
  • Citric acid
  • Purified water
  • Sodium benzoate
  • Sucrose
Warnings:
  • Ask a doctor before use if your child has cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus) or thick, greenish phlehm, or if he/she experiences shortness of breath; persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with asthma.
  • Stop use and ask a doctor if cough lasts for more than 7 days, comes back, or is accompanied by fever, rash or a persistent hedache, or if sore throat persists for more than 2 days or occurs with a fever, headache, rash, nausea or vomiting. These could be signs of a serious condition.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
Storage & Safety:
  • Do not use if glued carton end flaps are open or if the seal at base of cap is broken or missing.
  • Contains 4.3 g of sugar per 5 mL
  • Contains 0.001% alcohol
  • Store at 68-77°F (20-25°C)
Product Sizes & Types:

Children’s Chestal Cold & Cough is available in a 6.7 fl oz bottle.

Locate a Store:

Available exclusively at Whole Foods Market.

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Chestal® Cold & Cough http://www.boironusa.com/products/chestal-cold-cough/ http://www.boironusa.com/products/chestal-cold-cough/#comments Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:52:46 +0000 http://www.boironusa.com/?post_type=products&p=3850 Cold & Cough Uses:* Temporarily relieves symptoms of the common cold such as nasal and chest congestion, fitful cough, sneezing, minor sore throat, and runny or stuffy nose Directions: Adults and children 12 years of age and older: Take 10 mL¥ every 2 hours Children 3 to 12 years of age: Take 5 mL¥ every 2 hours […]

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Cold & Cough Chestal Cold & Cough
Uses:*
  • Temporarily relieves symptoms of the common cold such as nasal and chest congestion, fitful cough, sneezing, minor sore throat, and runny or stuffy nose
Directions:
  • Adults and children 12 years of age and older: Take 10 mL¥ every 2 hours
  • Children 3 to 12 years of age: Take 5 mL¥ every 2 hours
  • Not recommended for children under 3 years of age.
¥Dosage cup included. 5 mL = 1 tsp. 
Active Ingredients:**
  • Dulcamara 5C HPUS - Relieves colds and cough worsened by exposure to damp cold
  • Ferrum phosphoricum 9C HPUS - Relieves colds with gradual onset, minor sore throat, and dry, fitful cough
  • Hydrastis canadensis 9C HPUS - Relieves colds and cough associated with runny nose
  • Kali bichromicum 9C HPUS - Relieves nasal discharge
  • Nux vomica 6C HPUS - Relieves sneezing attacks

The letters HPUS indicate that this ingredient is officially included in the Homeopathic Pharmacopœia of the United States.

Inactive Ingredients:
  • Citric acid
  • Purified water
  • Sodium benzoate
  • Sucrose
Warnings:
  • Ask a doctor before use if you have cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus) or thick, greenish phlegm, or if you experience shortness of breath; or cough that lasts or is chronic such as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis or emphysema.
  • Stop use and ask a doctor if cough lasts for more than 7 days, comes back, or is accompanied by fever, rash or a persistent headache, or if sore throat persists for more than 2 days or occurs with a fever, headache, rash, nausea or vomiting. These could be signs of a serious condition.
  • If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
Storage & Safety:
  • Do not use if glued carton end flaps are open or if the seal at base of cap is broken or missing.
  • Contains 4.3 g of sugar per 5 mL
  • Contains 0.001% alcohol
  • Store at 68-77°F (20-25°C)
Product Sizes & Types:
Chestal Cold & Cough is available in a 6.7 fl oz bottle.
Locate a Store:
Available exclusively at Whole Foods Market.

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Oscillococcinum Earns Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval http://www.boironusa.com/news/oscillococcinum-earns-parent-tested-parent-approved-seal-approval/ http://www.boironusa.com/news/oscillococcinum-earns-parent-tested-parent-approved-seal-approval/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:27:40 +0000 http://www.boironusa.com/?post_type=news&p=3742 Newtown Square, Pa., Aug. 2013—PTPA Media, North America’s largest volunteer parenting testing community, recently recognized Oscillococcinum’s value in helping families nip flu-like symptoms that can rapidly spread throughout the household in the bud. Oscillococcinum, made by homeopathic world leader Boiron, was awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval. This seal helps families […]

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Newtown Square, Pa., Aug. 2013—PTPA Media, North America’s largest volunteer parenting testing community, recently recognized Oscillococcinum’s value in helping families nip flu-like symptoms that can rapidly spread throughout the household in the bud. Oscillococcinum, made by homeopathic world leader Boiron, was awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval. This seal helps families find brands that enhance and simplify their lives.

To be awarded the PTPA seal, products must be evaluated by independent parent volunteers. One parent evaluator for Oscillococcinum noted, “No one likes getting sick, but when you’ve got little ones to care for, it’s even more important to take care of yourself. Thank goodness it’s easy to take Oscillo at the first sign of symptoms and reduce the severity and duration so I can get back to my family!”

For more than 75 years, this French favorite, supported by clinical studies, has offered those suffering from fatigue, headache, fever, chills, body aches and pain a choice to traditional medications. Now U.S. moms are discovering it is one of the few over-the-counter drugs readily available on store shelves labeled for children as young as 2 years of age. Parents like that it works naturally without causing drowsiness, and it does not interact with other medications, herbs, vitamins, etc. Additionally, Oscillococcinum’s quick-dissolving pellets taste sweet and require no water, making it easier to give to children.

“At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative products that families can trust,” says Sharon Vinderine, CEO and founder of PTPA Media Inc., which has more than 60,000 parent evaluators. “When consumers search for our Seal of Approval on product packaging and websites, they are essentially searching for validation from their peers. Their peers will have objectively tested and approved these products based on their performance in a real life environment. That type of resource for families is priceless.”

A list of PTPA Summer’s End 2013 winners can be viewed here: http://www.ptpamedia.com/product-listing?cmp=103.

Oscillo is widely available in drug stores, supermarkets, health food stores, and mass merchandisers in the cough, cold and flu section. Suggested retail price is .99 for the popular 6-dose box and .99 for the new 30-dose family value pack. Consumers can visit Oscillo.com for a coupon or to find the nearest retail store that carries Oscillococcinum.

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About PTPA: PTPA Media provides an objective framework for appraising and promoting new products designed to enrich family living. The company’s mission is to marry innovative companies with discerning consumers, to improve consumer access to quality products and services for their families and homes.


About Boiron: Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines, is a $852 million public company with 3,700 employees and distribution in 59 countries. It is best known for Oscillococcinum®, a top-selling flu medicine, and its Arnicare® line of pain relievers. For more than 80 years, Boiron has been committed to funding scientific research and educating the public and healthcare professionals on homeopathic medicines. As a pharmaceutical company, Boiron maintains the highest standards in manufacturing, complying with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States and drug Good Manufacturing Practices.

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Sen. Tom Harkin Honored for Safeguarding Americans’ Right to Choose Complementary Health Care http://www.boironusa.com/news/tom-harkin/ http://www.boironusa.com/news/tom-harkin/#comments Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:27:35 +0000 http://www.boironusa.com/?post_type=news&p=3484 AAHP member J.P. Borneman, PhD and president Mark Land honor Senator Tom Harkin with a Legislative Excellence Award for safeguarding Americans’ right to choose complementary health care. MILWAUKIE, Ore., March 27, 2013—Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) was honored recently by the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) with an award of appreciation for introducing and supporting […]

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Sen. Tom Harkin Honored for Safeguarding Americans’ Right to Choose Complementary Health CareAAHP member J.P. Borneman, PhD and president Mark Land honor Senator Tom Harkin with a Legislative Excellence Award for safeguarding Americans’ right to choose complementary health care.

MILWAUKIE, Ore., March 27, 2013—Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) was honored recently by the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) with an award of appreciation for introducing and supporting legislation that safeguards Americans’ right to choose complementary health care. Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Senator Harkin is a longtime supporter of patient access to homeopathic medicines.

Mark Land, president of AAHP, said, “We value the Senator’s passion for improving people’s health and holding down health care costs through healthier living. The AAHP and its members deeply appreciate the Senator’s support of homeopathic medicines as a health care choice.”

Homeopathic medicines provide relatively low-cost, non-prescription options for self-treatable conditions in the marketplace. They have an extraordinary record of safety for any class of drugs, which encourages a proactive health approach at the first sign of symptom. More than 200 years of successful medical use throughout the world has provided a strong basis of proof for the safety and usefulness of homeopathic medicines, resulting in this therapy being a growing choice among patients and health care professionals alike.

In a March 4th letter congratulating the members of AAHP on their 90th anniversary, Senator Harkin recognized the importance of AAHP’s mission “to promote responsible industry practices for regulatory compliance, strengthen ingredient product quality, and ensure truthful and compliant product labeling and consumer safety through education outreach.”

“Throughout my career in Congress, I have been pleased to work closely with AAHP representatives to ensure that my constituents and all Americans continue to enjoy access to a wide range of personalized homeopathic medicines,” wrote Senator Harkin.

Senator Harkin received the plaque from AAHP, the first of its kind presented by the not-for-profit organization, during his visit to the Natural Products Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center in Calif. on March 8.


About Boiron: Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines, is a $852 million public company with 3,700 employees and distribution in 59 countries. It is best known for Oscillococcinum®, a top-selling flu medicine, and its Arnicare® line of pain relievers. For more than 80 years, Boiron has been committed to funding scientific research and educating the public and healthcare professionals on homeopathic medicines. As a pharmaceutical company, Boiron maintains the highest standards in manufacturing, complying with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States and drug Good Manufacturing Practices.

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Boiron USA Partners with Whole Planet Foundation to Help Fight World Poverty http://www.boironusa.com/news/whole-planet-foundation/ http://www.boironusa.com/news/whole-planet-foundation/#comments Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:08:28 +0000 http://www.boironusa.com/?post_type=news&p=3217 World leader in homeopathic medicines supports microfinance projects in developing world NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (October 15, 2012) – Boiron USA is donating proceeds from the sales of select cough, cold and flu products at Whole Foods Market stores during the month of October to nonprofit Whole Planet Foundation to help alleviate poverty worldwide. The company’s […]

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World leader in homeopathic medicines supports microfinance projects in developing world

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (October 15, 2012) – Boiron USA is donating proceeds from the sales of select cough, cold and flu products at Whole Foods Market stores during the month of October to nonprofit Whole Planet Foundation to help alleviate poverty worldwide. The company’s contribution will help fund the Foundation’s mission to provide poor entrepreneurs in developing countries with a chance to lift themselves out of poverty through microcredit.

“We are pleased to assist Whole Planet Foundation in raising much-needed awareness about global poverty,” said Janick Boudazin, CEO of Boiron USA. “At Boiron, we are committed to quality, ethical sourcing, and environmental stewardship and support those organizations like Whole Planet that share our core values and mission.”

In 2005, natural and organic retailer Whole Foods Market established Whole Planet Foundation as an expansion of its mission to be an active participant in the global community. The nonprofit provides grants to microfinance institutions in poor communities where the grocer sources products.

“Kudos to Boiron USA for making it easy for shoppers to make a real and lasting difference for the working poor around the world,” said Philip Sansone, president and executive director of Whole Planet Foundation. “We’re so inspired by their drive to give back and thankful for their support.”

To date, the Foundation has authorized .1 million and funded more than million in microfinance programs in 53 countries, positively impacting more than 1.3 million people worldwide.

To donate to Whole Planet Foundation, learn more about the nonprofit, or for stories from microcredit loan recipients, visit: www.wholeplanetfoundation.org or read the Whole Story blog at: http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com.

 


About Boiron: Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines, is a $852 million public company with 3,700 employees and distribution in 59 countries. It is best known for Oscillococcinum®, a top-selling flu medicine, and its Arnicare® line of pain relievers. For more than 80 years, Boiron has been committed to funding scientific research and educating the public and healthcare professionals on homeopathic medicines. As a pharmaceutical company, Boiron maintains the highest standards in manufacturing, complying with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States and drug Good Manufacturing Practices.

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Societal Shift in How We Take Medicine Seen in Large-Scale Study http://www.boironusa.com/news/societal-shift/ http://www.boironusa.com/news/societal-shift/#comments Fri, 13 Apr 2012 20:23:50 +0000 http://b2.boironusa.com/?post_type=news&p=2189 Newtown Square, Pa., Winter 2012—Seventy-nine percent of U.S. women are attempting to limit their overall usage of traditional over-the-counter (OTC) medications. While they believe in the efficacy of OTCs, they feel these products aren’t “good” for them, especially when used frequently. Coming off the heels of numerous product recalls, a sizable number of women cite […]

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Newtown Square, Pa., Winter 2012—Seventy-nine percent of U.S. women are attempting to limit their overall usage of traditional over-the-counter (OTC) medications. While they believe in the efficacy of OTCs, they feel these products aren’t “good” for them, especially when used frequently. Coming off the heels of numerous product recalls, a sizable number of women cite purity and lack of chemical and irritants (64 percent) to be important factors when choosing OTC products.

These are some of the key findings unearthed in a new study conducted by The Hartman Group on behalf of Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines. More than 2,000 women ages 25–70 who are the primary shopper for their household participated in the online study administered earlier this year as a benchmark to 2010’s similar study of 1,400 women.

Cough, cold and flu medications had the highest dissatisfaction rate (54 percent) over categories for sleep and stress aids, external pain relievers, internal pain relievers, first aids for cuts, scrapes and burns, and teething medications. The range of dislikes about current brands of traditional OTC drugs included products not always working well, side effects or interactions with other medications, ingredients that are artificial/chemical, and bad taste.

Homeopathic medicines offer cough, cold and flu sufferers, especially moms, a choice to traditional medications, as well as the benefits and features that they strongly desire. This genre of medicine has an extraordinary record of safety for any class of drug. The medicines work naturally, they do not cause side effects such as drowsiness, and they do not interact with other medications, herbs, vitamins, etc. Boiron’s Oscillococcinum® for flu-like symptoms and Chestal® cough syrup are also safely labeled for children as young as 2 years of age.

The study also found that a growing number of women who use OTC medicines do so in an effort to prevent illness (21 percent, up from last year’s 15 percent) or treat symptoms at the first sign (37 percent). That’s a combined 58 percent, as opposed to 42 percent who wait to take medication only after full-blown symptoms develop.

While homeopathic medicines do not prevent illnesses, generally they are best taken at the first sign of symptoms to rebalance the body rather than mask symptoms. Their safety features allow people to easily begin treatment early on.

Oscillococcinum, for example, nips flu-like symptoms in the bud. Clinical studies show it helps reduce both the severity and duration of flu-like symptoms.1-4 When patients took Oscillo® within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms, nearly 63 percent showed “clear improvement” or “complete resolution” within 48 hours, according to the latest study published in a British scientific journal.1 These results confirm results from previous studies.

Last, a primary advantage of homeopathic medicines is ease of child compliance—a top problem listed by moms according to another Boiron study. Oscillococcinum’s melt-away pellets taste sweet and require no water. Likewise, Chestal cough syrup uses a sweet-tasting natural honey base.

Paralleling the growth in demand seen in the study for safe and natural medicines, Oscillococcinum and Chestal are now conveniently found in CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens. Boiron’s full line for many everyday conditions can be found in health food stores and independent pharmacies nationwide. To locate the nearest store that carries these medicines, visit www.BoironUSA.com, call the Boiron Information Center at 1-800-BOIRON-1 (800-264-7661) or e-mail info@boiron.com.

References

  1. Papp R., et al. “Oscillococcinum® in patients with influenza-like syndromes: a placebo-controlled double blind evaluation.” British Homeopathy Journal April 1998, Vol 87, 69–76.
  2. Ferley JP., et al. “A controlled evaluation of a homeopathic preparation in the treatment of influenza-like syndromes.” British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 1989, 27: 328–335.
  3. Centre de Recherche et de Documentation Technique,University of Marseilles,France, March 1985.
  4. Centre de Recherche et de Documentation Technique,University of Marseilles,France, April 1983.

About The Hartman Group: The Hartman Group, the predominant consumer consultancy, located in Bellevue, Washington, blends leading-edge customized primary qualitative, quantitative and trends research with a unique brand of analysis to understand the subtle complexities into how consumers live, shop and use brands, products and services. For more than 20 years, Hartman Group has been listening loudly to the underlying motivations and behaviors to deliver the most comprehensive insights that inform and inspire innovation, strategy and, most of all, move the needle for clients. For more: www.hartman-group.com.


About Boiron: Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines, is a $852 million public company with 3,700 employees and distribution in 59 countries. It is best known for Oscillococcinum®, a top-selling flu medicine, and its Arnicare® line of pain relievers. For more than 80 years, Boiron has been committed to funding scientific research and educating the public and healthcare professionals on homeopathic medicines. As a pharmaceutical company, Boiron maintains the highest standards in manufacturing, complying with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States and drug Good Manufacturing Practices.

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Women Hesitant to Treat Everyday Aches Until “Bad Enough” http://www.boironusa.com/news/natural-muscle-pain-reliever/ http://www.boironusa.com/news/natural-muscle-pain-reliever/#comments Fri, 13 Apr 2012 20:20:22 +0000 http://b2.boironusa.com/?post_type=news&p=2187 Safe, Natural Muscle Pain Reliever Now Widely Available Newtown Square, Pa., Spring 2012—According to a recent research study,when it comes to muscle pain, most women suffer from low-grade aches and pains and are affected every day from common activities such as housework and yard work or from sitting at a computer too long.1 Despite having […]

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Safe, Natural Muscle Pain Reliever Now Widely Available

Newtown Square, Pa., Spring 2012—According to a recent research study,when it comes to muscle pain, most women suffer from low-grade aches and pains and are affected every day from common activities such as housework and yard work or from sitting at a computer too long.1 Despite having their mild pain cause them feelings of stress, frustration, depression, sluggishness and loss of control, these women hesitate to use pain relievers until the pain is “bad enough.” They don’t feel it’s healthy to take too many pain relievers.

Boiron’s Arnicare® Gel is fulfilling a niche for a safe, natural and reliable choice in the external pain category. As a homeopathic medicine, Arnicare works differently. Instead of masking problems, it works naturally with the body to relieve muscle pain, stiffness and swelling from injuries so sufferers can feel better faster naturally.

Research shows that pain affects women’s quality of life. Physically, they reported pain made them feel tired, low on energy, sluggish, run down and out of sync, making it more difficult to accomplish the many tasks they are required to complete on a daily basis. Emotionally, this slowdown leads to feelings of stress, frustration, depression, impatience, and being out of control and overwhelmed.1

Rather than waiting to treat the pain and putting their life on hold, women should treat pain at the first sign of symptoms before it gets in their way. Made from a natural active ingredient (Arnica montana, which is Latin for the Mountain daisy), Arnicare Gel is safe to use at the first sign of muscle pain.

This ties into a key trend unearthed by research concerning women’s shift in taking more preventative action and action at the first sign of a symptom, rather than waiting to treat a full-blown problem.2

Arnicare Gel is unscented, non-greasy and quickly absorbed by the skin, making it convenient and easy to use anywhere on the body. It’s also paraben-free. Therefore, there’s no reason for consumers to wait before using Arnicare Gel.

Additionally and uniquely, it provides the extra benefit of addressing bruises. Twenty-eight percent of women bruise easily, and eight percent of women would purchase a topical for bruising.

From the maker of Oscillococcinum® flu medicine, Boiron’s Arnicare line has grown into the number one homeopathic Arnica pain relief brand.2 It is the fastest-growing homeopathic topical pain relief brand in natural product stores3 and highly recommended by those who have tried it. Research show 72 percent of Arnicare awareness is driven by strong word-of mouth—50 percent of brand recommendations come from family and friends.

This non-prescription family medicine is now conveniently found at CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens, as well as health food stores nationwide. Average retail price for a 2.6 oz tube is .99. Women can visit Arnicare.com for a coupon or to find the nearest store that carries Arnicare Gel.

References:

  1. Boiron independent research—on file.
  2. “Identifying the Opportunities for Health and Wellness within the OTC Category,” conducted by The Hartman Group on behalf of Boiron, Jan. 2011, surveyed 2,055 women across the country ages 25–70 who are the primary shoppers for their household.
  3. SPINSscan Conventional (Powered by Nielsen Scantrack™); SPINSscan Natural Channel.

About Boiron: Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines, is a $852 million public company with 3,700 employees and distribution in 59 countries. It is best known for Oscillococcinum®, a top-selling flu medicine, and its Arnicare® line of pain relievers. For more than 80 years, Boiron has been committed to funding scientific research and educating the public and healthcare professionals on homeopathic medicines. As a pharmaceutical company, Boiron maintains the highest standards in manufacturing, complying with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States and drug Good Manufacturing Practices.

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Boiron Helps Retailers Connect Mainstream Shoppers with One of the Most Popular Traditional Homeopathic Medicines http://www.boironusa.com/news/arnicare-tablets/ http://www.boironusa.com/news/arnicare-tablets/#comments Fri, 13 Apr 2012 20:15:22 +0000 http://b2.boironusa.com/?post_type=news&p=2184 Newtown Square, Pa., Spring 2012—Boiron introduces the newest addition to its top-selling Arnicare® line—Arnicare Arnica Tablets. The tablets work safely and naturally with the body to relieve muscle pain and stiffness, swelling from injuries, and bruising. Although new in form, the tablets are made from one of the most popular homeopathic medicines worldwide—Arnica montana. Latin […]

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Newtown Square, Pa., Spring 2012—Boiron introduces the newest addition to its top-selling Arnicare® line—Arnicare Arnica Tablets. The tablets work safely and naturally with the body to relieve muscle pain and stiffness, swelling from injuries, and bruising.

Although new in form, the tablets are made from one of the most popular homeopathic medicines worldwide—Arnica montana. Latin for the Mountain daisy, this single active ingredient is more commonly offered as a quick-dissolving pellet traditional to homeopathy.

Boiron’s new, more conventional, melt-away tablet will help those less familiar with homeopathy discover the benefits of this widely-used pain reliever. To the retailer, it helps connect consumers other than core natural product shoppers with the Arnicare line. According to a recent study, 79 percent of women are attempting to limit their overall usage of traditional over-the-counter (OTC) products. They believe in the efficacy of OTC products but feel these products aren’t “good” for them, especially when used frequently. A sizable number of women consider purity and lack of chemicals/irritants (64 percent of respondents) to be important factors when choosing OTC products.

The research indicates natural and homeopathic products can help food/drug/mass retailers capture crossover shoppers from the natural product channel, as well as incrementally increase category sales. Savvy retailers will keep these valuable natural consumers in their stores by presenting themselves as competitive outlets for natural OTC sales and stocking the preferred homeopathic brands. Items from Boiron’s Arnicare line are the latest to jump into the mainstream channels due to their success in natural product stores.

Boiron’s Arnicare safely treats muscle pain at the first sign—before it gets in the way. Arnicare doesn’t just mask muscle pain. Instead, it works naturally with the body so you feel better faster. The tablets have no known side effects such as drowsiness or that foggy feeling, which is especially important for professionals who need to remain alert. The tablets do not interact with other medications, herbs or supplements, nor are they contraindicated with pre-existing conditions, which is especially important to the elderly. Additionally, as a homeopathic medicine, Arnicare Tablets are not body-mass dependent, so they are safe for everyone 2 years of age and older.

While Arnicare Tablets provide general systemic action for the whole body, Arnicare Cream, Gel and Ointment provide local action. The melt-away tablets can be safely used in conjunction with Arnicare topicals for both internal healing action and external spot relief. The line offers a form for every preference.

Since its introduction in Aug. 2011, Arnicare Arnica Tablets have quickly gained distribution and can be found in the majority of natural product stores, as well as CVS. Suggested retail price is .99 for a box of 60 tablets. Consumers can visit Arnicare.com for a coupon or to find the nearest retail store.


About Boiron: Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines, is a $852 million public company with 3,700 employees and distribution in 59 countries. It is best known for Oscillococcinum®, a top-selling flu medicine, and its Arnicare® line of pain relievers. For more than 80 years, Boiron has been committed to funding scientific research and educating the public and healthcare professionals on homeopathic medicines. As a pharmaceutical company, Boiron maintains the highest standards in manufacturing, complying with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States and drug Good Manufacturing Practices.

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New Oscillococcinum® 30 Dose Offers Convenience and Savings to Support Better Wellness http://www.boironusa.com/news/oscillo30dose/ http://www.boironusa.com/news/oscillo30dose/#comments Fri, 13 Apr 2012 20:07:59 +0000 http://b2.boironusa.com/?post_type=news&p=2176 Newtown Square, Pa., Spring 2012—To encourage treatment at the right time, Oscillococcinum is now available in a convenient and economically valuable 30-dose package. Busy parents and professionals alike can better prepare to nip flu-like symptoms in the bud for less, especially in highly contagious environments like homes and offices. In France, where Oscillococcinum has been […]

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Newtown Square, Pa., Spring 2012—To encourage treatment at the right time, Oscillococcinum is now available in a convenient and economically valuable 30-dose package. Busy parents and professionals alike can better prepare to nip flu-like symptoms in the bud for less, especially in highly contagious environments like homes and offices.

In France, where Oscillococcinum has been well-known as a first-defense medicine for more than 65 years, an online study of 1,200 people showed that one third of users purchase five or more boxes of the traditional 6 dose (a total of 30 doses) per year. Heaviest use spanned seven months—from September to March.1 When initially feeling hot and fatigued, with a headache, body aches and pains, the French know to act quickly with this familiar homeopathic medicine. They know there’s no need to delay treatment out of concern for side effects, including drowsiness, or interactions with other medications.

Now, to promote preparedness at the crucial early stage, Boiron has cost-effectively packaged its best seller. Within the box, handy break-away 3-dose packs support stocking Oscillo® in purses, at work, in toiletry travel totes and elsewhere to take quick action at the first sign of symptoms.

While having an ample supply removes barriers to treatment due to accessibility, the low cost per dose removes possible price-based hesitations to usage. The 30-dose package cuts cost per dose in half to one dollar per dose. To counter flu-like symptoms that reoccur and spread quickly through the household, there is a possibility that all members of a family of four can be treated at just the right time all winter long for under .1

Oscillococcinum has helped busy folks in 80 countries who can’t afford to be sick get back to what’s important to them. Clinical studies show that, unlike other over-the-counter medicines, Oscillo shortens both the severity and duration of flu-like symptoms.2–5 The latest study published in a British scientific journal found that when patients took Oscillo within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms, nearly 63 percent showed “clear improvement” or “complete resolution” within 48 hours.2

In our current economic climate, the 30-dose package helps people remain productive and save money. Busy working moms and elderly who may not have access to shops when necessary will especially find it an attractive package.

Since its introduction in Sept. 2011, Oscillococcinum 30 dose has quickly gained distribution and can be found in the majority of natural product stores. Suggested retail price is .99 for the 30 dose, compared to .99 for the popular 6 dose and .99 for the 12 dose. Consumers can visit Oscillo.com for a coupon or to find the nearest retail store.

References

  1. IPSOS patient study. June 2010, collected on-line; 1,200 individuals 18 and older and in which families indexed at four members.
  2. Papp R., et al. “Oscillococcinum® in patients with influenza-like syndromes: a placebo-controlled double blind evaluation.” British Homeopathy Journal April 1998, Vol 87, 69–76.
  3. Ferley JP., et al. “A controlled evaluation of a homeopathic preparation in the treatment of influenza-like syndromes.” British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 1989, 27: 328–335.
  4. Centre de Recherche et de Documentation Technique, University of Marseilles, France, March 1985.
  5. Centre de Recherche et de Documentation Technique, University of Marseilles, France, April 1983.

About Boiron: Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines, is a $852 million public company with 3,700 employees and distribution in 59 countries. It is best known for Oscillococcinum®, a top-selling flu medicine, and its Arnicare® line of pain relievers. For more than 80 years, Boiron has been committed to funding scientific research and educating the public and healthcare professionals on homeopathic medicines. As a pharmaceutical company, Boiron maintains the highest standards in manufacturing, complying with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States and drug Good Manufacturing Practices.

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