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New Free Educational Tool Helps Allergy Sufferers Find Safe, Easy-to-Use Natural Medicines

Newtown Square, Pa., April 8, 2011—Allergies affect more than 50 million Americans every year, yet the drawbacks of the usual approaches to relieve allergy symptoms tend to leave people dissatisfied. Antihistamines cause drowsiness, while decongestants can have rebound effects. Parents of young children suffering from allergy symptoms are especially limited in options now that medications with these ingredients have been re-labeled for children four years of age and above. Other options can be expensive, inconvenient or not safe for long-term use.

Many Americans feel they must choose between these options or suffer through nasal congestion, watery eyes, sneezing and wheezing. However, homeopathic medicines offer a safe, reliable and low-cost choice when properly matched with an individual’s symptoms. To help allergy sufferers choose the right medicine, Boiron USA is pleased to offer a free online training program, Homeopathic Medicines for Allergy Symptoms. The training helps individuals select the appropriate medicines for upper respiratory symptoms from allergies, as well as insect stings and eye irritations. Accessible at all times at http://www.boironusa.com/education, the program takes about 20 minutes to complete.

Homeopathic Medicines for Allergy Symptoms is one of several training programs launched by Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines, aimed at “demystifying” homeopathy. “This program empowers allergy sufferers to help themselves,” according to Christophe Merville, D.Pharm., Boiron’s director of education and pharmacy development. “I think this program shows that homeopathy doesn’t have to be complicated. Anyone can take advantage of what homeopathic medicines have to offer if they know more about them,” says Merville.

Other available online training programs include: Homeopathic Medicines: The Basics, which explains the basic principles and guidelines related to homeopathic medicines; Homeopathic Medicines for First Aid with suggestions for first aid kits, backpacks and gym bags; Homeopathic Medicines for Cold and Flu; and Homeopathic Medicines for Women’s Conditions, which focuses on cramps, premenstrual syndrome, hot flashes and yeast infections.

Boiron’s training programs combine the use of audio, slides and video to stimulate interest and help people remember important information. Frequent quizzes challenge recently acquired knowledge and contribute to the interactive experience, and a personalized acknowledgement of completion is awarded to everyone who completes each program. Users of the program can also leave their comments and feedback, so Boiron can keep these training programs as accurate and up-to-date as possible. To enjoy these online training programs to the fullest, users will need a sound card and available audio, as well as Internet access (dial-up connection, high-speed access or DSL).

These free online trainings are currently available at www.boironusa.com by clicking “Education” on the menu bar. For more information, call the Boiron Information Center at 1-800-BOIRON-1 (1-800-264-7661) or email [email protected].

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About Boiron: Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines, is a 0 million public company with 4,000 employees in more than 80 countries. It is best known for Oscillococcinum®, a top-selling flu medicine, Chestal® cough syrup and Arnicare® line of pain relievers. For nearly 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.


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.

Published: April, 2011