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Oscillococcinum® Gives a Lift to Undernourished Children through Vitamin Angels

Vitamin AngelsNewtown Square, Pa. — September 8, 2010 — Boiron USA has partnered with Vitamin Angels, a global non-profit organization working to reduce child mortality by connecting infants and children under five with vital nutrients.

Starting in September 2010 for a limited time, Boiron will donate a percentage of sales to Vitamin Angels from specially marked boxes of Oscillococcinum packed in a custom display. The proceeds from each purchased box of Oscillo®, the best selling homeopathic flu medicine, will be enough to provide one child with vitamin A for one year.

One in three children worldwide is undernourished. Since 1994, Vitamin Angels has helped these children attain good health and the opportunity to lead meaningful and productive lives by providing their young immune systems with the nutrients needed to fight infectious diseases. In 2009, Vitamin Angels reached over 11 million children and mothers in 40 countries with essential nutrients, and plan to reach 20 million in 2010.

The 2008 Copenhagen Consensus named micronutrient supplementation the “best investment for the biggest challenges facing the world.” Vitamin Angels has taken on this challenge by providing essential nutrients to infants, children under five, and pregnant and lactating women. Their organization has earned two consecutive four-star ratings by Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, and their work has been covered by several media outlets, including The New York Times, The Salt Lake Tribune, Extraordinary Health magazine and Natural Products Marketplace.

Oscillo works best when taken at the first sign of flu-like symptoms, such as feeling run down, headache, body aches, chills and fever. Double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies showed that Oscillo helps to reduce both the duration and the severity of flu-like symptoms.1-2 It works naturally with the body instead of masking symptoms and does not cause side effects, such as drowsiness or sleeplessness. Sold as an over-the-counter medicine, Oscillo’s sweet-tasting, quick-dissolving pellets are safe to administer to children 2 years of age and older.

With the help of companies like Boiron, Vitamin Angels continues to create projects in dozens of countries, including the U.S., which help millions of children receive the nutrients they need as a foundation for good health.

These custom Oscillo/Vitamin Angels displays are available in Whole Foods, Sprouts Farmers Market, Vitamin Cottage, and Henry’s Farmers Market, as well as other natural product stores and pharmacies.

For more information on Vitamin Angels, visit www.vitaminangels.org. For more information on Oscillo and where it is sold, visit www.oscillo.com or www.boironusa.com, or call the Boiron Information Center at 1-800-BOIRON-1 (1-800-264-7661).

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About Vitamin Angels: Vitamin Angels is dedicated to reducing child mortality worldwide by advancing availability, access and use of essential micronutrients, especially Vitamin A, to newborns, infants and children under five. In 2010, Vitamin Angels will connect over 20,000,000 children in 40 countries, including the U.S., with the vital nutrients they need as a foundation for good health. To learn more about global malnutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and Vitamin Angels’ solution for change, visit www.vitaminangels.org.

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.

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: September, 2010