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Oscillococcinum® Gives a Lift to Undernourished Children through Vitamin Angels

Newtown Square, Pa.—September 2011—For the second consecutive year, 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 2011 for a limited time, Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines, will donate a percentage of sales to Vitamin Angels from boxes of Oscillococcinum packed in a specially marked custom display. The proceeds from each purchased box of Oscillo®, the top-selling homeopathic flu medicine, are enough to provide one child with vitamin A for one year.

One in three children worldwide is undernourished. That statistic, combined with the cost-effectiveness of the intervention, is why the 2008 Copenhagen Consensus named micro-nutrient supplementation the “best investment for the biggest challenges facing the world.” Since 1994, Vitamin Angels has helped at-risk 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 2010, Vitamin Angels connected over 22.5 million children in 43 countries, including the United States, with essential nutrients, and plans to reach 50 million in the next three to five years.

Each fall, parents in every local community throughout the U.S. take time to prepare their children for the future. They stock supplies for another season—a season where the weather turns chilly and ushers in coughs, colds and flu as kids congregate in classes and bring germs home. Boiron knows that throughout the fall and winter months, parents stock up on Oscillococcinum to take quick action at the first sign of flu-like symptoms, such as fatigue, body aches, chills and fever. This partnership gives parents, and all Oscillo fans, an easy way to contribute to the future of other children in need while stocking up on wellness items for their own family.

Clinical studies have shown 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 everyone 2 years of age and older.

With the help of companies like Boiron, Vitamin Angels continues to create projects in dozens of countries, like 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 at Whole Foods, Sprouts Farmers Market, Pharmaca, Sunflower 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 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, among at-risk populations in need. In 2010, Vitamin Angels connected over 22.5 million children in 43 countries, including the U.S., with the vital nutrients they need as a foundation for good health. To learn more about global malnutrition, micro-nutrient deficiencies, and Vitamin Angels’ solution for change, visit www.vitaminangels.org.

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 its top-selling flu medicine, Oscillococcinum®, its Chestal® cough syrup, and its 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. For more information, visit www.boironusa.com.

References:

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.
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, 2011