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2022 NACDS Annual product showcase

A sneak peek of some of the participating companies’ new products and services that attendees can expect to see at the annual event.

The past couple of years may have looked different for the NACDS Annual Meeting, but that doesn’t mean participating companies haven’t been busy. Nonetheless, many attendees are anxious to gather again in person and showcase the innovations their companies have been developing. Here are some of the participating companies and the exciting new products and services that attendees can expect to see at the trade association’s annual event, taking place April 23 to 26 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla.

[Read more: NACDS announces speakers for upcoming in-person Annual Meeting]

Bausch + Lomb products

Bausch + Lomb, Bungalow #12
Founded in 1853, Bausch + Lomb is a global eye health business of Bausch Health Companies. The company says it’s dedicated to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight for millions of people around the world — from the moment of birth through every phase of life. Bausch + Lomb is headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario, with corporate offices in Bridgewater, N.J. The company offers a comprehensive line of more than 400 products, including contact lenses, lens care products, eye care products and over-the-counter products. At NACDS Annual this year, the company will be highlighting a long lineup of products, including PreserVision, Alaway, Soothe Eye Drops,, Lumify eye drops, Biotrue and Ocuvite.

Dr. Reddy’s logo

Dr. Reddy’s, Space #424
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories is an integrated pharmaceutical company committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives. Dr. Reddy’s offers a portfolio of products and services, including APIs, custom pharmaceutical services, generics, biosimilars and differentiated formulations. The company’s major therapeutic areas of focus are gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, diabetology, oncology, pain management and dermatology. Its major markets include the United States, India, Russia and Europe.

Lifelab Health

Lifelab Health, Tent #510
Coconut Creek, Fla.-based Lifelab offers a distinct lineup of healthy and organic consumer products that are designed for consumers who want better options. Leveraging consumer research and focus group insight, Lifelab Health produces such offerings as organic honey-based cough and throat products or organic, GMO-free psyllium fiber and Black Elderberry Immune Support. The company was the first to formulate a dye- and sugar-free liquid gas relief product. Lifelab was also among the first to launch a black elderberry-based product intended to help users boost their immune systems and reduce the duration of cold and flu symptoms.

Piping Rock's Nature’s Truth

Piping Rock, Space #620
Piping Rock’s Nature’s Truth brand will debut a number of new products this year. Nature’s Truth Melatonin 12 mg gummies, which come in a mixed berry flavor, are 100% drug free and deliver an extra strength dose of melatonin. Nature’s Truth Beet Root Gummies provide naturally occurring antioxidants from this nutrient-rich superfood, in strawberry flavored gummies. Made with natural flavors, each serving is equivalent to 6,000 mg of pure beetroot, plus 20 mg of black pepper extract for optimal absorption. They are vegan, non-GMO and free from gluten, dairy, artificial flavors and artificial sweeteners. Nature’s Truth Ceylon Cinnamon Gummies, which come in cinnamon latte flavor, are free of sugar and made only with natural flavors. Each serving delivers 2,000 mg of Ceylon cinnamon and is enhanced with 100 mcg per serving of chromium.

Weleda body washes

Weleda, Table #452
Since 1921, Weleda has been connecting people to nature through natural plant-rich body and skin care, with many of its ingredients coming from its own 50 acres of biodynamic gardens in Germany. All Weleda products are free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic preservatives and synthetic fragrances, and are not tested on animals. 

The European skin care brand behind the popular Skin Food line has launched a reformulated line of body lotions. The four vegan-friendly formulas are: Hydrating Body Lotion, Unscented Body Lotion, Pampering Body Lotion and Refreshing Body Lotion. The new formulas are fast absorbing and not sticky. 

Weleda has also launched three new plant-rich body washes in 6.8 fl. oz. to fit various moods. The Energy Shower Gel features an energizing scent of ginger, java lemongrass and cedarwood to get the day started. The Pamper Body Wash combines rose, jasmine and ylang ylang for a creamy formula to leave skin feeling supple and soft. Relax Body Wash, with scents of lavender, bergamot and vetiver, leaves skin feeling gently cleansed.

Focus Consumer Healthcare's Herpecin L Pain Relief

Focus Consumer Healthcare, Cabana #1
Focus Consumer Healthcare has launched Herpecin L Pain Relief: a triple-action, maximum-strength cold sore treatment that numbs cold sore pain and itch with lidocaine, helps protect against infection, and helps prevent painful cracking of cold sore area. After a one-year exclusive with a leading retailer, this item will be available to all food, drug and mass retailers starting in August 2022. This unique addition to the category will bring more relief to cold sore sufferers who need the immediate pain and itch relief of a lidocaine item for their cold sores.

Beauty By Imagination's Pure + Clean Detangling Brush from Wet Brush and Stretch Seeker from Twist by Ouidad

Beauty By Imagination, #522
The Planet Goody Palm Brush is made with recycled plastic and renewable bamboo fabric. In alignment with the Planet Goody line’s effort to make products that are kind to hair as well as the planet, the brush is made from plastic reclaimed from waterways that would otherwise lead out to the sea. The brush is ergonomically designed to comfortably fit in the palm of users’ hands and the flexible nylon bristles easily detangle wet or dry hair.

The Pure + Clean Detangling Brush from Wet Brush takes hygiene to the next level with its innovative design that includes a removable cushion for easy cleaning. The bristles have an antimicrobial coating that is infused with Silver Ions to repel microbes, bacteria and other pathogens. The brush includes ultra-soft IntelliFlex bristles that glide through tangles with ease and prevent less damage to hair. An ergonomic handle makes the brush convenient for shower storage.

Stretch Seeker from Twist by Ouidad is another new product by the company, featuring a 3-in-1 styler that can be used as a primer, style or treatment on waves, curls and coils. The nourishing formula adds weight and moisture to minimize natural shrinkage while helping to elongate curls with the ideal amount of slip for the tightest of coils. Ingredients include almond oil, shea butter and marshmallow root and leaves out mineral oil, petrolatum, paraben, phthalates, silicones and harsh sulfates. It’s safe for color and chemically treated hair.

AmerisourceBergen headquarters

For Conshohocken, Pa.-based AmerisourceBergen, a global healthcare company supporting pharmaceutical distribution services and solutions for manufacturers, pharmacies and providers, this past year has continued to reinforce the immense value community practices bring to the broader healthcare system. This is the contention of Rich Tremonte, executive vice president and president of customer operations, animal health, and community & specialty pharmacy at AmerisourceBergen. 

Tremonte shared that AB continues to expand the suite of digital solutions available to its community practice customers, which has enabled comprehensive home delivery services, telehealth capabilities and remote client communication, including touchless check-in, hands-free payment and more. 

“AmerisourceBergen prides themselves on being a trusted partner for customers, and the company will continue to evolve alongside them to best meet their needs and the needs of their patients,” he said.

Ascend Labs

Ascend Labs, Booth #460
After several years of being relegated to only virtual meetings by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ascend Labs is looking forward to traveling. “Ascend is happy to be traveling again and attending important meetings in person,” said John Dillaway,  executive vice president of Parsippany, N.J.-based Ascend Labs. “Ascend recently had a full crew at the ECRM meeting in Dallas and looks forward to seeing everyone in person at the upcoming NACDS Annual.”

Ascend’s pipeline will be a prime topic for discussion as it anticipates a number of new product launches this year, including several “Day One” releases. These launches are in addition to recent approvals of Nebivolol and Tobramycin for inhalation, which are now available, Dillaway said. 

“With recently added manufacturing capacity, Ascend looks forward to serving your needs now and on into the future,” Dillaway said.

Cardinal Health headquarters

Cardinal Health, Table #236
Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health’s Outcomes is a clinical technology platform that powers a nationwide pharmacy network to drive improved patient health outcomes. By combining Outcomes’ advanced technology and the strength of pharmacy-patient relationships, Outcomes enables payers, pharma and pharmacies to help close gaps in health care and drive positive behavior change. 

According to Outcomes’ leaders, Brent Stutz and Lara Loveman, the Outcomes network connects pharma companies to patient populations at scale via the trusted patient-pharmacy relationship, and  Outcomes’ digital messaging and pharmacist consultations can help deliver timely, relevant information to patients throughout their treatment journey.

Wahl Li+ Power Massager

Wahl, Space #464
The Wahl Pro Series Metal Edition Clipper is wrapped in a metal armor and houses a pivot motor. Its double wall metal construction harnesses the motor’s power, minimizing sound and vibration. It also boasts self-sharpening blades and stainless steel reinforced attachment guards allowing for a fast and precise haircutting experience. Other conveniences include soft no-slip finger grips and an industrial grade braided 8-ft. power cord.

The Wahl Lithium Ion+ Power Cordless Massager features a rechargeable lithium-

ion battery with a seven-hour run time. Its percussion motor boasts up to 60 lbs. of force for a high-penetration massage that attacks muscle pain below the surface. Its variable intensity control, however, allows the user to customize the massage from powerful to gentle, and everything in between. Four attachment heads allow for further customization, including an innovative spine attachment that has two large nodes that simultaneously massage either side of the spine while avoiding sensitive vertebrae. The long economic handle makes it easy to treat large muscle groups or pinpointed problem areas that are hard to reach like the upper and lower back.


CoverMyMeds, Space #636
New data from the recent 2022 Medication Access Report by Columbus, Ohio-based CoverMyMeds, which is part of McKesson, found that in the past year, 54% of pharmacists said they lack time to complete their job effectively — with 81% citing inadequate staffing and 73% citing time-consuming administrative tasks. 

With staffing shortages and a growing need for better data and automation at the pharmacy, many pharmacists feel stretched thin, the company said, noting that the report also highlights technology solutions that help improve pharmacy workflows by automating historically manual processes to drive efficiencies that better enable pharmacists to focus on patient care. 

Read the report to gain fresh insights through industry research, patient interviews and new survey data from patients, pharmacists and providers.

Tabula Rasa HealthCare's MedWise HealthCare division logo

Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Booth #560
Tabula Rasa HealthCare, based in Moorestown, N.J., provides data-driven technology and solutions that optimize patient engagement and medication adherence through a nationwide network of retail and independent pharmacies, and clinical contact centers.

TRHC and its robust portfolio of divisions, including MedWise HealthCare, have a unique window into the world of pharmacy and healthcare optimization, the company said. 

Most recently, MedWise HealthCare launched new pharmacy alert programs which identify, enroll and engage patients through multichannel communications and robust documentation capabilities.

lovate's Hydroxycut Gummies for Women

lovate, Umbrella #310
The Hydroxycut Gummies for Women are formulated to promote healthy hair, skin and nails, and metabolize carbs and fats. These stimulant-free gummies contain collagen, biotin and folic acid in addition to a scientifically researched key weight loss ingredient. The strawberry-flavored Hydroxycut Gummies for Women also contain vitamins and minerals to boost collagen production and immunity.

Bedminster, N.J.-based Alembic is introducing lacosamide tablets in dosage strengths of 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg and 200 mg. 

The medication is the generic of UCB’s Vimpat tablets. It is indicated for the treatment of partial-onset seizures in patients aged one month old and older.

Alembic’s lacosamide tablets come in 60-count bottles.

This marks Alembic USA’s 92nd product launch since commencement of U.S. operations in October 2015.

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