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Nobelpharma America debuts Hyftor

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Nobelpharma America is introducing Hyftor (sirolimus topical gel) 0.2%, the first FDA-approved topical treatment for facial angiofibroma associated with tuberous sclerosis complex for patients 6 years and older.

The company made the introduction at the 2022 World TSC Conference at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas from July 28-31, 2022.

TSC is a rare genetic disease that affects approximately one in 6,000 live births. Nearly one million people worldwide are estimated to have TSC, with approximately 50,000 in the United States. TSC causes non-cancerous tumors, or hamartomas, to form in vital organs, including the skin.

It may also cause facial angiofibromas, which are pink or red bumps usually located on the cheeks, nose and chin that may cause bleeding, itching, redness and significant disfiguration without treatment. Many individuals with TSC also present with autism, epilepsy and other neuropsychiatric disorders. 

"We anticipate that we will be able to have robust discussions with healthcare professionals and individuals with TSC who are interested in learning more about Hyftor," said Yoshiki Kida, president and CEO of Nobelpharma America. "We also will have the opportunity to explain the services Nobelpharma will offer the community through our new patient access program, Nobelpharma Connect."

Nobelpharma Connect is a patient hub where patients may learn about eligibility and enrollment in access programs including assistance program, copay program and other support services.

Nobelpharma will begin providing Hyftor through a network of specialty pharmacies in August.

"Nobelpharma is committed to advancing the scientific understanding of TSC and delivering new options to individuals and families impacted by this disease," Kida said. "As we introduce Hyftor, we look forward to strengthening our relationships within the patient community, maintaining a dialogue and listening to their experiences to help shape the future of research and treatment."


Preparation H debuts Rapid Relief Spray with Lidocaine

Preparation H Rapid Relief Spray with Lidocaine

Preparation H has launched a brand-new easy-to-use touch-free spray that could help consumers obtain convenient and fast relief from hemorrhoids.

The Rapid Relief Spray with Lidocaine delivers fast numbing and alleviates pain, itching and burning to help users get back to being comfortable, the brand said.

Featuring a combination of maximum strength lidocaine and phenylephrine to create a soothing protective layer, the spray is non-messy and easy to apply at any angle to help numb hemorrhoids on contact and help reduce swelling.

Available in a 3.8-oz. bottle that retails for $19.99 and a 4.5-oz. size for $22.49, Preparation H Rapid Relief Spray with Lidocaine can be found at leading retailers.


Herbal Brands releases CBD Daily Care System

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JoySol, part of Herbal Brands, said the newly introduced CBD Daily Care System is a trio of oil drop blends that provide physical and mental support to help users feel more prepared, focused and at peace throughout the day, the company said.

Each product in the line is formulated with a dose of broad-spectrum CBD, a proprietary terpene blend and other ingredients. Offering benefits that are specific to the time of day it is intended for use (morning, midday and evening), the products help users manage and move on from everyday stress and feel ready to engage in all the summertime activities you love, the brand said.

The collection includes Daily A.M. Oil Drop Blend, Daily Boost Oil Drop Blend and Daily P.M. Oil Drop Blend. Each blend retails for $49.99.


CBD Move Free, Rise Nation launch new topical balm for post-workout relief

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Hemp-CBD product brand CBD Move Free and Rise Nation workout studios have joined forces to produce a new balm that helps Rise Nation clients and workout enthusiasts delay the onset of muscle soreness and exercise-induced muscle damage.

A new product within the CBD Move Free line, the balm is made with 1,500 mg of CBD and was designed with Rise Nation’s high-intensity classes in mind. The product will be sold in the New York City, Dallas, Chicago and Cleveland Rise Nation locations to start, with plans to distribute the balm to the other Rise Nation studios.

The Rise Nation product is available now for purchase directly on the brand’s website,, as well as in Rise Nation’s New York City and Cleveland locations.

“I’ve been using CBD Move Free balms with my clients to help them soothe sore muscles and relieve post-workout inflammation for a while now, so I was eager to work with the team to release a branded product of my own,” said Jason Walsh, expert trainer and owner of Rise Nation. “The Rise Nation experience is unlike anything else in the fitness industry, and adding a specialty product like this to the mix guarantees it will stay that way.”


Hi-Chew debuts reduced sugar sweets

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Hi-Chew is delving into the better-for-you candy space with a brand-new option — reduced sugar.

Available in mango and strawberry flavors, the candy offers consumers 30% less sugar and is made with dietary fiber, or inulin, and other unique formulations to reduce the sugar content while also maintaining the same fruity taste and texture, the company said.

“We’re so thrilled to offer consumers this better-for-you candy choice in two of our most popular flavors,” said Teruhiro (Terry) Kawabe, president and CEO of Morinaga America. “While Hi-Chew reduced sugar has a lower sugar content than our original mango and strawberry chews, we’re confident that consumers will quickly learn that it has the same great flavor experience they’ve grown to love.”

Consumers can find Hi-Chew reduced sugar sweets in a 2-oz. bag that retails for $3.29 at select retailers nationwide.


Kemin Industries introduces Luxiva Hemp CBD distillates

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Global ingredient manufacturer Kemin Industries has announced the launch of two Luxiva CBD distillates for use in health-and-wellness products.

“The Kemin team is excited to announce that Luxiva hemp CBD distillates are now available to help our customers elevate their health and wellness innovation products,” said Tyler Holstein, global product manager of Kemin Human Nutrition and Health. “The line includes two new products that are USDA-certified organic and fully traceable to hemp farms in the Midwest United States. Kemin ingredients are made in facilities with third-party GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certification and products that conform to the law and requirements governing hemp to help customers get new products to market quickly.”

The new product offerings include Luxiva Full Spectrum Cannabidiol Distillate (0.3%), a hemp extract that offers a minimum of 60% CBD with a total THC content of less than 0.3%. The other is Luxiva Full Spectrum Cannabidiol Distillate (0.1%), a hemp extract that contains 60% CBD with a total THC content of less than 0.1%.

Kemin said the products are all natural, non-GMO, vegan and kosher.

“With all these benefits, we’re excited to offer these new hemp CBD solutions and to give our customers peace of mind when buying high-quality Luxiva hemp ingredients from Kemin,” Holstein said.