Hisamitsu, founded in 1847, introduced the original SALONPAS patch in 1934 and their products are sold in approximately 50 countries around the world. Each patch contains 10% methyl salicylate and 3% I-menthol as the active pharmaceutical ingredients.
Other pharma news:
- Consumer Reports reports that Target’s private label sunscreen is the best deal around, or so says MSNBC. Up & Up Sport Continuous, which sells at Target for less than $10 for two 6-ounce containers, won top honors for being the “Best Buy” sunscreen. Other brands in the top four were: Walgreens Sport Continuous; Banana Boat Sport Performance Continuous; and Aveeno Continuous Protection.
- We are seeing more Noxzema on the shelves and the product that is on the shelves is well-merchandised. The brand, ruined by Proctor & Gamble, is now in the hands of Alberto-Culver. Alberto bought the brand in 2008 from P&G, which bought the brand from its founding company, Noxell, based in Baltimore.