Occasionally it is fun to look at a disappeared brand that was prominent on shelves. Such was the pain pill Vanquish. It is still made by Bayer, and competes with Excedrin, Anacin and Goody’s as an aspirin, acetaminophen and caffeine constructed pain reliever. It’s quite a competitive and genericized categoryMORE HERE

Rexall is back. Not as a store, as seen above in the old Joe Garagiola live ad on The Today Show, but as a store brand for Dollar General. Last March, the retail chain Dollar General said that it would be the exclusive retailer of a newly created line ofMORE HERE

TORRANCE, Calif. – The 19th century Japanese pharma company Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical, a manufacturer of external pain relieving drugs, announced the release of two products for the American market, Salonpas Pain Relief Patch and Salonpas Arthritis Pain. Hisamitsu, founded in 1847, introduced the original SALONPAS patch in 1934 and their productsMORE HERE