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Bowing to public pressure the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. of Winston-Salem N.C. has recently announced it will retire its controversial Joe Camel advertising character (seen here on a special “collector’s pack” of Camel cigarettes).  Anti-tobacco activists have roundly condemned R.J. Reynolds for its Joe Camel advertising which they say is clearly aimed at children and adolescents. A survey in a December 1991 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association found the Joe Camel character was as recognizable to six-year-olds as Mickey Mouse.  This past May the U.S. Federal Trade Commission a U.S. advisory body threatened to take the tobacco manufacturer to court if it did not stop using Joe Camel in its advertising.
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Chance to save money on OTC medicines

Have you ever stood staring at what seems to be an endless supply of pain relievers or allergy medications, trying very hard to find out which one you should buy?

With all the OTC choices, it can be a tough proposition. Well over 100,000 OTC medications are available for you to choose from. However, these are all simply variations of about 1,000 active ingredients.

As a result, there are many times where different combinations can be found in various OTC medications. Pain relievers, heartburn remedies and allergy treatments are some of the most popular products available under many different names.

An easy way to start your search is to analyze what you already have at home in your medicine cabinet. Make note of what the active ingredient is in the medications you use most often. Compose a list of the products and active ingredients.

The majority of pain relievers contain acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Motrin), aspirin or some combination thereof. And many headache medications incorporate caffeine. Once you find what works the best for you and what ingredients it includes, you can find the base product when you read the labels. There is often a big price differential between the brand name product and the base or generic version.

Diphenhydramine is the generic name for Benadryl. Tylenol PM is one of multitude of sleep aids in which it can be found. A generic form of Benadryl can be used as a sleep aid if you do not need a pain reliever. Not only will you not have to take drugs you don’t need, but you will also save money. If you are comparing three different sleep medicines and each one contains diphenhydramine as its active ingredient, and all have the exact same strength, the only difference will be the price. Determining the difference in the price is very simple.

Different packaging and varying prices are often the key differences in allergy medicines. Generics and their brand name equivalents have very different prices.

If you are looking in our online pharmacy, there is a chance you will find generic items stocked right next to brand name products. You can easily find out if there is a generic and how it is priced.
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