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Johnson and Johnson subsidiary launches allergy syrup

27th January 2009

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare is launching a sugar-free and dye-free product, it has emerged.

Named Children’s Zyrtec Allergy Bubble Gum Syrup, the item is used as a treatment for perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis in kids aged two years old and over, without prescription.

Vice-president of marketing and upper respiratory at McNeil Consumer Healthcare Rohinish Hooda said the product offers the “allergy relief” that Zyrtec has offered, but without corn syrup or food dyes.

The representative added the product is “an important addition” to the organisation’s paediatric portfolio, that will “help parents manage their child’s indoor and outdoor allergy symptoms”.

Last month another of J&J’s subsidiary’s, Ethicon, launched the Proceed Ventral Patch.

Used for the treatment of umbilical, small ventral, epigastric and trocar site hernias, the sterile and self-expanding product is partially absorbable and available in small and medium sizes – 4.3 cm and 6.4 cm, respectively.

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