Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) January 23, 2005
Orahealth USA, Inc. announced today that Cankermelts-GX, a new treatment that heals canker sores in 1 Â 4 days, is now available to consumers via the drugstore.comÂ online store. Canker sores afflict 50 million Americans (20 percent of the population) numerous times each year. Introduced in retail stores last September, Cankermelts has quickly become the best selling remedy for canker sores in every chain of stores where it is sold.
Âdrugstore.com is committed to providing our customers with the latest breakthroughs in medical and pharmaceutical technology,Â said Mary Madigan, director of merchandising for drugstore.com, inc. ÂThe advanced technology used in Cankermelts to deliver medication directly to the affected area makes them easy to use, and weÂre pleased to provide this product to customers who have previously had to endure painful canker sores.Â
The product was invented by Jeff Haley, a successful patent attorney with degrees in chemistry and engineering who set out to relieve his own canker sores. ÂI tried every product, most of which were difficult to apply. At best, they merely numbed or covered my sores and tasted terrible. I told myself that a better solution had to be possible, and I set out to invent that solution.Â
After two years of research and testing of more than 250 different formulas, Haley developed Cankermelts-GX. ÂCankermelts-GX is the only product available that quickly heals canker sores. While Cankermelts are in place, they also relieve pain. If you apply Cankermelts immediately at the first sensation of a canker sore, it can be gone before it begins to hurt,Â said Haley.
The active ingredient in Cankermelts is Glycyrrhiza herbal extract (GX). GX has been found in clinical observations and double blind comparisons to typically shorten healing time to less than four days on developed sores and to one day on new sores, and to relieve pain within 10 minutes. With any other product or nothing at all, sores usually take seven to fourteen days to heal. The product also effectively treats other ordinary mouth ulcers, including those caused by dentures, braces and the biting of the lip or cheek.
CankermeltsÂ novel delivery system, also invented by Haley, is a medicated disc, slightly smaller than a dime, that adheres (within one to two minutes) to the inside of the mouth on or near the sore. As the time-released medicine is delivered, the disc naturally dissolves over two to six hours. Cankermelts can be used comfortably during any normal activity, including sleeping and exercising, and do not interfere with normal functions such as swallowing or talking.
About Orahealth Corporation
Formed in 2002, Orahealth Corporation is committed to providing the most effective medical treatments for healing and preventing canker sores and other ordinary mouth ulcers. The privately owned company is based in Bellevue, Washington.
About drugstore.com, inc.
drugstore.com, inc. is a leading online provider of health, beauty, vision, and pharmacy solutions. The drugstore.comÂ online store provides a convenient, private, and informative shopping experience that encourages consumers to purchase products essential to healthy, everyday living. The online store offers thousands of brand-name personal health care products at competitive prices; a full-service, licensed retail pharmacy; and a wealth of health-related information, buying guides, and other tools designed to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions. Consumers can personalize their shopping experiences with shopping lists, e-mail reminders for replenishing regularly used products, and private e-mail access to pharmacists and beauty experts for questions.
drugstore.com, inc. has been awarded the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) certification by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) as a fully licensed facility exercising competent, safe pharmacy practices in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.
Orahealth USA, Inc.
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