Encinitas, Calif. (PRWEB) February 25, 2008
DRJ Group, Inc., the makers of Stopain® topical analgesic, today announced that Stopain products will be sold in Meijer stores beginning this month. Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 181 supercenters throughout Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky. Stopain products will begin appearing in Meijer stores throughout February and be available at all Meijer stores by the end of the month.
"We are always looking for new opportunities for making Stopain products more easily accessible to customers seeking relief from chronic or temporary joint and muscular pain," said Bob Miller, president and CEO of DRJ Group, Inc. "Our business philosophy is to focus on customer feedback when it comes to managing pain, so it is a natural fit to be part of Meijer's customer-driven focus."
When the product roll-out is complete, Meijer's customers can purchase any of the product formulas: Stopain Spray and Stopain Roll-On, the #1 selling spray and the #1 selling roll-on in the topical analgesic category, and the company's new cream, which is specially formulated to provide deep-penetrating, ultra long-lasting pain relief. Stopain cream incorporates Invisicare®, an extended release polymer technology that works on contact, rapidly and continuously releasing active ingredients on the skin. This allows it to remain effective longer, without the need to constantly reapply.
"As inventors of the 'one-stop shopping' concept, Meijer offers a variety of health solutions for our customers, including choices in food, fitness, and pharmaceuticals," said Maribeth Glaub, Meijer merchandising manager for sports medicine products. "Adding Stopain products to our shelves helps us broaden the choices for our customers looking for pain relief options."
The need for topical pain relievers is great. One in four American adults suffers pain each month for at least 24 hours, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The American Pain Foundation (http://www.painfoundation.org) estimates that more than 70 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and each year another 25 million experience acute pain from injuries or surgery. Topical analgesics are often part of a successful pain management program.
The active ingredient in Stopain is menthol, recognized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an analgesic that provides temporary relief for minor pains and stiffness of arthritis, muscle aches, strains and simple backaches. Stopain also contains peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil, recognized by the FDA for their analgesic properties. Stopain's extra-strength spray and roll on formulas also contain glucosamine and MSM, essential nutrients that support joint health and mobility.
In addition to being available at Meijer stores, Stopain can be purchased online and at more than 25,000 independent pharmacies and national chain drug stores, including Walgreens, CVS and Rite-Aid Pharmacies.
About DRJ Group, Inc.
Founded in 1991, California-based DRJ Group Inc. helps people lead richer, more active lives through effective pain management. The company manufactures and markets Stopain®-branded topical analgesic products. DRJ Group's culture of innovation is brought to life in every virtual corner of the organization, from its business strategy and vision of the future, to its research and development and willingness to share knowledge with consumers and pharmacists. To learn more about the DRJ Group and its leadership, visit online at http://www.stopain.com.
Stopain® is the #1 selling spray and #1 selling roll-on in the topical analgesics category. It provides temporary relief for minor muscle/back and joint pains. Recommended by doctors and pharmacists for its immediate and long-lasting pain relief, Stopain is now offered in a new, patented cream formula and bold, eye-catching packaging. It is sold nationwide online and at more than 25,000 independent pharmacies and chain drug stores. To learn more about Stopain, visit http://www.stopain.com.
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 181 supercenters throughout Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky. As the inventor of the "one-stop shopping" concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive electronics departments, garden centers and apparel offerings. For additional information and to shop for more, go to http://www.meijer.com.