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Dear Readers,

Here are the most interesting products that became available in the past year, 2010. I wish you all a very happy new year!

Dream Water, OTC: Try the “Snoozeberry” drink, it’s a delicious way to fall asleep because the blueberry-pomegranate drink contains all-natural sleep-inducing ingredients like GABA, melatonin and 5-HTP. Sold at pharmacies.

Axiron (testosterone), Rx: Testosterone isn’t new. This drug helps men who have low testosterone. Low T can cause low libido, erectile dysfunction, weight gain, loss of muscle mass and fatigue/depression.

Halaven (eribulin), injection, Rx: Used for metastatic breast cancer.

Smooth Sphere Lip Balm by “eos,” OTC: I wish I had thought of this myself. Such pretty little spherical containers with natural ingredients to moisten your kisser with irresistible flavors. These are junk-free meaning they do not contain parabens, phthalates or gluten. These contain vitamins, herbal extracts, zinc, shea butter and come in several flavors. I like the Summer Fruit.

Beyaz and Safyral (estrogen/progestin and folate), Rx: These are two different birth control pills made by the same drug maker. The two pill packs use different ingredients for oral contraception but they share one cool thing in common. Both Beyaz and Safyral are fortified with a form of folic acid. This is Bayer’s attempt to restore what the drug mugger stole. If you’ve read my book “Drug Muggers” you know that estrogen-containing drugs are notorious for reducing folate levels which may raise your risk for heart disease. Bayer puts the lost nutrient (folate) into these birth control pills! Outstanding to see a drug company replenish what the drug mugger stole, and patent a product that minimizes side effects for you. and

Ella (Ulipristal), Rx: Did the condom break? A new morning-after contraceptive pill that delays pregnancy for up to 5 days after intercourse. It’s similar to Plan B, which is available OTC for women over the age of 17 but it works for a longer time. Prescription only.

Ampyra (dalfampridine), Rx: This is a tablet that blocks potassium channels in the body, and it works to help people get up and start walking again if they have multiple sclerosis.

Cystex Liquid Cranberry Complex, OTC: You drink it, for urinary health. One tablespoon equals about 8 glasses of cranberry juice and it doesn’t have the sugar that cranberry juice cocktails do. The D-mannose from cranberries attacks E. coli, the most common UTI bug, along with bromelain (from pineapples) to reduce inflammation and vitamin C to maintain acidity. It’s gluten-free.

Sorilux (calcipotriene), Rx: Apply the foam to your skin for psoriasis. It’s related to vitamin D.

Oravig (miconazole), Rx: It’s an anti-fungal lozenge that treats oral candida infections. The first and only one FDA approved lozenge for thrush.

Suzy Cohen

Suzy Cohen, is known as America’s Pharmacist. She has been a licensed pharmacist for 24 years and is a Functional Medicine practitioner. She’s the author of 6 books, including her most recent Amazon #1 best-seller, “Thyroid Healthy: Lose Weight, Look Beautiful and Live the Life You Imagine.”

She was the host of The Thyroid Summit which broadcast worldwide in June 2014. Suzy has been a syndicated columnist for 19 years reaching 20 million in circulation each week. She is a Huffington Post writer, and also hosts her own syndicated medical minute on TV. Suzy has been featured on The Dr OZ Show 6 times, and has appeared on The View, Good Morning America Health, The Doctors and hundreds of other networks. She is a member of The Institute of Functional Medicine, also the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, The American Pharmacists Association and ILADS, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. You can read free articles and receive your free newsletter by visiting her website,

Books authored by Suzy Cohen include:

  • Thyroid Healthy
  • Headache Free
  • Drug Muggers
  • Diabetes Without Drugs
  • The 24-Hour Pharmacist
  • Eczema: Itchin’ for a Cure (kindle only)
  • Understanding Pancreatitis & Pancreatic Cancer (kindle only)