Latest Fleming Pharmaceuticals Stories

2011-04-21 12:25:00

ST. LOUIS, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleming Pharmaceuticals, maker of ThyroShield®- the only FDA approved liquid potassium iodide product indicated for thyroid protection in radiation emergencies - announced today that it has implemented the changes necessary to ramp up production to meet increased domestic and international demand. ThyroShield is an over-the-counter iodide solution which, when taken orally, saturates the thyroid gland so radioactive iodine...

2011-03-17 05:55:00

Fears of radiation sickness amid Japan's ongoing nuclear crisis have triggered a surge in U.S. sales of potassium iodide. Potassium iodide (KI) is a salt that saturates the thyroid gland with non-radioactive iodine, lessening the amount of radiation the gland can absorb. Alan Morris, president of Anbex, the main U.S. manufacturer of KI tablets, said Wednesday that the company had run out of stock after a spike in U.S. demand generated by the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant in...

2011-03-15 14:33:00

ST. LOUIS, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleming Pharmaceuticals, maker of ThyroShield - one of two FDA-approved potassium iodide medicines used in nuclear emergencies to block the thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive iodine to avoid thyroid cancer - is stepping up production of ThyroShield to help provide domestic and global relief. ThyroShield is an iodide solution which, when taken orally, saturates the thyroid gland so radioactive iodine cannot be absorbed. The Fleming form of...

2010-04-29 08:05:00

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC health and beauty PR specialists Robin Leedy & Associates (RL&A), a niche brand PR and social media agency, continues its growth in the social media arena as two clients join the roster: Conair® hair care products and Fleming Pharmaceuticals' Ocean® nasal saline products. The agency will conduct social media campaigns to introduce new Conair hair products and create a brand community, as well as...

2009-02-25 15:40:00

Partnership with Fleming Pharmaceuticals to increase access to radiological threat antidote WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Heyltex Corporation announced an agreement in principle with Fleming Pharmaceuticals for the exclusive distribution of ThyroShield(R) in the United States. ThyroShield(R) Potassium Iodide Oral Solution is a ready-to-use, liquid medicine that protects infants, children, and adults at risk of exposure to radioactive iodine. It is the only...

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