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Prestige Brands: Healthcare & Cleaning Products

April 13, 2015

Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. boasts of being the largest provider of over-the-counter in North America and takes pride in being nimble enough to give detailed attention to each and every one of its product offering.

The company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the marketing, sale, and distribution of over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare and household cleaning products in North America and internationally. Prestige Bands Holdings does business through two segments, Over-The-Counter Healthcare and Household Cleaning.

The Over-The-Counter Healthcare segment offer a portfolio of OTC products under 14 primary OTC brands. This includes Chloraspetic sore throat remedies; Clear Eyes eye drops; Compound W wart removers; Little Remedies and Pediacare pediatric health care products; The Doctors brand of oral care products; Efferdent and Effergrip denture products; Luden’s drops; Dramamine motion sickness products; BC and Goody’s analgesic powders; Beano gas prevention; Gaviscon antacids; and Debrox ear drops. Other brands it carries include Dermoplast first-aid products; Murine eye and ear care products; NasalCrom allergy prevention relief products; New-Skin liquid bandage; Wartner wart removers; Fiber Choice fiber laxative supplements; and Ecotrin aspirin.

The Household Cleaning segment markets household cleaning products, like Chore Boy scrubbing pads and sponges; Comet abrasive powders, creams, liquids, and non-abrasive sprays; and Spics and Span dilutables, sprays for counter tops, and glass cleaners.

The firm distributes its products through various retail channels, including drug, grocery, dollar, and club stores, as well as supermarkets and mass merchandisers.

Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Tarrytown, New York. Its history goes back much further though with one of its brands, Luden’s Menthol Cough Drops introduced to the market in 1880. A man by the name of William H. Luden started a candy and cough drop business in the back of his father’s jewelry shop in Reading, Pennsylvania. Another product, White Cloverine brands salve was created in 1890 by Dr. James Thompson Wilson.

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