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Help Remedies Suggests People TAKE LESS
Date:10/25/2011

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Help Remedies, the New York-based creator of minimalist over-the-counter medicine, launches the bold statement "Take Less", calling out big pharma for its excesses and promoting the idea of moderation in OTC drugs. In a category that traditionally promotes more, extra, bigger, faster, etc., boutique pharma company Help (helpineedhelp.com) is communicating a unique message, that less – less drugs, less dyes, less coatings – is sometimes more. Help's "Take Less" message and products are now available nationally at Walgreens, so that people across the country will have access to simple answers to basic healthcare issues.

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Founded in 2008 by former advertising executives Richard Fine and Nathan Frank, Help began as a passion project – a response to personal distrust and confusion with OTC products, packaging and language. The brand quickly amassed a cult following for its sleek, eco-friendly packaging, clever product monikers, and online wit amid a characteristically staid category.

After their initial launch, Help discovered some problems bigger than packaging. "Drug companies' ongoing need to make more and sell more results in a proliferation of complicated and unclear products – mixed active ingredients, higher dosages, unnecessary dyes and coatings. All of this nonsense makes for a confused consumer, who very often has little idea what drugs they are actually consuming when they reach for a bottle of pain medicine," said Help Co-Founder and CEO Richard Fine.

More than an incidental annoyance, this confusion can actually be dangerous. According to the National Safety Council, increases in accidental overdoses of over-the-counter, prescription, and illegal drugs are one of the fastest-rising causes of accidental death in the United States: An estimate
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