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St. Joseph’s Companion Aspirin

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals introduces specially packaged St. Joseph's aspirin for consumers to take in the event of a suspected heart attack, the firm announces Aug. 23. Companion Aspirin, which began shipping in July, includes three individual packets, each containing two chewable tablets of aspirin 81 mg. Each individual packet provides the "emergency" dose recommended at onset of heart attack symptoms in an easy-to-open pouch and will retail for $1.00, McNeil notes. FDA approved modified labeling for aspirin in 1998, allowing language recommending aspirin use during suspected acute myocardial infarction (1"The Tan Sheet" Oct. 26, 1998, p. 4)...

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