Young Living’s First OTC Products
At the Young Living Grand Convention this week, there was some good news in the area of compliance for two YL products: Cool Azul pain relief cream and Thieves Cough Drops. This news came from Young Living’s Facebook page for Conduct and Education. In this blog post, we are going to focus on the Thieves OTC cough drops.
Thieves Cough Drops
The Thieves Cough Drop are considered over-the-counter drugs, and are labeled and marketed distinct from the Lozenges, which will still be available. They differ from the lozenges in that they contain natural menthol. Note these are among the first OTC (over-the-counter) drugs that Young Living has on the market, and Young Living is the first essential oil company to market OTC drugs.
What are OTC Drugs?
OTC, or over-the-counter drugs, have been found safe and appropriate for use by individuals without requiring the supervision of a health care professional, and can be purchased without needing prescription.
What Can We Say about Thieves Cough Drops?
Like any drug, there are very strict rules about ingredients, guidelines, dosage, labeling, and … marketing. As far as what you can say about the Thieves cough drops, Young Living advises that we stick to what the labeling says about the product. Here’s the brochure, with everything you need to know about them, and a product summary. We can say things like they provide cough and sore throat relief, cools nasal passages, relieves coughs, and soothes sore throats. We can’t say, however, that the cough drops support a healthy respiratory system.
The introduction of OTC products is great news for Young Living and its independent distributors, and keep in mind that the Thieves Lozenges are just one of these OTC products. When marketing them, our best bet is to stick to what the Young Living labels and brochures have to say about them.