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DripDrop lands distribution at Walgreens
August 19th, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO – DripDrop, which describes itself as a "great-tasting," medical-grade hydration solution, is now being sold at Walgreens drug stores nationwide and on Walgreens.com.
DripDrop said Tuesday that its product is safe to drink at home everyday and is powerful enough to treat dehydration in a hospital setting.
The solution comes in lemon- and berry-flavored powdered packets that are mixed with water. Retailing for $9.99 at Walgreens, each box contains eight packets, and each packet makes an 8-ounce serving.
"Walgreens pharmacists were big believers in DripDrop from the very beginning, when we were working out of my clinic in San Francisco and the pharmacist downstairs began recommending it to her patients," according to Dr. Eduardo Dolhun, founder and chief medical officer of DripDrop. "Three-quarters of Americans suffer from some form of dehydration on a daily basis, and its impact on health and well-being is far reaching. With DripDrop now available at Walgreens, consumers can treat dehydration at home, possibly avoiding an unexpected visit to the doctor or hospital for I.V. therapy."
DripDrop said its product represents the first great-tasting medical-grade rehydration solution available over the counter, is targeted at people who want to maintain proper hydration levels to those experiencing dehydration.
A Mayo Clinic-trained family physician, Dolhun developed the product after he witnessed the efficacy of oral rehydration solutions during humanitarian efforts abroad. Before DripDrop, medical-grade hydration solutions tasted terrible or required intravenous delivery, the company noted. DripDrop said its solution's precise ratio of ingredients meets international health standards to treat and prevent dehydration, while providing a taste profile similar to a sports drink. It has 25% more electrolytes than pediatric alternatives, as well as no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
In late July, DripDrop announced that its product became available at more than 100 H-E-B supermarkets. And last week, DripDrop reported that it closed a $5.6 million round of financing, with investors including funds affiliated with owners of the San Francisco 49ers and Seth Taube of Medley LLC, as well as rock musicians Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead.