FLAVORx is a private company based in Columbia, Maryland, United States[1] that supplies sugar-free, non allergenic and inert medicine flavorings and flavoring systems to pharmacies.[2][3][4][5][6][7] The company was established in 1995 in Washington, D.C.[8][9] It offers 18 pediatric flavors and 17 veterinary flavors which can be added to prescription and over-the-counter liquid medications.

FLAVORx, Inc.
TypePrivate company
IndustryPharmacy
Founded1995
FounderKenny Kramm
HeadquartersColumbia, Maryland, United States
Key people
Stuart R. Amos
(President and CEO)
Websiteflavorx.com

Flavorx can be found in 46,000+ pharmacies and has flavored over 100 million prescriptions. Flavorx uses Fillmaster RO and 6 stage water filtration system along with annual FillPure visits to ensure USP compliance in chain and independent pharmacies. Flavorx has several flavoring machines. The PRO displays the formulary[clarification needed] but requires manual measurement of flavor. They also have the AUTO, which reconstitutes and flavors automatically. Flavorx can be found in most major chains and independent pharmacies.[10][11][12][13]

The flavorings are intended to improve the palatability of their host medications by suppressing bitterness, adding sweetness, and/or enhancing the flavor profile.[14][15] The flavoring of liquid medicines using these products has been shown to improve pediatric drug compliance.[16][14][17][18] The firm also sells Pill Glide, a flavored spray designed to lubricate the mouth and throat, making pills easier to swallow.[19][20][21][22]

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  1. ^ Veterinary Forum. Vol. 18. Forum Publications. 2001. pp. 59–. FlavorX (Bethesda, Maryland) launches the FlavorX Veterinary System, for helping veterinarians entice animals to take medicine. With this system, veterinarians can compound ...
  2. ^ Ernest D. Chu (November 30, 2010). Soul Currency: Investing Your Inner Wealth for Fulfillment & Abundance. New World Library. pp. 77–. ISBN 978-1-57731-773-9. ... FLAVORx Inc., now the leader in flavorings for medicines ...
  3. ^ "FLAVORx » OTC General » Pharmacy Marketplace – November 23, 2011". Pharmacychoice.com. Archived from the original on March 30, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "Whitman Pharmacy". Whitman Pharmacy. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Pharmacy I Pharmacy Services I Flavoring Medications". Hannaford. October 6, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "FlavoRx™". haysmed.com. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  7. ^ Bunupuradah, Torsak; Wannachai, Siripan; Chuamchaitrakool, Arpa; Intasan, Jintana; Nuchapong, Thantip; Neiss, Woodie; Kramm, Kenny; Pancharoen, Chitsanu; Burger, David; Ananworanich, Jintanat (December 29, 2006). "Use of taste-masking product, FLAVORx, to assist Thai children to ingest generic antiretrovirals". AIDS Research and Therapy. 3: 30. doi:10.1186/1742-6405-3-30. PMC 1770927. PMID 17194311.
  8. ^ Bertie Charles Forbes (2002). Forbes. 1-3. Vol. 170. Forbes Incorporated. pp. 158–. That was the easy part. Flavorx (pronounced "flavor-ex"), launched in 1995, was a big hit with independent pharmacies. People were driving 20 or more miles to get their prescriptions filled at the drugstore owned by Kramm's mom and dad, ...
  9. ^ "FLAVORx Study Presented at 3rd Annual European Paediatric Formulation Initiative (EuPFi) Conference". Prweb.com. September 30, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  10. ^ Rural Futures News. New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources. 2000. pp. xlix–. Launched in 1995, the business has grown to employ 25 people in Maryland. Children, adults, and even animals can choose from over 42 flavors — like creamsicle, watermelon, bubblegum, etc. (a taste for every fancy). FLAVORx can be ...
  11. ^ Bruce Barringer; Edward D. Hess; Charles F. Goetz (February 27, 2012). Entrepreneurship Lessons for Success (Collection). FT Press. pp. 501–. ISBN 978-0-13-303894-1. In 1995, he decided to incorporate and named the business Flavorx. To move the business forward, he partnered with one of the largest flavoring companies in the world to help develop custom flavors that could be safely mixed with medicines ...
  12. ^ "FLAVORx, Inc.: Private Company Information – BusinessWeek". Investing.businessweek.com. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  13. ^ Melody Petersen (July 1, 2010). Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. pp. 46–. ISBN 978-1-4299-4403-8. This medicine-flavoring service, offered by a fast-growing company called FLAVORx, was advertised prominently in most of the pharmacies I visited. At the Kmart pharmacy in Marshalltown, Iowa, FLAVORx had erected a five-foot cardboard ...
  14. ^ a b Bunupuradah, Torsak; Wannachai, Siripan; Chuamchaitrakool, Arpa; Intasan, Jintana; Nuchapong, Thantip; Neiss, Woodie; Kramm, Kenny; Pancharoen, Chitsanu; Burger, David; Ananworanich, Jintanat (2006). "Use of taste-masking product, FLAVORx, to assist Thai children to ingest generic antiretrovirals". AIDS Research and Therapy. 3: 30. doi:10.1186/1742-6405-3-30. PMC 1770927. PMID 17194311.
  15. ^ Steele, Russell W.; Russo, Troy M.; Thomas, Mathew P. (2006). "Adherence Issues Related to the Selection of Antistaphylococcal or Antifungal Antibiotic Suspensions for Children". Clinical Pediatrics. 45 (3): 245–250. doi:10.1177/000992280604500306. PMID 16708137. S2CID 41517765.
  16. ^ Catherine E. Burns; Ardys M. Dunn; Margaret A. Brady (April 9, 2008). Pediatric Primary Care - Pageburst on VitalSource. Elsevier Health Sciences. pp. 1743–. ISBN 978-1-4377-2650-3. When prescribing pharmacologic agents or recommending OTC drugs, it is important to be ... of the drug, the usual dosage, adverse reactions, and the indications and contraindications for its use in children. ... For an extra cost, some pharmacies will sell flavoring products that increase palatability (e.g., FLAVORx). ... Factors that affect compliance include the following: continues to be a relevant document in today's health management.
  17. ^ Frank, Hillary (2006). "Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine : Compounding in the Exotic Practice". Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine. 15 (2): 116–121. doi:10.1053/j.jepm.2006.02.007.
  18. ^ "ingentaconnect Assessing the palatability of medications in children". Ingentaconnect.com. September 1, 2007. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  19. ^ Keith J. Slifer (October 21, 2013). A Clinician's Guide to Helping Children Cope and Cooperate with Medical Care: An Applied Behavioral Approach. JHU Press. pp. 208–. ISBN 978-1-4214-1112-5.
  20. ^ Diamond, Shelley; Lavallee, Danielle C. (January 28, 2010). "Experience With a Pill-Swallowing Enhancement Aid". Clinical Pediatrics. Cpj.sagepub.com. 49 (4): 391–393. doi:10.1177/0009922809355313. PMID 20118076. S2CID 42029365.
  21. ^ "Pill Glide helps you swallow tablets and capsules with ease. — FLAVORx Inc". Flavorx.com. Archived from the original on January 3, 2012. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  22. ^ Bennett, Alexander D.; MacPhail, Catriona M.; Gibbons, Debra S.; Lappin, Michael R. (2010). "Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery : A comparative study evaluating the esophageal transit time of eight healthy cats when pilled with the FlavoRx pill glide versus pill delivery treats". Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. 12 (4): 286–290. doi:10.1016/j.jfms.2009.09.017. PMID 19910230. S2CID 10204347.

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