AN ANALYSIS OF DRUG THERAPY TAPERING GUIDELINES

| March 16, 2018

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Chronic pain, the kind of pain a person wakes up with every morning and goes to sleep with every night, has a standard of care that is often incomplete and sometimes inaccurate. Chronic pain treatment often revolves around drug therapy and managing side effects without addressing non-drug therapies or holistic lifestyle changes needed to resolve the source of pain.

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BestCo is a leading developer and manufacturer of confectionery-based Consumer Healthcare products, including OTC Drugs and Dietary Supplements. We specialize in Contract Manufacturing and Private Label product solutions for Marketers and Retailers of Consumer Healthcare products, many of whom are household names. Our roots date back to 1931 where we grew to become the largest candy company in South Africa. Beacon Sweets was established as a candy manufacturer in New Jersey in 1976 and after continued growth, expansion led us to relocate to our current site in Mooresville, North Carolina in 1988.

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BestCo is a leading developer and manufacturer of confectionery-based Consumer Healthcare products, including OTC Drugs and Dietary Supplements. We specialize in Contract Manufacturing and Private Label product solutions for Marketers and Retailers of Consumer Healthcare products, many of whom are household names. Our roots date back to 1931 where we grew to become the largest candy company in South Africa. Beacon Sweets was established as a candy manufacturer in New Jersey in 1976 and after continued growth, expansion led us to relocate to our current site in Mooresville, North Carolina in 1988.

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