Japanese healthcare firm inaugurates pain management product in Nigeria

L-R: President and Managing Director, Hisamitsu UK Ltd, Mr. Hiroki Nunotani; Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DrugStoc, Dr. Chibuzo Opara; President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Prof. Cyril Usifoh; CEO, Pharmaplus and immediate past President of PSN, Pharm. Ahmed Yakassai; Executive officer, Head of International Division, Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc, Mr. Taro Hiramatsu; Co-Founder & President, DrugStoc, Mr. Adham Yehia; and Sales and Marketing Manager, Hisamitsu UK Ltd, Mr. Hiroshi Tsuchida, during the unveiling ceremony of Salonpas in Nigeria.
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By Oluwafunke Ishola

A global healthcare company, Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co. Inc., has introduced Salonpas, an innovative solution for pain management to Nigerians.

Mr Taro Hiramatsu, Executive Officer of the company made the disclosure in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

Hiramatsu said Salonpas would make a positive difference in the lives of Nigerians dealing with back, leg, knee, shoulder or knee pain, as it did successfully in other parts of the world.

He noted that the product introduced in Japan in 1934, had gained acceptance globally, to become the number one over-the-counter topical analgesics in the patch category.

He said, “We are thrilled to bring Salonpas to Nigeria and to introduce our range of pain relief products to the Nigerian market.

“We understand that Nigerians are active and hardworking, and pain can slow them down. Salonpas provides quick and reliable pain relief solutions.

“Our mission is to promote “TE-A-TE” Culture Worldwide. We highly value the culture, which is a practice of compassion for others and our expansion to Nigeria.

“We are committed to serving our customers with the same level of excellence, efficacy, and compassionate treatment that Salonpas is known for worldwide.”

According to him, the Nigerian authorities have certified Salonpas Pain Relieving Patch 10’s, Salonpas Pain Relief Patch 5’s and Salonpas Jet Spray, for sale and distribution in the country.

Also, Mr Hiroki Nunotani, Managing Director, Hisamitsu UK Limited, said Salonpas was committed to providing effective and long-lasting high-quality products, using only the best components, and adhering to strict manufacturing standards.

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According to him, Salonpas is an over-the-counter (OTC) topical analgesic solution tailored for athletes, professionals, the elderly or anyone seeking relief from daily pain and stiffness.

“Our products are well-known for their advanced formulas that combine traditional medicinal approaches with modern technology, delivering targeted relief for muscle aches, joint pain, backaches, strains, and sprains.

“Whether it’s the Salonpas Pain Relief Patch or the Salonpas Jet Spray, each product is designed to address specific pain issues and enhance overall well-being.

“As Salonpas makes its debut in Nigeria, consumers can look forward to discovering a range of products that prioritise quality, efficacy, and convenience.

“Our products are backed by years of research, development, and consumer satisfaction, making them a go-to choice for individuals seeking fast and long-lasting pain relief,” he said.

Similarly, Prof. Cyril Usifoh, President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, said Salonpas’ introduction would strengthen healthcare delivery in the country.

“With the launch in Nigeria, individuals will have access to another trusted brand that has been a household name in many countries for over 90 years.

“Through their transparent mechanism, Histamitsu has found strong partnership in Nigeria.

“I am happy that it is in Nigeria right now. ‘Salonpas – just patch it’ would solve the pains of Nigerians. We should rally around and encourage the company,” he said.

Also, Dr Chibuzo Opara, Chief Executive Officer, DrugStoc, said the company would ensure quality-oriented distribution in the country.

He assured patients, and healthcare providers of ease of access to the product. (NAN)(www.nannews.com.ng)

Edited by Dianabasi Effiong

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