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Author Topic: What have they done to Germolene?  (Read 81675 times)

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #60 on: 10 February, 2015, 02:30:11 PM »
Blimey! I didn't realise how close to British hearts Germolene has become!

I mean, I just noticed that this thread has already clocked up 58 Replies and, with answer, a staggering 17,247 Views.

Is this a record? Does this make Germolene Intelligent Answer's most answered post of all time?

Naw, that'll be round three of word association with over 800  :D

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #61 on: 14 March, 2015, 01:02:02 PM »
I am also gutted that germolene ointment has been discontinued.  I simply can't believe I'm on my last tube.  Most things are fatal if swallowed - that is the most ridiculous reason for not making it anymore.  I can't believe that Amazon are charging in excess of £30 for a tube.  It's all gone mad. 

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #62 on: 15 March, 2015, 06:57:41 AM »
£30 a tube on Amazon? You're right, Emma...people are going mad...they should have stockpiled cupboards full of the pink gold when it was first announced that it was being withdrawn.

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #63 on: 18 March, 2015, 11:03:03 PM »
I found this string because I tried to buy germolene ointment today and was devastated to learn that it's been discontinued.  Haven't read every comment here, but found contact form on the Bayer website and have sent them a message asking why they've taken it off and if they will make it available again.  Have others done the same?  Maybe if enough of us tell them, they'll reconsider.  The link for the contact form is: https://    healthcare.bayer.com/    scripts/pages/en/    SSL/contact.php
(close up the gaps) ... hope it's OK to post link like that? 
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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #64 on: 19 March, 2015, 07:38:54 AM »
I found this string because I tried to buy germolene ointment today and was devastated to learn that it's been discontinued.  Haven't read every comment here, but found contact form on the Bayer website and have sent them a message asking why they've taken it off and if they will make it available again.  Have others done the same?  Maybe if enough of us tell them, they'll reconsider.  The link for the contact form is: https://    healthcare.bayer.com/    scripts/pages/en/    SSL/contact.php
(close up the gaps) ... hope it's OK to post link like that? 
Annie Melba

A toast to Annie Melba! Thanks for the Germolene Hotline link! I think everyone should now bombard Bayer and bring Germolene back onto the shelves!

PS And yes, it is perfectly OK to post links on here...you don't need the gaps because, with no gaps, it just makes it easier to double click on the link and go straight to giving those heartless bods in the Germolene marketing department a kick in the right direction.

All together now! Hit it!

https://healthcare.bayer.com/scripts/pages/en/SSL/contact.php


Much later...Bad news! I just hit the link and went straight to Bayer and, guess what?

There's a drop down panel of their top 20 products you can get into...but NO Gemolene! Stymied.

What next, comrades?

« Last Edit: 19 March, 2015, 07:47:23 AM by P-Kasso2 »
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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #65 on: 19 March, 2015, 01:57:35 PM »
PK - guests and new members can't post links (it would make it too easy for spammers to post all kinds of nonsense here!), so Annie, that's a great way of doing it (we can tell you are not some kind of spambot!)

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #66 on: 19 March, 2015, 10:56:11 PM »
The contact form isn't easy to find on the Bayer website and goes to the US site, not UK ... but I got a reply today from cc-consreldept@   bayer.    iconsumer.us  (close the gaps again) saying : 

Thank you for taking the time to contact Bayer HealthCare LLC, U.S. Consumer Care Division. This Division is responsible for over-the-counter (OTC) products sold in the United States. Your contact was received by our Consumer Relations Department.

While we are not able to assist you directly, we would like to refer you to the appropriate party. I am sure they will be happy to assist you. Please reach them by contacting the following:

Bayer UK Ltd.
Bayer House
Strawberry Hill
GB-Newbury, Berkshire RG14 1JA
United Kingdom
phone: +44 1635 563000
http:/    /    www.    bayer.uk  (still leaving the gaps, just in case, as I'm 'new')

So - there's another link to try (I bet its 'contact us' tab is tucked away in some inconspicuous corner!) - or ... anyone for a sit-in?

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #67 on: 20 March, 2015, 04:05:34 AM »
Firstly, thanks Duff...I didn't realise guests were not allowed to post links. Now I know, it seems a very sensible ruling.

And, secondly, thanks Annie Melba... I shall be following up your gappy link...I always find that a little email or fax war with a global conglomerate makes the idle hours whizz by nicely!

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #68 on: 20 March, 2015, 01:51:49 PM »
Hi all
I to have used Germolene ointment PINK for as long as i been on this earth, I called Bayer last year and was told there was an ingredient they could not get anymore so discontinued it yet, after buying a tube of ebay Monday for a 50g tube @ £13.99 this was the last one,  it came today and it is the original (extatic don't come close Joy  lol!) this  is made by Aspen Pharmecare South Africa! Thats as far as i have investigated. 
Amazom have it for £31.99 a 25g tube which i would not pay so hope this helps and it  :'( we don't make the lovely pink stuff anymore...
Shakie

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #69 on: 20 March, 2015, 04:33:16 PM »
Hi all
I to have used Germolene ointment PINK for as long as i been on this earth, I called Bayer last year and was told there was an ingredient they could not get anymore so discontinued it yet, after buying a tube of ebay Monday for a 50g tube @ £13.99 this was the last one,  it came today and it is the original (extatic don't come close Joy  lol!) this  is made by Aspen Pharmecare South Africa! Thats as far as i have investigated. 
Amazom have it for £31.99 a 25g tube which i would not pay so hope this helps and it  :'( we don't make the lovely pink stuff anymore...
Shakie

Thanks Lizzie - this thread must be headed for the record books but what I find incredible is that the Pharmaceutical Global Giant, the inventors of Aspirin, claim that there is a chemical substance the cannot obtain! How implausible is that? There is something very fishy going on if some obscure company in South Africa can manufacture the stuff whilst megabucks Bayer desert all their loyal germolenies!
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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #70 on: 20 March, 2015, 06:28:58 PM »
Hi all
I to have used Germolene ointment PINK for as long as i been on this earth, I called Bayer last year and was told there was an ingredient they could not get anymore so discontinued it yet, after buying a tube of ebay Monday for a 50g tube @ £13.99 this was the last one,  it came today and it is the original (extatic don't come close Joy  lol!) this  is made by Aspen Pharmecare South Africa! Thats as far as i have investigated. 
Amazom have it for £31.99 a 25g tube which i would not pay so hope this helps and it  :'( we don't make the lovely pink stuff anymore...
Shakie

Thanks Lizzie - this thread must be headed for the record books but what I find incredible is that the Pharmaceutical Global Giant, the inventors of Aspirin, claim that there is a chemical substance the cannot obtain! How implausible is that? There is something very fishy going on if some obscure company in South Africa can manufacture the stuff whilst megabucks Bayer desert all their loyal germolenies!

It could be that the ingredient is one banned by Reach.

Mr Too has had problems with things that's he has come up with for new applications of chemicals that he thought were freely available only to find they are now banned.

There seems to be no obvious reasons for banning some of them.

http://www.cirs-reach.com/Testing/REACH_Restricted_Substances_List.html


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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #71 on: 20 March, 2015, 06:50:38 PM »

It could be that the ingredient is one banned by Reach.

Mr Too has had problems with things that's he has come up with for new applications of chemicals that he thought were freely available only to find they are now banned.

There seems to be no obvious reasons for banning some of them.

http://www.cirs-reach.com/Testing/REACH_Restricted_Substances_List.html

The original list of ingredients doesnt contain any toxic chemicals and if ever there was a test of the efficacy and harmlessness of a medication better than the millions of us who testify that we grew up being smothered in the stuff without any side effects I cannot conceive it's form! Reach or no Reach.
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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #72 on: 19 April, 2015, 07:10:05 PM »
Germolene OINTMENT (pink) is still sold in South Africa and CAN be bought on ebay for approx £13/£14.  Much cheaper than on Amazon.

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #73 on: 04 May, 2015, 04:49:06 PM »
does anyone remember the chewing gum sticks called 'Dentine' that tasted and smelled exactly like germolene?? i lovvvvvvvved that stuff

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #74 on: 16 June, 2015, 03:04:02 AM »
Germolene (PINK) OINTMENT now on ebay. I've tried it - it's the original recipe.     Wasn't enough demand to continue to produce in UK. Comes all the way from South Africa!! Is anyone still looking for it?