Created by a California pharmacist, sold on QVC, now stocked in stores across the United States!
It is perhaps natural to assume that a successful nationally sold brand such as Stopain is the product of a faceless international corporation. But it couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, this highly effective pain relief brand has been nurtured by only a handful of dedicated professionals from its beginnings through to today. To a person, we believe in the power of the product we sell and take great pride in helping millions of pain suffers find immediate relief from their aches and agonies. Below is a brief summary of our all-American success story:
New pain-relief spray invented by pharmacist in Southern California.
The innovative hands-free application and non-drug formula makes Stopain stand out from its competitors for immediate, no-mess pain relief. Marketed locally, it builds a strong word-of-mouth following among area pain sufferers.
Los Angeles Marathon sampling success leads to QVC Channel showcase.
Sprayed on by elite athletes and weekend warriors who are suffering from muscle and joint pain after running the Los Angeles Marathon , Stopain’s immediate relief makes it a runaway success within a new, larger audience. That word-of-foot success leads it to become featured by the QVC Channel, which brings Stopain its first national exposure.
First major retail store presence, thanks to Walgreens.
Stopain leaps far forward toward becoming a household name when it enters mass retail through Walgreen’s pharmacies. (Stopain is now available in more than 25,000 mass market, food and drug stores throughout the United States.)
Troy Manufacturing, Inc., becomes sole manufacturer. (Yes, Stopain is 100% Made in the USA!)
The then-owners of Stopain – DRJ Group – entrust all Stopain manufacturing to Troy Manufacturing, Inc., (TMI) to ensure the products are developed with the highest level of quality and care. TMI is a leader in the manufacturing and development of topical analgesic products sold through the professional market as well as the mass market, food and retail stores nationally and internationally. Its 80,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, located in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, is governed by the FDA and is compliant with cGMP practices. All functions for products TMI manufactures and packages are completed in-house with a staff responsible for purchasing and testing raw materials, product manufacturing, and testing, packaging and distributing all finished products.
Stopain Extra-Strength Roll-on joins product line.
TMI develops the Stopain Roll-on, which is now the number one roll-on in the topical analgesic category nationwide.
Stopain study on chronic-pain seniors shows amazing results.
Two Cannon Falls, MN, adult facilities test Stopain on their residents who struggle with chronic pain. Sample results: (1) Woman in 90s with shoulder pain from years of manual farm labor, who had tried a series of pain medications, heat wraps, and ointments with no significant relief: After applying Stopain, she was able to sustain relief without needing pain pills. (2) Woman in 80s developed severe, persistent shoulder pain following a stroke, which caused her to wince in pain whenever staff lifted her: After 3–4 applications of Stopain, her shoulder pain went away.
Named a “demand brand.” Arthritis Foundation proceeds sponsorship begins.
Mass Market Retailers magazine names Stopain a “demand brand” – with editor saying, “[It] offers unique benefits that provide value and choice to consumers that cannot be filled by other brands.” Arthritis, the most common cause of disability, affects 46 millions Americans. Now for every unit of Stopain sold, the brand will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Arthritis Foundation, with a minimum contribution of $25,000.
Troy Healthcare, LLC, buys Stopain and launches first national TV ads.
TMI subsidiary Troy Healthcare, LLC, now controls all aspects of Stopain product development from conception to completion – a unique level of quality control within the topical analgesic category. Eight years of Stopain manufacturing knowledge and experience joins the expertise of the Troy Healthcare research and development staff, which allows Stopain to rise to the next level in the markeplace. As a first step toward higher sales, the Troy Healthcare marketing team launches a national TV ad campaign that appears on several popular networks and receives extremely favorable results.
Stopain Extra-Strength Gel joins product line.
Delivers 6% menthol – more than any other cooling gel. Customers get more active ingredient at a lower price!
Now Stopain is an international brand!
Canadian customers can now buy our fast-growing brand locally in major retailers nationwide – including Zellers, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Jean Coutu.
Troy Healthcare is singularly focused on developing scientifically advanced products for healthy living. It remains our mission in coming years to help people manage their pain with Stopain – so they can lead richer, healthier lives.