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May 15, 2013

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is piloting a program that will allow state employees to receive medication therapy management services, the university announced.

BALTIMORE — The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is piloting a program that will allow state employees to receive medication therapy management services, the university announced.

May 2, 2013

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has entered into a three-year agreement with CVS Caremark to provide pharmacy benefit and other related services to its commercial and Medicare Part D members, CareFirst announced earlier this week.

BALTIMORE, Md. — CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has entered into a three-year agreement with CVS Caremark to provide pharmacy benefit and other related services to its commercial and Medicare Part D members, CareFirst announced earlier this week.

April 25, 2013

Care Pharmacies Cooperative on Thursday announced that two of its member owners have recently been recognized for their individual contributions to pharmacy retailing.

LINTHICUM, Md. — Care Pharmacies Cooperative on Thursday announced that two of its member owners have recently been recognized for their individual contributions to pharmacy retailing. 

April 2, 2013

Rite Aid is offering free allergy screenings, information and a range of products as the allergy season approaches, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is offering free allergy screenings, information and a range of products as the allergy season approaches, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

March 12, 2013

Bath and beauty brand Calgon has developed a new collection of bath and body care products geared toward younger women that will feature “Modern Family” actress Sarah Hyland as the face of the new collection.

BALTIMORE, Md. — Bath and beauty brand Calgon has developed a new collection of bath and body care products geared toward younger women that will feature “Modern Family” actress Sarah Hyland as the face of the new collection.

March 11, 2013

Calgon bath and beauty brand announced the company is overhauling its look with new packaging and the introduction of four new fragrances.

BALTIMORE — Calgon bath and beauty brand announced today the company is overhauling its look with new packaging and the introduction of four new fragrances.

The new Calgon look showcases new colors and imagery with gold accents throughout the packaging.

March 1, 2013

Rite Aid has expanded its telemedicine service to 58 more stores, the retail pharmacy chain said Friday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid has expanded its telemedicine service to 58 more stores, the retail pharmacy chain said Friday.

Rite Aid said the NowClinic Online Care service were available at stores in Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The service gives customers access to care, via a secure online video connection, from OptumHealth doctors and nurses. The company originally unveiled the program at nine stores in Detroit in 2011.

January 25, 2013

"Too sick to go to work, but not sick enough not to tweet about it" Twitter users are helping to predict flu trends.

BALTIMORE — "Too sick to go to work, but not sick enough not to tweet about it" Twitter users are helping to predict flu trends. Johns Hopkins researchers recently created a Twitter search method that helps differentiate between people merely tweeting about the flu in general and those who are actually sick, the university announced Thursday. The new tweet-screening method not only delivers real-time data on flu cases, but also filters out online chatter that is not linked to actual flu infections. 

January 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic contraceptive made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said Tuesday.

BALTIMORE — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic contraceptive made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said Tuesday.

Lupin announced the approval of levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets in the 0.1 mg/0.02 mg strength, a generic version of Watson Labs' Lutera.

Lutera had sales of about $103.6 million during the 12-month period that ended in September 2012, according to IMS Health.

December 13, 2012

Target announced plans to open a new store in Baltimore by October 2013. The retail giant has said approximately 200 new team members will be hired for the new location, part of the Canton Crossing Shopping Center on Boston Street.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target announced plans to open a new store in Baltimore by October 2013. The retail giant has said approximately 200 new team members will be hired for the new location, part of the Canton Crossing Shopping Center on Boston Street.

November 21, 2012

Lupin Pharmaceuticals has launched a generic drug for cholesterol disorders, the company said.

BALTIMORE — Lupin Pharmaceuticals has launched a generic drug for cholesterol disorders, the company said.

Lupin announced the launch of fenofibrate tablets in the 48-mg and 145-mg strengths. The drug is used to treat hypercholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidemia and severe hypertriglyceridemia.

The drug is a generic version of Abbott's Tricor, which had sales of $1.26 billion during the 12-month period ended in June, according to IMS Health.

November 15, 2012

The head of Lupin Pharmaceuticals has received an award from accounting firm Ernst & Young.

BALTIMORE — The head of Lupin Pharmaceuticals has received an award from accounting firm Ernst & Young.

Ernst & Young announced Thursday that it had named Lupin CEO Vinita Gupta the inaugural Ernst & Young U.S. 2012 Family Business Award of Excellence winner at its 2012 Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs, Calif.

October 9, 2012

Drug maker Dr. Reddy’s Labs has launched a generic antibiotic drug, the company said. The India-based company announced the launch of amoxicillin tablets, capsules and oral suspension.

Dr. Reddy's launches antibiotics

September 20, 2012

Sprout Foods is adding new toddler puree snacks to its portfolio and also will introduce more convenient product packaging, the company announced at the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore.

BALTIMORE — Sprout Foods is adding new toddler puree snacks to its portfolio and also will introduce more convenient product packaging, the company announced at the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore.

Joining Sprout Foods' line of organic puree snacks are acai, raspberry, blueberry and blackcurrant. Additionally, Sprout Foods' BPA-free, eco-friendly packaging will now feature a new choke-free, twist-off cap and dispensing spout. The cap can be used to reseal the package, and the spout encourages independence and self-feeding, the company said.

September 13, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic psychiatric drug made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Lupin said Thursday.

BALTIMORE — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic psychiatric drug made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Lupin said Thursday.

The Indian drug maker announced the approval of escitalopram tablets in the 5-mg, 10-mg and 20-mg strengths, used for acute and maintenance treatment of major depressive disorder in adults and adolescents and for acute treatment of general anxiety disorder in adults.

September 12, 2012

Rite Aid is launching a six-month, nationwide health-and-wellness campaign to mark its 50 years of operation, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is launching a six-month, nationwide health-and-wellness campaign to mark its 50 years of operation, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

August 20, 2012

Supervalu on Monday announced Robert Bly will join the company as president of Shoppers, a 56-store division in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., market.

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu on Monday announced Robert Bly will join the company as president of Shoppers, a 56-store division in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., market.

Bly is expected to begin his new role on Aug. 22 and will report to Chuck Elias, SVP retail operations. Bly replaces Tim Lowe, who recently accepted a new leadership role in Supervalu's merchandising organization.

July 12, 2012

Two new ready-to-drink beverages have come to market.

BALTIMORE — Two new ready-to-drink beverages have come to market.

Mermelada, a sweet red blend from Spain, is made from tempranillo, cabernet sauvignon and merlot grapes ripened to perfection and harvested at the peak of sweetness. Pomagria, the first pomegranate-flavored sangria, is unique blend of fresh pomegranate juice, red wine and oranges that delivers refreshing nuances of strawberry and apple that lend a slight tartness to its finish. Both beverages are distributed exclusively by Aveniu Brands.

July 10, 2012

Natural Product Solutions last month announced its partnership with four-time NBA champion, television personality and health-and-wellness enthusiast John Salley on a line of natural supplements called VirMax.

BALTIMORE — Natural Product Solutions last month announced its partnership with four-time NBA champion, television personality and health-and-wellness enthusiast John Salley on a line of natural supplements called VirMax.

The VirMax line of natural oral supplements has five products; two address prostate health, as well as low testosterone in men, and the other three are designed to enhance sexual performance. “As a vegan and someone who pays close attention to what I put in my body, I was excited to learn about VirMax,” Salley said.
 

July 5, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Lupin Pharmaceuticals' generic version of a drug used to treat pain and seizure disorders.

BALTIMORE — The Food and Drug Administration has approved Lupin Pharmaceuticals' generic version of a drug used to treat pain and seizure disorders.

Lupin announced the approval of pregabalin capsules in the 25-mg, 50-mg, 75-mg, 100-mg, 150-mg, 200-mg, 225-mg and 300-mg strengths. The drug is used to treat fibromyalgia, partial-onset seizures in adults, neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy and post-herpetic neuralgia.

July 3, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic contraceptive drug made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, the company said Tuesday.

BALTIMORE — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic contraceptive drug made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, the company said Tuesday.

Lupin announced the approval of norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets in the 0.18/0.025-mg, 0.215/0.025-mg and 0.25/0.025-mg strengths.

The drug is a generic version of Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo, made by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals. The branded version of the drug had sales of about $421 million during the 12-month period ended in March, according to IMS Health.

June 5, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new dosage of an antibiotic drug made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Lupin said Tuesday.

BALTIMORE — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new dosage of an antibiotic drug made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Lupin said Tuesday.

The Mumbai, India-based drug maker announced the approval of Suprax (cefixime) capsules in the 400-mg strength and plans to start shipping the drug "in the near future." The new approval adds to existing suspensions containing 100 mg per 5 mL and 200 mg per 5 mL.

The drug is used to treat infections such as pneumonia, gonorrhea and others.

May 16, 2012

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services earlier this month released a memo to all Part D sponsors, warning them that the agency has "observed an increase in beneficiary complaints related to the transfer of prescriptions from retail pharmacies to either mail-order or specialty pharmacy without their explicit consent."

BALTIMORE — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services earlier this month released a memo to all Part D sponsors, warning them that the agency has "observed an increase in beneficiary complaints related to the transfer of prescriptions from retail pharmacies to either mail-order or specialty pharmacy without their explicit consent."

March 27, 2012

Calgon, a bath and beauty brand managed by Ilex Consumer Products Group, has announced the introduction of Enchanted Embrace, a new fragrance in the brand’s Sensual Collection that launched in 2011.

BALTIMORE — Calgon, a bath and beauty brand managed by Ilex Consumer Products Group, has announced the introduction of Enchanted Embrace, a new fragrance in the brand’s Sensual Collection that launched in 2011.

Enchanted Embrace and a new Sensual Mist sampler gift set will be available at select national retailers beginning in late spring 2012. The Sensual Collection line extension comes on the heels of announcing the relaunch of the Turquoise Seas scent.

March 21, 2012

Bath and beauty brand Calgon, which is managed by Ilex Consumer Products Group, has announced the return of its Turquoise Seas fragrance after more than five years off the shelf.

BALTIMORE, Md. — Bath and beauty brand Calgon, which is managed by Ilex Consumer Products Group, has announced the return of its Turquoise Seas fragrance after more than five years off the shelf.