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September 16, 2013

Food Network host Marcela Valladolid has teamed up with Safeway to create the Marcela Valladolid brand, the grocer announced Monday.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Food Network host Marcela Valladolid has teamed up with Safeway to create the Marcela Valladolid brand, the grocer announced Monday. The new Safeway-exclusive Marcela Valladolid brand offers an assortment of quality and flavorful food products that make it easy for shoppers to bring home a taste of Mexico.

September 12, 2013

Clif launched a new line of performance drinks: Clif Shot Electrolyte Hydration Drink Mix and Clif Shot Protein Recovery Drink Mix.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Clif on Thursday launched a new line of performance drinks: Clif Shot Electrolyte Hydration Drink Mix and Clif Shot Protein Recovery Drink Mix. In combination with Clif Shot Bloks and Clif Shot Energy Gel, the Clif Shot Portfolio now effectively covers athletes’ needs before, during and after activity.

September 11, 2013

Jelly Belly Candy Co. introduced new Camo Beans, a special selection of jelly beans inspired by the art of camouflage, as well as a new support initiative for military families.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — On Tuesday, Jelly Belly Candy Co. introduced new Camo Beans, a special selection of jelly beans inspired by the art of camouflage, as well as a new support initiative for military families.

Jelly Belly Camo Beans come in 3.5-oz. bags in 12-ct. cases and come with seven flavors inside each bag: chocolate pudding, green apple, licorice, juicy pear, orange sherbet, toasted marshmallow and watermelon.

September 10, 2013

The country's embryonic biosimilars industry scored a victory last month as the organization that runs the pension fund for California state employees announced its opposition to a state Senate bill provision that would impose special requirements on pharmacists who dispense follow-on biologics.

The country's embryonic biosimilars industry scored a victory last month as the organization that runs the pension fund for California state employees announced its opposition to a state Senate bill provision that would impose special requirements on pharmacists who dispense follow-on biologics.

September 10, 2013

Just a few pieces of Halloween candy can go a long way toward satisfying kids’ cravings for sweet treats, but large quantities lead to tooth decay. That’s why dentists are teaming up to host this year’s Halloween Candy Buyback program.

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Just a few pieces of Halloween candy can go a long way toward satisfying kids’ cravings for sweet treats, but large quantities lead to tooth decay. That’s why dentists are teaming up to host this year’s Halloween Candy Buyback program.

September 10, 2013

Boldface Group, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based celebrity beauty licensing company, has announced that it is expanding international distribution and will launch Kardashian Beauty into South Africa.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Boldface Group, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based celebrity beauty licensing company, has announced that it is expanding international distribution and will launch Kardashian Beauty into South Africa.

The company’s South African distributor Azulade Marketing will launch Kardashian Beauty into Stuttafords Stores beginning Nov. 15, 2013.

Stuttafords is a boutique-like multi category retailer that sells international beauty brands, such as Dior, Estée Lauder, Cartier, Bulgari, Dolce & Gabbana, Clinique and others.

September 10, 2013

Drug maker Depomed has expanded the geographic scope of a license agreement it has with Merck for diabetes drugs, the company said.

NEWARK, Calif. — Drug maker Depomed has expanded the geographic scope of a license agreement it has with Merck for diabetes drugs, the company said.

The licensing agreement, which the two companies entered in July 2009, gives Merck a non-exclusive license and other rights to certain Depomed patents for extended-release metformin, while Depomed will receive "modest" royalties on net product sales of the drug Janumet XR (sitagliptin; metformin hydrochloride) in countries in which the licensed patents cover the product.

September 10, 2013

Wahl Clipper has introduced a new line of all-natural pet cleaning products, including dog deodorant and easy-rinse shampoos.

STERLING, Ill. — Wahl Clipper has introduced a new line of all-natural pet cleaning products, including dog deodorant and easy-rinse shampoos. The deodorant is designed to be sprayed on dogs — with a strong but not overwhelming scent — and then to dissipate, taking the dog’s odor with it. The new shampoo was designed with humans in mind; Wahl’s director of North America consumer sales Audie Rudiger told DSN, “the first thing people do when buying shampoo for themselves is to smell it.”

September 10, 2013

Private investment firm Yucaipa Cos., which was founded by billionaire Ron Burkle, has announced that it plans to acquire Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market from U.K.-based Tesco PLC.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Private investment firm Yucaipa Cos., which was founded by billionaire Ron Burkle, has announced that it plans to acquire Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market from U.K.-based Tesco PLC.

Yucaipa's purchase is slated to be complete within three months. In the meantime, it is expected to be business as usual for most Fresh & Easy stores.

September 9, 2013

Bolthouse Farms, a Campbell Soup Co. brand, announced Monday three new limited-edition beverages to hit grocery store shelves this holiday season.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bolthouse Farms, a Campbell Soup Co. brand, announced Monday three new limited-edition beverages to hit grocery store shelves this holiday season.

September 9, 2013

Theranos and Walgreens on Monday announced a long-term partnership to bring access to Theranos’ new lab testing service through Walgreens pharmacies nationwide.

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Theranos and Walgreens on Monday announced a long-term partnership to bring access to Theranos’ new lab testing service through Walgreens pharmacies nationwide. As the service becomes available through Theranos Wellness Centers inside Walgreens stores, consumers will be able to access less invasive and more affordable clinician-directed lab testing. 

September 6, 2013

Musco Family Olive Co., a California-based supplier of table olives, introduced a new single-serve snack cup filled with black, pitted olives.

TRACY, Calif. — Musco Family Olive Co., a California-based supplier of table olives, introduced on Friday a new single-serve snack cup filled with black, pitted olives.

September 6, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Thursday reiterated its stance on compounding to the House Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association on Thursday reiterated its stance on compounding to the House Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. 

September 6, 2013

Safeway on Friday announced that its stores raised $10.3 million during the company's annual Prostate Cancer Awareness campaign.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway on Friday announced that its stores raised $10.3 million during the company's annual Prostate Cancer Awareness campaign.

For the 13th consecutive year, Safeway's entire chain of more than 1,600 stores dedicated a month to raising money and increasing awareness for the fight against prostate cancer, which currently affects more than two million American men and remains the second-leading cause of cancer death for men in the United States. 

September 5, 2013

Natura Pet Products brand California Natural is rolling out a new grain-free dog food option, Pork Meal and Sweet Potatoes Formula, along with a new packaging design to highlight the brand's philosophy of using limited ingredients.

FREMONT, Neb. — Natura Pet Products brand California Natural is rolling out a new grain-free dog food option, Pork Meal and Sweet Potatoes Formula, along with a new packaging design to highlight the brand's philosophy of using limited ingredients.

September 5, 2013

Natural skin care brand derma e has announced the expansion of its external sales team with two new hires.

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Natural skin care brand derma e has announced the expansion of its external sales team with two new hires.

Stephanie Fletcher has joined as Western regional sales manager, and Heather Dans has joined as Northeast regional sales manager.

Fletcher possesses 13 years of experience in beauty sales and education, having worked for various prestige and natural brands such as Dior, Clinique, Jurlique and, most recently, MyChelle Dermaceuticals.

September 5, 2013

Japanese drug maker Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. is buying U.S.-based Astex Pharmaceuticals for $886 million, Otsuka said Thursday.

TOKYO — Japanese drug maker Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. is buying U.S.-based Astex Pharmaceuticals for $886 million, Otsuka said Thursday.

Astex, based in Dublin, Calif., uses a drug-discovery system known as fragment-based drug discovery, which enables rapid discovery and development of compounds for target proteins implicated in diseases and works by evaluating binding of target proteins with small molecules through 3D structural analysis. Astex developed and launched the chemotherapy drug Dacogen (decitabine), currently sold by Eisai.

September 4, 2013

Pharmavite announced the expansion of its Nature Made VitaMelts product line to include Nature Made VitaMelts Multi in a tropical fruit flavor and Nature Made VitaMelts Hair, Skin & Nails in a strawberry lemonade flavor.

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Pharmavite on Wednesday announced the expansion of its Nature Made VitaMelts product line to include Nature Made VitaMelts Multi in a tropical fruit flavor and Nature Made VitaMelts Hair, Skin & Nails in a strawberry lemonade flavor.

September 4, 2013

A California truck driver has won an annual driving-skills contest sponsored by Rite Aid, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — A California truck driver has won an annual driving-skills contest sponsored by Rite Aid, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

William Plevney, representing the chain's Lancaster, Calif., distribution center, took top honors in July in the Rite Aid 2013 Driver Skills Challenge, followed by Tuscaloosa, Ala., driver Lowell Lee and El Monte, Calif., driver Roger Melton.

 

September 3, 2013

Sage North America last week announced that it partnered with McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation, a division of McKesson, to help develop the McKesson Mobile Delivery application for prescription delivery services.

IRVINE, Calif. — Sage North America last week announced that it partnered with McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation, a division of McKesson, to help develop the McKesson Mobile Delivery application for prescription delivery services. 

August 29, 2013

Slated to be sold exclusively at Ulta Beauty locations beginning in September is a new limited-edition beauty collection by Stila Cosmetics inspired by the makeup used behind the scene on the television show, “Dancing with the Stars.”

GLENDALE, Calif. — Slated to be sold exclusively at Ulta Beauty locations beginning in September is a new limited-edition beauty collection by Stila Cosmetics inspired by the makeup used behind the scene on the television show, “Dancing with the Stars.”

The Stila Dancing with the Stars Collection will include:

August 27, 2013

NYX Cosmetics has announced Missy Lynn, face and voice behind YouTube channel Start2FinishMUA, as the winner of the 2013 Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites Awards.

LOS ANGELES — NYX Cosmetics has announced Missy Lynn, face and voice behind YouTube channel Start2FinishMUA, as the winner of the 2013 Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites Awards. 

August 27, 2013

Psi Bands on Tuesday announced the addition of a sixth design to its line of acupressure wristbands — a new blue and black plaid unisex design called “Fast Track.”

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. — Psi Bands on Tuesday announced the addition of a sixth design to its line of acupressure wristbands — a new blue and black plaid unisex design called “Fast Track.” 

Psi Bands acupressure wristbands for the relief of nausea due to travel, pregnancy, chemotherapy or anesthesia and are worn on both wrists at the Nei-kuan acupressure point. 

August 27, 2013

Lawmakers in California have passed a bill that would restrict the use of follow-on versions of biotech drugs known as biosimilars, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Lawmakers in California have passed a bill that would restrict the use of follow-on versions of biotech drugs known as biosimilars, according to published reports.

August 26, 2013

Biotech company Amgen is buying Onyx Pharmaceuticals, the companies said Sunday.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Biotech company Amgen is buying Onyx Pharmaceuticals, the companies said Sunday.

Onyx, based in South San Francisco, Calif., has a portfolio of cancer drugs, including the injected multiple myeloma drug Kyprolis (carfilzomib), as well as Nexavar (sorafenib) tablets, developed with Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals; Stivarga (regorafenib) tablets, developed by Bayer; and palbociclib, developed by Pfizer.