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April 11, 2013

Three Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday released a report that found inconsistencies in the labeling and classification of energy drinks, extensive marketing to adolescents and young adults through social media and events, and high caffeine levels that exceed what is considered safe in soda by the Food and Drug Administration.

WASHINGTON — Three Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday released a report that found inconsistencies in the labeling and classification of energy drinks, extensive marketing to adolescents and young adults through social media and events, and high caffeine levels that exceed what is considered safe in soda by the Food and Drug Administration. The report was compiled using responses from 14 energy drink companies received by Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Sens. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., from their investigation into the industry.

April 10, 2013

Newhall Labs, a recently formed company that is working to acquire and reinvigorate classic personal care and beauty brands, is giving such brands as L.A. Looks; Soft & Dri; Dep; Thicker, Fuller Hair; and La Bella a makeover.

STAMFORD, Conn. — Newhall Labs, a recently formed company that is working to acquire and reinvigorate classic personal care and beauty brands, is giving such brands as L.A. Looks; Soft & Dri; Dep; Thicker, Fuller Hair; and La Bella a makeover.

April 9, 2013

i-Health released an adult-strength chewable version of their probiotic brand — Culturelle Digestive Health Probiotic Chewables.

CROMWELL, Conn. — i-Health on Monday released an adult-strength chewable version of their probiotic brand — Culturelle Digestive Health Probiotic Chewables. According to i-Health, the new tablet allows easier daily probiotic consumption for the large number of adults who experience difficulty swallowing pills.

April 3, 2013

Energizer Personal Care, the makers of Banana Boat brand sunscreen, has announced the availability of two new products: Banana Boat Protect & Hydrate and Banana Boat Sport Performance CoolZone sunscreen lotions.

SHELTON, Conn. — Energizer Personal Care, the makers of Banana Boat brand sunscreen, has announced the availability of two new products: Banana Boat Protect & Hydrate and Banana Boat Sport Performance CoolZone sunscreen lotions.

March 27, 2013

Edge is striving to change the way men shave with the launch of Edge Body Shave Cream and Edge Ultimate Shave Gels.

SHELTON, Conn. — Edge is striving to change the way men shave with the launch of Edge Body Shave Cream and Edge Ultimate Shave Gels. 

Edge Body is the first men's shave cream designed specifically for the increasing body grooming trend, and Edge Ultimate is a 6-in-1 shave gel designed for the modern man who wants to take care of his skin without spending extra time in front of the mirror, the company stated.

March 25, 2013

Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly are seeking regulatory approval for an experimental drug to treat Type 2 diabetes, the companies said.

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly are seeking regulatory approval for an experimental drug to treat Type 2 diabetes, the companies said Monday.

BI and Lilly announced the submission of a regulatory application to the Food and Drug Administration for empagliflozin. The drug belongs to a new drug class known as SGLT2 inhibitors, which work by removing excess glucose through the urine by blocking its reabsorption in the kidneys. The companies are testing the drug in a late-stage clinical trial for which they plan to enroll 14,500 patients.

March 21, 2013

Wisk, a Sun Products brand, launched today a new detergent to its cleaning lineup: Wisk Deep Clean PowerBlasts.

WILTON, Conn. — Wisk, a Sun Products brand, launched today a new detergent to its cleaning lineup: Wisk Deep Clean PowerBlasts.

March 15, 2013

B’iota Botanicals, a European brand in herbal hair and skin care solutions, is now available in the United States.

GREENWICH, Conn. — B’iota Botanicals, a European brand in herbal hair and skin care solutions, is now available in the United States.

The core products for the U.S. launch are B’iota shampoos and [leave-in] serum, which have been clinically tested and shown to reduce hair fallout and thinning by promoting stronger, thicker, fuller hair, the company stated. The products are targeted to women and men who have weak, damaged and thinning hair.

March 8, 2013

Stanley Tools is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its launch of the PowerLock tape measure line by releasing a limited-edition series of five tape measures featuring new designs to highlight its history, the company said.

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — Stanley Tools is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its launch of the PowerLock tape measure line by releasing a limited-edition series of five tape measures featuring new designs to highlight its history, the company said Friday.

March 4, 2013

Beiersdorf has introduced its new Nivea Lip Butter line, which includes shea butter and almond oil, the beauty product company said.

WILTON, Conn. — Beiersdorf has introduced its new Nivea Lip Butter line, which includes shea butter and almond oil, the beauty product company said.

Nivea Lip Butter, which retails for $3.99, is available in four flavors: Raspberry Rose Kiss, Caramel Cream Kiss, Vanilla and Macadamia Kiss and Smooth Kiss. Beiersdorf said the shea butter was designed to increase the skin's suppleness and elasticity, while the almond oil was to help soften and smooth the skin.

February 27, 2013

Sun Products, makers of such laundry brands as Wisk and Snuggle, has launched a new All detergent: All Fresh and Sensitive.

WILTON, Conn. — Sun Products, makers of such laundry brands as Wisk and Snuggle, has launched a new All detergent: All Fresh and Sensitive.

February 25, 2013

The energy drink category, which has enjoyed double-digit sales and unit growth for several years, faces increasing scrutiny from the Food and Drug Administration.

The energy drink category, which has enjoyed double-digit sales and unit growth for several years, faces increasing scrutiny from the Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA has said it will consider requiring companies to disclose the amount of caffeine in the drinks and add warnings about possible side effects on labeling.

February 7, 2013

An insomnia drug made by Purdue Pharma "significantly" reduced the time it took patients to return to sleep after they'd woke up in the middle of the night, according to a new study.

STAMFORD, Conn. — An insomnia drug made by Purdue Pharma "significantly" reduced the time it took patients to return to sleep after they'd woke up in the middle of the night, according to a new study.

The placebo-controlled study, published in the journal Sleep, tested the drug Intermezzo (zolpidem tartrate) sublingual tablets on 295 adults with primary insomnia and difficulty returning to sleep after waking up in the middle of the night. Purdue said Intermezzo was the only drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treating such patients.

February 5, 2013

Energizer Personal Care has introduced a line of wipes designed for use after sex.

SHELTON, Conn. — Energizer Personal Care has introduced a line of wipes designed for use after sex.

Energizer announced Tuesday the introduction of Fresh + Sexy wipes by Playtex, described as a before-and-after intimate wipe to help couples feel clean after sexual activity.

January 31, 2013

YoCrunch has introduced a new line of Greek yogurt, the company said.

NAUGATUCK, Conn. — YoCrunch has introduced a new line of Greek yogurt, the company said.

Yopa! is described as an authentic, strained Greek yogurt whose name is a portmanteau of "Yo" for "yogurt" and the traditional Greek cheer for joy, "opa!"

The company has hired 2012 Olympic gold medalist and Associated Press female athlete of the year Gabby Douglas to promote the brand.

January 30, 2013

Aetna is offering individual health insurance plans to Costco members in California, the health insurer said.

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Aetna is offering individual health insurance plans to Costco members in California, the health insurer said.

The Costco Personal Health Insurance program includes five plans and offers broad medical benefits, dental options and a large network of doctors and hospitals. The program also is available to members of the club retailer in Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Aetna plans to expand the program to other markets in the coming months.

January 30, 2013

A panel of Food and Drug Administration experts has recommended approval for an experimental drug made by Boehringer Ingelheim for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the drug maker said.

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — A panel of Food and Drug Administration experts has recommended approval for an experimental drug made by Boehringer Ingelheim for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the drug maker said.

January 23, 2013

SCIO Health Analytics entered into a relationship with Walgreens to help employers gain maximum return on investment through worksite health centers and wellness programs, identifying opportunities to improve workforce health while also reducing costs.

HARTFORD, Conn. — SCIO Health Analytics on Tuesday entered into a relationship with Walgreens to help employers gain maximum return on investment through worksite health centers and wellness programs, identifying opportunities to improve workforce health while also reducing costs. 

January 22, 2013

Schick, an Energizer Personal Care brand, is expanding the Schick Hydro franchise of razors with the launch of new Schick Hydro 5 disposables and Schick Hydro Silk disposables.

SHELTON, Conn. — Schick, an Energizer Personal Care brand, is expanding the Schick Hydro franchise of razors with the launch of new Schick Hydro 5 disposables and Schick Hydro Silk disposables.

January 21, 2013

Zipnosis, which provides patient access to mainstream medicine via online diagnosis and the treatment of common health needs, has announced that its services are now available in 11 states across the country.

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn. — Zipnosis, which provides patient access to mainstream medicine via online diagnosis and the treatment of common health needs, has announced that its services are now available in 11 states across the country.

Patients who live in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin can now visit Zipnosis.com and receive a diagnosis and treatment from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

January 17, 2013

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals has enrolled the first patients in its late-stage trial of a treatment for hepatitis C, the drug maker said Thursday.

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals has enrolled the first patients in its late-stage trial of a treatment for hepatitis C, the drug maker said Thursday.

BI Pharmaceuticals is conducting the "HCVerso" trial of an HCV drug that combines faldaprevir, the experimental compound BI 207127 and ribavirin. The company has established trial sites in more than 25 states.

January 11, 2013

Skin care company Beiersdorf has announced a consumer awareness and fundraising initiative to support National Mentoring Month.

WILTON, Conn. — Skin care company Beiersdorf has announced a consumer awareness and fundraising initiative to support National Mentoring Month.

Beiersdorf currently has an employee-led, work-based mentoring program focused on supporting youth in the local community. In recognition of National Mentoring Month, the company, in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters, has created a three-month consumer awareness and fundraising initiative that will raise $100,000 to make a big difference for the Big Brothers Big Sisters network. 
 

January 11, 2013

BIC has expanded its Soleil portfolio with the new Soleil Shave & Trim, which is designed to simplify shaving and bikini trimming by combining flexible triple-blade shaving technology with a slide-on/slide off trimmer.

SHELTON, Conn. — BIC has expanded its Soleil portfolio with the new Soleil Shave & Trim, which is designed to simplify shaving and bikini trimming by combining flexible triple-blade shaving technology with a slide-on/slide off trimmer.

The product will be available in January and has a suggested retail price of $7.49 for a package of three razors and one slide-on/slide-off trimmer.
 


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January 9, 2013

Mitchell-Vance Laboratories on Tuesday announced that its ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets, designed for the treatment and prevention of both hypertrophic and keloid scars, are making their debut in 3,400 Walmart locations.

GUILFORD, Conn. — Mitchell-Vance Laboratories on Tuesday announced that its ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets, designed for the treatment and prevention of both hypertrophic and keloid scars, are making their debut in 3,400 Walmart locations.  

January 8, 2013

ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets, designed for the treatment and prevention of both hypertrophic and keloid scars, are making their debut in 3,400 Walmart locations across the United States, the manufacturer has announced.

GUILFORD, Conn. — ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets, designed for the treatment and prevention of both hypertrophic and keloid scars, are making their debut in 3,400 Walmart locations across the United States, the manufacturer has announced. 

Once available only through hospitals, burn centers and plastic surgeons, the professional grade silicone sheeting is designed to bring the ultimate in noninvasive, drug-free scar management home. The sheets use patented silicone technology to shrink, flatten and fade scars, both old and new.