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April 18, 2014

Evidence-based interventions at the local and national levels provide promising strategies for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities related to HIV infection rates, immunization coverage, motor vehicle injuries and deaths, and smoking, according to a new report by the CDC's Office of Minority Health and Health Equity released Thursday.

ATLANTA — Evidence-based interventions at the local and national levels provide promising strategies for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities related to HIV infection rates, immunization coverage, motor vehicle injuries and deaths, and smoking, according to a new report by the CDC's Office of Minority Health and Health Equity released Thursday.

April 18, 2014

Chobani, a Greek yogurt brand, announced the addition of six new products to its portfolio, which includes such products as Chobani Greek Yogurt Oats, Chobani Indulgent and Chobani Kids.

NEW BERLIN, N.Y. — Chobani, a Greek yogurt brand, announced the addition of six new products to its portfolio, which includes such products as Chobani Greek Yogurt Oats, Chobani Indulgent and Chobani Kids.

The six new products will join the Chobani lineup starting June 2014:

April 18, 2014

Dole, a producer of fruits and vegetables, and Almond Breeze, a brand from Blue Diamond Growers, are launching simultaneous Peel the Love Banana Cabana Tours in 2014. The tour will play up the versatility and fun of bananas and offer new ways to add fresh produce to summer meals, snacks and entertaininment plans, the company said.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — Dole, a producer of fruits and vegetables, and Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, a brand from Blue Diamond Growers, are launching simultaneous Peel the Love Banana Cabana Tours in 2014. The tour will play up the versatility and fun of bananas and offer new ways to add fresh produce to summer meals, snacks and entertaininment plans, the company said.

April 18, 2014

Merck on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Ragwitek (short ragweed pollen allergen extract) tablet for sublingual use (12 Amb a 1-U).

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. — Merck on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Ragwitek (short ragweed pollen allergen extract) tablet for sublingual use (12 Amb a 1-U). Ragwitek is an allergen extract indicated as immunotherapy for the treatment of short ragweed pollen-induced allergic rhinitis with or without conjunctivitis. Ragwitek is approved for use in adults ages 18 years through 65 years. 

April 18, 2014

Want to name a private-brand soda? Food Lion is betting that some of its shoppers will want to do just that so it has kicked off the “You Name it” contest.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Want to name a private-brand soda? Food Lion is betting that some of its shoppers will want to do just that so it has kicked off the “You Name it” contest.

Now through April 27, Food Lion customers can name their favorite private brand soda flavors for a chance to win prizes.

To participate, customers submit their suggested names for Food Lion brand root beer, ginger ale, orange soda, grape soda and fruit punch. One entry per soda per day is allowed in order to offer multiple opportunities to win prizes.

April 18, 2014

President and CEO of Merck Serono, Belén Garijo, has been appointed an independent director of L'Oréal.

DARMSTADT, Germany and PARIS — President and CEO of Merck Serono, Belén Garijo, has been appointed an independent director of L'Oréal.

Garijo was appointed to the four-year term during L’Oréal’s 2014 Annual General Meeting held Thursday in Paris.

April 18, 2014

PAM Cooking Spray, a ConAgra Foods brand, earlier this week announced the introduction of PAM Coconut Oil Spray to it's lineup.

OMAHA, Neb. — PAM Cooking Spray, a ConAgra Foods brand, earlier this week announced the introduction of PAM Coconut Oil Spray to it's lineup.

The spray is made with 100% coconut oil and is ideal for gluten-free cooking, the company said. PAM also cited an Omnibus survey that indicated high consumer interest in the coconut oil spray.

April 18, 2014

Star Group, an independently owned marketing communications firm, announced a merger with Vox Medica and its parent company, Independence Healthcom Strategies Group. Star Group also merged in Calcium NYC, a full-service healthcare agency.

 PHILADELPHIA — Star Group, an independently owned marketing communications firm, announced a merger with Vox Medica and its parent company, Independence Healthcom Strategies Group. Star Group also merged in Calcium NYC, a full-service healthcare agency.

April 18, 2014

A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine analyzing weekly patterns in health-related Google searches reveals a recurring pattern that could be leveraged to improve public health strategies.

SAN DIEGO — A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine analyzing weekly patterns in health-related Google searches reveals a recurring pattern that could be leveraged to improve public health strategies.

April 18, 2014

Celebrity hairstylist Cristophe is expanding his line of hair care products with the introduction of a new Dry Shampoo formulated with vitamins and antioxidants.

LOS ANGELES — Celebrity hairstylist Cristophe is expanding his line of hair care products with the introduction of a new Dry Shampoo formulated with vitamins and antioxidants.

The Dry Shampoo is sprayed on the roots to absorb excess oil while providing volume. It can be used on dirty or clean hair to create volume or add texture to styles.

April 18, 2014

Supergoop!, which makes multi-functional sun care formulas, has teamed up with entrepreneur and international tennis star Maria Sharapova, welcoming her to the Supergoop! team as a co-owner with founder and CEO Holly Thaggard.

NEW YORK — Supergoop!, which makes multi-functional sun care formulas, has teamed up with entrepreneur and international tennis star Maria Sharapova, welcoming her to the Supergoop! team as a co-owner with founder and CEO Holly Thaggard.  

April 18, 2014

A new study released by mobile engagement provider Mobiquity has found that while 70% of people use mobile apps on a daily basis to track calorie intake and monitor physical activities, only 40% share data and insights with their doctors.

BOSTON — A new study released Thursday by mobile engagement provider Mobiquity has found that while 70% of people use mobile apps on a daily basis to track calorie intake and monitor physical activities, only 40% share data and insights with their doctors. And as many as 55% of today's mobile health app users also plan to introduce wearable devices like pedometers, wristbands and smartwatches to their health monitoring in coming years.

April 18, 2014

Walgreens ranked No. 60 on the 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100, a list of the top business technology innovators in the United States, the retailer announced Friday.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens ranked No. 60 on the 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100, a list of the top business technology innovators in the United States, the retailer announced Friday. Walgreens received the recognition for the development and launch of its Balance Rewards loyalty program, which has grown to nearly 80 million active members.

April 18, 2014

Procter & Gamble is reportedly preparing to launch a new men’s razor that features a swiveling ball-hinge so the blade can pivot, according to the Wall Street Journal.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble is reportedly preparing to launch a new men’s razor that features a swiveling ball-hinge so the blade can pivot, according to The Wall Street Journal.

According to marketing documents obtained by the WSJ, the new ProGlide FlexBall will be sold in both manual and battery-powered versions for a suggested retail price of $11.49 and $12.59 with one ProGlide cartridge.

April 17, 2014

Reckitt Benckiser is seeking new creative behind its Mucinex brand, according to a report published in Ad Age Thursday.

NEW YORK — Reckitt Benckiser is seeking new creative behind its Mucinex brand, according to a report published in Ad Age Thursday. 

April 17, 2014

Akorn on Thursday announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Hi-Tech Pharmacal for $640 million in cash.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Akorn on Thursday announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Hi-Tech Pharmacal for $640 million in cash. The combination of Akorn and Hi-Tech will transform the company into a larger, more diversified generic player, the company stated. This combination also brings critical mass and scale to Akorn’s business and strengthens the company’s position with retail and institutional customers.

April 17, 2014

Rates of five major diabetes-related complications have declined substantially in the last 20 years among U.S. adults with diabetes, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

ATLANTA — Rates of five major diabetes-related complications have declined substantially in the last 20 years among U.S. adults with diabetes, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

April 17, 2014

EveryOne, a Small World Trading Co. brand, has expanded its portfolio with a new line of natural hair care products.

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — EveryOne, a Small World Trading Co. brand, has expanded its portfolio with a new line of natural hair care products.

Available starting in spring, EveryOne Hair comes in three different sulfate-free formulations: Nourish, Volume and Balance. Quinoa protein + abyssinian oil are the foundation of the new hair shampoos and conditioners. Quinoa protein binds to hair, strengthening and locking in moisture, while abyssinian oil penetrates each strand with a natural, moisturizing shine that leaves no oily residue.

April 17, 2014

Garnier Haircolor has named actress and former model Blanca Soto as its newest spokeswoman.

NEW YORK — Garnier Haircolor has named actress and former model Blanca Soto as its newest  spokeswoman.

April 17, 2014

Garnier USA, a subsidiary of L'Oréal USA, has named Tina Fey as the new spokeswoman for Garnier skin care. Fey, who has been the face of Garnier Nutrisse hair color since 2011, now expands her relationship with Garnier in a new advertising campaign launching in April.

NEW YORK — Garnier USA, a subsidiary of L'Oréal USA, has named Tina Fey as the new spokeswoman for Garnier skin care. Fey, who has been the face of Garnier Nutrisse hair color since 2011, now expands her relationship with Garnier in a new advertising campaign launching in April.
 

April 17, 2014

Maybelline New York has tapped London-bred beauty Jourdan Dunn as its newest spokesmodel.

NEW YORK — Maybelline New York has tapped London-bred beauty Jourdan Dunn as its newest spokesmodel.  

Dunn will make her Maybelline New York debut in print and television advertising campaigns in April.

"Jourdan's look, style and positive energy are perfect for the Maybelline New York brand," said Jerome Bruhat, global brand president of Maybelline New York. "She truly reflects Maybelline's vision of global beauty."

April 17, 2014

Mylan announced the launch of Xulane (norelgestromin/ethinyl estradiol transdermal system 150/35-mcg per day), the generic version of Ortho Evra (norelgestromin/ethinyl estradiol transdermal system 150/35-mcg per day) from Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

PITTSBURGH — Mylan announced the launch of Xulane (norelgestromin/ethinyl estradiol transdermal system 150/35-mcg per day), the generic version of Ortho Evra (norelgestromin/ethinyl estradiol transdermal system 150/35-mcg per day) from Janssen Pharmaceuticals. The drug is used to prevent pregnancy in women who want to use a transdermal patch as a contraception method.

April 17, 2014

Psi Health Solutions on Thursday announced its drug-free Psi Bands for the relief of nausea will launch at select Target stores this week.

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. — Psi Health Solutions on Thursday announced its drug-free Psi Bands for the relief of nausea will launch at select Target stores this week. Psi Bands will make its debut in a new “Women’s Health” section developed by the retail chain. 

Psi Bands are FDA-cleared acupressure wrist bands for the relief of nausea due to pregnancy, travel, chemotherapy or anesthesia.

April 17, 2014

Target is expanding its online subscription service with a nearly tenfold increase in available items — from 200 to more than 1,500 — and adding a discount on all subscription orders.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is expanding its online subscription service with a nearly tenfold increase in available items — from 200 to more than 1,500 — and adding a discount on all subscription orders.

According to Target’s Bullseye View, the retailer is offering a 5% discount on all subscriptions orders, on top of free shipping, and another 5% off when guests use their Target REDcard.
 

April 17, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical announced that its U.S. subsidiary has entered into a settlement with Pfizer related to Teva's generic version of Celebrex (celecoxib) 50-, 100-, 200- and 400-mg capsules in the United States.

JERUSALEM — Teva Pharmaceutical on Thursday announced that its U.S. subsidiary has entered into a settlement with Pfizer related to Teva's generic version of Celebrex (celecoxib) 50-, 100-, 200- and 400-mg capsules in the United States.

Under the terms of the settlement, Teva may launch its generic versions in December, 2014, or earlier under certain circumstances. Teva has received tentative approval from the Food and Drug Administration for all strengths and believes that it is first-to-file on at least the 100-, 200- and 400-mg capsules.