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December 17, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new biotech drug from GlaxoSmithKline for anthrax, the drug maker said.

LONDON — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new biotech drug from GlaxoSmithKline for anthrax, the drug maker said.

GSK announced the approval of raxibacumab for adults and children who have inhaled Bacillus anthracis. The drug is designed for combination with antibiotics and for preventing inhalational anthrax when alternative therapies aren't available. The drug is the result of a project that Human Genome Sciences, now owned by GSK, began working on in 2001 in response to terrorist anthrax attacks in the United States.

November 29, 2012

The global market for generic drugs will reach more than $125 billion next year, according to a new report by a British market-research firm.

LONDON — The global market for generic drugs will reach more than $125 billion next year, according to a new report by a British market-research firm.

November 28, 2012

Revlon is inviting beauty enthusiasts and fashion fanatics to experience a one-of-a-kind exhibition that will guide them through iconic moments in Revlon's history that have contributed to shaping the brand as we see it today.

LONDON — Revlon is inviting beauty enthusiasts and fashion fanatics to experience a one-of-a-kind exhibition that will guide them through iconic moments in Revlon's history that have contributed to shaping the brand as we see it today.

November 19, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for a condition that can complicate treatment for hepatitis C.

LONDON — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for a condition that can complicate treatment for hepatitis C.

GlaxoSmithKline said Monday that the FDA had approved Promacta (eltrombopag) for treating low blood-platelet counts, also known as thrombocytopenia, to allow patients with hepatitis C to undergo and maintain interferon-based therapy. The drug already had FDA approval to treat chronic immune thrombocytopenia. 

November 9, 2012

As part of its multi-channel strategy, Boots UK is currently testing the use of iPads to support in-store ordering across 30 stores, the London-based drug store retailer recently announced.

Sound familiar? Borrowing a page from the Walgreens playbook is evidence that the sharing of best practices will flow in both directions across the Atlantic. What else could Boots borrow from Walgreens? Creating a pharmacy business that better interacts with the neighboring community is one strength at Walgreens that Boots may successfully plug into.

LONDON — As part of its multi-channel strategy, Boots UK is currently testing the use of iPads to support in-store ordering across 30 stores, the London-based drug store retailer recently announced

November 7, 2012

Boots U.K. recently took a page out of Walgreens' playbook with the placement of health guides across the front-end.

LONDON — Boots U.K. recently took a page out of Walgreens' playbook with the placement of health guides across the front-end. 

As part of its multi-channel strategy, Boots U.K. is currently testing the use of iPads to support in-store ordering across 30 stores, the London-based drug store retailer recently announced. 

October 25, 2012

According to published reports, Alliance Boots earlier this week partnered with Jamie Oliver, British chef and media personality known worldwide, to launch a "deli-inspired" lunchtime range of food called Jamie Does Lunch.

LONDON — According to published reports, Alliance Boots earlier this week partnered with Jamie Oliver, British chef and media personality known worldwide, to launch a "deli-inspired" lunchtime range of food called Jamie Does Lunch.

"[This] marks the first time the celebrity chef and former Sainsbury's brand ambassador has launched an 'on-the-go' range with a high street retailer," reported Marketing Magazine, which is based here. Like Walgreens in the United States, the U.K. retailer is looking to expand its "fresh" footprint. 

October 17, 2012

Vitamin D supplementation could be considered an immunomodulatory agent for systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease characterized not only by skin, joint, neurological and renal symptoms, but also by inflammation of tissue linings in the body, according to a new clinical study published Tuesday in BioMedCentral's open access journal Arthritis Research and Therapy.

LONDON — Vitamin D supplementation could be considered an immunomodulatory agent for systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease characterized not only by skin, joint, neurological and renal symptoms, but also by inflammation of tissue linings in the body, according to a new clinical study published Tuesday in BioMedCentral's open access journal Arthritis Research and Therapy

An immunomodulatory agent has an effect on the immune system. 

October 9, 2012

Manufacturers are striving to jazz up the bath and body segment with new, spa-inspired fragrances and formulations as sales show a ho-hum attitude among 
beauty shoppers. 


Manufacturers are striving to jazz up the bath and body segment with new, spa-inspired fragrances and formulations as sales show a ho-hum attitude among 
beauty shoppers. 


According to data provided by SymphonyIRI Group, sales of bath fragrances/bubble bath rose about 3% for the 12 weeks ended Aug. 12 at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart). During that same period, sales of body scrubbers/massagers declined 5%, as sales of liquid body wash also dropped about 5%.


September 20, 2012

Alliance Boots, under the terms of a strategic alliance agreement signed earlier this week, announced that it will acquire a 12% stake in Nanjing Pharmaceutical for a total consideration of approximately $90.7 million.

LONDON — Alliance Boots, under the terms of a strategic alliance agreement signed earlier this week, announced that it will acquire a 12% stake in Nanjing Pharmaceutical for a total consideration of approximately $90.7 million. On completion of the transaction, which is subject to various regulatory approvals, Alliance Boots will be the second largest shareholder in Nanjing Pharmaceutical with board and operational management representation.

September 17, 2012

A study recently published in the Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation journal found that when more vaccinations are administered in an alternate setting, such as a pharmacy, employers realize a greater cost benefit.

LONDON — A study recently published in the Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation journal found that when more vaccinations are administered in an alternate setting, such as a pharmacy, employers realize a greater cost benefit. 

September 10, 2012

Procter & Gamble, a worldwide Olympic partner, is celebrating the success of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and is recognizing the performances delivered by the Canadian Paralympic Team.

LONDON — Procter & Gamble, a worldwide Olympic partner, is celebrating the success of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and is recognizing the performances delivered by the Canadian Paralympic Team.

P&G Canada sponsored Canadian Paralympic athlete Josh Cassidy, whose inspiring efforts during the 2012 Games highlighted his role as an ambassador for both P&G and all Canadian Paralympic athletes. Cassidy represented Canada in four events, including the Men’s 800m — T54, where he finished in fifth place.

August 28, 2012

As part of its support of the Paralympic Games, Procter & Gamble, a worldwide Olympic partner, has announced a grant of $50,000 to fund youth sports programs targeting children with physical disabilities.

LONDON — As part of its support of the Paralympic Games, Procter & Gamble, a worldwide Olympic partner, has announced a grant of $50,000 to fund youth sports programs targeting children with physical disabilities.

The grant is part of the company’s donation to the United States Olympic Committee’s P&G|Team USA Youth Sports Fund, which provides broader access to youth sports programs in the United States.

August 13, 2012

In honor of the London 2012 Olympic Games being the first in modern history in which women competed in as many sports as men, Procter & Gamble’s hair care brand Pantene celebrated the success of its 11 athlete beauty ambassadors —10 of whom competed in London — for their 12 medals and embodiment of Pantene motto “Healthy is the New Beautiful.”

LONDON — In honor of the London 2012 Olympic Games being the first in modern history in which women competed in as many sports as men, Procter & Gamble’s hair care brand Pantene celebrated the success of its 11 athlete beauty ambassadors —10 of whom competed in London — for their 12 medals and embodiment of Pantene motto “Healthy is the New Beautiful.”

August 6, 2012

Such Olympians as Ryan Lochte, Alain Bernard and Liam Tancock, among others, celebrated Gillette’s "Get Started" campaign on Sunday with a ceremonial shave that took place in the Gillette Lounge at the P&G Family Home.

LONDON — Such Olympians as Ryan Lochte, Alain Bernard and Liam Tancock, among others, celebrated Gillette’s "Get Started" campaign on Sunday with a ceremonial shave that took place in the Gillette Lounge at the P&G Family Home.

This honorary shave served to not only celebrate the company’s global campaign, but also to honor these Olympians and their accomplishments during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

August 3, 2012

Kellogg's announced that it is rolling out special-edition boxes of Corn Flakes featuring U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas, who won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Kellogg's announced that it is rolling out special-edition boxes of Corn Flakes featuring U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas, who won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

"We are proud to support the potential of our young athletes and our amazing team of U.S. gymnasts," Kellogg's SVP morning foods Doug VanDeVelde said. "Over the course of the past week, we have all shared in the thrilling moments and passion of USA Gymnastics, and we are excited to bring that into the homes of families across the country."

August 3, 2012

Peggy Fleming, a gold-medal figure skater at the 1968 Winter Olympic Games, signed autographs for customers in the shadow of the 535-ft. “Tour of London” Procter & Gamble product display at Walmart in American Canyon, Calif.

AMERICAN CANYON, Calif. — Peggy Fleming, a gold-medal figure skater at the 1968 Winter Olympic Games, signed autographs for customers in the shadow of the 535-ft. “Tour of London” Procter & Gamble product display at Walmart here on Thursday. Fleming’s appearance was on behalf of P&G, a Worldwide Olympic Partner.

August 1, 2012

In honor of American athletes competing in this summer’s Olympic Games, Procter & Gamble, a Worldwide Olympic Partner, has teamed up with Walmart to bring the “Tour of London” to the United States via a recreation of London.

AMERICAN CANYON, Calif. — In honor of American athletes competing in this summer’s Olympic Games, Procter & Gamble, a Worldwide Olympic Partner, has teamed up with Walmart to bring the “Tour of London” to the United States via a recreation of London.

July 25, 2012

Coca-Cola has launched its Move to the Beat campaign across more than 100 countries, which marks the brand's largest-ever Olympic Games activation.

LONDON — Coca-Cola has launched its Move to the Beat campaign across more than 100 countries, which marks the brand's largest-ever Olympic Games activation.

July 24, 2012

Sabona of London is offering an in-store retail display as part of its marketing support program for retail partners.

SIKESTON, Mo. — Sabona of London is offering an in-store retail display as part of its marketing support program for retail partners.

Sabona's point-of-sale Christmas display holds 12 pieces of Sabona magnetic bracelets in the most popular styles. The display features a user-friendly, interchangeable graphic, allowing retail partners to use the same display year-round, yet highlight Christmas during the appropriate sales period.

July 16, 2012

British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will acquire development partner Human Genome Sciences for $3.6 billion, GSK said Monday.

LONDON — British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will acquire development partner Human Genome Sciences for $3.6 billion, GSK said Monday.

The deal, worth $14.25 per share, would give GSK full ownership of the lupus drug Benlysta (belimumab), as well as albiglutide, an experimental drug for diabetes, and darapladib, an experimental heart disease drug.

July 12, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s Crest + Oral-B have teamed up to help dentists ensure the best oral health for the athletes of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s Crest + Oral-B have teamed up to help dentists ensure the best oral health for the athletes of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

As part of the partnership, Crest + Oral-B will support LOCOG in its provision of the London 2012 dental clinic. This facility will provide dental screenings, routine dental work, emergency care and oral care products for athletes and coaches for the duration of the 2012 Games.

July 10, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s Old Spice is celebrating its new Champion scent and the London 2012 Olympic Games by partnering with Team USA table tennis representative Timothy Wang, who will look to secure the USA's first-ever medal in table tennis at this year's London 2012 Olympic Games.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s Old Spice is celebrating its new Champion scent and the London 2012 Olympic Games by partnering with Team USA table tennis representative Timothy Wang, who will look to secure the USA's first-ever medal in table tennis at this year's London 2012 Olympic Games.

July 5, 2012

Coca-Cola is giving fans a chance to get an insider's look at Team USA through its London 2012 Olympic Games campaign.

ATLANTA — Coca-Cola is giving fans a chance to get an insider's look at Team USA through its London 2012 Olympic Games campaign.

July 3, 2012

British firm Dreadnought has launched a beard-reducing shaving line exclusively for American men.

LONDON — British firm Dreadnought has launched a beard-reducing shaving line exclusively for American men.

Dreadnought launched in America on June 12 with a preshave oil, shaving cream, post-shave balm, travel sized “Avenger” shaving brush, “Spartan” double edge safety razor and silver technology antiperspirant deodorant. The brand’s tagline: “The Ultimate Shaving Experience For Real American Men.”