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July 2, 2012

Procter & Gamble has announced that Jordyn Wieber, reigning All-Around World Champion, will serve as an ambassador for P&G Beauty brands, including CoverGirl, Head & Shoulders, Olay and Venus.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has announced that Jordyn Wieber, reigning All-Around World Champion, will serve as an ambassador for P&G Beauty brands, including CoverGirl, Head & Shoulders, Olay and Venus.

Wieber will join fellow teammate Alicia Sacramone as P&G Beauty ambassador, expanding on her existing partnership with P&G and the company's sponsorship of Team USA during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

June 25, 2012

Pampers is celebrating the upcoming Fourth of July holiday and the London 2012 Olympic Games with the launch of limited-edition diapers.

CINCINNATI — Pampers is celebrating the upcoming Fourth of July holiday and the London 2012 Olympic Games with the launch of limited-edition diapers.

Pampers limited-edition USA diapers feature a "USA" logo print combined with red, white and blue stars and stripe designs and now are available, while supplies last, at select stores nationwide. The diapers — which were developed in celebration of Procter & Gamble's partnership with the London 2012 Olympic Games — are available in Cruisers sizes 3 through 5..

June 21, 2012

Manufacturers of sunscreen now will have six additional months to meet the new labeling and testing requirements as imposed by the Food and Drug Administration, according to an announcement from the Federal Register.

INDUSTRY NEWS — Manufacturers of sunscreen now will have six additional months to meet the new labeling and testing requirements as imposed by the Food and Drug Administration, according to an announcement from the Federal Register. The FDA ordered the changes last summer but gave manufacturers one year — until this June — to get the revised bottles on the shelf. The FDA now is delaying the compliance dates of the 2011 final rule by six months, to Dec. 17 for products with sales of $25,000 or more; and until Dec.

June 14, 2012

Stiefel, a GlaxoSmithKline company, on Monday acquired the eczema remedy Toctino (alitretinoin) from Basilea Pharmaceutica.

LONDON — Stiefel, a GlaxoSmithKline company, on Monday acquired the eczema remedy Toctino (alitretinoin) from Basilea Pharmaceutica.

“Toctino is an important and growing product that complements the Stiefel portfolio and offers a proven therapy for patients with a significant unmet medical need," stated Simon Jose, Stiefel president. "This acquisition gives us an immediate opportunity to develop and expand the availability of this new and innovative product of value, and reinforces Stiefel and GSK’s commitment to dermatology.”

June 13, 2012

Upsher-Smith Labs on Wednesday announced that it has agreed to acquire Proximagen Group, a European biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for diseases of the central nervous system and inflammation.

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — Upsher-Smith Labs on Wednesday announced that it has agreed to acquire Proximagen Group, a European biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for diseases of the central nervous system and inflammation.

Upsher-Smith intends to retain operations in Cambridge and London, England, the company reported.

June 7, 2012

A worldwide provider of managed videoconferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration services has partnered with Telemed Ventures to deliver a managed visual collaboration solution to Walmart's retail medical clinics.

LONDON — A worldwide provider of managed videoconferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration services has partnered with Telemed Ventures to deliver a managed visual collaboration solution to Walmart's retail medical clinics.

June 4, 2012

In the spirit of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Procter & Gamble’s Always feminine care brand has partnered with track and field athlete Veronica Campbell-Brown to start running the Always “Baton Connection” Facebook program.

CINCINNATI — In the spirit of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Procter & Gamble’s Always feminine care brand has partnered with track and field athlete Veronica Campbell-Brown to start running the Always “Baton Connection” Facebook program.

Always fans can “Pass the Baton” to show their appreciation to those who inspire them. With this passing of a baton, the hope is that recipients will be inspired to do the same.

May 22, 2012

Red Carpet Manicure, an at-home LED gel manicure and pedicure system, has announced that it is expanding to Canada with plans to launch the system at London Drug, Rexall and The Shopping Channel in June.

TORONTO — Red Carpet Manicure, an at-home LED gel manicure and pedicure system, has announced that it is expanding to Canada with plans to launch the system at London Drug, Rexall and The Shopping Channel in June.

The rollout of the Red Carpet Manicure line in Canada will include the brand’s starter kit and 54 shades of gel polish. The system is applied in three steps: a base coat, gel polish application and topcoat, paired with the portable LED light or pro-light.

May 21, 2012

Yardley London, known for its botanical soap bars, has announced the launch of its new Skin Indulgence bath and shower collection.

HARRISON, N.Y. — Yardley London, known for its botanical soap bars, has announced the launch of its new Skin Indulgence bath and shower collection.

"Yardley Skin Indulgence was developed for women who want indulgent boutique-style bath products but not the premium prices," stated Randy Sloan, Lornamead president. "Yardley's new line will uniquely deliver on that promise while providing additional eco-friendly benefits."

May 15, 2012

The head of drug maker AstraZeneca will retire next month, the company said.

LONDON — The head of drug maker AstraZeneca will retire next month, the company said.

The Anglo-Swedish drug manufacturer announced the planned retirement of CEO and board member David Brennan, effective June 1.

Executive director and CFO Simon Lowth will act as interim CEO following Brennan's departure, until a new CEO can be found, while VP group finance Julie Brown will become interim CFO.

May 15, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline is acquiring the remainder of a privately owned research and development company, GSK said Tuesday.

LONDON — GlaxoSmithKline is acquiring the remainder of a privately owned research and development company, GSK said Tuesday.

The British drug maker announced that it would buy the shares of Cellzome it doesn't already own for $99 million. Cellzome has labs in the United Kingdom and Germany, and will become part of GSK's research and development organization. The company, of which GSK currently owns 19.98%, develops technologies for profiling compounds in cells and patient samples.

May 11, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline is moving forward with its acquisition of Human Genome Sciences.

LONDON — GlaxoSmithKline is moving forward with its acquisition of Human Genome Sciences.

The drug maker said Thursday that it has commenced its previously announced tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Human Genome Sciences for $13.00 per share in cash, a premium of 81% to HGS's closing share price of $7.17 per share on April 18, the last trading day before HGS publicly disclosed GSK's private offer.

May 3, 2012

Through its beauty brands, Procter & Gamble has announced its pledge to donate $400,000 to the P&G|Team USA Youth Sports Fund to enrich and support youth sports programs across the country.

CINCINNATI — Through its beauty brands, Procter & Gamble has announced its pledge to donate $400,000 to the P&G|Team USA Youth Sports Fund to enrich and support youth sports programs across the country.

P&G's commitment to youth sports expands on its partnership with USA Gymnastics, Alicia Sacramone and Natalie Coughlin for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and its global marketing partnership with the International Olympic Committee through the 2020 Olympic Games.

April 25, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl brand has signed U.S. Olympic hopefuls Jennifer Kessy (women’s beach volleyball) and Marlen Esparza (women’s boxing) to represent the beauty brand. In addition, LashBlast Volume and Outlast All-Day Lipcolor will be available in special, limited-edition packaging to honor both women as they compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

HUNT VALLEY, Md. — Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl brand has signed U.S. Olympic hopefuls Jennifer Kessy (women’s beach volleyball) and Marlen Esparza (women’s boxing) to represent the beauty brand. In addition, LashBlast Volume and Outlast All-Day Lipcolor will be available in special, limited-edition packaging to honor both women as they compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

April 17, 2012

Procter & Gamble, a worldwide Olympic partner, has launched its global P&G "Thank You Mom" campaign in celebration of 100 days to go until the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble, a worldwide Olympic partner, has launched its global P&G "Thank You Mom" campaign in celebration of 100 days to go until the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The campaign recognizes and celebrates the moms behind the athletes by thanking moms for all they do, and is a part of P&G’s worldwide partnership with the International Olympic Committee. It marks the biggest campaign in P&G’s 174-year history and will run from now through the end of the Olympic Games.

April 4, 2012

Alliance Boots has continued to expand its presence in the global marketplace by opening its 200th store in Thailand.

LONDON — Alliance Boots has continued to expand its presence in the global marketplace by opening its 200th store in Thailand.

The international pharmacy-led health and beauty group said the store — which was inaugurated by executive chairman Stefano Pessina, pharmaceutical wholesale division CEO Ornella Barra and health and beauty division CEO Alex Gourlay on Tuesday — is located in central Bangkok. Alliance Boots opened its first Boots store in Thailand in 1997, the company said.

March 23, 2012

Evidence supporting the daily use of aspirin to help prevent and possibly treat cancer was published Tuesday in a collection of three papers — two in The Lancet and one in Lancet Oncology.

LONDON — Evidence supporting the daily use of aspirin to help prevent and possibly treat cancer was published Tuesday in a collection of three papers — two in The Lancet and one in Lancet Oncology.

March 22, 2012

As part of its sponsorship of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Procter & Gamble said it has tapped its Duracell brand to launch the "Rely on Copper to Go for the Gold" program.

BETHEL, Conn. — As part of its sponsorship of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Procter & Gamble said it has tapped its Duracell brand to launch the "Rely on Copper to Go for the Gold" program.

February 29, 2012

Sabona of London has expanded its line of jewelry to include a leather magnetic necklace.

SIKESTON, Mo. — Sabona of London has expanded its line of jewelry to include a leather magnetic necklace.

The necklace features a braided leather cord, available in brown or black, and holds four 1200 -gauss magnets in polished stainless steel accents. In addition to the necklace, the company also is rolling out several new bracelets, including:

  • Imperial men's magnetic bracelet, featuring brushed and polished stainless steel;

  • Greek Key men's stainless magnetic bracelet, showcasing the seamless Greek Key design;

February 17, 2012

A decade ago, Unilever’s Axe revolutionized the American grooming industry with its launch and has since become a leading men’s grooming brand. Now the brand is aiming to make history again with its first-ever fragrance for her. Enter Anarchy.


LONDON — A decade ago, Unilever’s Axe revolutionized the American grooming industry with its launch and has since become a leading men’s grooming brand. Now the brand is aiming to make history again with its first-ever fragrance for her. Enter Anarchy.


February 16, 2012

The global market for celiac disease is expected to grow substantially over the decade as more people are diagnosed with the condition, according to a new report.

LONDON — The global market for celiac disease is expected to grow substantially over the decade as more people are diagnosed with the condition, according to a new report.

The report, by British market research firm GlobalData, found that the global celiac disease therapeutics market would be worth more than $512 million by 2017 and $664.4 million by 2019.

February 14, 2012

To celebrate its partnership with spokeswoman Kate Moss, Rimmel London announced that the supermodel has created five Lasting Finish lipsticks for the brand.

NEW YORK — To celebrate its partnership with spokeswoman Kate Moss, Rimmel London announced that the supermodel has created five Lasting Finish lipsticks for the brand.

January 26, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s Pantene hair care brand will support 11 female athletes as its newest beauty ambassadors. The group will be featured in Pantene’s first global marketing campaign to support the Olympic Games.

NEW YORK — Procter & Gamble’s Pantene hair care brand will support 11 female athletes as its newest beauty ambassadors. The group will be featured in Pantene’s first global marketing campaign to support the Olympic Games.

January 20, 2012

Procter & Gamble Beauty has partnered with Alicia Sacramone, Beijing 2008 Olympic Games silver medalist, who will serve as an ambassador for P&G beauty brands, including CoverGirl, Olay, Pantene and Secret.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble Beauty has partnered with Alicia Sacramone, Beijing 2008 Olympic Games silver medalist, who will serve as an ambassador for P&G beauty brands, including CoverGirl, Olay, Pantene and Secret.

Sacramone’s involvement is in addition to P&G’s partnership with USA Gymnastics and its global marketing partnership with the International Olympic Committee in support of the Olympic Movement, which will reach through the next five Olympic Games from London 2012 through the 2020 Olympic Games.

January 18, 2012

Patent expirations of key blockbuster drugs and efforts by payers to contain costs are likely to bring strong growth to the global generic drug market in the next few years as market-earned revenues grow by more than $100 billion, according to an analysis by research firm Frost & Sullivan.

LONDON — Patent expirations of key blockbuster drugs and efforts by payers to contain costs are likely to bring strong growth to the global generic drug market in the next few years as market-earned revenues grow by more than $100 billion, according to an analysis by research firm Frost & Sullivan.

The report, titled "Generic Pharmaceuticals Market — A Global Analysis" and focusing on the United States and Europe, also found that healthcare expenditure and sales revenues are poised to shift to India, China, Brazil, Turkey and South Korea.