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June 14, 2011

ROCKVILLE, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced that a consent decree of condemnation, forfeiture and permanent injunction has been filed against H&P Industries, Triad Group and three individuals, which would prevent them from manufacturing and distributing products from their Hartland, Wis., facility, or any other location.

June 8, 2011

Glass container manufacturer Owens-Illinois has launched a campaign that showcases the use of glass packaging by food and beverage brands.

PERRYSBURG, Ohio — Glass container manufacturer Owens-Illinois has launched a campaign that showcases the use of glass packaging by food and beverage brands.

June 6, 2011

Unilever's Axe Hair brand has announced that it is partnering with the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project and promoting its new Axe Buzzed Look cream + SPF 15, its newest styling product.

NEW YORK — Unilever's Axe Hair brand has announced that it is partnering with the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project and promoting its new Axe Buzzed Look cream + SPF 15, its newest styling product.

As part of the debut, Axe Hair is making a donation of $50,000 to the organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors.

June 6, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has found manufacturing issues at a plant owned by generic drug maker Impax Labs, the drug maker said Monday.

HAYWARD, Calif. — The Food and Drug Administration has found manufacturing issues at a plant owned by generic drug maker Impax Labs, the drug maker said Monday.

May 25, 2011

Bic has teamed up with House Party, a marketing company that specializes in delivering products into the homes of consumers via "party packs," to promote its Bic Soleil women's disposable razors for summer. Under the partnership, Bic is hosting 1,000 parties across the country in the homes of target consumers on June 4.

NEW YORK — Bic has teamed up with House Party, a marketing company that specializes in delivering products into the homes of consumers via "party packs," to promote its Bic Soleil women's disposable razors for summer. Under the partnership, Bic is hosting 1,000 parties across the country in the homes of target consumers on June 4.

May 25, 2011

Procter & Gamble's Tide brand is bringing its mobile laundry program to Missouri to provide free laundry services to victims of the recent tornadoes in the area.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble's Tide brand is bringing its mobile laundry program to Missouri to provide free laundry services to victims of the recent tornadoes in the area.

Tide's Loads of Hope will arrive in Joplin, Mo., on Thursday and is encouraging residents and workers to drop off their laundry to be washed, dried and folded, free of charge.

May 23, 2011

Racing fans at the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina this past Saturday broke a Guinness World Record for most flashlights simultaneously lit.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Racing fans at the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina this past Saturday broke a Guinness World Record for most flashlights simultaneously lit.

May 20, 2011

It’s often said that yesterday’s science fiction is tomorrow’s reality, and while automakers have yet to unveil flying cars similar to the ones in “Blade Runner,” the integration of WellDoc’s services with Ford Motor’s SYNC technology serves as a prime example.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — It’s often said that yesterday’s science fiction is tomorrow’s reality, and while automakers have yet to unveil flying cars similar to the ones in “Blade Runner,” the integration of WellDoc’s services with Ford Motor’s SYNC technology serves as a prime example.

(THE NEWS: Ford developing health care in the dashboard. For the full story, click here.)

May 18, 2011

Ford Motor on Wednesday announced its research partnership with WellDoc — a healthcare company that develops technology solutions to improve chronic disease management outcomes and reduce healthcare costs — around integrating WellDoc services into Ford vehicles through the automaker’s SYNC voice-activated in-car connectivity system.

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor on Wednesday announced its research partnership with WellDoc — a healthcare company that develops technology solutions to improve chronic disease management outcomes and reduce healthcare costs — around integrating WellDoc services into Ford vehicles through the automaker’s SYNC voice-activated in-car connectivity system.

That SYNC system also will enable access to SDI’s Pollen.com Allergy Alert application, Ford announced Wednesday.

May 17, 2011

Nordic Naturals on Tuesday announced the company has earned certification from NSF International, verifying that its new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design corporate headquarters complies with good manufacturing practices.

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Nordic Naturals on Tuesday announced the company has earned certification from NSF International, verifying that its new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design corporate headquarters complies with good manufacturing practices.

"NSF's exceptional commitment to public safety is in line with our own values and Nordic Naturals' mission to deliver pure, safe and effective omega oils worldwide,” stated Joar Opheim, Nordic CEO.

May 16, 2011

Philips is slated to launch a new LED light bulb, which will premiere at the LightFair International trade show.

PHILADELPHIA — Philips is slated to launch a new LED light bulb, which will premiere at the LightFair International trade show.

Philips EnduraLED A21 17-watt bulb uses Philips' high-power, next-generation Luxeon LEDs and is designed to replace a 75-watt incandescent bulb, while reducing energy consumption by 80% and lasting 25 times longer, the company said. The light bulb also was developed to meet or exceed Energy Star qualifications for an LED-based replacement.

May 12, 2011

A blood pressure drug made by Swiss drug maker Novartis has won an award from the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council.

RICHMOND, Va. — A blood pressure drug made by Swiss drug maker Novartis has won an award from the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council.

Novartis Diovan HCT (valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide) won the HCPC’s Compliance Package of the Year award at the council’s RxAdherence 19th annual symposium for its Shellpak packaging design, made by product packaging manufacturer MeadWestvaco Corp. Anderson Packaging, part of AmerisourceBergen Packaging Group, handles the drug’s fulfillment.

May 10, 2011

Alkermes will buy Irish drug maker Elan’s drug formulation and manufacturing business for $960 million, the two companies said Monday.

WALTHAM, Mass. — Alkermes will buy Irish drug maker Elan’s drug formulation and manufacturing business for $960 million, the two companies said Monday.

Alkermes will buy Elan Drug Technologies and incorporate the combined company in Ireland, naming it Alkermes PLC. Alkermes said the acquisition would give it an edge in treating central nervous system disorders and expected to have diverse revenue streams from 25 commercialized drugs.

May 10, 2011

Unilever has completed its $3.7 billion acquisition of Alberto Culver after obtaining the necessary regulatory clearances to do so, the companies jointly confirmed on Tuesday.

LONDON and ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Unilever has completed its $3.7 billion acquisition of Alberto Culver after obtaining the necessary regulatory clearances to do so, the companies jointly confirmed on Tuesday.

With the acquisition, Unilever becomes the world's leading company in hair conditioning, the second largest in shampoo and the third largest in styling. Alberto Culver generated annual sales in excess $1.6 billion in fiscal year 2010.

May 9, 2011

Alberto Culver, whose beauty brands include TreSemme, Alberto VO5, Nexxus, St. Ives, Simple and Noxzema, has announced that Unilever and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached an agreement that will enable Unilever to complete its proposed acquisition of Alberto Culver.

MELROSE PARK, Ill. — Alberto Culver, whose beauty brands include TreSemme, Alberto VO5, Nexxus, St. Ives, Simple and Noxzema, has announced that Unilever and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached an agreement that will enable Unilever to complete its proposed acquisition of Alberto Culver.

April 28, 2011

Winn-Dixie Stores announced that, with the sale of its Deep South beverage manufacturing facility, it has completed its program to sell all noncore manufacturing operations.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores announced that, with the sale of its Deep South beverage manufacturing facility, it has completed its program to sell all noncore manufacturing operations.

Polar Beverages of Worcester, Mass., will own the Fitzgerald, Ga.-based facility effective April 29.

April 27, 2011

OTC Perspectives magazine on Tuesday named its third annual list of "Top OTC/HBA Marketers of the Year."

VERONA, N.J. — OTC Perspectives magazine on Tuesday named its third annual list of "Top OTC/HBA Marketers of the Year."

Marketers of over-the-counter products and health-and-beauty aids will be honored at a celebratory luncheon on May 10 during the OTC/HBA National Conference.

April 26, 2011

Taro said that the Food and Drug Administration has declared the drug maker's manufacturing facility in Canada as having acceptable regulatory status.

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — Taro said that the Food and Drug Administration has declared the drug maker's manufacturing facility in Canada as having acceptable regulatory status.

The drug maker said it diligently worked to resolve issues noted in an FDA warning letter dated Feb. 5, 2009. The regulatory agency reinspected the manufacturing facility last February.

April 20, 2011

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced that distribution of McNeil Consumer Healthcare consumer products will slow in the coming months as the company shifts production of its over-the-counter medicines to other manufacturing plants and implements additional third-party quality controls within those plants.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced that distribution of McNeil Consumer Healthcare consumer products will slow in the coming months as the company shifts production of its over-the-counter medicines to other manufacturing plants and implements additional third-party quality controls within those plants.

April 18, 2011

Looking to reach U.S. consumers, a Belgian chocolate brand has launched a new website and package design for its namesake treats.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Looking to reach U.S. consumers, a Belgian chocolate brand has launched a new website and package design for its namesake treats.

Guylian said its new website and package highlights the iconic Belgium tradition, while offering U.S. customers new and unique ways to indulge its chocolates.

April 8, 2011

Impax Labs will collaborate with a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the research, development and manufacturing of unique gelatin-based dosage forms.

HAYWARD, Calif., and HIGH POINT, N.C. — Impax Labs will collaborate with a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the research, development and manufacturing of unique gelatin-based dosage forms.

Impax said it has entered a deal with Banner Pharmacaps in respect to the supply and commercialization of two softgel capsule products.

The products and terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

April 5, 2011

Scott Naturals is challenging consumers to use its line of hybrid paper products.

DALLAS — Scott Naturals is challenging consumers to use its line of hybrid paper products.

The Kimberly-Clark brand said that through Sept. 30, consumers can log on to ScottBrand.com to pledge to use its bath tissue, paper towels, flushable moist wipes and napkins for four weeks, as well as enter its Take the 4-Week Test Drive sweepstakes for a chance to win a 2011 Ford Fusion hybrid sedan.

March 30, 2011

Dr. Reddy’s Labs will assume ownership of a penicillin manufacturing site in Bristol, Tenn., from GlaxoSmithKline.

HYDERABAD, India — Dr. Reddy’s Labs will assume ownership of a penicillin manufacturing site in Bristol, Tenn., from GlaxoSmithKline.

The generic drug maker said it completed the acquisition of the facility and related product portfolio, including Augmentin and Amoxil brands. GSK will retain the existing rights for the aforementioned brands outside the United States.

Further financial terms and conditions of the transaction are not being disclosed.

March 24, 2011

The U.S. subsidiary of India-based generic drug maker Hetero Drugs has appointed Konstantin Ostaficiuk as its president, Camber said.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The U.S. subsidiary of India-based generic drug maker Hetero Drugs has appointed Konstantin Ostaficiuk as its president, Camber said.

Ostaficiuk, who often goes by the nickname of Kon, succeeds Briggs Arrington, who has gone on to work for Hetero’s senior management team to find new opportunities for the company’s U.S. manufacturing operations. Ostaficiuk has worked in the generic drug industry for 25 years, having joined Camber in 2009 as VP sales and marketing.

March 24, 2011

Procter & Gamble and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will bring their over-the-counter product lines and capabilities together in a deal they expect to be completed this fall.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will bring their over-the-counter product lines and capabilities together in a deal they expect to be completed this fall.