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March 20, 2014

Two-thirds of Americans are satisfied with the way the healthcare system is working for them today, according to a Gallup poll released earlier this week.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Two-thirds of Americans are satisfied with the way the healthcare system is working for them today, according to a Gallup poll released earlier this week. While health insurance status was a major determinant of this satisfaction, even one-third of those who didn't have health insurance still reported they were satisfied.

March 19, 2014

Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced that it received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for new labeling of its fertility products Menopur and Bravelle.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced that it received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for new labeling of its fertility products Menopur and Bravelle. The update is a result of the Combine trial, which showed that both Menopur and Bravelle can be safely mixed and administered in a single injection.

March 19, 2014

Unilever’s Suave Professionals is partnering with Glam4Good to provide makeovers for women and bring a touch of glam to women everywhere.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever’s Suave Professionals is partnering with Glam4Good to provide makeovers for women and bring a touch of glam to women everywhere.

All women can receive samples to try for themselves and have the opportunity to gift them to others at Suave.com.

Glam4Good is a fashion movement, community and organization that ignites positive social change through style. Style and beauty expert Mary Alice Stephenson spearheads the movement. Glam4Good can be found on The Huffington Post.

March 18, 2014

NeoStrata has announced the introduction of its new Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream, which is available exclusively through physician offices.

PRINCETON, N.J. — NeoStrata has announced the introduction of its new Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream, which is available exclusively through physician offices.

The new anti-aging formula is being unveiled at the 2014 American Academy of Dermatology winter academy meeting this week in Denver.

March 17, 2014

To help guys during March Madness, Unilever’s Dove Men+Care is running throughout the 2014 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship a new campaign that will shine a spotlight on basketball’s top decision makers, the manufacturer has announced.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — To help guys during March Madness, Unilever’s Dove Men+Care is running throughout the 2014 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship a new campaign that will shine a spotlight on basketball’s top decision makers to show sports fans that Dove Men+Care is an easy decision for men’s grooming routines during game day and beyond, the manufacturer has announced.

March 17, 2014

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Pfizer announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved a supplemental new drug application for Eliquis (apixaban). The drug is a preventive treatment for deep vein thrombosis, which can lead to pulmonary embolism for patients who have had hip or knee replacement surgery.

PRINCETON, N.J. and NEW YORK — Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Pfizer announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved a supplemental new drug application for Eliquis (apixaban). The drug is a preventive treatment for deep vein thrombosis, which can lead to pulmonary embolism for patients who have had hip or knee replacement surgery.  

March 17, 2014

Sales of the U.S. OTC market in 2013 were up 3% to $23.5 billion at the manufacturer's level, according to a blog on research firm Kline's site posted Monday.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Sales of the U.S. OTC market in 2013 were up 3% to $23.5 billion at the manufacturer's level, according to a blog on research firm Kline's site posted Monday. 

March 17, 2014

Pierre Fabre Dermatologies announced that it received authorization from the Food and Drug Administration to market the pediatric drug Hemangeol (propranolol hydrochloride).

CASTRES, France and PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Pierre Fabre Dermatologies announced that it received authorization from the Food and Drug Administration to market the pediatric drug Hemangeol (propranolol hydrochloride).

It is the first and only approved treatment for “proliferating infantile hemangioma requiring systemic therapy," the company said. Infantile hemangioma is a vascular benign tumor that affects 3% to 10% of newborns.

March 14, 2014

The Natural Dentist, a line of natural oral care products that contain a therapeutic amount of purified aloe vera, has launched a Spanish language web site.

MADISON, N.J. — The Natural Dentist, a line of natural oral care products that contain a therapeutic amount of purified aloe vera, has launched a Spanish language web site.

The site is designed to introduce aloe vera as an agent for treating oral care issues.

March 12, 2014

Breyers, a brand from Unilever, is expanding its line of products with the debut of new Breyers Gelato Indulgences, available in four varieties.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Breyers, a brand from Unilever, is expanding its line of products with the debut of new Breyers Gelato Indulgences, available in four varieties.

"Our loyal fans told us they want even more indulgent offerings from Breyers, and Breyers Gelato Indulgences is the perfect answer," said Alfie Vivian, vice president of refreshments for Unilever North America. "With its uniquely indulgent trio of textures, Breyers Gelato Indulgences can help busy parents create a great date night right at home, any night of the week."  

March 12, 2014

Three-in-four pharmaceutical companies are looking to derive greater value from the influx of healthcare information that includes anonymized electronic medical records and other real-world data, according to a report issued by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics on Wednesday. New investments in a range of commercial operations applications — such as customer relationship management, social media or integrated multi-channel marketing solutions — were cited by more than 70% of respondents as a priority.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Three-in-four pharmaceutical companies are looking to derive greater value from the influx of healthcare information that includes anonymized electronic medical records and other real-world data, according to a report issued by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics on Wednesday. New investments in a range of commercial operations applications — such as customer relationship management, social media or integrated multi-channel marketing solutions — were cited by more than 70% of respondents as a priority.

March 10, 2014

Ansell, the makers of LifeStyles Condoms, announced the launch of Epic, a new sexual enhancement product for males.

ISELIN, N.J. — Ansell, the makers of LifeStyles Condoms, announced the launch of Epic, a new sexual enhancement product for males.

Epic is a quick-drying topical spray that delays ejaculation by reducing the sensitivity of the penis. The spray features DermaSys technology, a patented transdermal delivery system which optimizes topical delivery through a highly effective absorption process. It also contains Lidocaine, a mild anesthetic that begins working almost immediately after application.

March 10, 2014

Building on the 2013 introduction of Snickers Bites and Milky Way Bites, Mars Chocolate North America added three new flavors of unwrapped, bite-sized treats: Twix Bites, 3 Musketeers Bites and Milky Way Simply Caramel Bites.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Building on the 2013 introduction of Snickers Bites and Milky Way Bites, Mars Chocolate North America added three new flavors of unwrapped, bite-sized treats: Twix Bites, 3 Musketeers Bites and Milky Way Simply Caramel Bites.

March 7, 2014

Reckitt Benckiser's Air Wick is introducing a Familiar Favorites collection, which is inspired by the scents of such brands as Snuggle, Cinnabon and Baby Magic.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Reckitt Benckiser's Air Wick is introducing a Familiar Favorites collection, which is inspired by the scents of such brands as Snuggle, Cinnabon and Baby Magic.

March 7, 2014

Johnson & Johnson, the official healthcare sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, on Thursday announced the launch of the Champions of Care program in the United States to shine a spotlight on people who go above and beyond to do extraordinary things in caring for others.

 NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson, the official healthcare sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, on Thursday announced the launch of the Champions of Care program in the United States to shine a spotlight on people who go above and beyond to do extraordinary things in caring for others.

March 6, 2014

CCA Industries, a manufacturer and marketer of health and beauty aids whose portfolio includes Plus+White toothpaste, Bikini Zone shave gel and Gel Perfect UV-free gel nail color, posted a loss during fiscal 2013, but expects to benefit from its outsourcing agreement with Emerson Group in 2014.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — CCA Industries, a manufacturer and marketer of health and beauty aids whose portfolio includes Plus+White toothpaste, Bikini Zone shave gel and Gel Perfect UV-free gel nail color, posted a loss during fiscal 2013, but expects to benefit from its outsourcing agreement with Emerson Group in 2014.

March 6, 2014

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital have signed a clinical collaboration to enhance access to high-quality healthcare services at MinuteClinic in New Jersey's Middlesex and Mercer counties.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. and NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital have signed a clinical collaboration to enhance access to high-quality healthcare services at MinuteClinic in New Jersey's Middlesex and Mercer counties.

The affiliation is MinuteClinic's 32nd collaboration with a hospital or health system in the United States.

March 6, 2014

Nabisco's Brown Rice Triscuit line is expanding to include Brown Rice Triscuit Thin Crisps, which the company said is a new approach to the classic wheat flavor and texture.

EAST HANOVER, N.J. — Nabisco's Brown Rice Triscuit line is expanding to include Brown Rice Triscuit Thin Crisps, which the company said is a new approach to the classic wheat flavor and texture.

The new snack is available in three flavors: Sour Cream & Chive, Wasabi & Soy Sauce and Cinnamon Sugar. Brown Rice Triscuit Thin Crisps are baked with 100% whole-grain brown rice and whea, and pack 23 g of whole grains per 30 g serving.

Consumers can find them at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.69 for a 7.6-oz. box.

March 5, 2014

McNeil Consumer Healthcare has about 75% of its consumer brands back on shelf, Dominic Caruso, Johnson & Johnson VP finance and CFO, told attendees of the Cowen and Company Health Care Conference on Tuesday.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — McNeil Consumer Healthcare has about 75% of its consumer brands back on shelf, Dominic Caruso, Johnson & Johnson VP finance and CFO, told attendees of the Cowen and Company Health Care Conference on Tuesday. 

"We are schedule to restore our reliable supply of products in the OTC marketplace," he said. "You should start seeing more Tylenol Children's advertising on TV. That's a good sign. It means we are confident that the products now are not only back on the shelves but they are back on the shelves in a reliable manner."

March 5, 2014

Snack Factory Pretzel Crisp recently introduced two new flavors, as well as a new product line. The new flavor options include Honey Mustard & Onion and Sea Salt & Crack Pepper, and the new product comes in the form of a "mini" version of its Original and Cheddar flavors, which the company says was inspired by consumer demand for bite-size snacks.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Snack Factory Pretzel Crisp recently introduced two new flavors, as well as a new product line. The new flavor options include Honey Mustard & Onion and Sea Salt & Crack Pepper, and the new product comes in the form of a "mini" version of its Original and Cheddar flavors, which the company says was inspired by consumer demand for bite-size snacks.

March 4, 2014

Church & Dwight on Tuesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has cleared the First Response Gold Digital Pregnancy Test to determine if a woman is pregnant up to six days before her missed period and with more than 99% accuracy from the day of her expected period.

EWING, N.J. — Church & Dwight on Tuesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has cleared the First Response Gold Digital Pregnancy Test to determine if a woman is pregnant up to six days before her missed period and with more than 99% accuracy from the day of her expected period. In addition, the First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test, which was previously cleared to determine if a woman is pregnant up to six days before her missed period, also has been FDA-cleared to detect pregnancy with more than 99% accuracy from the day of her expected period. 

March 4, 2014

Consulting and research firm Kline & Co. has announced the promotion of Karen Doskow to director, Consumer Products in Kline’s Market Research division.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Consulting and research firm Kline & Co. has announced the promotion of Karen Doskow to director, Consumer Products in Kline’s Market Research division.

Doskow is an authority within the personal care, home fragrances, beauty devices, professional skin care industries and has been with Kline for 19 years.

February 27, 2014

Ahold announced plans to significantly expand its Peapod presence in the U.S. market when announcing fourth-quarter results on Thursday.

ZAANDAM, The Netherlands — Ahold announced plans to significantly expand its Peapod presence in the U.S. market when announcing fourth-quarter results on Thursday. "Peapod is expected to double its capacity in the U.S. in 2014," Dick Boer, Ahold CEO, told analysts. 

February 21, 2014

Par Pharmaceutical announced the appointment of Antonio R. Pera as CCO.

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — Par Pharmaceutical announced the appointment of Antonio R. Pera as CCO. In his new role, Pera will lead Par's newly integrated sales and marketing organization. He'll be instrumental in managing Par's relationships with major trade partners, the company said.

Pera joins the organization from JHP, which Par recently acquired. He has more 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, which, in addition to his time at JHP, also includes time in executive leadership at AmerisourceBergen Corp.

February 20, 2014

Certain Dri antiperspirant has raised the bar on perspiration control with the introduction of a thicker, drip-free formulation — Certain Dri Clinical Strength Anti-Perspirant Roll-On.

EDISON, N.J. — Certain Dri antiperspirant has raised the bar on perspiration control with the introduction of a thicker, drip-free formulation — Certain Dri Clinical Strength Anti-Perspirant Roll-On.

Combined with a new logo and updated packaging, the new formulation will continue to offer the same 72-hours of sweat protection. This has been the brand’s core benefit in helping the millions of adults and teens who suffer from axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm perspiration), or, who believe their perspiration is a problem.