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September 11, 2013

According to Kantar Media's 2013 pharmacy study released last month, pharmacists are making more OTC product recommendations than prescription product recommendations per day.

PRINCETON, N.J. — According to Kantar Media's 2013 pharmacy study released last month, pharmacists are making more OTC product recommendations than prescription product recommendations per day.

September 10, 2013

Shareholders of Actavis and Warner Chilcott have approved the merger of the two drug makers, the companies said Tuesday.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Shareholders of Actavis and Warner Chilcott have approved the merger of the two drug makers, the companies said Tuesday.

The deal, whereby U.S.-based Actavis will acquire Ireland-based Warner Chilcott, is expected to close later this year.

September 10, 2013

Pfizer Consumer recently launched its Advil Film Coated tablets, and the first-to-market formulation marks the debut of Advil Ion Core Technology in the United States.

MADISON, N.J. — Pfizer Consumer recently launched its Advil Film Coated tablets, and the first-to-market formulation marks the debut of Advil Ion Core Technology in the United States. This fast-dissolving technology along with a unique, specially formulated ultra-thin coating, is engineered for speed, going to work in minutes.

September 9, 2013

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., joined Rite Aid chairman and CEO John Standley Monday as he announced the retail pharmacy chain's plan to place insurance agents at stores around the country to educate customers about Obamacare.

HOBOKEN, N.J. — Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., joined Rite Aid chairman and CEO John Standley Monday as he announced the retail pharmacy chain's plan to place insurance agents at stores around the country to educate customers about Obamacare and help them enroll in plans.

September 5, 2013

Rite Aid chairman and CEO John Standley will take part in an event with Department of Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius to announce new resources to help customers prepare for Obamacare, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Rite Aid chairman and CEO John Standley will take part in an event with Department of Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius to announce new resources to help customers prepare for Obamacare, according to published reports.

September 4, 2013

Aptalis Pharma has launched its 10-day drug therapy for treating a gastrointestinal bacterial infection and ulcer condition, the company said.

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Aptalis Pharma has launched its 10-day drug therapy for treating a gastrointestinal bacterial infection and ulcer condition, the company said.

Aptalis announced the launch of Pylera 10 Day Therapy PAK (bismuth subcitrate potassium; metronidazole; tetracycline hydrochloride). The drug is approved for use in combination with the proton-pump inhibitor omeprazole in patients with Helicobacter pylori infection and duodenal ulcer disease that is either active or has a history of occurring within the past five years, for eradicating H. pylori.

September 4, 2013

Campbell Soup Co. and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters announced an agreement to launch Campbell’s Fresh-Brewed Soup K-Cup packs, which will offer consumers the taste and experience of Campbell’s soups in a convenient snack that can be prepared at the touch of a button in Keurig brewers.

CAMDEN, N.J. and WATERBURY, Vt. — Campbell Soup Co. and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. today announced an agreement to launch Campbell’s Fresh-Brewed Soup K-Cup packs, which will offer consumers the taste and experience of Campbell’s soups in a convenient snack that can be prepared at the touch of a button in Keurig brewers, the company stated.

August 29, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the latest drug in BD's Simplist line, the company said Thursday.

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the latest drug in BD's Simplist line, the company said Thursday.

BD announced the approval of ondansetron injection in the 4 mg/2 mL strength, an injectable drug used to prevent nausea and vomiting after surgery. The drug is currently on the FDA's drug shortage list due to recent increases in demand and supply issues faced by other manufactures, BD said.

August 29, 2013

Three independent proxy advisory firms are recommending that Actavis shareholders vote in favor of the company's proposed acquisition of Warner Chilcott.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Three independent proxy advisory firms are recommending that Actavis shareholders vote in favor of the company's proposed acquisition of Warner Chilcott.

Actavis said Thursday that Institutional Shareholder Services, Glass Lewis and Egan-Jones had issued the recommendation regarding the $8.5 billion acquisition of Ireland-based Warner Chilcott, announced in May.

August 27, 2013

OTC drug and consumer products maker Reckitt Benckiser is working with a charity group to combat one of the leading causes of death in young children around the world.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — OTC drug and consumer products maker Reckitt Benckiser is working with a charity group to combat one of the leading causes of death in young children around the world.

RB said Tuesday that it had teamed up with Save the Children to help prevent child deaths from diarrhea. Diarrhea is the second-leading cause of death in children younger than 5 years. This year, RB sponsored its biannual Global Challenge to raise money for a children's health product in Indonesia.

August 26, 2013

At least one company making rapid influenza tests agrees with proposed new standards from the Food and Drug Administration.

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. — At least one company making rapid influenza tests agrees with proposed new standards from the Food and Drug Administration.

BD said Monday that it would support the FDA's proposal to reclassify rapid influenza tests as Class II devices. They are currently considered Class I, and the new classification would hold them to higher performance standards in order to give healthcare providers criteria for evaluating the tests they use.

August 26, 2013

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Monday introduced Advil Film Coated tablets featuring a new, fast-dissolving technology, along with a specially formulated ultra-thin coating, that speeds the ibuprofen mode of action.

MADISON, N.J. — Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Monday introduced Advil Film Coated tablets featuring a new, fast-dissolving technology, along with a specially formulated ultra-thin coating, that speeds the ibuprofen mode of action. According to the company, the new tablet provides the speed and power of a liquid filled capsule in the more popular tablet form.

August 23, 2013

Unilever’s Degree Women is teaming up with music artist Ciara for its “Do:More” campaign, which aims to encourage women nationwide to challenge themselves and pursue their passions.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever’s Degree Women is teaming up with music artist Ciara for its “Do:More” campaign, which aims to encourage women nationwide to challenge themselves and pursue their passions.

As part of the campaign, the brand is providing an exclusive look into Ciara's journey to improve every day as a singer and dancer. Her journey of inspiration and motivation will be chronicled on the Degree Women Facebook page. Fans can like the brand to unlock video content from Ciara and enter for a chance to win prizes.

August 21, 2013

Bausch + Lomb and TheraPearl have teamed up to market the Bausch + Lomb TheraPearl Eye Mask, a new option for consumers suffering from a variety of common ailments, including the most common type of dry eye.

MADISON, N.J. — Bausch + Lomb and TheraPearl have teamed up to market the Bausch + Lomb TheraPearl Eye Mask, a new option for consumers suffering from a variety of common ailments, including the most common type of dry eye.

August 21, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to an insulin pen made by Novo Nordisk for half-unit dosing, the drug maker said Wednesday.

PLAINSBORO, N.J. — The Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to an insulin pen made by Novo Nordisk for half-unit dosing, the drug maker said Wednesday.

August 21, 2013

Nabisco announced a new gluten-free, baked snack made with rice.

EAST HANOVER, N.J. — Nabisco announced this week a new gluten-free, baked snack made with rice.

Rice Thins are a light and crispy baked snack. Rice is baked until crisp, resulting in a light texture and irresistable crunch, the company stated.

Rice Thins are available in three flavors: White Rice Original, Brown Rice Sea Salt and Pepper and Brown Rice White Cheddar.

Rice Thins have a suggested retail price of $3.69 per box. They are available this month at retailers nationwide.

August 20, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for depression made by Par Pharmaceutical, the drug maker said.

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for depression made by Par Pharmaceutical Cos., the drug maker said Tuesday.

Par announced the approval of bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets in the 300-mg strength. The drug is a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's Wellbutrin XL and is used to treat major depressive disorder. The company already markets the generic drug in the 150-mg strength.

August 20, 2013

A majority of respondents to a survey commissioned by drug maker Sanofi say that they or their children experienced a severe allergic reaction while traveling.

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — A majority of respondents to a survey commissioned by drug maker Sanofi say that they or their children experienced a severe allergic reaction while traveling.

August 20, 2013

Weis Markets announced it has expanded its Weis Online Shopping service to eight New Jersey and Pennsylvania locations, bringing the convenience of online grocery orders with store pick-up to the Delaware Valley.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Monday announced it has expanded its Weis Online Shopping service to eight New Jersey and Pennsylvania locations, bringing the convenience of online grocery orders with store pick-up to the Delaware Valley. 

It's a prime example of how more retailers are looking to compete in the omnichannel arena, where shoppers are treated to a where-they-want, what-they-want, when-they-want buying experience. 

August 16, 2013

Following the successful launch of Anarchy For Her Bodyspray, Unilever’s Axe is now expanding its For Her product line with the new Anarchy and Anarchy II For Her shower gels.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Following the successful launch of Anarchy For Her Bodyspray, Unilever’s Axe is now expanding its For Her product line with the new Anarchy and Anarchy II For Her shower gels.

"Axe talks to our more than 1 million female social media fans every day," stated Rob Candelino, VP marketing for Unilever U.S. Skincare. "Axe Girls made it clear they wanted more than a bodyspray, so we delivered with the Anarchy For Her shower gels."

August 15, 2013

Eisai, the U.S. pharmaceutical arm of Tokyo-based Eisai Co., announced the launch of a new website, "Closing the Gap: Obesity Management for Employers," to provide employers with an educational resource for information about obesity management.

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — Eisai Inc., the U.S. pharmaceutical arm of Tokyo-based Eisai Co. Ltd., announced on Thursday the launch of a new website, "Closing the Gap: Obesity Management for Employers," to provide employers with an educational resource for information about obesity management.

August 14, 2013

In its first year, more than 20,000 schools across all 50 states participated in the program that offers four free EpiPen or EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to qualifying schools in the United States.

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Mylan Specialty, the fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical business of Mylan, today announced a second year of its EpiPen4Schools program. In its first year, more than 20,000 schools across all 50 states participated in the program that offers four free EpiPen or EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to qualifying schools in the United States. Qualifications include having a valid prescription.

August 12, 2013

The new private-label dressing is based on the Medihoney HCS dressing, which is an ideal dressing for dry to lightly exuding wounds including minor burns, cuts and abrasions. The dressing is expected to be on the shelves in more than 4,000 stores by the end of September.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Derma Sciences, Inc., a medical device and pharmaceutical company focused on advanced wound care, today reported that it has made an initial shipment of its first honey-based over-the-counter product to a leading U.S.-based pharmacy chain. This private-label dressing is based on the Medihoney HCS dressing, which is an ideal dressing for dry to lightly exuding wounds including minor burns, cuts and abrasions. The dressing is expected to be on the shelves in more than 4,000 stores by the end of September.

August 12, 2013

Stewart appeared at NACDS TSE to support the partnership between Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Inergetics, as well as to promote the launch of Martha Stewart Essentials — a complete line of whole-food-based supplements specifically targeted for women.

NEWARK, N.J. — Inergetics, a developer of nutraceuticals and nutritional supplements, is proud to announce that Martha Stewart will be in attendance at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo  at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas on Monday, August 12. Stewart is appearing to support the partnership between Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Inergetics, Inc.

August 12, 2013

Pinnacle Foods announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Wish-Bone salad dressings business from Unilever PLC, in a transaction that is expected to be immediately accretive to Pinnacle. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to be completed in late Q3 or early Q4 2013.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Pinnacle Foods today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Wish-Bone salad dressings business from Unilever PLC, in a transaction that is expected to be immediately accretive to Pinnacle. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to be completed in late Q3 or early Q4 2013.