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March 14, 2011

A drug maker focused on development and commercialization of diabetes treatments unveiled its accelerating clinical development plans of two drug candidates.

DANBURY, Conn. — A drug maker focused on development and commercialization of diabetes treatments unveiled its accelerating clinical development plans of two drug candidates.

Biodel said BIOD-105 and BIOD-107, known as ultra rapid-acting insulins, are designed to result in more rapid insulin action, compared with currently marketed mealtime insulin analogs.

March 14, 2011

Patients with smart phones using pharmacy benefits served by Express Scripts can access their accounts through a new application launched Monday, the PBM said.

ST. LOUIS — Patients with smart phones using pharmacy benefits served by Express Scripts can access their accounts through a new application launched Monday, the PBM said.

March 14, 2011

GiantMicrobes has developed a new line of educational plush toys that are modeled after tiny organisms.

NEW YORK — GiantMicrobes has developed a new line of educational plush toys that are modeled after tiny organisms.

New to the lineup are toys that resemble magnified microbes of hay fever, a tick and a brain cell.

Original-sized GiantMicrobes (5-in. to 7-in. sizes) retail for $8.95, while GiantMicrobes petri dishes (three mini-microbes packaged in a dish) retail for $12.95, and Gigantics (15-in. to 20-in. sizes) retail for $29.95. The brain cell plush toy is available as a key chain, GiantMicrobes said, and retails for $5.95.

March 14, 2011

New Chapter last week introduced a slew of new products at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif., including three fish oil supplements and two multivitamins.

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — New Chapter last week introduced a slew of new products at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif., including three fish oil supplements and two multivitamins.

New Chapter developed the Wholemega line sourcing wild Alaskan salmon oil and using a cold-pressed proprietary extra-virgin process, similar to that of fine olive oil, to preserve the whole omegas, natural antioxidants and vitamin D3.

March 14, 2011

Seventh Generation has developed an ultra-concentrated liquid laundry detergent that is available in a 100% compostable bottle.

NEW YORK — Seventh Generation has developed an ultra-concentrated liquid laundry detergent that is available in a 100%-compostable bottle.

The company said the entire packaging system (fiber bottle, pouch, spout, cap) for its Natural 4x laundry detergent uses 66% less plastic than a typical 100-oz. 2x laundry bottle. Seventh Generation's Natural 4x laundry detergent — a nontoxic, biodegradable formula — is available in a 50-oz. (66 loads) size and two scents: Free and Clear, and Geranium Blossoms and Vanilla.

March 11, 2011

A new line of organic and Fair Trade-certified chocolate bars has hit the market.

SOLANA BEACH, Calif. — A new line of organic and Fair Trade-certified chocolate bars has hit the market.

Jungell's Angell bars are chocolate bars that are available in Angell Crisp, Snow Angell, Dark Angell and Classic Angell (coming soon), and range from 170 to 190 calories per bar. Each candy bar contains only organic ingredients and made its debut at the Natural Products Expo West 2011, held in Anaheim, Calif.

Angell bars are available at natural food stores and on Amazon.com.

March 11, 2011

Essie Cosmetics has joined forces with shoe brand Toms Shoes to support a global campaign to raise awareness of the millions of children at risk for disease and infection as they grow up without shoes.

NEW YORK — Essie Cosmetics has joined forces with shoe brand Toms Shoes to support a global campaign to raise awareness of the millions of children at risk for disease and infection as they grow up without shoes.

As part of the One Day Without Shoes campaign, which kicks off April 5, Essie this week said it would give away a bottle of its limited-edition One Day Without Blues nail color, a light-blue shade designed to mirror the Toms Shoes flag, to the first 5,000 people that sign up.

March 11, 2011

Ganeden Biotech is continuing its partnership with Agostoni Chocolate to extend their line of probiotic-enhanced, private-label chocolates.

CLEVELAND — Ganeden Biotech is continuing its partnership with Agostoni Chocolate to extend their line of probiotic-enhanced, private-label chocolates.

The new over-the-counter daily supplements include a daily supplement dose of Agostoni's premium dark chocolate combined with the GanedenBC30 probiotic in a small 0.18-oz. mini-disk format.

The disks will be available in two retail share-pack box sizes: 14-day (28 disk) and 30-day (60 disk) supply.

March 11, 2011

A late-stage trial of a biologic treatment for Type 1 diabetes appears to have failed, according to results announced Friday.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A late-stage trial of a biologic treatment for Type 1 diabetes appears to have failed, according to results announced Friday.

March 10, 2011

Anchor Bay Entertainment has released its latest "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy" DVD title.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Anchor Bay Entertainment has released its latest "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy" DVD title.

"Wubbzy to the Rescue" features a collection of six episodes filled with age-appropriate lessons about sharing, caring and being yourself.

The DVD is slated for release on May 3 for a suggested retail price of $16.98, and will be available at retailers nationwide.

March 10, 2011

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Well-Pict Berries have announced a cross-promotional campaign, in which fans of the "Chuggington" series can get on board with healthy eating.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Anchor Bay Entertainment and Well-Pict Berries have announced a cross-promotional campaign, in which fans of the "Chuggington" series can get on board with healthy eating.

March 10, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for lupus made by GlaxoSmithKline and Human Genome Sciences, the agency said Wednesday.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for lupus made by GlaxoSmithKline and Human Genome Sciences, the agency said Wednesday.

The FDA approved Benlysta (belimumab), a treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus, the first new treatment for the autoimmune disease in 56 years.

March 10, 2011

Carex Health Brands is expanding its line of in-home health products by bringing its Easy-Up bed rail to the market.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Carex Health Brands is expanding its line of in-home health products by bringing its Easy-Up bed rail to the market.

The bed rail, a patented 2-in-1 bed support and safety rail, is designed for comfort and functionality, ensuring that all users will continue to carry on daily life with confidence and ease, Carex said.

Carex's Easy-Up bed rail will be available at select retailers, independent pharmacies and drug stores across the country for a suggested retail price of $89.99.

March 10, 2011

Brillo, the only brand of household cleaning products to feature Estracell, is emphasizing the use of its products during National Cleaning Week.

WALLED LAKE, Mich. — Brillo, the only brand of household cleaning products to feature Estracell, is emphasizing the use of its products during National Cleaning Week.

Last year, Brillo and Estracell united to offer consumers more effective household cleaning solutions. Estracell's material helps create a more sanitary line of sponge products and offers a range of simple yet effective cleaning solutions to pick up dirt and rinse it away, according to Armaly Brands, the maker of Brillo and Estracell.

March 10, 2011

Fresh & Easy is expanding its exclusive wine game.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Fresh & Easy is expanding its exclusive wine game.

The retailer, which already offers a robust wine selection at each of its stores, said it is offering seven new, exclusive wine lines: I Heart CA, Wink, PCH, Cloud Valley, WineWrights, Barrel Ranch and Open Field. What's more, Fresh & Easy partnered with Terravant Wine Co. in the Santa Ynez Valley to create three of the new lines of wine: Cloud Valley, Barrel Ranch and Open Field.

March 10, 2011

Freeman Beauty is strengthening its portfolio with two new products.

LOS ANGELES — Freeman Beauty is strengthening its portfolio with two new products.

New to Freeman Beauty's lineup are Bare Hands lavender and mint nourishing hand and cuticle cream, and Bare Foot lavender and mint healing foot cream.

The new hand and cuticle cream is packed with vitamins, grape seed extract and shea butter that moisturizes and rejuvenates dry skin.

The healing foot cream is a luscious foot cream that not only hydrates and softens dry skin, but also improves skin tone and elasticity for complete renewal, according to the company.

March 10, 2011

Hospira has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for a generic cancer treatment.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Hospira has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for a generic cancer treatment.

Hospira will offer 20-mg, 80-mg and 160-mg vials of docetaxel at a 10-mg/mL concentration. Docetaxel is a generic version of Sanofi-Aventis's Taxotere.

Hospira already markets docetaxel in Europe and Australia, the drug maker noted.

March 10, 2011

Lottabody has launched two new styling products that feature carrot oil and keratin.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Lottabody has launched two new styling products that feature carrot oil and keratin.

New Lottabody introduced its professional concentrated setting lotion with carrot and keratin, and its foam wrap with carrot and keratin. The products are infused with carrot and keratin to instantly strengthen and protect against damage, the company said. Both products are available in 8-oz. and 32-oz. sizes.

March 10, 2011

Nature's Gate said it is rolling out a new and improved sun care collection.

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Nature's Gate said it is rolling out a new and improved sun care collection.

Nature's Gate Classics Sun Care products now are oxybenzone-free, have a broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays and are free of synthetic fragrances — all sunscreens are fragrance-free, while the brand's sunless tanner is enhanced with a natural citrus scent.

Nature's Gate Classics Sun Care collection includes:

March 10, 2011

ScarAway announced that two drug wholesalers now will carry its over-the-counter scar care products.

GUILFORD, Conn. — ScarAway announced that two drug wholesalers now will carry its over-the-counter scar care products.

March 10, 2011

Smucker's has introduced an on-the-go, heat-and-eat breakfast treat.

ORRVILLE, Ohio — Smucker's has introduced an on-the-go, heat-and-eat breakfast treat.

New Smucker's Snack'n Waffles are microwavable waffles that are ready to eat after 15 seconds in the microwave, and already have sweetness baked right in. The waffles are available in blueberry, maple, cinnamon and chocolate chip.

March 10, 2011

A subsidiary of Mylan has won approval to sell a generic drug for HIV and AIDS in developing countries under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

PITTSBURGH — A subsidiary of Mylan has won approval to sell a generic drug for HIV and AIDS in developing countries under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

Mylan announced Thursday that Matrix Labs won Food and Drug Administration approval for zidovudine tablets in the 100-mg strength. The drug is a generic version of ViiV Healthcare’s Retrovir, an antiretroviral sold as a water-dispersible tablet. The drug is designed to treat HIV and AIDS in children and prevent transmission of the virus from pregnant mothers to their children.

March 9, 2011

FRS Healthy Energy on Tuesday announced the launch of new Healthy Protein and Healthy Energy formulas to be shipped in April.

FOSTER CITY, Calif. — FRS Healthy Energy on Tuesday announced the launch of new Healthy Protein and Healthy Energy formulas to be shipped in April.

Both products will be fueled by the patented FRS quercetin formula, the company said. Quercetin, recently granted GRAS — generally recognized as safe — status by the Food and Drug Administration, is the natural energy-boosting antioxidant contained in all FRS products. To date, FRS Healthy Energy products contain the highest level of quercetin (QU995) on the market, the company claimed.

March 9, 2011

Kashi announced the launch of its Berry Blossoms cereal and cherry-vanilla cereal bars.

LA JOLLA, Calif. — Kashi announced the launch of its Berry Blossoms cereal and cherry-vanilla cereal bars.

The company said its Berry Blossoms cereal features pillow-shaped graham cereal squares made with seven whole grains and tossed with a tasty blend of real fruit, including strawberries, blackberries and blueberries.

Kashi's cherry-vanilla cereal bars join its TLC line of products and are made with a filling of sweet red-ruby cherries and rich Madagascan vanilla beans that are baked right into the soft-baked dough and contain 11 g of whole grains.

March 9, 2011

Eli Lilly leader John Lechleiter has become something of an evangelist for medical innovation lately. On Wednesday, the Lilly chairman, president and CEO spoke to the U.S./Japan Business Council in Tokyo to call for changes and policies in the biopharmaceutical industry that encourage innovation, or “reinventing invention,” as he called it.

TOKYO — Eli Lilly leader John Lechleiter has become something of an evangelist for medical innovation lately.

On Wednesday, the Lilly chairman, president and CEO spoke to the U.S./Japan Business Council in Tokyo to call for changes and policies in the biopharmaceutical industry that encourage innovation, or “reinventing invention,” as he called it.