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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.

March 9, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted an approval application from Merck for a drug to treat eye diseases, Merck said Wednesday.

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. — The Food and Drug Administration has accepted an approval application from Merck for a drug to treat eye diseases, Merck said Wednesday.

Merck is seeking approval for Saflutan (tafluprost) ophthalmic solution, an investigational drug for relieving eye pressure in patients with glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

March 9, 2011

Solazyme will launch its anti-aging skin care line through distribution at Sephora and QVC.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Solazyme will launch its anti-aging skin care line through distribution at Sephora and QVC.

Algenist will be available in the United States on QVC and in 800-plus Sephora stores, as well as in seven countries throughout Europe, before expanding to Asia and the Middle East, Solazyme said.

Algenist will launch with four initial product offerings featuring alguronic acid, Solazyme’s breakthrough ingredient. The four products are:

March 9, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application from Tris Pharma for a drug to treat allergies in children ages 2 years and older, Tris said Wednesday.

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J. — The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application from Tris Pharma for a drug to treat allergies in children ages 2 years and older, Tris said Wednesday.

Tris said that if approved, its carbinoxamine extended-release oral suspension would provide an alternative to currently available immediate-release formulations.

March 8, 2011

3M's skin and wound care division has launched an easy-to-apply cream that is designed to relieve skin discomforts caused by fungal infections.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — 3M's skin and wound care division has launched an easy-to-apply cream that is designed to relieve skin discomforts caused by fungal infections.

New Cavilon antifungal cream, which is available in 2-oz. and 5-oz. tubes, is enriched with water-repelling ingredients, including 2% miconazole nitrate, an active ingredient that has been clinically proven to treat tinea corporis (ringworm), tinea pedis (athlete’s foot) and tinea cruris (jock itch), 3M said. The product also is approved for use on fungal infections caused by Candida albicans.

March 8, 2011

A new line of chips made from beans and rice is slated to hit stores nationwide this spring.

LOS ANGELES — A new line of chips made from beans and rice is slated to hit stores nationwide this spring.

Beanfields said its bean and rice chips will be available in four varieties, including naturally unsalted, sea salt, sea salt and pepper, and pico de gallo. The corn- and gluten-free chips tout twice as much protein and fiber as most tortilla, corn or potato chips, according to the company.

Beanfields bean and rice chips will be available in 6-oz. bags for a price ranging from $2.99 to $3.99.

March 8, 2011

Freschetta has introduced two products to its lineup of frozen pizza: Freschetta Simply...Inspired Pizzas and Freschetta By The Slice.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Freschetta has introduced two products to its lineup of frozen pizza: Freschetta Simply...Inspired Pizzas and Freschetta By The Slice. 

March 8, 2011

HealthOneMed has launched a device that combines the abilities of pillboxes, reminders, dispensers and medication alerts into one.

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. — HealthOneMed has launched a device that combines the abilities of pillboxes, reminders, dispensers and medication alerts into one.

March 8, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a Type 2 diabetes drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca, the two drug makers said Tuesday.

PRINCETON, N.J. — The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a Type 2 diabetes drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca, the two drug makers said Tuesday.

The FDA accepted the application for dapagliflozin, an investigational drug for adults with the disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 1-in-11 U.S. adults has diabetes, with 90% to 95% of them having Type 2 diabetes.

The agency expects to take action on the application in late October.

March 8, 2011

An ultra-concentrated, multisurface cleaner in a reusable bottle system is being rolled out at select Whole Foods stores.

CHICAGO — An ultra-concentrated, multisurface cleaner in a reusable bottle system is being rolled out at select Whole Foods stores.

Replenish said its all-in-one bottle will be available next month in 33 of Whole Foods' stores in the Midwest. The system, the company said, allows consumers to measure, mix with water, store and spray powerful cleaners using replaceable concentrate pods, instead of buying premixed cleaners.

Replenish is available in three scents: fresh lavender, sun lemon and green tea.

March 8, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration declined to approve a drug made by Salix Pharmaceuticals for irritable bowel syndrome, Salix said Tuesday.

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Food and Drug Administration declined to approve a drug made by Salix Pharmaceuticals for irritable bowel syndrome, Salix said Tuesday.

The FDA issued a complete response letter to Salix for Xifaxan (rifaximin), a treatment for nonconstipation IBS and IBS-related bloating. Salix said it had anticipated that it would receive the letter based on an understanding that the agency needed more information related to retreatment.

March 8, 2011

Amid reports of a nationwide bed bug outbreak, a new pesticide-free solution has hit the market.

MASHPEE, Mass. — Amid reports of a nationwide bed bug outbreak, a new pesticide-free solution has hit the market.

Stop Bugging Me!, a natural bed bug treatment designed for at-home and commercial use, can be sprayed directly onto any detergent-safe upholstery, including bedding, linens and clothing, killing bed bugs and their eggs. Stop Bugging Me! includes such natural, active ingredients as 2-phenethyl propionate (a natural insecticide), eugenol, sodium lauryl sulfate, geraniol and cinnamon oil with aromatic bark.