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April 23, 2014

Bayer HealthCare on Tuesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Orphan Products Development has granted orphan drug designation for Bayer's investigational Ciprofloxacin Dry Powder for Inhalation (Ciprofloxacin DPI) for the treatment of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis.

WHIPPANY, N.J. — Bayer HealthCare on Tuesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Orphan Products Development has granted orphan drug designation for Bayer's investigational Ciprofloxacin Dry Powder for Inhalation (Ciprofloxacin DPI) for the treatment of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. Patients with NCFB suffer from frequent severe acute pulmonary bacterial exacerbations, which lead to further inflammation, airway and lung parenchyma damage.

April 23, 2014

Cefaly Technology announced Wednesday that the Cefaly medical device for the preventive treatment of migraine headaches is available for purchase and delivery in the United States for patients with a medical prescription at Cefaly.us.

NEW YORK — Cefaly Technology announced Wednesday that the Cefaly medical device for the preventive treatment of migraine headaches is available for purchase and delivery in the United States for patients with a medical prescription at Cefaly.us.

The company that manufactures Cefaly expects to make the device available via select pharmacies and clinics in the months ahead. 

April 23, 2014

Dr. Reddy's Labs on Wednesday announced the launch of fenofibrate capsules, USP in 43-mg and 130-mg strengths. The drug is the generic version of Antara (fenofibrate) capsules.

HYDERABAD, India — Dr. Reddy's Labs on Wednesday announced the launch of fenofibrate capsules, USP in 43-mg and 130-mg strengths. The drug is the generic version of Antara (fenofibrate) capsules.

The Antara capsules brand and generics had U.S. sales of approximately $74 million MAT for the most recent 12 months ending February 2014, according to IMS Health. Dr. Reddy's fenofibrate capsules, USP 43-mg is available in bottle counts of 30; 130-mg are available in bottle counts of 30 and 90.

 

April 23, 2014

Nutrition 21 on Tuesday announced that it has entered into a multi-year license agreement with Church & Dwight for the use of chromium picolinate in Church & Dwight’s dietary supplement products.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Nutrition 21 on Tuesday announced that it has entered into a multi-year license agreement with Church & Dwight for the use of chromium picolinate in Church & Dwight’s dietary supplement products.  

April 23, 2014

Procter & Gamble announced on Wednesday that third-quarter results met expectations, and the company remains on track to deliver top- and bottom-line growth objectives for the fiscal year.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble announced on Wednesday that third-quarter results met expectations, and the company remains on track to deliver top- and bottom-line growth objectives for the fiscal year.

Net sales for the quarter remained flat at $20.6 billion, including a negative three-percentage point impact from foreign exchange. P&G delivered organic sales growth of 3% for the quarter.

April 23, 2014

The Yankee Candle Co. announced the launch of Dream Garden, a limited-edition collection of fragrances inspired by garden parties.

SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass. — The Yankee Candle Co. announced the launch of Dream Garden, a limited-edition collection of garden fragrances. The line was inspired by the garden parties and consists of three fragrances: Garden Time, Blue Lavender and Sweet Pink.

Garden Time evokes the scent of fresh garden herbs; Blue Lavender mimics the scent of fresh lavender sprigs; and Sweet Pink contains a blend of sweet floral nectars.

April 22, 2014

Allergan on Tuesday confirmed that it has received an unsolicited proposal from Valeant Pharmaceuticals to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the company for a combination of 0.83 of Valeant common shares and $48.30 in cash per share of common stock of Allergan.

IRVINE, Calif. — Allergan on Tuesday confirmed that it has received an unsolicited proposal from Valeant Pharmaceuticals to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the company for a combination of 0.83 of Valeant common shares and $48.30 in cash per share of common stock of Allergan.

April 22, 2014

Galderma’s Cetaphil brand of skin care products has launched its first fully integrated consumer marketing campaign.

FORT WORTH, Texas — Galderma’s Cetaphil brand of skin care products has launched its first fully integrated consumer marketing campaign.

The Gentle Power campaign, created by the brand's new agency of record Cramer-Krasselt, highlights the Cetaphil product formulations that are both gentle and effective for all skin types. The TV, print and digital advertisements focus on the skin, paired with statements that demonstrate how women balance the demands of their day-to-day lives with how Cetaphil products balance the day-to-day demands on their skin.

April 22, 2014

Eli Lilly on Monday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Cyramza (ramucirumab) as a single-agent treatment for patients with advanced or metastatic gastric cancer or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma with disease progression on or after prior fluoropyrimidine- or platinum-containing chemotherapy.

INDIANAPOLIS — Eli Lilly on Monday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Cyramza (ramucirumab) as a single-agent treatment for patients with advanced or metastatic gastric cancer or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma with disease progression on or after prior fluoropyrimidine- or platinum-containing chemotherapy. With this approval, Cyramza becomes the first FDA-approved treatment for patients in this setting.

April 22, 2014

Following a multifaceted deal with Novartis on Tuesday, GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis have created a consumer healthcare giant with annual worldwide revenues of $11 billion on a 2013 pro forma basis.

LONDON — Following a multifaceted deal with Novartis on Tuesday, GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis have created a consumer healthcare giant with annual worldwide revenues of $11 billion on a 2013 pro forma basis. The new business, to be called GSK Consumer Healthcare, will hold category leading positions and brands in wellness, oral health, nutrition and skin health, the company reported.

April 22, 2014

Impax Labs on Monday announced the its board of directors appointed G. Frederick Wilson as the company's president and CEO, effective April 29.

HAYWARD, Calif. — Impax Labs on Monday announced the its board of directors appointed G. Frederick Wilson as the company's president and CEO, effective April 29. Wilkinson previously served as president of Actavis Global Research and Development at Actavis. He succeeds Larry Hsu, Ph.D.

April 22, 2014

In what appears to be a marketing first, natural personal care brand Burt’s Bees is reportedly introducing promotional messages that appear as appointments in electronic calendars on computers, smartphones and tablets, according to a New York Times article.

NEW YORK — In what appears to be a marketing first, natural personal care brand Burt’s Bees is reportedly introducing promotional messages that appear as appointments in electronic calendars on computers, smartphones and tablets, according to a New York Times article.

April 22, 2014

Mars Chocolate last week announced the introduction of the "M-Ball," a peanut M&M's-shaped twist on the traditional soccer ball.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate last week announced the introduction of the M-Ball, a peanut M&M's-shaped twist on the traditional soccer ball. The vibrant ball started making the rounds in the United States on April 15, and it comes at a time when soccer fandom is reaching an all-time high, the company said.

April 22, 2014

Maybelline New York has named Yadim Carranza as the brand's global makeup artist, providing artistic vision for Maybelline New York makeup and becoming the voice of the brand to consumers, press and industry influencers.

NEW YORK — Maybelline New York has named Yadim Carranza as the brand's global makeup artist, providing artistic vision for Maybelline New York makeup and becoming the voice of the brand to consumers, press and industry influencers. 

April 22, 2014

NBTY, a global manufacturer and distributor or vitamins and nutritional supplements, introduced Nature's Origin, the company's first complete line of vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements.

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — NBTY, a global manufacturer and distributor or vitamins and nutritional supplements, introduced Nature's Origin, the company's first complete line of vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements. The products are available in the United States direct to consumers at NaturesOrigin.com.

April 22, 2014

PepsiCo on Tuesday announced the debut of new Twistos Baked Snack Bites to its portfolio.

PLANO, Texas — PepsiCo on Tuesday announced the debut of new Twistos Baked Snack Bites to its portfolio. The bites are available in three flavors — bruschetta, parmesan and garlic, and asiago flavors — and can be enjoyed as a standalone snackng item, or as complement to a soup or salad, the company said.

The brand has teamed up with chef and food writer Gaby Dalkin of "What's Gaby Cooking" to help develop tips for mixing up snack time.

April 22, 2014

Novartis on Tuesday made a number of moves that have fundamentally reshaped its business, according to published reports.

ZURICH — Novartis on Tuesday made a number of moves that have fundamentally reshaped its business, according to published reports. Novartis exchanged its vaccine business with GlaxoSmithKline in a deal valued at $7.1 billion for GSK's oncology portfolio (at a cost of $14.5 billion) and divested its animal health unit to Ely Lilly for approximately $5.4 billion. 

April 22, 2014

A new health economic study shows potential healthcare savings of $12.7 billion per year if U.S. adults would increase their dietary fiber to about 25 grams, the minimum level recommended by health experts for adults.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A new health economic study shows potential healthcare savings of $12.7 billion per year if U.S. adults would increase their dietary fiber to about 25 grams, the minimum level recommended by health experts for adults. Currently, less than 1-in-10 Americans meet their daily fiber needs.

April 21, 2014

ABC News will be hosting a live twitter chat focusing on pain management on Tuesday, April 22, at 1 p.m., as part of the news agency's next ABC News National Tweet Chat.

NEW YORK — ABC News will be hosting a live Twitter chat focusing on pain management on Tuesday, April 22, at 1 p.m., as part of the news agency's next ABC News National Tweet Chat. ABC plans to cover a range of topics related to pain management, including chronic pain and palliative care.

To join in on the conversation, click here

April 21, 2014

This year is bound to be interesting for beauty as the industry is likely to see an increased focus on innovation, blurring of the lines and multi-functionality — a 2014 trend research firm Mintel has coined as “mixologiste.”

This year is bound to be interesting for beauty as the industry is likely to see an increased focus on innovation, blurring of the lines and multi-functionality — a 2014 trend research firm Mintel has coined as “mixologiste.” Yes, these trends have been playing out for some time within the beauty space, but the momentum looks to be gaining a bit more steam.

April 21, 2014

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals has announced that the Food and Drug Administration and European Commission have granted Orphan Drug Designation to volasertib for acute myeloid leukemia.

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals has announced that the Food and Drug Administration and European Commission have granted Orphan Drug Designation to volasertib for acute myeloid leukemia. Volasertib currently is being evaluated in a Phase III clinical trial for the treatment of patients ages 65 years or older with previously untreated AML who are ineligible for intensive remission induction therapy. 

Volasertib has not been approved by the FDA or EC regulatory authorities; its safety and efficacy have not been established.

April 21, 2014

Walgreens is on a mission to go big in beauty.

Walgreens is on a mission to go big in beauty. With a robust army of 26,000 beauty advisers, in-store Look Boutiques and the Boots No7 line rolling out to more stores, Walgreens is well on its way. Now that effort has shifted into high gear as the retailer debuted in March an exclusive beauty publication called Discover Beauty Within.

April 21, 2014

Doritos, a brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, introduced something mysterious to snack food aisles across the country.

PLANO, TX — Doritos, a brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, introduced something mysterious to snack food aisles across the country. 

April 21, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline and Genmab A/S announced last week that the Food and Drug Administration has approved a supplemental biologic license application for the use of Arzerra (ofatumumab) in combination with chlorambucil for the treatment of previously untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia for whom fludarabine-based therapy is considered inappropriate.

LONDON — GlaxoSmithKline and Genmab A/S announced last week that the Food and Drug Administration has approved a supplemental biologic license application for the use of Arzerra (ofatumumab) in combination with chlorambucil for the treatment of previously untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia for whom fludarabine-based therapy is considered inappropriate.

April 21, 2014

DSN highlights the best practices in in-store merchandising and marketing in the beauty and personal care category.

L’Oréal thinks outside the retail box with intelligent vending machine

L’Oréal Paris thought outside of the box — the retail box — when it unveiled its L’Oréal Paris Intelligent Color Experience.

Just before the 2013 holiday season, the beauty brand sparked quite a buzz when it launched the first ever intelligent vending experience in the New York City subway system.