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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

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday awarded the Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award to George Quesnelle, former president, North America, Consumer Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, during the association’s Annual Executive Conference.

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday awarded the Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award to George Quesnelle, former president, North America, Consumer Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, during the association’s Annual Executive Conference. 

March 19, 2014

GNC Holdings on Wednesday announced the introduction of a new line of supplement superchargers called the GNC Accelerator Series.

PITTSBURGH — GNC Holdings on Wednesday announced the introduction of a new line of supplement superchargers called the GNC Accelerator Series. Scientifically formulated by GNC experts to provide patrons with research-based performance power for all sports, training and fitness activities, GNC Accelerator Series products make it easy to personalize supplementation and benefits by adding precise doses of leucine, glutamine and creatine to any powdered supplement in a workout enthusiast's current regimen.

March 19, 2014

Heel Inc., a homeopathic pharmaceutical company, announced the debut of ClearLife allergy relief and WellMind calming and alertness aid brands.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Heel Inc., a homeopathic pharmaceutical company, announced the debut of ClearLife allergy relief and WellMind calming and alertness aid brands.

The ClearLife line melds three of the company's allergy relief products under a single brand: ClearLife Nasal Spray (previously sold as Luffeel), ClearLife Tablets (previously sold as Adrisin) and ClearLife Eye Drops (previously sold as Oculoheel). The new packaging includes green branding and comes with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $11.99.

 

March 19, 2014

The cosmetics and toiletries market enjoyed growth in 2013, despite a challenging economy, and that growth is expected to continue into the future as the economy improves and manufacturers set their sights on innovation and products with multi-purpose functionality, according to a recent Kline & Co. blog.

NEW YORK — The cosmetics and toiletries market enjoyed growth in 2013, despite a challenging economy, and that growth is expected to continue into the future as the economy improves and manufacturers set their sights on innovation and products with multi-purpose functionality, according to a recent Kline & Co. blog.

March 19, 2014

Pillsbury, a brand from J.M. Smucker Co., is adding some colorful touches to its line of Funfetti Cupcake and Cake mixes with the introduction of four new varieties. The brand's Funfetti Frostings will also get two new additions.

ORRVILLE, OH — Pillsbury, a brand from J.M. Smucker Co., is adding some bold touches to its line of Funfetti Cupcake and Cake mixes with the introduction of four new varieties. The brand's Funfetti Frostings also will get two new additions. The eye-catching baking mixes and frostings can be mixed and matched to create eye-catching treats for friends and family, the company said.

The four new cupcake and cake mixes include:

March 19, 2014

Pro golfer Maiya Tanaka has inked an endorsement deal with Katherine Cosmetics, a new entrant into the cosmetics and beauty industry founded by Katherine “Annie” Finch, a 23-year Estee Lauder veteran.

SAN DIEGO — Pro golfer Maiya Tanaka has inked an endorsement deal with Katherine Cosmetics, a new entrant into the cosmetics and beauty industry founded by Katherine “Annie” Finch, a 23-year Estee Lauder veteran.

Tanaka will be featured as a brand ambassador for Katherine Cosmetics in trade, print and online advertising for the company’s K-Sport Beauty product line. Tanaka will make numerous appearances on behalf of Katherine Cosmetics as part of the current Symetra Tour season.

March 19, 2014

Sprite, a beverage from Coca-Cola Co., has created a new flavor with the help of NBA star LeBron James. The limited-edition Sprite 6 Mix combines the traditional taste of Sprite with a splash of cherry and orange flavor.

ATLANTA — Sprite, a beverage from Coca-Cola Co., has created a new flavor with the help of NBA star LeBron James. The limited-edition Sprite 6 Mix combines the traditional taste of Sprite with a splash of cherry and orange flavor. The beverage, as well as the packaging graphics and product name, were co-developed to reflect James' style and taste preferences.

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

Bolthouse Farms is expanding its line of yogurt dressings to include two new flavors: Cilantro Avocado and Mango Chipotle, both of which are now available in stores nationwide.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bolthouse Farms is expanding its line of yogurt dressings to include two new flavors: Cilantro Avocado and Mango Chipotle, both of which are now available in stores nationwide.

March 18, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday announced the members of the CHPA Educational Foundation Board during the association’s Annual Executive Conference held here.

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday announced the members of the CHPA Educational Foundation Board during the association’s Annual Executive Conference held here.

March 18, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association this year will be focusing on restoring OTC eligibility under flexible spending accounts and helping to finalize OTC monographs, Scott Melville, CHPA president and CEO, told attendees of the 2014 CHPA Annual Executive Conference Tuesday morning.

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association this year will be focusing on restoring OTC eligibility under flexible spending accounts and helping to finalize OTC monographs, Scott Melville, CHPA president and CEO, told attendees of the 2014 CHPA Annual Executive Conference Tuesday morning. 

March 18, 2014

Last year, $29.3 billion was spent on prescription drugs in Canada, but the annual growth rate was the second-lowest in more than 20 years, according to a new report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information released earlier this month.

OTTAWA, Ontario — Last year, $29.3 billion was spent on prescription drugs in Canada, but the annual growth rate was the second-lowest in more than 20 years, according to a new report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information released earlier this month. 

March 18, 2014

Mallinckrodt Plc last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Xartemis XR (oxycodone hydrochloride and acetaminophen) Extended-Release Tablets (CII), for the management of acute pain severe enough that it requires opioid treatment.

DUBLIN — Mallinckrodt Plc last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Xartemis XR (oxycodone hydrochloride and acetaminophen) Extended-Release Tablets (CII), for the management of acute pain severe enough that it requires opioid treatment.

The drug also is indicated for patients for whom alternative treatments have shown to be ineffective. Xartemis XR, previously known as MNK-795, is the first and only extended-release oral combination of two clinically proven pain medications — oxycodone and acetaminophen.

March 18, 2014

Natco Pharma received tentative approval from the Food and Drug Administration to launch a generic version of Roche Holding AG's Tamiflu, according to a recent report. The drug is used to treat bird and swine flu.

HYDERABAD — Natco Pharma received tentative approval from the Food and Drug Administration to launch a generic version of Roche Holding AG's Tamiflu, according to a recent report. The drug is used to treat bird and swine flu.

March 18, 2014

A new study published in the March 18 journal Annals of Internal Medicine raises questions about current guidelines which generally restrict the consumption of saturated fats and encourage consumption of polyunsaturated fats, or fish oils, to prevent heart disease.

CAMBRIDGE, England — A new study published in the March 18 journal Annals of Internal Medicine raises questions about current guidelines which generally restrict the consumption of saturated fats and encourage consumption of polyunsaturated fats, or fish oils, to prevent heart disease. 

"These are interesting results that potentially stimulate new lines of scientific inquiry and encourage careful reappraisal of our current nutritional guidelines," suggested Rajiv Chowdhury, lead author of the research at the University of Cambridge.

March 18, 2014

Peeps, a brand from Just Born Quality Confections, announced a variety of offerings for Easter 2014, which includes the new Peeps Party Cake Flavored Marshmallow Chicks — vanilla cake-flavored marshmallow chicks decked out with rainbow confetti.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Peeps, a brand from Just Born Quality Confections, announced a variety of offerings for Easter 2014, which includes the new Peeps Party Cake Flavored Marshmallow Chicks — vanilla cake-flavored marshmallow chicks decked out with rainbow confetti.

Other offerings for Easter 2014 include:

March 18, 2014

Pfizer has sued Torrent Pharmaceuticals in an effort to protect its erectile-dysfunction drug Viagra (sildenafil citrate) from generic competition, according to a Bloomberg News report published Tuesday.

NEW YORK — Pfizer has sued Torrent Pharmaceuticals in an effort to protect its erectile-dysfunction drug Viagra (sildenafil citrate) from generic competition, according to a Bloomberg News report published Tuesday

Torrent has filed an aNDA with the Food and Drug Administration, challenging Pfizer's patent that expires on Oct. 22, 2019. 

March 18, 2014

Sparkling Ice, a line of sparkling spring water from the TalkingRain portfolio of beverages, announced the additions of Peach and Mango lemonades to the Sparkling Ice Lemonade line.

PRESTON, Wash. — Sparkling Ice, a line of sparkling spring water from the TalkingRain portfolio of beverages, announced the additions of Peach and Mango lemonades to the Sparkling Ice Lemonade line. The two new flavors join Classic Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade and Lemonade with Tea to round out the product line.

Sparkling Ice Peach Lemonade takes the sweetness of fresh peaches with the tangy flavor of lemon while Mango Lemonade combines the essence of mangoes with the classic lemon flavor.

March 18, 2014

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the National Institutes of Health and Mars, Inc. plan to partner on the largest research trial to date that will investigate the heart-health benefits of cocoa flavanols and multivitamins, the groups announced Monday.

BOSTON — Brigham and Women's Hospital, Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the National Institutes of Health and Mars, Inc. plan to partner on the largest research trial to date that will investigate the heart-health benefits of cocoa flavanols and multivitamins, the groups announced Monday. 

March 18, 2014

According to a report published Friday in HealthDay News, most head lice now carry a gene mutation that makes them resistant to standard over-the-counter treatments, citing a study in the March issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology.

NORWALK, Conn. — According to a report published Friday in HealthDay News, most head lice now carry a gene mutation that makes them resistant to standard over-the-counter treatments, citing a study in the March issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology

As many as 88% of lice may carry the gene mutation. 

March 18, 2014

The highest prevalence of influenza happens among those professions that are exposed to the general public, such as real estate and rental and leasing (10.5% in this profession were at risk of flu according to a recent study published Friday in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) and accommodation and food services (10.2%).

ATLANTA — The highest prevalence of influenza happens among those professions that are exposed to the general public, such as real estate and rental and leasing (10.5% in this profession were at risk of flu, according to a recent study published Friday in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) and accommodation and food services (10.2%). As many as 11% of workers in the food preparation and serving related sectors were at risk of flu and 8.3% of those employed in community and social services. 

March 17, 2014

Abbott voluntarily recalled the FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meter and the FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Meter, neither of which have been in production since 2010.

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Abbott on Friday voluntarily recalled the FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meter and the FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Meter, neither of which have been in production since 2010. Other Abbott Diabetes Care meters are not affected by the recall. 

When used with the Abbott FreeStyle test strips, the FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meter and the FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Meter may produce mistakenly low blood glucose results. Abbott began notifying users on Feb. 19, 2014, immediately after the issue was discovered.

March 17, 2014

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a coffee and tea retailer, announced the introduction of four coffee varieties for the Keurig K-Cup Brewing System. The new offerings highlight some of the company's most popular selections as well as new blends that were created specifically for the Keurig system.

LOS ANGELES — The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a coffee and tea retailer, announced the introduction of four coffee varieties for the Keurig K-Cup Brewing System. The new offerings highlight some of the company's most popular selections, as well as new blends that were created specifically for the Keurig system.

March 17, 2014

An educational briefing, “Widespread Nutrient Shortfalls: A Public Health Crisis?” was held for Capitol Hill staffers Friday by the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus, in cooperation with the leading trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry — the American Herbal Products Association, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the Natural Products Association and the United Natural Products Alliance.

WASHINGTON — An educational briefing, “Widespread Nutrient Shortfalls: A Public Health Crisis?” was held for Capitol Hill staffers Friday by the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus, in cooperation with the leading trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry — the American Herbal Products Association, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the Natural Products Association and the United Natural Products Alliance.