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March 19, 2013

DSN sought out founder and president of UrgentRx Jordan Eisenberg for the details on the company's fast powder OTC treatments as they begin to show up at retailer checkouts nationwide. As a brand offering, it represents a unique delivery format with unique merchandising opportunities.

Audio Q&ADSN sought out Jordan Eisenberg, founder and president of UrgentRx, for the details on the company's fast powder OTC treatments as they begin to show up at retailer checkouts nationwide. As a brand offering, it represents a unique delivery format with unique merchandising opportunities.

April 10, 2014

Lupin announced that it received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for pioglitazone tablets USP in 15-mg, 30-mg and 45-mg strengths.

MUMBAI and BALTIMORE — Lupin announced that it received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for pioglitazone tablets USP in 15-mg, 30-mg and 45-mg strengths. The product is the generic version of Actos tablets from Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

The drug is used an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with Type 2 diabetes. Actos tablets had annual sales in the United States of approximately $236 million as of December 2013, according to IMS MAT data. 

 

March 21, 2014

Pharma Major Lupin announced that Lupin Pharmaceuticals, its U.S. subsidiary, has launched niacin extended-release tablets USP in 500-mg, 750-mg and 1,000-mg strengths.

MUMBAI and BALTIMORE — Pharma Major Lupin announced that Lupin Pharmaceuticals, its U.S. subsidiary, has launched niacin extended-release tablets USP in 500-mg, 750-mg and 1,000-mg strengths.

The drug is the generic version of AbbVie’s Niaspan tablets. It's used to reduce elevated TC, LDL-C, Apo B and TG levels, and to increase HDL-C in patients with primary hyperlipidemia and mixed dyslipidemia, the company said.

February 26, 2014

Dr. Reddy's Labs announced that it has launched Sumatriptan Injection USP, Autoinjector System 6-mg/0.5-mL, a generic version of Imitrex STATdose Pen (sumatriptan succinate) 6-mg/0.5-mL.

HYDERABAD, India — Dr. Reddy's Labs announced that it has launched Sumatriptan Injection USP, Autoinjector System 6-mg/0.5-mL, a generic version of Imitrex STATdose Pen (sumatriptan succinate) 6-mg/0.5-mL. The drug is available in a carton containing 2 single-dose prefilled syringes.

Sumatriptan is used to treat acute migraine headaches with or without aura and acute cluster headaches in adults who have been diagnosed with migraine or cluster headaches, according to the company.

February 18, 2014

Coty and Piaggio Group, a European manufacturer of two-wheel motor vehicles, have teamed up for an exclusive partnership to create, develop and distribute a signature duo of fragrances for men and women under the Vespa name.

NEW YORK — Coty and Piaggio Group, a European manufacturer of two-wheel motor vehicles, have teamed up for an exclusive partnership to create, develop and distribute a signature duo of fragrances for men and women under the Vespa name.

Vespa is one of Italy's most iconic brands. A symbol of Italian style, creativity and technology, Vespa is not just a scooter, but an icon with more than 18 million scooters sold since its creation in 1946.

January 23, 2014

Kroger is test-marketing the giving of 1,000 "fuel points" toward discounted gas for each transferred prescription vs. the traditional $25 Kroger gift card, according to a blog published on the Houston Chronicle website Wednesday.

HOUSTON — Kroger is test-marketing the giving of 1,000 "fuel points" toward discounted gas for each transferred prescription vs. the traditional $25 Kroger gift card, according to a blog published on the Houston Chronicle website Wednesday. 

November 25, 2013

In many cities, it sometimes seems as though there's a Starbucks on every street corner, but a new frontier for the Seattle-based coffee chain is now on track — literally.

NEW YORK — In many cities, it sometimes seems as though there's a Starbucks on every street corner, but a new frontier for the Seattle-based coffee chain is now on track — literally.

November 19, 2013

Spartan Stores and Nash Finch Company on Tuesday announced the completion of their merger.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Spartan Stores and Nash Finch Company on Tuesday announced the completion of their merger. Spartan Stores will use the corporate name of SpartanNash Company, with the official name change to SpartanNash expected to become effective at the annual shareholders meeting in May 2014. 

The combined company will continue to conduct business as Spartan Stores, Nash Finch and MDV in their respective markets. 

September 25, 2013

As part of the Black Chill product launch, Unilever’s Axe is whisking away nine winners — and their friends — to the ultimate winter adventure, the Axe Black Chill Challenge.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — As part of the Black Chill product launch, Unilever’s Axe is whisking away nine winners — and their friends — to the ultimate winter adventure, the Axe Black Chill Challenge.

In March of 2014, selected winners will head to Sweden to take part in a series of extreme winter-themed sport activities, such as husky sleigh safaris, snowmobile expeditions through the Alpine Tundra and combat-copter flights overlooking Sweden's Archipelago, to see if they have what it takes to keep their cool in the most intense of situations.

September 11, 2013

Hamacher Resource Group is offering an interactive workshop to help manufacturers prepare effective presentations for successful buyer meetings in food, drug and mass channels, including distributors, the company announced on Wednesday.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group is offering an interactive workshop to help manufacturers prepare effective presentations for successful buyer meetings in food, drug and mass channels, including distributors, the company announced on Wednesday. The one-day session, It’s Their Meeting, Too! How to Build Effective Product Presentations for Wholesale and Retail Buyers, will be held at HRG, Nov. 7, 2013.

September 5, 2013

Acura Pharmaceuticals announced a study, published in the September issue of the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, that validates the ability of Nexafed to uniquely disrupt the extraction and conversion of pseudoephedrine into methamphetamine.

PALATINE, Ill. — Acura Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced a study, published in the September issue of the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, that validates the ability of Nexafed to uniquely disrupt the extraction and conversion of pseudoephedrine into methamphetamine. The study also confirms that Nexafed delivers the same efficacy compared to other similar PSE products, Acura claimed. 

September 5, 2013

Hair care brand TRESemmé by Unilever is once again the official hair care sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and this season, for the first time ever, will partner with contemporary fashion label Nanette Lepore.

NEW YORK — Hair care brand TRESemmé by Unilever is once again the official hair care sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and this season, for the first time ever, will partner with contemporary fashion label Nanette Lepore. The partnership marks TRESemmé’s fourth designer sponsorship.

August 19, 2013

GMDC highlighted two key business sessions that the association will showcase at its 2013 GMDC General Merchandise Marketing Conference held in Phoenix Sept. 6 to 10.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — GMDC on Friday highlighted two key business sessions that the association will showcase at its 2013 GMDC General Merchandise Marketing Conference held in Phoenix Sept. 6 to 10.  

July 22, 2013

Spartan Stores and Nash Finch Co. on Monday announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Spartan Stores and Nash Finch will combine in an all-stock merger valued at approximately $1.3 billion, including existing net debt at each company.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Spartan Stores and Nash Finch Co. on Monday announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Spartan Stores and Nash Finch will combine in an all-stock merger valued at approximately $1.3 billion, including existing net debt at each company.

June 10, 2013

A team of middle school students from Philip G. Vroom School in Bayonne took the top prize in Bayer’s first-ever Alka-Seltzer Rocket Contest at Liberty Science Center with a rocket that soared to 15.3 ft., Bayer HealthCare Consumer Care announced Monday.

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — A team of middle school students from Philip G. Vroom School in Bayonne, N.J., took the top prize in Bayer’s first-ever Alka-Seltzer Rocket Contest at Liberty Science Center with a rocket that soared to 15.3 ft., Bayer HealthCare Consumer Care announced Monday.

June 7, 2013

Jones Soda Co. and Fiat today announced their “Jonesin’ for a Fiat 500e” summer photo contest, part of a larger, integrated marketing campaign for Jones Soda and Fiat to celebrate the companies’ new products, Natural Jones Soda and the automobile company’s all-new, all-electric Fiat 500e, which are both launching exclusively in California this summer.

SEATTLE — Jones Soda Co. and Fiat today announced their “Jonesin’ for a Fiat 500e” summer photo contest, part of a larger, integrated marketing campaign for Jones Soda and Fiat to celebrate the companies’ new products, Natural Jones Soda and the automobile company’s all-new, all-electric Fiat 500e, which are both launching exclusively in California this summer.

May 22, 2013

Irish drug maker Elan is paying about $380 million to buy two drug makers, the company said.

DUBLIN — Irish drug maker Elan Corp. is paying about $380 million to buy one drug maker and a large stake in another, the company said.

Elan announced plans to buy Vienna-based AOP Orphan Pharmaceuticals for about $340 million, a company that specializes in drugs for rare conditions in a variety of areas, including cancer, neurology and metabolic disorders. Elan also paid an initial $40 million to buy a 48% stake in Newbridge Pharmaceuticals, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Elan will have the option to buy the rest of the company for $244 million by 2015.

May 16, 2013

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, on Wednesday launched its "Get Moving. Stay Fit." program designed to help professional drivers live a healthier lifestyle by focusing on nutrition and physical fitness.

WESTLAKE, Ohio — TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, on Wednesday launched its "Get Moving. Stay Fit." program designed to help professional drivers live a healthier lifestyle by focusing on nutrition and physical fitness.

The program was designed in cooperation with the President’s Challenge, the premier program of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

May 9, 2013

Actively promoting an over-the-counter medicine outside of the retail box not only drives foot traffic, but it helps increase sales across households with a higher income and also more heavily indexed OTC product consumers, TABS Group CEO Kurt Jetta told attendees of a webcast covering a recent TABS Group Consumer Value Study.

SHELTON, Conn. — Actively promoting an over-the-counter medicine outside of the retail box not only drives foot traffic, but it helps increase sales across households with a higher income and also more heavily indexed OTC product consumers, TABS Group CEO Kurt Jetta told attendees of a webcast covering a recent TABS Group Consumer Value Study. And while passively promoting at the shelf also pushes sales higher, the return on promotional investment is not nearly as robust.

March 20, 2013

Say "hello" to Hello, a new line of oral care products hitting retail shelves this month.

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — Say "hello" to Hello, a new line of oral care products hitting retail shelves this month.

The new Hello line is comprised of 99% natural toothpaste, mouthwash and breath sprays. Hello debuts in distinctive designs created by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, a subsidiary of BMW Group, and offers a departure from the traditional bottles and tubes.

February 5, 2013

Rx Timer Cap has introduced a new version of the cap designed for ease of use among elderly patients.

LOS ANGELES — Rx Timer Cap has introduced a new version of the cap designed for ease of use among elderly patients.

The company announced Tuesday the introduction of the new EZ-Twist removal system for making the cap easy to open and close for people who don't require childproof caps.

January 8, 2013

Walgreens and BMW Manufacturing on Tuesday celebrated the grand opening of a comprehensive worksite health center on the BMW campus in Spartanburg, S.C.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and BMW Manufacturing on Tuesday celebrated the grand opening of a comprehensive worksite health center on the BMW campus in Spartanburg, S.C. The 25,000-square foot facility, managed by Walgreens Employer Solutions Group, will provide BMW associates, dependents and eligible retirees a wide range of health services, including primary and occupational care.

November 30, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS — Nash Finch, a Minneapolis-based food distributor, has announced that Kevin Elliott has been appointed EVP, president and COO of Nash Finch Wholesale/Retail.

Elliott previously served as SVP of merchandising, logistics and marketing at 7-Eleven. Elliott worked at 7-Eleven from 2001 to 2010, where he was responsible for overseeing the corporate store and franchise operations as well as 7-Eleven’s national distribution network comprised of 26 distribution centers.

November 8, 2012

Acura Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday shared with analysts details on its launch strategy of Nexafed, a pseudoephedrine formulated such that in inhibits the diversion to methamphetamnine.

PALATINE, Ill. — Acura Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday shared with analysts details on its launch strategy of Nexafed, a pseudoephedrine formulated such that it inhibits the diversion to methamphetamnine. 

October 3, 2012

Estée Lauder has developed through IdeaBank — a division of the BeautyBank organization within Estée Lauder — a new beauty brand to meet the unique needs of Asian skin.

NEW YORK — Estée Lauder has developed through IdeaBank — a division of the BeautyBank organization within Estée Lauder — a new beauty brand to meet the unique needs of Asian skin.

The new Osiao brand will debut exclusively in Hong Kong with Lane Crawford at the Canton Road and Times Square locations, starting in mid-October. Simultaneously, the brand will launch with Cathay Pacific Airways, in which a tailored selection of products will be offered on their Hong Kong flights.