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Week of Mon, Apr 26th, 2010

Physicians Formula elects board member

The board of Physicians Formula Holdings Inc. has elected Thomas Lynch as a director.

Merck appoints Frazier as new president

Merck & Co. has named Kenneth Frazier as the pharmaceutical giant's new president, taking over that post from chairman and chief executive officer Richard Clark.

Mylan, Teva, Actavis launch generic versions of Flomax

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., Actavis Inc. and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. this week began shipping generic versions of the branded drug Flomax, for the treatment of enlarged prostate.

Nicorette mini lozenge makes debut

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare has launched a Nicorette mini-sized anti-smoking lozenge, which is designed to dissolve up to three times faster than other stop-smoking lozenges.

Bayer Diabetes Care unveils glucose monitor for kids

Bayer Diabetes Care has introduced the Didget blood glucose monitoring system for children.

Takeda ships Dexilant antacid

Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc. has rolled out Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) delayed-release capsules, for the treatment of heartburn and related ailments, to pharmacies in the United States.

Venus expands women's shaving line

Procter & Gamble Co.'s Venus women's shaving brand has added new disposable and refillable razors and an in-shower moisturizer and bikini trimmer to its product lineup.

PepsiCo enlists Rite Aid for recycling effort

Rite Aid Corp. plans to deploy Dream Machine bottle and can recycling kiosks as part of a recycling initiative by PepsiCo and Waste Management Inc.