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P&G recalls nasal spray, mouthwash

Procter & Gamble Co. is voluntarily recalling its four-hour decongestant nasal spray under the Vicks and Sinex brands and some its Scope Original Mint and Scope Peppermint mouthwash.

Abbott set to release FreeStyle glucose test strips

Abbott plans to ship its new FreeStyle blood glucose test strips starting later this summer, will a full rollout expected by this fall.

Walgreens to carry VitaminSpice line

VitaminSpice, a supplier of vitamin-infused spices and food products, has inked a national distribution deal with Walgreen Co.

Merck to ship Dulera inhaler for asthma

Merck next month plans to release Dulera Inhalation Aerosol, a new fixed-dose combination asthma treatment for patients 12 years of age and older.

Cephalon, APhA, ACPA team up to stop Rx abuse

Cephalon Inc. has partnered with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) to broaden the biopharmaceutical company's "When Good Medicines Become Bad Drugs" program.

AXE enlists JAGTAG for mobile marketing push

Unilever's AXE men's grooming brand is using mobile 2D barcode technology from JAGTAG to help drive a marketing campaign for the launch of its new AXE Twist products.

Maker of Stopain extends Arthritis Foundation sponsorship

DRJ Group Inc., the maker of Stopain all-natural topical analgesics, is continuing its support of the Arthritis Foundation by renewing its proceeds sponsorship.

Hallmark unveils 'Girlfriends' card collection

Hallmark Cards has launched the Girlfriends collection, a line of greeting cards and gifts designed to help women connect in a fun, humorous and meaningful way.

Takeda ships ACTOplus met XR tablets for diabetes

Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc. said ACTOplus met XR tablets, an extended-release version of the diabetes combination medication ACTOplus met (pioglitazone HCl and metformin HCl), are now available in U.S. pharmacies.

Valeant, Biovail plan to merge

Specialty pharmaceutical makers Valeant and Biovail have agreed to merge, with the combined company to be called Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.

Kowa Pharmaceuticals, Lilly launch Livalo

Kowa Pharmaceuticals America Inc. and Eli Lilly and Co. have rolled out cholesterol-lowering drug Livalo to retail pharmacies in the United States.

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