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Week of Mon, Nov 1st, 2010

Lilly's Cymbalta OK'd to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain

Eli Lilly & Co. said its Cymbalta antidepressant has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Blistex steps up defense with Five Star Lip Protection

Blistex Inc. aims to provide a comprehensive safeguard for lips with its new Blistex Five Star Lip Protection lip balm.

Hershey creates COO post

The Hershey Co. board has elected John P. Bilbrey as executive vice president and chief operating officer, a newly created position at the company.

Watson to market authorized generic for ADHD

Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. next spring plans to release an authorized generic version of Concerta (methylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release tablets for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

TRESemme returns as 'Fashion Show' sponsor

Alberto Culver's TRESemme hair care brand is returning for a second season as the official hair partner of Bravo's "The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection" television program.

Prestige Brands wraps up Blacksmith acquisition

Prestige Brands Holdings Inc. has completed its deal to purchase Blacksmith Brands Holdings Inc.

Boehringer Ingelheim set to ship Pradaxa

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. plans to roll out its new Pradaxa oral anticoagulant to U.S. pharmacies this week.

Kimberly-Clark rolls out Scott tube-free toilet tissue

Kimberly-Clark has introduced Scott Naturals Tube-Free bathroom tissue, which the company said is the nation's first toilet paper without the cardboard tube for use at home.

Brioschi eyes comeback in antacid arena

The venerable Brioschi antacid brand is poised to make a resurgence.

Purell reacquired by GOJO Industries

GOJO Industries has purchased Purell from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Co. after having sold the hand sanitizer brand, which it launched, a half-dozen years ago.

Unilever, Walgreens team on youth center facility

Unilever and Walgreens unveiled a new activity and life skills learning area at the Midtown Education Foundation's Metro Achievement Center serving inner-city girls in Chicago.

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