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Week of Mon, Nov 29th, 2010

Prestige Brands names new CFO

Ron Lombardi has been appointed chief financial officer of over-the-counter health and household products marketer Prestige Brands Holdings Inc.

Merck to acquire SmartCells

Merck & Co. has unveiled an agreement to buy SmartCells Inc., a private company developing a unique technology for the treatment of diabetes.

Endo closes deal to buy Qualitest

Endo Pharmaceuticals said this week that it has completed its acquisition of generic drug maker Qualitest Pharmaceuticals.

Kodak rolls out fit-to-frame photo kiosks at CVS

Eastman Kodak Co. has introduced its new PYNK Smart Print System photo kiosks at 5,000 CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide.

Carmex introduces limited-edition flavors at Walgreens

Carma Laboratories Inc., the maker of Carmex lip balm, has unveiled two limited-edition flavors, Carmex Lime Twist and Carmex Vanilla Click Sticks.

Watson ships ella emergency contraceptive to pharmacies

Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that its oral emergency contraceptive, ella (ulipristal acetate 30 mg) is now available by prescription in the United States.

Ad campaign upcoming for PediaCare

VIA Group has partnered with Prestige Brands Holdings Inc. to launch an integrated marketing and promotional campaign for the PediaCare line of over-the-counter children's remedies.

Caltrate Soft Chews offer vitamin D solution

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare has rolled out Caltrate Soft Chews, which the company bills as a great-tasting and convenient way to meet the recommended daily intake of vitamin D to maintain bone health.

Merck tabs Frazier to succeed Clark as CEO

Merck & Co. president Kenneth Frazier has been named chief executive officer, succeeding current CEO Richard Clark, who will continue as chairman.

Cardinal acquires pharmaceutical distributor in China

Cardinal Health Inc. has wrapped up a $470 million deal to acquire Zuellig Pharma China, a leading health care distribution business in China, known locally as Yong Yu, and the nation's largest pharmaceutical importer.

Crest Oral-B unveils Clinical Pro-Health System for Gingivitis

Procter & Gamble Co.'s Crest Oral-B brand duo is introducing the Clinical Pro-Health System for Gingivitis, a product set that according to the company is clinically tested to virtually eliminate gingivitis.

Perrigo rolls out generics for Aleve, Xyzal

Perrigo has launched Naproxen Sodium Soft Gels and, via its licensor and supplier Synthon, levocetirizine allergy tablets.

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