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Week of Mon, Feb 7th, 2011

Covidien gets OK for generic pain relief patch

Covidien's Mallinckrodt Inc. subsidiary has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its fentanyl transdermal system (FTS) patch.

Hi-Tech to roll out generic ophthalmic solution

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co. plans to release generic levofloxacin ophthalmic solution 0.5% next month.

Skintimate kicks off 'Ready for Everything' contest

A promotion by women's shaving prep brand Skintimate aims to give women a chance to go behind the scenes with New York designer Mara Hoffman and see what it takes to make it in the fashion industry.

Actavis to ship Protonix generic

Actavis Group has been cleared to market pantoprazole sodium delayed-release tablets in the United States.

Watson prevails in patent suit over Mucinex generic

A federal court has ruled that Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s generic versions of cold/cough remedy Mucinex don't infringe a patent held by Reckitt Benckiser.

Product of the Year USA spotlights 2011 award winners

Colgate-Palmolive, GlaxoSmithKline, Kimberly-Clark, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser and Johnson & Johnson earned top honors in health and beauty care at the 2011 Product of the Year USA awards ceremony.

ScarAway Scar Diminishing Serum to launch at Walgreens

Mitchell-Vance Laboratories plans to introduce its new ScarAway Scar Diminishing Serum this spring at Walgreens drug stores nationwide.

Schick disposables promo rocks out

Schick Disposables has kicked off "Play it Smooth," a promotion with the Rock Band 3 music video game and Fender guitar brand.

Pantyhose with toe flap debuts at Duane Reade

This month Glogover Hosiery is rolling out what it said is the first-ever performance pantyhose with a seamless toe flap, with the product making its debut at Duane Reade.

FluMist joins vaccine lineup at FFF Enterprises

FFF Enterprises Inc. has added FluMist flu vaccine nasal spray to its portfolio of flu immunizations.

UrgentRx unveils on-the-spot medication

UrgentRx has launched a new line of fast-acting, powdered medications in convenient, credit card-size packets that can be taken anytime, anywhere.

'Fertility-friendly' lubricant carried at Duane Reade, Walgreens

INGfertility has rolled out its Pre-Seed Personal Lubricant at all Duane Reade pharmacies in metropolitan New York and select Walgreens drug stores nationwide.

Alli chewable tablet due out this spring

GlaxoSmithKline has received a license extension to market a chewable tablet version of its weight-loss aid alli in Europe.

Stiefel prescription acne washes go OTC

Two PanOxyl Acne Creamy Wash prescription products from Stiefel are being introduced for over-the-counter use in the United States.

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