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Week of Mon, Apr 4th, 2011

P&G recalls some Clairol hair coloring products

Procter & Gamble Co. is initiating a recall of 10 shades of Clairol Natural Instincts in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Schick unveils next-gen Hydro razor

Schick has launched what it dubbed the second generation of its innovative Hydro razor, the Schick Hydro Blast.

U by Kotex adds new look to feminine care

Kimberly-Clark Corp.'s U by Kotex brand has partnered with fashion visionary Patricia Field to give a fresh look to feminine care products.

GSK, Xenoport cleared for Restless Legs Syndrome drug

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and XenoPort Inc. have received approved from the Food and Drug Administration for Horizant Extended-Release Tablets, a treatment for moderate-to-severe primary Restless Legs Syndrome in adults.

Merck to acquire Inspire Pharmaceuticals

Merck plans to buy Inspire Pharmaceuticals Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on ophthalmic products.

Mylan ships generics of Sandostatin, Xalatan

Mylan Inc. has launched generic versions of hormonal disorder treatment Sandostatin and ophthalmic solution Xalatan.

Diamond adds Pringles in deal with P&G

Diamond Foods Inc. and Procter & Gamble Co. have entered an agreement to merge P&G's Pringles snack chip business into Diamond in a $2.35 billion deal.

Reese Pharmaceutical rolls out bedbug spray

Reese Pharmaceutical Co. has added Licide Bedbug Spray to its lineup of over-the-counter branded and private-label products.

Help Remedies names senior VP of sales

Mark Cieslinski has been appointed senior vice president of sales at Help Remedies Inc.

Lilly ships Axiron topical testosterone

Eli Lilly and Co. has rolled out Axiron testosterone topical solution to pharmacies nationwide.

Vaseline kicks off online football game promo

Vaseline has launched the Keep Your Grip Challenge, an online football game created by Vaseline MEN, its line of nongreasy hand and body lotions, that challenges players to keep their grip on the ball as they charge downfield.

Nipro Diagnostics receives business award

Nipro Diagnostics Inc. has been honored as the South Florida Manufacturer of the Year by the South Florida Manufacturers Association (SFMA).

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