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Week of Mon, Apr 18th, 2011

Survey: Disconnect between migraine patients, doctors

A national survey released by the National Headache Foundation (NHF) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) revealed disparities between what migraine headache sufferers and physicians say they discuss during office visits, including their prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs.

Crossmark, MPG meld chain drug sales businesses

Sales and marketing service firms Crossmark and Market Performance Group (MPG) have merged their chain drug sales businesses to form MPG Drug.

Salix granted patents for Xifaxan

Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has been issued three patents for Xifaxan (rifaximin), an antibiotic for the intestinal tract, from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Mylan launches generic version of Famvir

Mylan Inc. has begun shipping famciclovir tablets, a treatment for herpes.

Abbott CEO to join American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Miles White, chairman and chief executive officer of Abbott, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Pepsi MAX unveils lineup for MLB ad campaign

PepsiCo this week is kicking off an advertising campaign for Pepsi MAX that features Major League Baseball all-stars and baseball greats.

Clairol Natural Instincts recall expanded by P&G

Procter & Gamble Co. has added two more hair coloring shades to its recall of Clairol Natural Instincts products in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Dr. Reddy's launches Allegra OTC generic

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has started shipping over-the-counter fexofenadine HCl allergy relief tablets.