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Week of Mon, May 23rd, 2011

Wolters Kluwer wraps up Lexi-Comp acquisition

Wolters Kluwer Health has completed its purchase of Lexi-Comp Inc., a global provider of drug information and clinical content for pharmacists, clinicians and hospitals.

Mylan set to rebrand Matrix Labs

Mylan Inc. plans to rebrand its Hyderabad, India-based subsidiary Matrix Laboratories Ltd. as Mylan.

CCA chairman to step down

CCA Industries Inc. co-founder Ira Berman plans to step down as chairman as of the company's next annual shareholders meeting.

Banana Boat begins summer giveaway promo

Banana Boat has kicked off "101 Days of Summer," a daily giveaway promotion offering prizes that the sun care brand are "designed to enable more family fun the sun."

Teva to launch Combivir generic

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. later this year plans to roll out lamivudine and zidovudine tablets, an HIV medication.

Pampers launches Limited Edition Prints diapers

Pampers said it's giving babies some summer style with its new Pampers Limited Edition Prints disposable diapers.

FDA grants qualified health claim to Gerber Good Start

Gerber Good Start milk-based formulas are the first infant formulas that meet Food and Drug Administration criteria for a qualified health claim, according to Gerber Products Co.

Nice-Pak signs sponsorship for Grime Boss hand wipes

Nice-Pak Products has inked a sponsorship agreement for its new Grime Boss Heavy-Duty Hand Cleaning Wipes with auto racing company Andretti Autosport.

AZO adds PMS relief formula to feminine care line

Amerifit Brands has released AZO PMS, a natural dietary supplement that the company said is the only brand available to address both physiological and emotional symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Newtons Fruit Thins make debut

Kraft Foods Inc. is serving up a reinvented Newtons cookie.

Bayer Advanced Aspirin billed as next-gen pain relief

Bayer HealthCare's Consumer Care division has rolled out Bayer Advanced Aspirin, which brings innovation that has the company touting the product as "the next generation of aspirin for pain relief."

Par to acquire Edict Pharmaceuticals

Par Pharmaceutical Cos. plans to buy Indian generic drug maker Edict Pharmaceuticals in a cash deal valued at up to $37.6 million.

Mylan releases generic of Depakote

Mylan Inc. has launched divalproex sodium capsules 125 mg, a medication for seizures.

Vertrex ships Incivek hepatitis C drug

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. has gained approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Incivek, a treatment for chronic hepatitis C patients.

Twizzlers gets under way with summer giveaway

Twizzlers is giving 10 bloggers the "ultimate family road trip experience" with its new Landmark Summer promotion.

Abbott unveils ZonePerfect Sweet & Salty nutrition bars

Abbott's ZonePerfect brand has launched Sweet & Salty nutrition bars in cashew pretzel and trail mix varieties.