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Week of Mon, Nov 7th, 2011

Watson releases generic version of Kadian

Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. has begun shipping morphine sulfate extended-release capsules.

Mylan to acquire Pfizer inhaler platform

Mylan Inc. has entered into an agreement with Pfizer for the exclusive global rights to develop, manufacture and commercialize Pfizer's generic equivalent to GlaxoSmithKline's Advair Diskus and Seretide Diskus respiratory products, incorporating Pfizer's proprietary dry-powder inhaler delivery platform.

Salix inks deal to buy Oceana Therapeutics

Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. plans to acquire Oceana Therapeutics Inc. for $300 million in cash.

Kimberly-Clark recalls Kotex tampons from some stores

Kimberly-Clark has initiated a product recall of a limited number of its Kotex Natural Balance Security Unscented Tampons Regular Absorbency that were distributed to specific stores in the United States.

Energizer general counsel to retire; successor appointed

Energizer Holdings Inc. announced that Gayle Stratmann, vice president and general counsel, is retiring from the company next year. 

Ivory names celebrity spokesperson, launches social site

Procter & Gamble soap brand Ivory has named television actress Melissa McCarthy as the brand spokesperson and host of its new online social community, called Soap Dish.

Perrigo, Sython launch Xyzal oral solution generic

Perrigo Co. and its partner Synthon Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that Perrigo has begun shipping levocetirizine solution, 2.5 mg/5ml.

QS/1, ECRS partner on pharmacy, grocery system interface

QS/1 and ECR Software Corp. (ECRS) have released an interface linking the QS/1 NRx pharmacy management system with the ECRS Catapult point-of-sale system.

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