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Week of Mon, Jul 2nd, 2012

Lilly lands pediatric exclusivity for Cymbalta

Eli Lilly and Co. has obtained pediatric exclusivity for its antidepressant medication Cymbalta.

Lay's adds lower-fat Kettle Cooked chip varieties

Frito-Lay North America has introduced two new potato chip flavors: Lay's Kettle Cooked Applewood Smoked BBQ and Lay's Kettle Cooked Sun-Dried Tomato and Parmesan

OraSure cleared by FDA to market at-home HIV test

OraSure Technologies Inc. has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, which the company called the nation's first and rapid, over-the-counter HIV test.

Mylan releases generics of Clarinex, Lithobid

Mylan Inc. has starting shipping desloratadine tablets (5 mg), an allergy medication, and carbonate extended-release tablets (300 mg), a treatment for manic episodes of bipolar disorder.

Cold-EEZE rolls out daytime/nighttime remedy

ProPhase Labs Inc. has launched Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Daytime/Nighttime QuickMelt tablets.

Bristol-Myers Squibb to buy Amylin for $5.3 billion

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. plans to acquire Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. for $31 per share in cash, pursuant to a cash tender offer and second-step merger, for an aggregate purchase price of about $5.3 billion.