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Week of Mon, Aug 27th, 2012

Ironwood, Forest Labs cleared to market IBS drug

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Forest Laboratories Inc. have received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Linzess, a medication for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Janssen settles claims over Risperdal marketing

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. has announced a settlement and consent decree with 36 states and the District of Columbia regarding allegations related to promotional and marketing practices for Risperdal, an atypical antipsychotic medication.

Greenstone introduces generic Singulair

Greenstone LLC has added montelukast sodium tablets and chewable tablets to its roster of generic pharmaceuticals.

Rite Aid adopts Elsevier's Gold Standard Drug Database module

Rite Aid Corp. has selected Elsevier's Gold Standard Drug Database State and Federal module to monitor legislative updates made to prescription medications.

Puffs, Dress for Success team on Facebook campaign

Procter & Gamble's Puffs facial tissue brand has partnered with the Dress for Success organization to provide beauty makeovers for women across the country.

SoloHealth kiosk reaches milestone

The SoloHealth Station kiosk has surpassed the 2.5 million mark for consumer interactions, as well as posted strong consumer engagement rates, including time spent with the kiosks.

Popcorn, Indiana serves up ready-to-eat microwave popcorn

Popcorn, Indiana has introduced Warm Your Corn, which it said is the first-ever ready-to-eat popcorn that comes in a microwave safe bag.

Perrigo, Tris Pharma unveil store-brand Delsym

Perrigo Co. and Tris Pharma Inc. have launched of a store-brand version of the over-the-counter cough medicine Delsym.

Pleio GoodStart improves Rx adherency, pharmacy loyalty

Pleio Health Support Systems Inc. said new data shows that the Pleio GoodStart patient-support program boosts medication adherence and pharmacy loyalty.

Kardashian beauty collection to hit store shelves

Boldface Group Inc. plans to roll out a limited-edition holiday collection from its Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian brand at retail stores in late fall.

Kirby Lester partners with Tri State Distribution

Kirby Lester LLC's KL60 compact robotic dispenser has been selected as the exclusive pharmacy automation solution for Tri State Distribution's TriMaxx three-sided container/closure/label system.

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