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Week of Mon, Nov 12th, 2012

Reckitt Benckiser bests Bayer's offer to buy Schiff

Reckitt Benckiser Group has made a $1.4 billion tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of vitamins and nutritional supplements maker Schiff Nutrition International Inc.

PregEase provides remedy for morning sickness

Fairhaven Health has rolled out PregEase, a natural supplement designed to relieve two of the most common pregnancy complaints: morning sickness and heartburn.

Playtex upgrades Gentle Glide 360 tampons

Playtex has introduced redesigned Gentle Glide 360° tampons.

Kimberly-Clark names new North America president

Former Kraft Foods executive Michael Hsu has joined Kimberly-Clark Corp. as president of the company's North America Consumer Products unit.

P&G plans to cut 5,700 jobs

Procter & Gamble Co. plans to cut about 5,700 nonmanufacturing jobs by the end of its 2013 fiscal year next summer.

Sanofi, Elizabeth Perkins make casting call for diabetes documentary

Actress Elizabeth Perkins has teamed up with Sanofi US on the "Diabetes Co-Stars" awareness campaign to produce a documentary that will feature people with diabetes and those who support them.

Rocasuba unveils homeopathic energy patch

Rocasuba Inc. has extended its product lineup with the debut of an all-natural energy patch.

Pharmacy college honors Kirby Lester CEO Zage

Kirby Lester president and chief executive officer Garry Zage, R.Ph., has been named 2012 Alumnus of the Year by the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy.

LipiGesic M cited as 'first-line therapy' for migraines

PuraMed BioScience Inc. said its homeopathic remedy LipiGesic M has been recognized as an effective first-line therapy for acute migraine headaches.

Mylan, Watson cleared to market Revatio generics

Mylan Inc. and Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. have received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for sildenafil citrate tablets (20 mg), a hypertension medication.

Pop band One Direction stars on new Colgate products

Colgate-Palmolive plans to feature pop band sensation One Direction on three new oral care products due out this month.

Topricin introduces trial size

Topical BioMedics is making its Topricin homeopathic pain relief and healing cream available in a new trial size.

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