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Week of Mon, Nov 26th, 2012

Gorsky elected chairman of Johnson & Johnson

Seven months after becoming chief executive officer, Alex Gorsky has been elected as chairman of the board at Johnson & Johnson.

Mylan releases generic Detrol

Mylan Inc. has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration to market tolterodine tartrate tablets (1 mg and 2 mg), a bladder medication.

Shoppers Drug Mart adds Honibe Honey Lozenges

Island Abbey Foods Ltd.'s Honibe Honey Lozenges have hit store shelves at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Coty plans Katy Perry fragrance line

Coty Inc. has signed singing star Katy Perry to develop and market her own line of signature fragrances.

Perrigo set to roll out Luxiq Foam generic

Perrigo Co. partner Cobrek Pharmaceuticals Inc. has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for betamethasone valerate foam (0.12%), a psoriasis medication.

McKesson helps deliver eCoupons to Rx patients

McKesson has partnered with Physicians Interactive to provide its eCoupon tool to health care providers, enabling them to easily provide prescription drug savings to patients and, in turn, spur medication adherence.

Merz closes acquisition of Onmel nail antifungal treatment

Merz Inc. has completed its purchase of Stiefel Labs' Onmel, a tablet for treating toenail fungal infections.

Shaquille O'Neal teams up with Quick Sticks

QS Holdings Inc. has signed up basketball star Shaquille O'Neal as a spokesman for its Quick Sticks fast-dissolve glucose supplement.

MigreLief expands distribution to CVS

Akeso Health Sciences is rolling out its MigreLief Triple Therapy with Puracol migraine remedy at CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide and on CVS.com.

Absorica capsules released by Ranbaxy

Ranbaxy Laboratories Inc. has announced the sales and promotion launch of Absorica capsules, a treatment for acne.

Stopain signs ex-NFL quarterback as spokesman

Troy Healthcare has signed former NFL quarterback Ron Jaworski as a national spokesman for its Stopain line of topical analgesics.

Wrigley launches Excel Lozenges in Canada

Wrigley has extended its Excel chewing gum brand in Canada into the cough/cold category with the debut of a lozenge.

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