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Upsher-Smith to ship morphine ER capsules

Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc. plans to make morphine sulfate extended-release capsules (CII) commercially available on Sept. 4.

Kellogg's shakes offer on-the-go breakfast option

Kellogg Co. is promoting its Kellogg's To Go Breakfast Shakes as a new, on-the-go nutritious solution for "breakfast skippers."

ScriptPro systems to incorporate biometrics

ScriptPro and Xelios Biometrics have into a multiyear licensing act in which Xelios will supply biometric authentication technology for ScriptPro's pharmacy automation and management systems.

Wolters Kluwer Health rolls out Price Rx Pro Plus

Wolters Kluwer Health has released Medi-Span Price Rx Pro Plus, a new offering in its suite of Price Rx solutions.

No7 introduces Lift & Luminate Day & Night Serum

Next month, Boots plans to extend its No7 skin care line in the United States with Lift & Luminate Day & Night Serum.

iMedicare grows pharmacy base for Medicare Part D tool

iMedicare, a comparison platform for Medicare prescription drug plans, is now available in 500 pharmacies nationwide.

Wet Platinum earns key FDA designation

Wet Platinum Premium Personal Lubricant has gained Section 510(k) medical device approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

Endo to purchase Boca Pharmacal

In another example of pharmaceutical industry consolidation, Endo Health Solutions — through its Qualitest subsidiary — is acquiring privately held Boca Pharmacal, a specialty generic drug firm, for $225 million in cash.

Akorn to acquire Hi-Tech Pharmacal

Akorn Inc. plans to acquire Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co. for $640 million in a move to expand its eye drug portfolio to oral liquids and ointments.

Neat Feat introduces sport orthotic sandals

Neat Feat Products has launched Neat Zori, which it describes as a modern sport version of the traditional Japanese thong (flip-flop) Zori.

Edge relaunches 'Irritation' social media campaign

Energizer Personal Care have brought back Edge Irritation Solutions, an Edge shave gel campaign aimed at alleviating irritations for men "one tweet at a time."

Advil extends line with film-coated tablets

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare has expanded its Advil pain relief lineup with fast-acting Advil Film Coated tablets.

Amgen to buy Onyx for $10.4 billion

Amgen plans to acquire oncology specialist Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. in a deal valued at $10.4 billion overall.

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