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Carmex provides fragrance-free option for healing cream

Carma Laboratories Inc. has added a fragrance-free alternative to its Carmex Everyday Healing Cream product.

Meth-resistant cold remedy Zephrex-D rolls out nationally

Westport Pharmaceuticals has rolled out Zephrex-D cold medicine — a tamper-resistant pseudoephedrine-based nasal decongestant designed to thwart meth makers — to pharmacy retailers nationwide.

TRESemmé teams with drug stores during Fashion Week

TRESemmé has partnered with drug stores Walgreens and Duane Reade as it presents "ready-to-wear hair" styling for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Manhattan.

Queen Latifah becomes Pantene spokeswoman

Pantene has signed actress and musician Queen Latifah as a brand ambassador.

Otsuka to acquire Astex Pharmaceuticals

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. plans to buy Astex Pharmaceuticals Inc. in a deal valued at $886 million.

Nabisco launches gluten-free Rice Thins snack

Mondelez International has introduced Nabisco Rice Thins, a new gluten-free snack that the company said caters to all consumer lifestyles.

Campbell's soup coming to Keurig coffee makers

Next year, owners of Keurig coffee brewers will be able to whip up a hot cup of Campbell's soup.

Nature Made extends VitaMelts lineup

Nature Made is adding a pair of new offerings to its VitaMelts smooth-melting vitamin supplement line.

IRI buys market analytics firm Aztec

Information Resources Inc. (IRI) has acquired Aztec, an international provider of market measurement and related services in the consumer goods and other sectors, from Aegis Media.

Neat Feat adds BabyB diaper rash cream

Neat Feat Products has rolled out BabyB Diaper Rash Cream, which it described as taking a preventive approach to diaper rashes.

Yoplait rolls out Fruitful yogurt line

Yoplait has extended its yogurt lineup with Fruitful, described as a premium yogurt blended with one-third cup of real fruit.

VIVUS CEO resigns, former J&J exec takes helm

VIVUS Inc. has named a new chief executive officer after current CEO Anthony Zook resigned because of a medical condition.

HoMedics introduces electronic pain relief pad

HoMedics has brought a new over-the-counter option to the pain relief aisle at pharmacy retailers: the Rapid Relief Electronic Pain Relief Pad, a wireless, portable transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device.

SleepRight Nasal Breathe Aid hits shelves at CVS

The SleepRight Nasal Breathe Aid from Splintek Inc. has now been rolled out to all CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide.

Sage, McKesson team up on Rx delivery mobile app

Sage North America has partnered with McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation to help develop the McKesson Mobile Delivery application for prescription drug delivery services.

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