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Week of Mon, Jan 13th, 2014

Mallinckrodt gains approval for osteoarthritis pain solution

Mallinckrodt has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its New Drug Application (NDA) for Pennsaid 2% (weight/weight), a topical pain medication for knee osteoarthritis.

Hershey, 3D Systems partner to create 3D-printed treats

Hershey Co. and 3D Systems have entered into a multiyear agreement to explore and develop opportunities for using 3D printing technology in creating edible foods, including confections.

AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers alliance funds diabetes research

Through their U.S. Diabetes Alliance, AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. are making a three-year grant to the American Diabetes Association's "Pathway to Stop Diabetes" program.

Depend underwear adds new Fit-Flex protection

Kimberly-Clark's Depend incontinence brand has introduced Depend Underwear featuring new Fit-Flex protection.

Coty Beauty US appoints senior sales exec

Brian Falcone has been named as senior vice president of sales at Coty Beauty US.

Perrigo releases generic version of Vanos Cream

Perrigo Co. has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for fluocinonide cream 0.1%, a topical steroid for skin inflammation and itching.

Hershey enters new category with chocolate spreads

Hershey Co. is making a foray into a new product segment with the launch of Hershey's Spreads, a line of chocolate spreads.

Snyder's introduces sweet-and-salty Pretzel Pieces

Snyder's of Hanover has introduced cinnamon sugar and salted caramel varieties to its line of flavored Pretzel Pieces.

Nature Made unveils new Adult Gummies

Pharmavite's Nature Made has extended its Adult Gummies vitamin and dietary supplement line with three new items.

Merck issues recall of Liptruzet

Merck & Co. is voluntarily recalling all lots of Liptruzet tablets, a cholesterol-lowering medication, in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Canada because of packaging defects.

Actavis revamps U.S. specialty brands business

Actavis plc has restructured its U.S. Specialty Brands business to capitalize on its strengthened position in key therapeutic areas and foster long-term growth.

Lay's brings back popular chip flavor contest

Lay's has announced the return of its "Do Us A Flavor" contest, which invites consumers nationwide to submit their ideas for the "next great potato chip flavor" and a chance to win a $1 million grand prize.

Vicks adds DayQuil/NyQuil Severe to cold/flu lineup

Vicks has expanded its line of cold and flu remedies with DayQuil Severe and NyQuil Severe, which it said provide relief from "your worst cold and flu symptoms."

LifeScan launches mobile-savvy OneTouch VerioSync glucose meter

LifeScan Inc. has rolled out the new OneTouch VerioSync blood glucose meter, which leverages Bluetooth technology to enable people with diabetes to wirelessly send blood sugar test results to mobile devices via the OneTouch Reveal mobile application.

Upsher-Smith honors innovative pharmacists

Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc. is honoring the 2013 recipients of the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) Excellence in Innovation Award.

Mountain Dew expands Mtn Dew Kickstart line

Mountain Dew has added more flavors to its Mtn Dew Kickstart energy beverage brand.

AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers diabetes drug OK'd by FDA

AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. have received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for diabetes medication Farxiga.

Akorn acquires Betimol from Santen

Akorn Inc. has acquired the New Drug Application and all rights to eye medication Betimol from Japan-based Santen.

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