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Week of Mon, Mar 10th, 2014

Mylan, Actavis ready Celebrex generics after court win

In the wake of a federal court ruling, Mylan Inc. and Actavis plc plan to roll out generic versions of Pfizer Inc.'s blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug Celebrex in the United States this spring.

Mallinckrodt's Xartemis XR combo painkiller OK'd by FDA

Mallinckrodt plc has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Xartemis XR (oxycodone hydrochloride and acetaminophen) Extended-Release Tablets (CII), an opioid pain reliever.

Certain Dri introduces new look, formula

DSE Healthcare Solutions has updated the formula and look of its Certain Dri nonprescription antiperspirant, indicated for the treatment of excessive perspiration.

Mondelez launches plan to promote global well-being

Mondelez International has unveiled a plan to promote well-being globally by empowering consumers to snack mindfully and adopt healthy lifestyles, securing sustainable agricultural supplies, reducing environmental footprint and furthering product safety.

Daymon Worldwide adds to exec leadership team

Daymon Worldwide has appointed Ross Kavanagh as chief sourcing and trading officer, a newly created position, and Dave Berry as the new chief information officer.

Perrigo launches Neptazane generic

Perrigo Co. has released methazolamide tablets, a medication for glaucoma, through a distribution and supply agreement.

Philips debuts Sonicare for Kids power toothbrush

Philips has introduced the Philips Sonicare for Kids, a rechargeable power toothbrush for children ages 4 and older.

Pernix Therapeutics hires COO

Terence Novak has been appointed chief operating officer at specialty drug maker Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc.

Reckitt Benckiser to acquire K-Y brand

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the global rights to the K-Y personal lubricant brand from McNeil-PPC Inc., a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary.

McKesson Rx system dubbed as category leader

The EnterpriseRx pharmacy management system from McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation (MPS&A) has been recognized as a category leader in the "2013 Best in KLAS: Software and Services" report.