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Week of Mon, Apr 7th, 2014

Vitaminwater makes foray into energy beverages

Vitaminwater is expanding from the nutrient-enhanced water beverage category into the energy drink segment with the launch of vitaminwater energy.

Novartis names new heads of Alcon, Sandoz

Novartis has appointed Jeff George and Richard Francis as division heads of its Alcon eye care and Sandoz generic pharmaceuticals businesses, respectively.

Briggs Healthcare to align brands under HealthSmart banner

By this summer, Briggs Healthcare plans to group its roster of medical equipment and medical supply brands under HealthSmart name.

FDA OKs new indication for Boehringer Ingelheim's Pradaxa

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for the use of Pradaxa in the treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).

Mallinckrodt to buy Questcor for $5.6 billion

Expanding its specialty pharmaceutical portfolio, Mallinckrodt plc has agreed to purchase Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. for $5.6 billion.

Sun Pharma to acquire Ranbaxy in $4 billion deal

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. plans to buy troubled generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. in an all-stock transaction for about $4 billion from Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Co.