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Jelly Belly introduces beer-flavored jelly bean

Jelly Belly Candy Co. has unveiled the first beer-flavored jelly bean, Draft Beer Jelly Belly jelly beans.

Active Health Foods eyes bigger retail distribution

Active Health Foods, a manufacturer of natural, organic, sugar-free and gluten-free food and beverages, is looking to boost its shelf presence in food, drug and convenience retail channels.

Coupons.com aims to raise food, drug, mass 'Retailer iQ'

Digital coupons provider Coupons.com Inc. is taking aim at supermarket, drug stores and mass merchants with a new shopper targeting and analytics platform called Retailer iQ.

Actavis reaches Celebrex settlement with Pfizer

Actavis plc and Pfizer Inc. have agreed to settle all outstanding patent litigation for Actavis' generic version of Celebrex (celecoxib) 50-, 100-, 200- and 400-mg capsules.

Endo buys rights to Sumavel DosePro

Endo International plc has acquired global rights to migraine treatment Sumavel DosePro (sumatriptan injection) for subcutaneous use, a needle-free delivery system for sumatriptan, from Zogenix Inc.

TWi settles litigation over Lidoderm generic

TWi Pharmaceuticals Inc. has entered into a settlement agreement with Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., Teikoku Seiyaku Co. Ltd. and Teikoku Pharma USA Inc. on all outstanding patent litigation related to TWi's lidocaine topical patch 5% product.

Dr. Reddy's ships generic version of Antara

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has released fenofibrate capsules, a cholesterol-lowering medication, in the United States.

Allergan adopts poison pill following Valeant bid

Allergan Inc. has enacted a shareholder rights plan in the wake of an unsolicited, $47 billion bid to acquire the company by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. and hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management.

Energizer, Landon Donovan again team up to promote sun protection

Energizer Personal Care, the makers of Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic sunscreens, and The Skin Cancer Foundation have launched the second year of a sun safety awareness campaign featuring LA Galaxy and Team USA soccer star Landon Donovan.

Nice-Pak, PDI headquarters, plant go solar

Nice-Pak Products Inc. and sister company Professional Disposables International Inc., one of the world's leading makers of premoistened wipes, completed the installation of a solar array atop the roof of its headquarters and manufacturing plant.

AsthmaMD Peak Flow Meter rolls out to Walgreens, CVS

AsthmaMD, maker of the eponymous asthma management mobile application, has launched its first retail product, the AsthmaMD Peak Flow Meter.

Cetaphil kicks off consumer marketing campaign

Cetaphil is launching its first fully integrated consumer marketing campaign, dubbed "Gentle Power."

Valeant makes $47 billion bid for Allergan

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. has made an unsolicited bid to acquire Allergan Inc. in a deal valued at about $47 billion.

Impax hires Actavis exec as CEO

G. Frederick Wilkinson is departing Actavis plc to join Impax Laboratories Inc. as president and chief executive officer.

Frito-Lay promo to bring Doritos 'mystery flavors' to snack aisle

A promotion by Frito-Lay will launch three new "mystery flavors" of Doritos Jacked tortilla chips in food stores beginning this week.

Daiichi Sankyo appoints U.S. commercial president

Ken Keller is joining Daiichi Sankyo Inc. as president of U.S. commercial operations.

Chobani readies spate of new yogurt items

Chobani LLC plans to roll out six new products this summer in what the Greek yogurt brand called the most significant portfolio expansion in its history.

Merck set to launch Ragwitek

Merck plans to release Ragwitek, a sublingual tablet for ragweed allergies, to U.S. pharmacies by the end of this month.

Garnier names new hair color ambassador

Garnier Haircolor has announced Blanca Soto, a model and actress from Mexico, as its newest spokeswoman.

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