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Week of Mon, Apr 28th, 2014

Empowered Products plans Walgreens coupon promo

Empowered Products Inc., a maker of sexual wellness, announced that Walgreens will promote PINK Water personal lubricant via an at-register coupon.

Parata Max gets high marks for air quality

Parata Systems LLC's Parata Max pharmacy automation dispensing technology has again earned the UL Environment GreenGuard and GreenGuard Gold Certifications for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage.

Dr. Fresh to debut Reach Complete Care Triple Angle toothbrushes

This month, Dr. Fresh LLC is set to launch Reach Complete Care Triple Angle, which the company describes as a "new generation" of Reach toothbrushes.

Mentholatum introduces Softlips Cube at retailers

The Mentholatum Co. has added to its Softlips lip care line with the launch of Softlips Cube lip balm, featuring unique packaging and a five-in-one formula.

CutisPharma launches vancomycin compounding kits

CutisPharma Inc. has introduced FIRST oral solution compounding kits for vancomycin, an antibiotic for the intestines.

Advantage Sales acquires StoreBoard Media

Advantage Sales & Marketing (ASM) has acquired StoreBoard Media LLC, a specialist in advertising placement on security pedestals at the entrances and exits of major retailers.

Energizer to split up personal care, household businesses

Energizer Holdings Inc. plans to spin off its household products and personal care divisions into two independent, public companies.

Maybelline extends roster of BB creams

Maybelline is adding to its lineup of foundation makeup with the debut of Maybelline New York Dream Pure BB cream.

GlaxoSmithKline releases COPD treatment to pharmacies

GlaxoSmithKline plc and Theravance Inc. have rolled out Anoro Ellipta, an inhaler for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), to retail pharmacies in the United States.

Ampro Pro Styl Olive Oil hair gel rolls out to Walgreens

Ampro Pro Styl Olive Oil Styling Gel from Ampro Industries Inc. has landed retail distribution at Walgreens drug stores.

Forest Labs to acquire Furiex Pharmaceuticals

Continuing the recent flurry of merger and acquisition activity in the pharmaceutical sector, Forest Laboratories Inc. plans to buy drug development collaboration company Furiex Pharmaceuticals Inc. for about $1.1 billion in cash.

Actavis, Mylan sue FDA over generic Celebrex

Actavis plc and Mylan Inc. are suing the Food and Drug Administration, claiming the agency improperly awarded market exclusivity to Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Inc. for a generic version of Pfizer Inc.'s Celebrex.

As Seen On TV's Snackeez hits store shelves

As Seen On TV Inc. has rolled out Snackeez, billed as the first all-in-one combination drinking and snacking cup, to retail stores.

Kiss launches spate of new offerings

Kiss Products Inc. has launched a host of products under the Kiss and Broadway Nails brand umbrellas, from press-on glitter to lashes.

Garnier names Tina Fey as skin care spokewoman

Garnier USA has announced Tina Fey as the new spokeswoman for Garnier Skincare, three years after she became the face of the company’s Nutrisse hair color.

QS/1 enables compatibility with tablet platform

QS/1's pharmacy management systems and point-of-sale platforms can now be used with Motion Computing’s SlateMate tablet PCs.

Lice-Nil provides natural option for treating lice

Sujanil Chemo Industries Co., a provider of household insecticides, is touting its Lice-Nil as a natural, herbal, oil-based preparation for eradicating lice and nits.

Pfizer confirms interest in merger with AstraZeneca

After speculation mounted in recent weeks, Pfizer Inc. said it has approached AstraZeneca about a potential merger.

AZO adds bladder control supplement to lineup

AZO Products has launched AZO Bladder Control with Go-Less, a women's dietary supplement to help optimize normal bladder activity and bladder strength.

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