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Week of Mon, May 5th, 2014

Akorn set to acquire VersaPharm

Akorn Inc. plans to buy VPI Holdings Inc., the parent of multisource prescription drug manufacturer VersaPharm Inc., in a $440 million cash deal.

Banana Boat rolls out four new sunscreens

Energizer Personal Care has added four new sunscreen offerings to its Banana Boat sun care product line.

Paula's Choice skin care lands distribution at Pharmaca

Skin care brand Paula's Choice has made its retail store debut at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy.

Actavis releases Catapres-TTS generic

Actavis plc has rolled out a clonidine transdermal system, a patch-based treatment for high blood pressure.

e.p.t launches Preconception Health Test

Home pregnancy test brand e.p.t has introduced the e.p.t Preconception Health Test, the first of three new products to launch this year under the e.p.t's Family Planning Solutions brand.

AstraZeneca omega-3 capsule approved by FDA

AstraZeneca has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Epanova (omega-3-carboxylic acids), indicated an adjunct to diet to reduce triglyceride levels in adults with severe hypertriglyceridemia (triglyceride levels greater than or equal to 500 mg/dL).

U by Kotex brings new level of protection

Kimberly-Clark's U by Kotex brand is stepping up its level of feminine care protection.

Bayer to acquire Merck consumer health business

Bayer AG is buying Merck & Co.’s consumer care for $14.2 billion. Under the agreement, Bayer will acquire Merck’s existing over-the-counter medications business, including the global trademark and prescription rights for Claritin and Afrin.

Planters adds quartet of new peanut flavors

Planters has expanded its peanut roster with four new varieties that build on its "Power of the Peanut" marketing campaign.

Caya diaphragm contraceptive gets OTC OK in Canada

Health Canada has approved Caya, a new reusable, single-size diaphragm for over-the-counter sale in Canada.

NeoCell unveils Biotin Bursts beauty supplements

NeoCell has introduced Biotin Bursts, a soft-chew, natural dietary supplement to help nourish hair, skin and nails.

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