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Popchips adds veggie chips to snack lineup

Popchips Inc., a maker of popped snacks, has launched popped veggie chips at retailers nationwide.

Idea Village unveils HD Vision Visor

Idea Village has added to its HD Vision line with The Original HD Vision Visor, which provides two-in-one glare reduction.

Actavis sets up leadership to follow closing of Forest acquisition

Actavis plc has assembled its senior management team following the completion of its $25 billion deal to acquire Forest Laboratories Inc.

Arctic Ease teams up with IRONMAN

Cold and compression therapy product maker Arctic Ease had entered a three-year partnership with the IRONMAN endurance sports platform.

Pernix to buy Treximet migraine drug from GSK

Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. plans to acquire the U.S rights to Treximet, a treatment for migraine headaches, from GlaxoSmithKline.

Inergetics introduces Bikini Ready Energy Gummies

Inergetics Inc. has rolled out Bikini Ready Energy Gummies nutritional supplements, designed to energize workouts, boost metabolism and reduce fatigue.

Gotcha Covered lice prevention hair products build retail presence

Gotcha Covered, a line of head lice preventive hair care products for children, is now at Walgreen Co.'s drugstore.com and Walgreens.com online stores.

Actavis poised to launch Acanya Gel generic

Actavis plc is positioned to release a generic version of Acanya Gel, a topical acne treatment, following the settlement of patent litigation with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

Mirixa pharmacy network marks milestone

The network of medication therapy management (MTM) service provider Mirixa Corp. has now reached 50,000 contracted pharmacies across the United States and its territories.

Red Carpet Manicure unveils limited-edition summer line

Red Carpet Manicure has launched Sweet Indulgence, a six-shade, limited-edition collection of pastel LED nail gel polishes for the summer season.

Lannett inks distribution, manufacturing pacts with Sunshine Lake

Lannett Co. has entered into distribution and contract manufacturing services agreements with Sunshine Lake LLC, the U.S. subsidiary of the HEC Pharm Group of Shenzhen, China.

Perrigo begins shipping generic Astepro nasal spray

Perrigo Co. plc received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration on its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for azelastine hydrochloride nasal spray (0.15%), an allergy medication.

DenTek campaign spotlights need to floss

To encourage better oral health, DenTek is launching a campaign and contest to get more people to floss.

Hillshire Brands to acquire Pinnacle Foods

Adding a batch of some of the nation's best-known food brands, Hillshire Brands plans to buy Pinnacle Foods in a cash and stock deal valued at $6.6 billion.

Allergan gives thumbs-down to Valeant takeover bid

The board of directors of Allergan Inc. has rejected Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s unsolicited, $47 billion bid to buy the company.

Medline names president of new retail consumer division

Mark Scott has been appointed as president of a newly created retail consumer division at Medline Industries Inc.

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