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Week of Mon, May 26th, 2014

K-V Pharmaceutical changes name to Lumara Health

K-V Pharmaceutical Co. has adopted a new corporate name, Lumara Health Inc.

Mylan releases generic Malarone tablets

Mylan Inc. has launched atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride tablets (62.5 mg/25 mg and 250 mg/100 mg), a medication for malaria.

Sanofi, Lilly team up to bring Cialis over the counter

Sanofi and Eli Lilly and Co. have entered a licensing agreement to pursue regulatory approval of over-the-counter Cialis, a medication for erectile dysfunction (ED).

Inergetics adds veggie gummies to Martha Stewart vitamin line

Inergetics Inc. has launched Martha Stewart Essentials Vegetarian Multivitamin Gummies, adding to the women's nutritional supplement line it introduced last year in tandem with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

General Mills rolls out Cheerios Protein

General Mills has introduced Cheerios Protein, which provides about twice the protein per serving of the original Cheerios cereal.

Walgreens exec joins TreeHouse Foods

Rachel Bishop, a group vice president at Walgreen Co., has been hired as senior vice president and chief strategy officer at TreeHouse Foods Inc.

Valeant hikes offer to acquire Allergan

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. has raised its bid to acquire Allergan Inc. by $10 per share, lifting the total value of the deal by about $2 billion to $49.4 billion.

'Purple Pill' goes OTC with launch of Nexium 24HR

Pfizer Inc. is bringing its blockbuster Nexium pill for frequent heartburn over the counter in the United States with the launch of Nexium 24HR.

Kiss Products debuts Handle-Less Hair Dryer

Kiss Products USA has added the Red by Kiss Handle-Less Hair Dryer to its Kiss Hair Appliances line.

Pfizer drops bid to acquire AstraZeneca

Pfizer Inc. has decided to end its pursuit of U.K.-based drug maker AstraZeneca plc.

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