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GermWarrior lands regional distribution at Walgreens

Boca Health Remedies Inc. has secured distribution in more than 160 Walgreens stores in the Northeast — including Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Massachusetts (concentrated in Boston) — for its first product, GermWarrior.

Beano + Dairy Defense rolled out by Prestige Brands

Prestige Brands Holdings Inc.'s Beano brand has introduced a new solution for women with digestive issues.

UrgentRx gets new chairman, new funding

UrgentRx has named a new chairman and secured a new round of funding for $17.5 million.

Pfizer in deal to acquire InnoPharma

Pfizer Inc. has entered into an agreement to purchase generic and specialty pharmaceutical company InnoPharma Inc.

Purdue cleared to market additional strength of Butrans patch

Purdue Pharma has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for a new 7.5 mcg/hour dosage strength of the Butrans Transdermal System CIII, an opioid pain medication patch.

OutcomesMTM launches spate of new programs

OutcomesMTM has announced 20 new medication therapy management programs that position local pharmacists as key health care providers in delivering comprehensive medication reviews (CMRs).

Hershey announces wholesale price hike

In response to cost increases, Hershey Co. is raising wholesale prices across most of its U.S., Puerto Rico and export product portfolio.

AXE Gold Temptation collection makes debut

AXE has expanded its men's personal care roster with the AXE Gold Temptation line, which brings a newly developed scent.

Reynolds American to buy Lorillard for $27.4 billion

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI), the parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., has agreed to acquire Lorillard Inc., the nation's third-largest tobacco company and the maker of Newport cigarettes, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $27.4 billion.

Sandoz launches Tobi authorized generic

Sandoz has released tobramycin inhalation solution, a medication for cystic fibrosis, in the U.S. market.

Mylan to purchase Abbott's branded generics business

Mylan Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire the non-U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generic drug business of Abbott.

Lindt to acquire Russell Stover

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprüngli Group plans to acquire Russell Stover Candies Inc., which produces Russell Stover and Whitman's brand chocolates.

Crossmark facility promotes Walmart-supplier collaboration

More than 150 Walmart officials mingled with representatives from key suppliers at the grand opening of a state-of-the-art facility hailed as "a place where Walmart and suppliers can plan the future."

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