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Sunstar expands GUM kids licensed toothbrush lineup

Sunstar expands GUM kids licensed toothbrush lineup

CHICAGO — Sunstar Americas Inc. has added three new lines of children’s toothbrushes featuring characters from Saban’s Power Rangers, Lalaloopsy and DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2. Due to roll out to retail stores next month, the new “fun” toothbrushes will expand the Sunstar GUM roster of children’s oral care products, joining the

Zarbee’s launches baby vitamins, supplements

Zarbee’s launches baby vitamins, supplements

SALT LAKE CITY — Zarbee’s Naturals has introduced a range of baby vitamins and supplements for infants and toddlers. The company said Tuesday that the new line, now available exclusively at Target stores nationwide, includes a baby probiotic supplement, baby vitamin D supplement, baby omega-3 supplement, and a baby multivitamin with iron. The vitamins and

Diplomat launches follow-on stock offering

Diplomat launches follow-on stock offering

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. has begun a follow-on public offering of 7.4 million shares of its common stock. The independent specialty pharmacy said late Monday that it’s selling 4.4 million shares of common stock, and certain shareholders are selling 3 million shares of common stock. In addition, the company and selling shareholders aim

Apotex exec to chair Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association

Apotex exec to chair Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association

TORONTO — Jeff Watson, president of global generics at Apotex, has been elected as chairman of the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA). CGPA also said Monday that Larry MacGirr, chief operating officer of Pharmascience, has been elected as the association’s vice chairman. “It is an honor to serve as chair of CGPA, particularly during this period

Valeant introduces AcneFree Drying Lotion

Valeant introduces AcneFree Drying Lotion

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America’s AcneFree brand has introduced AcneFree Drying Lotion, a fast-acting acne spot treatment for breakouts and occasional flare-ups. Valeant said Monday that the hypoallergenic AcneFree Drying Lotion features a quick-drying formula that gently and instantly hides whiteheads and pimples.  The product also is an overnight treatment. Users apply it

Church & Dwight unveils First Response gummy multivitamins

Church & Dwight unveils First Response gummy multivitamins

EWING, N.J. — Church & Dwight Co. has added a new product category to its First Response brand of at-home pregnancy and ovulation test kits: multivitamin gummies. Church & Dwight on Monday announced First Response Reproductive Health Multivitamin Gummies and First Response PreNatal & PostNatal Multivitamin Gummies, which the company said makes First Response the

Rexall appoints vice president of pharmacy

Rexall appoints vice president of pharmacy

TORONTO — Erik Botines has joined Rexall as vice president of pharmacy. The Canadian drug chain said Botines comes to the company from Shoppers Drug Mart, where he held senior management positions and was responsible for pharmacy business development, pricing and patient services. At Rexall, Botines will lead pharmacy programs and initiatives, pharmacy category management, and

B.C. pharmacies take part in genomics project

B.C. pharmacies take part in genomics project

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Twenty-two pharmacies in rural and urban locations across British Columbia are participating in a research project to examine how DNA impacts medication selection and dosage. The British Columbia Pharmacy Association (BCPhA) said Thursday that the “Genomics for Precision Drug Therapy in the Community Pharmacy” project is the first of its kind

Retailers embrace PharmaSmart BP station

PharmaSmart International continues to expand retail deployments of its Blood Pressure Kiosk and cloud-based Health IT platform. This week, the company reported that the technology will be rolled out to the pharmacies of regional food and drug chain Brookshire Grocery Co. in Texas. Other retail pharmacy operators using PharmaSmart’s technology include Rexall (see video above),

Emisphere launches Eligen B12 medical food tablet

Emisphere launches Eligen B12 medical food tablet

ROSELAND, N.J. — Emisphere Technologies Inc. has announced the U.S. commercial availability of Eligen B12, described as the first once-daily oral prescription medical food tablet to normalize B12 levels without the need for an injection. Emisphere said Thursday that Eligen B12 is indicated for the dietary management of patients who have a medically diagnosed vitamin

Rite Aid to fund EnvisionRx buy with $1.8 billion bond offering

Rite Aid to fund EnvisionRx buy with $1.8 billion bond offering

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. plans a $1.8 billion bond offering to finance its pending acquisition of pharmacy benefit manager Envision Pharmaceutical Services (EnvisionRx). Rite Aid said late Wednesday that it will offer $1.8 billion of senior unsecured notes due in 2023. Plans call for the offering’s net proceeds, together with other available

CVS Health Foundation grants to help reduce youth tobacco use

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The CVS Health Foundation announced the first four grant recipients in its “Making the Next Generation Tobacco-Free” grant program, a five-year, $5 million partnership with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The foundation said Wednesday that the announcement coincides with Kick Butts Day, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids’ national day of activism that

PharmaSmart BP kiosks to roll out at Brookshire pharmacies

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart International Inc. plans to deploy its Blood Pressure Kiosk and cloud-based Health IT platform at Brookshire Grocery Co. pharmacies. Brookshire operates 151 supermarkets in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, and 116 stores have a pharmacy. That includes Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and Fresh by Brookshire’s locations. “In this era of personalized medicine, the

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