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Week of Mon, Oct 20th, 2014

GoGargle! sore throat remedy grows retail distribution

O'Connor Companies LLC has expanded retail distribution for GoGargle!, an effervescent salt gargle designed to provide a more refreshing option to relieve dry, irritated throats.

Lay's announces 'next great potato chip flavor' winner

Lay's Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger flavored potato chips emerged as the winner of this year's Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" contest by Frito-Lay.

Purdue kicks off pharmacist awareness campaign for Butrans

Purdue Pharma is working with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) to distribute a series of resources that address pharmacist knowledge gaps with Butrans, the drug company's Schedule III extended-release transdermal opioid pain medication.

General Mills wraps up Annie's acquisition

General Mills Inc. has closed its acquisition of natural food company Annie's Inc.

L'Oreal USA to acquire Carol's Daughter

L'Oreal USA has entered into an agreement to buy natural beauty products maker Carol's Daughter.

H.D. Smith names new VP of sales

Rob Meriweather has been promoted to vice president of sales at H.D. Smith.

AbbVie, Shire terminate merger deal

Drug makers AbbVie Inc. and Shire plc have canceled their proposed $54 billion merger agreement.

Topricin takes aim at children's eczema

To help alleviate the discomfort and pain of children with eczema, Topical BioMedics Inc. has launched program in which it will send parents a free tube of its Topricin Junior for Children topical analgesic.

Takeda, Orexigen release Contrave obesity drug

Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. and Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. have shipped Contrave extended-release tablets, a weight management medication for obese adults, to U.S. pharmacies.

Horizon Pharma buys U.S. rights to Pennsaid 2%

Horizon Pharma plc has acquired the U.S. rights to arthritis treatment Pennsaid 2% from Nuvo Research Inc.

TriCalm earns National Eczema Association seal

Cosmederm Bioscience Inc.'s TriCalm Anti-Itch Hydrogel has been granted the National Eczema Association (NEA) Seal of Acceptance.

BioTerra supplements to hit shelves at Walgreens, Walmart

BioTerra Herbs is rolling out its non-GMO Project Verified supplements to Walgreens and Walmart brick-and-mortar and online stores.