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Week of Mon, Jun 28th, 2010

Sanofi partners with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Sanofi-aventis and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) are partnering to develop therapeutic treatments for people with type 1 diabetes at different stages of the disease, as well as to prevent diabetes in those at risk.

AstraZeneca offers Arimidex savings card

AstraZeneca has launched a patient support program for postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer who are prescribed Arimidex.

Nipro Diagnostics names Verner president

Scott Verner has been appointed president at Nipro Diagnostics Inc., which was formed last month with the merger of Home Diagnostics Inc. and Nipro Diabetes Systems.

Walgreens pumps up volume with Paper Jamz toy guitars

Walgreen Co. this week plans to roll out what it calls a "hot" and "must-have" toy on store shelves nationwide.

Pepto-Bismol to sponsor Nathan's hot dog eating contest

Procter & Gamble Co.'s Pepto-Bismol brand has been named as the first-ever stomach remedy sponsor of the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Pharma firms cleared to market anastrozole generic

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., Breckenridge Pharmaceutical Inc. and APP Pharmaceuticals have received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to offer anastrozole tablets, a treatment for early breast cancer.

LifeScan launches OneTouch Delica Lancing System

LifeScan Inc. has rolled out the OneTouch Delica Lancing System, which sports a thinner lancet, more depth settings and an advanced lancing control to provide more comfortable blood glucose testing for diabetes patients.

Frito-Lay expands lower-sodium chip lineup

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America business unit has introduced two new varieties of Lightly Salted chips.

Crest Pro-Health kicks off 'Summer of Sensitivity'

Procter & Gamble Co.'s Crest Pro-Health Sensitive Shield toothpaste brand has kicked off its "Summer of Sensitivity" campaign in New York City's Penn Station transit hub in partnership with television celebrity Alison Sweeney and hunger relief charity Feeding America.

PDX, mscripts team on mobile pharmacy solution

Pharmacy technology providers PDX and mscripts have launched an integrated solution that enables PDX Pharmacy System users to connect with patients through a variety of mobile communication pathways using the mscripts platform.

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