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Week of Mon, Sep 20th, 2010

AmerisourceBergen OKs $500M stock buyback program

AmerisourceBergen Corp.'s board of directors has authorized a new $500 million share repurchase program.

Sanofi, Lilly enlist stars to raise diabetes awareness

Sanofi-aventis U.S. and Eli Lilly and Co. have teamed up with celebrities in separate initiatives to boost awareness of diabetes and help those with the disease manage their condition.

Abbott posts list of recalled Similac baby formula

Abbott has posted online the lot numbers of Similac powder infant formula involved in the broad recall it announced earlier this week, when it reported the possibility that products could contain insects.

Scarguard sees rising market growth

Scarguard Labs reported that its Scarguard MD scar management product has vaulted to near the top of the category in terms of dollar sales and sales growth.

Clear Eyes to air new TV spots with Ben Stein

Media personality, speaker and actor Ben Stein returns to television this week as the spokesman for Clear Eyes Complete, the latest product in Prestige Brands Holdings Inc.'s Clear Eyes line of over-the-counter eye care products.

Clinere Ear Cleaners rolled out to chain drug retailers

The Clinere Ear Cleaners personal ear cleaning tool is now available at Walmart, Kmart, Walgreens, CVS, Meijer, H.E. Butt and Shopko stores nationwide.

Beiersdorf shuffles North America management team

Beiersdorf Inc. has made several key promotions and appointments to its management team in North America that are slated to go into effect next month.

Purdue Pharma taps Twitter to combat pharmacy crime

Purdue Pharma is leveraging the social media service Twitter to launch a new pharmacy crime prevention tool.

Abbott EAS Peak sports beverage makes debut

Abbott has rolled out EAS Peak, a sports nutrition performance beverage that is designed to sustain energy, boost workout capacity and protect muscles from breakdown.

Study: Tylenol upholds consumer loyalty

Despite Tylenol product recalls and plant closure by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the brand is maintaining loyalty among consumers, according to a study by research and advisory firm The Relational Capital Group.

Walmart carries Power Pill Grinder online

Variant Products Ltd. said Walmart.com has begun selling its handheld VitaCarry Power Pill Grinder.

Boiron's Chestal cough syrup hits pharmacy shelves

Homeopathic medicine maker Boiron has rolled out Chestal natural cough syrup in U.S. pharmacies nationwide.

Oragenics ramps up EvoraPlus retail distribution

Oragenics Inc. has expanded retail distribution of its EvoraPlus oral care probiotics in the northwestern United States to Fred Meyer stores.

Prestige Brands to acquire Blacksmith Brands

Prestige Brands Holdings Inc. plans to buy all of the stock of Blacksmith Brands Holdings Inc. for $190 million in cash.