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Week of Mon, Dec 6th, 2010

Mylan gets approval for generic Adalat CC

Mylan Inc. has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration to market nifedipine extended-release tablets for the treatment of hypertension.

Little Colds Honey Elixir joins Little Remedies line

Prestige Brands Inc. has added Little Colds Honey Elixir, a nonmedicated treatment for cough and sore throat, to its Little Remedies line of pediatric over-the-counter products.

Rolaids Softchews recalled by J&J's McNeil

In another recall, Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit is pulling back all lots of the soft chewable versions of its Rolaids antacid.

American Greetings adds new LCD Christmas cards

Expanding its menu of options for holiday greetings, American Greetings Corp. has introduced new digital slideshow cards that come preloaded with Christmas images or can be customized with favorite photos.

Helen of Troy to buy Kaz

Helen of Troy Ltd. plans to acquire health care and home products maker Kaz Inc. for $260 million.

Trident sugar-free gum adds Vitality flavors

Cadbury is extending its Trident line of sugar-free gum with Trident Vitality, which is designed to bring a more sophisticated blend of flavors.

CoverGirl signs Taylor Swift for new cosmetics line

Grammy-winning singer Taylor Swift has signed up with CoverGirl to represent a new-generation luxury makeup line called NatureLuxe.

Children's Advil promotion touts fever relief

Pfizer Inc. has teamed up with actress and model Angie Harmon in a promotion for its Children's Advil ibuprofen pain reliever and fever reducer.

EcoTools expands Silverstone beauty collection

Bath and beauty supplier EcoTools this spring plans to roll out new items, along with a new look and revised sets, for its popular Alicia Silverstone collection.

GE executive takes the helm at NBTY

NBTY Inc. has named Jeffrey Nagel as chief executive officer, succeeding Scott Rudolph, who will remain chairman.

P&G's Gillette scores with NHL star Ovechkin

Procter & Gamble Co. has unveiled a multiyear partnership with National Hockey League star Alex Ovechkin to serve as a Gillette brand ambassador.

Kellogg to transition to new CEO

At the start of next year, Kellogg Co. is slated to usher in a new chief executive officer.

Caraco receives proposal to go private

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd. has received a buyout proposal from Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Sun Pharma Global Inc.

Sara Lee closes sale of businesses to Unilever

Sara Lee Corp. has completed the sale of its global body care and European detergents businesses to Unilever for 1.21 billion euro ($1.6 billion U.S.).

Jennifer Lopez becomes L'Oreal brand ambassador

Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez has been named as a global brand ambassador by L'Oreal Paris.

Pfizer's Kindler retires, new CEO elected

Pfizer Inc. said president and chief executive officer Jeffrey Kindler has retired and Ian Read has been elected by the board to lead the company.

Lance, Snyder's of Hanover finalize merger

Snack makers Lance Inc. and Snyder's of Hanover Inc. have completed their merger.

Novartis teams with Emerson Group for niche brand support

Novartis Consumer Health Inc. has partnered with the Emerson Group to bolster marketing and promotional support for over a dozen of its niche over-the-counter medicine and personal care brands.

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