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Week of Mon, Jan 3rd, 2011

CutisPharma launches new Rx mouthwash kits

CutisPharma Inc. has introduced FIRST Duke's Mouthwash and FIRST Mary's Mouthwash compounding kits, which expand the company's FIRST Magic Mouthwash line.

Troy Healthcare purchases Stopain

Troy Healthcare has acquired the Stopain topical analgesic brand from DRJ Group Inc. and plans to ship a new pain relief gel to retailers early this year.

Lansinoh acquires mOmma baby products brand

Lansinoh Laboratories Inc. has acquired the Italy-based mOmma brand of developmental baby feeding products and accessories.

Investment firm buys Zest soap brand from P&G

The Zest soap brand has been sold by Procter & Gamble Co. to High Ridge Brands Co., a newly formed portfolio company of private equity firm Brynwood Partners VI LP.

HDMA appoints senior VP for government affairs

Patrick Kelly has joined the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) as senior vice president of government affairs.

Par ships Lotrel, Rythmol SR generics

Par Pharmaceutical Companies Inc. has begun marketing generic versions of the antihypertensive Lotrel and the antiarrhythmic drug Rythmol SR.

CHPA names government affairs chief

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) has appointed Bill Head as vice president of government affairs.

Helen of Troy wraps up Kaz acquisition

Helen of Troy Ltd. has finalized its deal to acquire health care and home products manufacturer Kaz Inc.

Combe sells cough/cold, skin care, foot care units

Combe Inc. has completed the sale of its cough and cold, skin care and foot care businesses to Reckitt Benckiser Inc. and Blistex Inc.

Mars rolls out Snickers Peanut Butter Squared

Mars Chocolate North America has shipped a new variety of its Snickers candy bar, Snickers Peanut Butter Squared, to drug stores and other mass retailers nationwide.

SC Johnson offers to buy Sara Lee shoe care business

Sara Lee Corp. has received an offer from SC Johnson to acquire Sara Lee's global shoe care business, including the venerable Kiwi brand, for 245 million euros ($327.9 million).

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