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Week of Mon, Feb 14th, 2011

Impax set to ship Adoxa generic

Impax Laboratories Inc. has gained final approval from the Food and Drug Administration of its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for doxycyline monohydrate 150-mg capsules.

L'Oreal names Aimee Mullins a brand ambassador

Athlete, actress and model Aimee Mullins is now part of the family of L'Oreal Paris Ambassadors.

GermBullet asks consumers to 'guess which pharmacy'

Flu & Cold Defense LLC has landed distribution of its new GermBullet nasal inhaler at one of the nation's two biggest drug store chains and wants consumers to name which one.

Novartis names head of OTC division

Naomi Kelman has been appointed as head of the Novartis OTC Division and will become a permanent attendee to the executive committee of Novartis.

Perrigo to supply store-brand glucose testing products

Perrigo has entered into an agreement with AgaMatrix Inc. to sell and distribute blood glucose monitors and test strips in the U.S. store-brand channel.

Hallmark launches postage-paid greeting cards

Hallmark and the U.S. Postal Service have introduced a line of greeting cards that already include postage.

Sanofi inks deal to acquire Genzyme for $20.1 billion

Ending months of haggling, sanofi-aventis has entered an agreement to buy biotech firm Genzyme Corp. for $20.1 billion in cash.

Mylan introduces generic version of Vfend

Mylan Inc. has launched voriconazole tablets, an antifungal medication, under a previously announced settlement and license agreement with Pfizer Inc.

KVK Tech rolls out OTC allergy remedy

KVK Tech Inc. has branched out from prescription pharmaceuticals to include an over-the-counter allergy product with the distribution of Chlorphen-12, equivalent to Chlor-Trimeton 12 Hour.

Identigene paternity tests debut in N.Y. at Duane Reade

Duane Reade is the first New York retail outlet to sell paternity testing with the rollout of the Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kit.

Whitman rejoins P&G's board

Former California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has returned to the board of directors at Procter & Gamble Co.

L’Oréal CEO Agon to become chairman

L’Oréal chief executive officer Jean-Paul Agon is slated to add the title of chairman effective next month.

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