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Week of Mon, Feb 28th, 2011

Qualitest cleared to market oral contraceptive

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its Emoquette oral contraceptive.

Shoppers Drug Mart adds Zippity Doo's anti-lice hair care line

Laurus Enterprises LLC's Zippity Doo's lice-preventive hair care products for children are now available in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Prestige Brands names operations VP

Paul Hennessey has been appointed to vice president of operations at Prestige Brands Holdings Inc.

Amneal ships generic version of Indocin

Amneal Pharmaceuticals has begun rolling out indomethacin extended-release capsules, an anti-inflammatory pain relief medication.

Reese's promo gives NCAA hoops fans a shot

Hershey Co.'s Reese's brand is continuing its sponsorship of NCAA basketball with the launch of the Perfect Play promotion.

FDA OKs Forest Labs' Daliresp for COPD

Forest Laboratories Inc. has obtained approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Daliresp (roflumilast) as a treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations.

Insight Pharmaceuticals acquires e.p.t brand

Insight Pharmaceuticals has purchased the e.p.t home pregnancy testing brand from Johnson & Johnson.

Sales exec at American Greetings moves up

American Greetings has promoted Bill DeWitt to senior vice president of the company's North American Sales Group.

Pfizer wraps up King Pharmaceuticals acquisition

Pfizer Inc. has closed its $3.6 billion deal to acquire branded drug maker King Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Coca-Cola boosts Seagram's retail distribution

The Coca-Cola Co. is expanding retail availability and stepping up marketing for the full line of Seagram's ginger ale and mixers nationwide.

Winning Colours stain remover to launch at Duane Reade

Winning Brands Corp. next month plans to roll out its Winning Colours Stain Remover to Duane Reade stores in New York City and pass out samples of the product.

Mylan approved for Neurontin generic

Mylan Inc. plans to ship generic gabapentin capsules, indicated for the treatment of a painful complication of shingles.

Kidz-Med VeraTemp coming to Canadian drug stores

American Scientific Resources Inc. has signed Associated National Brokerage (ANB) to distribute its Kidz-Med VeraTemp noncontact thermometers to chain drug stores in Canada.

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