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Week of Mon, Apr 25th, 2011

Abbott cleared to market AndroGel 1.62%

Abbott has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its new AndroGel 1.62% testosterone gel.

Leo Pharma enhances Taclonex website

Leo Pharma Inc. has gone live with an expanded website for its Taclonex topical medications for psoriasis.

OCuSOFT releases Ocudox Rx kit

OCuSOFT Inc. has begun shipping the Ocudox Convenience Kit to retail pharmacies.

PEZ adds combo flavors to candy lineup

PEZ Candy Inc. has added two new flavors, Strawberry-Vanilla and Raspberry-Lemon.

Pfizer redesigns Gold child nutrition products

Pfizer Inc. has introduced its new advanced Gold range of child nutrition products, which are developed to meet the changing nutritional and feeding needs of young children.

AstraZeneca allows Crestor, Nexium users to 'chat'

AstraZeneca has unveiled a click-to-chat feature on its consumer websites for its Crestor and Nexium prescription medications.

PepsiCo brings vending machine into social media age

PepsiCo has unveiled its Social Vending System, a networked beverage vending machine with interactive touch-screen technology that the company said allows consumers "to better connect with PepsiCo brands" at the point of purchase.

Children's AccuDial honored for innovation

Children's AccuDial, a line of over-the-counter pediatric medicines from AccuDial Pharmaceutical Inc., has been named a 2011 Edison Awards winner.

New CEO to take helm at MillerCoors

Tom Long has been appointed chief executive officer of MillerCoors, whose current CEO, Leo Kiely, is slated to retire in the coming weeks.

Pantene bottles to use plant-based plastic

Procter & Gamble Co.'s Pantene hair care brand has begun producing new shampoo and conditioner bottles made primarily from plant-based plastic.

100% Natural Lipton Iced Tea line makes debut

Lipton Iced Tea is launching 100% Natural Lipton Iced Tea, a new line of beverages with a simple, all-natural ingredient list.

Watson's Crinone added to fertility Rx card program

Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Crinone 8% progesterone gel is now included in New Life Agency Inc.'s Fertility Pharmacy Care Card program, which provides prescription drug discounts to fertility patients through Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy.

Schick Quattro for Women goes on tour with Skintimate

Schick is introducing its new Quattro for Women Disposable Razor handle scented with Skintimate Signature Scent Raspberry Rain through the Shower Your Senses mobile tour.

Breast cancer generic released by Mylan

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has begun shipping letrozole tablets 2.5 mg, a treatment for postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer.

Boehringer Ingelheim supports colon cancer event

Boehringer Ingelheim helped the Colon Cancer Alliance in its effort to raise public awareness of colon cancer with its sponsorship of the third annual Undy 5000 five-kilometer run in St. Louis.

HDMA: Specialty Rx distributors save billions in costs

Distributors of specialty pharmaceuticals save the health care industry billions of dollars annually via efficient, extensive measures to ensure their safe delivery, according to new research from the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA).

Zippity Doo's anti-lice hair line hits shelves at Navarro

Zippity Doo's children's hair care products for head lice prevention are now available throughout South Florida at Navarro Discount Pharmacy.

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