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Week of Mon, Jun 27th, 2011

Finpago launches EasyCopay to Health Mart

Finpago Inc. rolled out its EasyCopay automated copayment claims service for pharmacies to all Health Mart members at the McKesson Trade Show in San Francisco.

Archimedes gets OK for fentanyl nasal spray

Archimedes Pharma Ltd. and its subsidiary Archimedes Pharma U.S. Inc. have been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market approved Lazanda (fentanyl) nasal spray, for the management of breakthrough pain in cancer patients.

Forest Labs rolls out VIIBRYD to pharmacies

Forest Laboratories Inc. has shipped VIIBRYD tablets (vilazodone HCl), an antidepressant, to pharmacies throughout the United States.

Head & Shoulders tips cap to MLB great plays

Head & Shoulders has kicked off "Head & Shoulders Hats Off," a social movement designed to salute Major League Baseball (MLB) teams for their accomplishments on the field.

FTC settles over Nivea skin cream claims

The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement requiring Nivea skin cream maker Beiersdorf Inc. to stop claiming that regular use of its Nivea My Silhouette! cream can significantly reduce consumers' body size.

Par downsizes Strativa division

Par Pharmaceutical Cos. has restructured its branded drug division, Strativa Pharmaceuticals, as part of a strategic assessment.

Eucerin helps calculate skin health costs

Eucerin has unveiled the Eucerin Skin Health Cost Calculator, part of the brand's Skin First Movement to educate Americans about the importance of treating their skin care more like health care.

AstraZeneca: Study supports earlier diabetes intervention

Predictors for type 2 diabetes are easily identifiable and may lead to earlier intervention for people at risk, according to a large community study sponsored by AstraZeneca.

Analysis: Skin care bridges customers' health, beauty needs

Skin care is a strong and steady category with room for growth.

Qualitest issues national recall of combo pain killers

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals has announced a voluntary nationwide retail-level recall of butalbital, acetaminophen and caffeine tablets (50mg/325mg/40mg) and hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets (7.5mg/500mg).

Abbott reports stolen diabetes products

Abbott Diabetes Care is working with the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement officials to recover a stolen shipment of blood glucose monitoring products.

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