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Week of Mon, Dec 5th, 2011

Hoskins to head Energizer Household Products

Joe McClanathan, president and chief executive officer of Energizer Household Products, is slated to retire next year and be succeeded by vice president Alan Hoskins.

Advil enlists Bon Jovi for TV commercial

Rock musician Jon Bon Jovi shares his pain relief story in a new television commercial for Advil.

Hershey to buy Canadian chocolate candy maker

Hershey Co. plans to acquire Brookside Foods Ltd., a British Columbia-based confectionery manufacturer specializing in chocolate-covered fruit juice pieces.

Watson introduces Amethia Lo

Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. is rolling out Amethia Lo tablets, an oral contraceptive.

GPhA names VP of policy and alliances

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) has hired Ahaviah Glaser as vice president for policy and strategic alliances.

HDMA recognizes senator for Rx safety

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) has honored Sen. Pat Roberts (R., Kan.) with its Rx Safety and Healthcare Leadership Award.

AstraZeneca to downsize U.S. sales force

AstraZeneca plans to cut more than 1,000 jobs from its U.S. sales force as part of a restructuring program unveiled last year.

Ranbaxy rolls out Caduet authorized generic

Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. has launched an authorized generic version of Caduet, indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

CEO succession, new COO at Prasco

Christopher Arington has been promoted to vice chairman and chief executive officer of authorized generic drug maker Prasco Laboratories.

Helen of Troy to acquire PUR from P&G

Helen of Troy Ltd. plans to buy the PUR water filtration product business from Procter & Gamble Co.

Horizon releases Duexis in U.S.

Horizon Pharma Inc. has launched Duexis, a proprietary single-tablet combination of ibuprofen (800 mg) and famotidine (26.6 mg), in the United States.

Nipro honored as a top manufacturer in Florida

Nipro Diagnostics Inc. has won the 2011 Manufacturer of the Year Award from the Manufacturers Association of Florida (MAF).

Kraft names leadership for split of snack, grocery businesses

Kraft Foods Inc. has appointed the chairmen and chief executive officers of the two companies it will form next year when it wraps up a planned spin-off of its grocery business.

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