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Week of Mon, Jan 30th, 2012

Mylan gets tentative approval for Lipitor generic

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Mylan Inc. tentative approval for atorvastatin calcium tablets, a generic version of Pfizer Inc.'s blockbuster Lipitor cholesterol-lowering medication.

Zicam maker Matrixx appoints Arnett as CEO

Personal health care products veteran M'lou Arnett has joined Matrixx Initiatives Inc., maker of the Zicam cold, sinus and allergy remedy line, as chief executive officer.

Prestige Brands closes purchase of 15 GSK brands

Prestige Brands Holdings Inc. said it has completed its purchase of 15 of the 17 over-the-counter medicine brands that it agreed to acquire from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Schick Xtreme3 debuts eco-friendly razor

Schick has introduced the Xtreme3 Eco, which it said is the first disposable razor to use 100% recycled plastic in the production of its handle and 100% post-consumer paper in its packaging.

KOMA Unwind drinks to hit shelves at Duane Reade

Bebida Beverage Co. (BeBevCo) is slated to roll out its relaxation and energy drinks at Duane Reade drug stores.

Crossmark creates unit for drug, value retailing

Sales and marketing specialist Crossmark has formed a new business unit for the drug and value retail channels.