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Week of Mon, Apr 30th, 2012

Genomma ends bid to buy Prestige Brands

Genomma Lab Internacional S.A.B. de C.V. has dropped its plan to acquire Prestige Brands Holdings Inc.

Sandoz to acquire Fougera for $1.5 billion

Sandoz, the generic drug subsidiary of Novartis, plans to buy Fougera Pharmaceuticals in a cash deal of about $1.53 billion.

Sanofi launches glucose meter for iPhone, iPod

Sanofi has announced the U.S. launch of the iBGStar Blood Glucose Monitoring System, which the company said is the first Food and Drug Administration-approved blood glucose meter that connects directly to the Apple iPhone and iPod touch.

Pepto-Bismol adds 'to go' product

Procter & Gamble Co. has unveiled Pepto-Bismol To-Go, a more portable version of its venerable stomach remedy.

First Doryx generic is released by Mylan

Mylan Inc. has begun shipping doxycycline hyclate delayed-release tablets (150 mg), an oral antibiotic, after a favorable ruling in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Warner Chilcott.

AmerisourceBergen wraps up World Courier acquisition

AmerisourceBergen Corp. has closed its $520 million cash deal to buy World Courier Group Inc.

Balsamic vinegar variety joins Heinz ketchup lineup

H.J. Heinz Co. has made Heinz Ketchup Blended with Balsamic Vinegar a full-time member of its product family.

Speed Stick Twitter campaign helps guys 'handle it'

Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s Speed Stick Power brand has teamed up with television star Danny Pudi for a campaign called "How Do You #HANDLEIT?" on social media site Twitter.

Mylan set to sell Nuvigil generic

Mylan Inc. has entered into an agreement with Teva that settles pending patent litigation related to Nuvigil (armodafinil), a medication for sleep disorders.

Kimberly-Clark extends U by Kotex line

Kimberly-Clark Corp. has launched the new U by Kotex Sleek Tampons and U by Kotex CleanWear Pads in retail outlets nationwide.

Warner Chilcott eyes sale of company

Warner Chilcott's board of directors has confirmed that it's exploring a sale of the company.