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Week of Mon, May 14th, 2012

FDA clears Plavix generics for market

The Food and Drug Administration has approved generic versions of Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate), a blood-thinning drug, from nine pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Frito-Lay plans gluten-free labeling

Frito-Lay North America has begun a multiyear initiative to validate many of its snack products as gluten-free, with package labeling to follow.

Walgreens social media director joins Campbell Soup

Adam Kmiec has been appointed director of digital marketing and social media at Campbell Soup Co.

Coty introduces Nautica Aqua Rush

This month Coty Inc. is rolling out Nautica Aqua Rush, targeted at the "adventurous" man.

Pernix to release first gastroenterology offering

Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. has introduced the Omeclamox-Pak, the first product in its gastroenterology portfolio.

CutisPharma underscores reliability of compounding kits

CutisPharma Inc. recently presented studies that attest to the reliability of its Magic Mouthwash prescription compounding kits.

Majestic Drug ushers in next generation of leadership

David Fishman has joined Majestic Drug Co. as vice president.

Amneal updates generic metformin formula, labeling

Amneal Pharmaceuticals has made formulation and labeling changes to its generic metformin products that provide key improvements for pharmacists and patients.

Abbott's PediaSure targets picky eaters

Abbott has launched PediaSure SideKicks Clear, a children's nutritional beverage designed to supplement the diet of picky eaters who are growing fine but may be missing nutrients.

Leadership transition upcoming at AstraZeneca

Next month, AstraZeneca will have new faces in the posts of chief executive officer and chairman.

CoralActives acne products picked up by Kinney Drugs

Ermis Labs has landed distribution of its CoralActives acne treatment line with Kinney Drugs.

Coty drops bid to acquire Avon

Coty Inc. has withdrawn its $10.7 billion proposed acquisition of beauty care supplier Avon Products Inc.

Kellogg's brand gets a makeover

Kellogg Co. is unveiling a refresh of its 106-year-old Kellogg's brand, calling the move the most significant update of its marquee identity in company history.

QS/1 rolls out RetrieveRx system

QS/1 has released RetrieveRx, a will-call storage and retrieval system aimed at helping pharmacies eliminate the clutter and guesswork of storing and locating filled prescriptions.

Red Carpet Manicure adds summer shades

Red Carpet Manicure, maker of an innovative at-home gel nail manicure system, has introduced new limited-edition special shade effects for the summer.

Boiron names U.S. chief executive

Janick Boudazin has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of Boiron Inc.

Stiefel cleared to market acne foam

Stiefel has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Fabior Foam (tazarotene 0.1%), an acne treatment.

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