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Week of Mon, Aug 20th, 2012

Tyler named exec VP of strategy at McKesson

McKesson Corp. has appointed Brian Tyler as executive vice president of corporate strategy and business development.

Watson cleared to market lidocaine patch

Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its lidocaine topical patch 5%.

SymphonyIRI appoints retail solutions president

SymphonyIRI Group Inc. has named Beverly Grant as president of retail solutions.

Energizer, Wahl reach settlement

Energizer Holdings Inc. has settled patent infringement litigation against the Wahl Clipper Corp.

Stride teams with Shaun White to launch Mintacular

Stride gum has expanded its flavor lineup with Mintacular, the result of its second collaboration with pro snowboarder/skateboarder and two-time gold medalist Shaun White.

CCA names new board member

CCA Industries Inc. has appointed Jonathan Rothschild as a director on its board.

Nephron unveils Primatene Mist alternative

Later this month, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp. plans to begin rolling out Asthmanefrin, an over-the-counter alternative to the discontinued Primatene Mist inhaler.

Church & Dwight to buy Avid Health

Church & Dwight Co. plans to acquire Avid Health Inc., maker of the Vitafusion and L'il Critters gummy vitamins and supplements, for $650 million in cash.

Sanofi ships Sklice head lice lotion

Sanofi Pasteur has released Sklice Lotion, a topical treatment of head lice, to U.S. pharmacies.

Prasco to release Xopenex authorized generic

Prasco Laboratories has entered an agreement with Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. to distribute an authorized generic version of Xopenex Inhalation Solution, a respiratory medication.

L'Oreal, Walgreens ready new skin care experience

L'Oreal Group's La Roche-Posay and Vichy Laboratoires dermatological skin care brands are slated to have a bigger presence in select Walgreens drug stores.

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