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Week of Mon, Sep 24th, 2012

Mylan ships generic versions of Avapro, Avalide

Mylan Inc. has launched irbesartan tablets and irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide tablets, indicated for treating high blood pressure.

Bayshore gets first ANDA approval

Bayshore Pharmaceuticals, a manufacturer and marketer of generic drugs, has received its first Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) approval from the Food and Drug Administration for methscopolamine bromide tablets.

Par Pharma sale to TPG finalized

The sale of Par Pharmaceutical Cos. to private equity firm TPG has been completed.

Unilever serves up digital savings across U.S. brands

Unilever has teamed up with SavingStar, a "paperless" grocery savings service, for a promotion that they said marks the first time a company has offered digital savings to shoppers across all of its product lines and over multiple shopping trips and retailers.

Markwins to buy Physicians Formula

Markwins International plans to acquire Physicians Formula Holdings Inc. for nearly $75 million.

American Greetings fields buyout offer

American Greetings Corp. has received a go-private offer from a group that is headed by its chief executive officer, Zev Weiss.

AmerisourceBergen taps Diebold for Rx equipment services

AmerisourceBergen Technology Group (ABTG) has named Diebold Inc. as its single-source provider of installation, preventive maintenance and repair services for ABTG pharmacy automation customers.

Rite Aid adds Lumiday, Luminite wellness supplements

Direct Digital LLC's Lumiday Natural Mood Enhancement and Luminite Natural Sleep Support dietary supplements are now being carried at more than 2,000 Rite Aid drug stores as well as the retailer's online store.

Reckitt Benckiser discontinues Suboxone Tablets

Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. has issued a Citizen Petition with the Food and Drug Administration requesting action to curtail the risk of pediatric exposure with buprenorphine-containing products for the treatment of opioid dependence.

Colief Infant Drops hits shelves at Duane Reade

Crosscare Inc.'s over-the-counter, all-natural colic remedy, Colief Infant Drops, is making its debut at Duane Reade drug stores throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Dream Water to be featured on CNBC show

David Lekach and Vincent Porpiglia, the founders of Dream Water, are slated to be featured on CNBC's "How I Made My Millions."

Sanofi Pasteur Fluzone Intradermal tour visits Seattle-area Walgreens

Sanofi Pasteur brought its Fluzone Intradermal Vaccine Coop de Quill VacciNation Tour to Seattle-area Walgreens drug store as part of its effort to raise awareness about the need to get vaccinated for influenza.

E.l.f. cosmetics rolls out Disney 'Villain Collection'

E.l.f. Cosmetics has introduced The Villain Collection, three limited-edition beauty books containing a selection of makeup devoted to Disney's "most love-to-hate" villainous leading ladies.

Watson recalls lots of hydrocodone painkiller

Watson Laboratories Inc. has issued a voluntary, nationwide recall for two lots of hydrocodone bitartrate and APAP tablets 10 mg/500 mg.

Mylan generics ships generics of Diovan, Antivert

Mylan Inc. has released generic versions of Novartis' Diovan HCT tablets and Pfizer's Antivert tablets.

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