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Week of Mon, Sep 16th, 2013

Teva releases generic version of Niaspan

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has rolled out niacin extended-release tablets in dosages of 500 mg, 750 mg and 1000 mg in the United States.

Oral-B goes live with smartphone app

Oral-B has launched the Oral-B App, which it calls a "breakthrough digital tool" for toothbrushing routines that gives users a more control over their oral hygiene.

PepsiCo bolsters brand via new iTunes Radio

PepsiCo Inc. has been named as the exclusive food and beverage launch partner for iTunes Radio, Apple's new iAd-supported streaming radio service.

Sanofi Pasteur aims to corral 'FLUgitives'

Sanofi Pasteur is looking to round up "FLUgitives" — people who haven't yet been vaccinated against the flu this season.

Nexafed grows retail pharmacy distribution

Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc. has expanded distribution of its Nexafed nasal decongestant — which has a technology that disrupts the conversion of pseudoephedrine into methamphetamine — to over 2,600 pharmacies nationwide.

Topricin foot cream to be carried by CVS

The Topricin natural pain relief brand is stepping into the foot care aisle at CVS/pharmacy.

GSK in pilot to evaluate patient Rx challenges

GlaxoSmithKline has teamed up with Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) on a new approach to analyzing health information that enables health care providers and payers, with the touch of a button, to analyze patient medication challenges in real time.

Lidoderm generic launched by Actavis

Actavis Inc. has released a generic version of Lidoderm (lidocaine topical patch 5%).

Dr. Smith's ointment goes nationwide at Walgreens

Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment was joined by entrepreneur and television personality Bill Rancic to mark the baby care brand's launch in Walgreens drug stores nationwide.

Survey: XyliMelts help dry mouth sufferers sleep

Users of XyliMelts for Dry Mouth are sleeping better thanks to the product's delivery mechanism, according to a study done on behalf of manufacturer OraHealth.

Orexo rolls out Zubsolv to pharmacies

Providing another option for people addicted to painkillers, Orexo U.S. Inc. has released Zubsolv sublingual tablets to U.S. pharmacies.

Rolaids antacid returns to U.S. stores

Sanofi US and its Chattem Inc. consumer health business have reintroduced Rolaids to stores across the United States.

Pampers upgrades diaper product line

Pampers has launched major upgrades across its entire line of diapers, training pants and wipes.

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