February 18, 2011

HAZLETON, Pa. — Troy Healthcare in January acquired the distribution of its Stopain brand, an external analgesic Troy has been manufacturing since 2002 that is already an up-and-coming pain-relief spray. The brand cracked the top 10 list of external analgesic rubs for the 12 weeks ended Dec. 26, 2010, moving into the No. 10 spot with $1.3 million in sales across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), according to SymphonyIRI Group data. SKU growth of 16.1% in that period also is outpacing category growth of 11.3%.


February 16, 2011

Lansinoh Labs on Tuesday announced the acquisition of certain operational and manufacturing assets from En-Ko Electronic Control Systems in Izmir, Turkey. The acquisition will allow Lansinoh to directly control the manufacturing of the Lansinoh Affinity double electric breast pump, Lansinoh Affinity breast-milk storage bottles and Lansinoh ComfortFit flanges.

February 14, 2011

An increase in consolidation among generic drug companies could be in the works, according to a new report from Thomson Reuters.

February 11, 2011

Irish biotech company Elan and German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim will collaborate to develop and manufacture antibody-based medicines.

February 1, 2011

The star of "American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior," has dedicated a motorcycle themed after Bic's Flex4 men's shaver.

February 1, 2011

Years 2009 and 2010 were up and down for the generic drug industry and its main trade group, the Generic Pharmaceutical Association. On one hand, there were the departures of president and CEO Kathleen Jaeger and member company Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.

January 25, 2011

Procter & Gamble is boosting its Gain brand with a formula upgrade that locks in the long-lasting scent of Gain.

January 20, 2011

Bic is launching in March its new Simply Soleil triple-blade shaver for women.

January 19, 2011

German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim will purchase a manufacturing plant from U.S. biotech company Amgen, the two said.

January 19, 2011

A permanent injunction was granted to the federal government Tuesday against a contract manufacturer and distributor of prescription and over-the-counter products, as well as two of its executives.

January 17, 2011

After announcing its voluntary recall of certain products at a wholesaler level on Friday, Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare division provided an update on its internal assessment phase of its comprehensive action plan.

January 17, 2011

Looking to offer a greener option for users of Styrofoam and noncompostable insulated cups, Repurpose Compostables has launched a new insulated hot cup that is 100% compostable.

January 6, 2011

A new fabric softener from Henkel is sure to revolutionize the laundry category.

January 6, 2011

Mattel announced that it has appointed Bryan Stockton, Mattel’s president of international, to the new position of COO, effective immediately.

January 5, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Elmer’s Products revamped its hardware line in November with the addition of two products that offer consumers enhanced strength and performance. Elmer’s believes that by concentrating on the performance of products, it can help reduce consumer confusion at the shelf by providing all-in-one formulas.


January 5, 2011

Troy Healthcare on Wednesday announced its purchase of the Stopain brand from DRJ Group and also stated that a new Stopain gel line extension will be shipping to stores in early 2011.

January 4, 2011

Marcal's Small Steps, a line of paper products that is made from 100% recyclable paper, is ready to salute those making environmental differences in their communities.

January 3, 2011

Helen of Troy on Monday announced that it has completed its acquisition of humidifier manufacturer Kaz. Sales for the next 12 months, ending Dec. 31, 2011, are expected to exceed $400 million, the company announced.

December 22, 2010

British singer Marina Diamondis of Marina and the Diamonds has been selected as the new face of Max Factor, according to published reports.

December 15, 2010

The dietary supplement industry’s leading trade associations on Wednesday joined forces with the Food and Drug Administration to support heightened efforts to address public health problems posed by products that are illegally marketed as dietary supplements but contain the same active ingredients as FDA-approved drugs or other ingredients that do not qualify as dietary ingredients.

December 10, 2010

Sunny Delight is refocusing its North American business with the acquisition of a manufacturing plant owned by the J.M. Smucker Co., and is updating all five of its North American manufacturing facilities and data systems.

December 8, 2010

Nice-Pak Products recently announced the transformation of its Mooresville, Ind., manufacturing plant into a “zero landfill” facility — the plant now converts excess waste into energy that produces steam heat for Indianapolis.

December 7, 2010

Supplier News — Say goodbye to sweat stains with a new pretreatment stain remover from PharmaWorks. PitStop, PharmaWorks’ new innovation, removes stubborn yellow armpit stains by lifting and dissolving sweat-stain deposits, and it even can be used on old stains and rings around shirt collars. PitStop retails for $12.50 for a 12-oz. bottle. 


December 6, 2010

Procter & Gamble announced that its Auburn, Maine, feminine care facility became the first manufacturing plant in North America to achieve zero waste to landfill.