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Archimedes Pharma launches Lazanda for breakthrough cancer pain

BY Alaric DeArment

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Archimedes Pharma has launched a new drug for breakthrough cancer pain, the drug maker said Monday.

Archimedes announced the launch of Lazanda (fentanyl) nasal spray for adult patients who have developed a tolerance to opioid therapy for persistent, underlying cancer pain. The drug uses Archimedes’ patented PecSys delivery system, which allows the drug to be absorbed across the nasal membrane and directly into the bloodstream. The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug on June 30.

While many patients with cancer experience persistent background pain, breakthrough pain is described as an intense, excruciating pain with rapid onset and relatively short duration that can occur even if a patient is taking opioid drugs for background pain.


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Food Lion earns LEED Silver certification for two Fayetteville, N.C., stores

BY Allison Cerra

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion announced that two of its stores in Fayetteville, N.C., have earned LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The supermarket chain said the stores feature such environmentally friendly construction and energy-efficient services as an on-site recycling center, an educational kiosk and preferred parking for carpool vehicles.

"At Food Lion, we are committed to protecting the environment and reducing energy consumption through green building construction, and we are especially proud to have received this recognition," said Kyle Mitchell, VP store development for Delhaize America South. "We are honored to be recognized for these efforts and look forward to identifying other opportunities to build LEED stores and continuing to further reduce our energy consumption."

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Wegmans debuts new store in Northborough, Mass.

BY Allison Cerra

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — Regional supermarket chain Wegmans made its New England debut on Oct. 16.

The chain opened a 138,000-sq.-ft. store, located in Northborough, Mass., which touts 70,000 products. Citing industry figures, Wegmans said the store is twice the average number for traditional grocery stores.

“We’re so proud to introduce Wegmans to New England we can hardly wait to open the doors,” Wegmans store manager Kevin Russell said. “We aim to give our new customers a shopping experience they’ll love… a real feast for the senses.”

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