Aton gains marketing rights for Lodosyn
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. Aton Pharma has acquired rights to a Parkinson’s disease drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Aton said.
Aton announced that it acquired U.S. marketing rights to Lodosyn (carbidopa) tablets, used with carbidopa-levodopa or levodopa to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s.
“The acquisition of Lodosyn continues our mission to improve patient outcomes and quality of life by providing medically essential therapeutics while enabling us to enter an important market,” Aton CEO Michael Wells said. “Nearly 1 million people in the U.S. are living with Parkinson’s.”
Hannaford cuts the trans fats from private-label products
SCARBOROUGH, Maine Hannaford Supermarkets is removing artery-clogging trans fats from its private-label products, according to published reports.
The Associated Press reported Monday that Hannaford had removed the fats from nearly 300 food items.
The chain, owned by Belgium-based Delhaize Group, operates 173 stores in New England and New York and employs 27,000 people, according to its Web site.
Estracell Wedge Edge sponge now available at retailers nationwide
WALLED LAKE, Mich. Armaly Brands has expanded the distribution of its Estracell Wedge Edge sponge.
The Wedge Edge sponge, a multi-surface, no scratch scrub sponge that features a patent-pending, 30-degree angle shape that reaches deeper into hard-to-get-to corners and crevices, now will be available at such retailers as Walmart, Winn-Dixie, Spartan Stores, Publix.
“Consumer demand has driven retailers to make the Wedge Edge available in outlets nationwide,” said John Armaly Jr., president of Armaly Brands. “As more consumers discovered the product’s distinctive shape which allowed them to clean those hard-to-get-to areas and experienced the advantages of the Estracell material the demand for the product really took off. We had reports from buyers telling us that customers were asking for the product which was really a key component in allowing us to secure additional distribution.”
Armaly also is the maker of cleaning products Brillo, Auto Show and Armaly ProPlus.