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BD wins approval for generic, injectable antiemetic

BY Alaric DeArment

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the latest drug in BD’s Simplist line, the company said Thursday.

BD announced the approval of ondansetron injection in the 4 mg/2 mL strength, an injectable drug used to prevent nausea and vomiting after surgery. The drug is currently on the FDA’s drug shortage list due to recent increases in demand and supply issues faced by other manufactures, BD said.

"We’re proud to be expanding our BD Simplist products with a drug like ondansetron injection, USP, which is in high demand among clinicians and fills a need for an intervention that can be administered quickly," BD Rx president Mark Sebree said. "As we establish our product line with a third drug approval, we are seeing even further indication of the positive responses to our new BD Simplist prefilled injectables, especially among repeat customers."

BD announced its plan to manufacture generic drugs through its BD Rx division, and its BD Simplist product line currently contains two other products.

 

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Limited-edition Stila Dancing with Stars makeup collection to launch at Ulta Beauty

BY Antoinette Alexander

GLENDALE, Calif. — Slated to be sold exclusively at Ulta Beauty locations beginning in September is a new limited-edition beauty collection by Stila Cosmetics inspired by the makeup used behind the scene on the television show, “Dancing with the Stars.”

The Stila Dancing with the Stars Collection will include:

  • Live. Love Dance. Sets ($39 each):  
Four makeup sets inspired by dance styles, including the samba, tango, freestyle and cha-cha. All sets include one palette with a universally flattering cheek color and seven eye shadow shades. The sets also include Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Illuminating Beauty Balm, a Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner and a deluxe Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick;
  • Powder Blush, in one universal shade ($16 each);
  • Illuminating Powder, an all-over shimmer powder ($16 each);
  • Bronzing Powder ($16 each); and
  • Makeup Bag with Star Mirror ($20 each).

"We are thrilled to be the exclusive retailer for Stila’s new ‘Dancing with the Stars’ collection," stated ULTA SVP merchandising Janet Taake. "With the popularity of both the show and Stila Cosmetics, we expect this to be a highly anticipated product assortment that will be lots of fun for those customers who want to capture the polished, ‘Dancing with the Stars’ look."

The launch will be supported through promotions, including in-store displays at more than 500 ULTA Beauty locations, retail events, public relations and social media activations, ULTA Beauty catalog advertising, and a gift-with-purchase promotion, which will begin Sept. 8 and will run through Sept. 28.

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Ohio representative expresses concern about ‘preferred pharmacy’ networks’ effects on independents

BY Alaric DeArment

WASHINGTON — A member of Congress is raising concerns about "preferred pharmacy" Medicare drug plans, according to an Alexandria, Va.-based trade group that represents independent pharmacies.

In a blog post Thursday, the National Community Pharmacists Association discussed a recent letter sent to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, in which he wrote: "Over the last few months, I have been hearing increasing concerns from Medicare beneficiaries and small business owners in my congressional district regarding Medicare Part D plans that feature preferred pharmacy networks. As these networks grow and expand in number, I am concerned that they could lead to a decrease in access to quality care and threaten the survival of small business pharmacies that play a vital role in our communities."

 

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M.SWARNER says:
Sep-02-2013 02:18 pm

Preferred networks are against the any willing provider provision of the law and must be stopped. We have lost untold business to Walmart and CVS. Our government fails again.

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