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Black Opal named U.S. cosmetics partner of ‘Sparkle’ movie, launches sweepstakes

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Ethnic beauty brand Black Opal Cosmetics is promoting the Black Opal “Sparkle” national sweepstakes, and also has been named the official U.S. cosmetics partner of the movie “Sparkle,” in theaters Aug. 17.

The national sweepstakes is now open and is set to run through Aug. 17. One winner, plus 10 of her friends, will win a spa day and a private screening party of the movie “Sparkle.”  Twenty-five second-prize winners will win movie passes for two. Winners also will receive a beauty package with a Black Opal Beauty gift bag featuring cosmetics inspired by the movie.

Between now and Aug. 17, beauty mavens can log on to BlackOpalBeauty.com, click on their favorite look and learn how to recreate that look. Black Opal also is offering consumers who purchase products totaling $15 or more online a 15% discount, plus free shipping using the code “SPARKLE.”

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Not Your Mother’s to help raise funds for Young Survival Coalition

BY Antoinette Alexander

TAMPA, Fla. — October is breast cancer awareness month and, for a second year in a row, Not Your Mother’s hair care brand has selected to donate 10% of all its online sales during the month to the Young Survival Coalition. Not Your Mother’s also will support the charity and help raise awareness via its social media network, and will offer promotions and giveaways. 

"We partnered with YSC because we want to help spread their important message among our young customers," stated Bethany Pagliarulo, Not Your Mother’s owner. "Contrary to common belief, young women do get breast cancer and generally face more aggressive cancers and lower survival rates." 

Young Survival Coalition is a global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful. Through action, advocacy and awareness, YSC seeks to educate and influence the medical, research, breast cancer and legislative communities to address breast cancer in young women.

Not Your Mother’s is a Tampa-based hair care company under Demert Brands. Targeting a young, trend-savvy audience, the line is recognized for its signature eye-catching graphics, quirky product names and playful descriptions. Not Your Mother’s is sold at more than 10,000 U.S. retail locations, as well as in Australia.

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Mylan, Somaxon settle insomnia drug suit

BY Alaric DeArment

PITTSBURGH — Mylan has settled a patent litigation suit filed by Somaxon Pharmaceutical concerning an insomnia drug, Mylan said.

The generic drug maker said that under the settlement, it would have the right to sell doxepin hydrochloride tablets in the 3-mg and 6-mg strengths starting in January 2020. The drug is a generic version of Somaxon’s Silenor.

Mylan will have the right to sell its generic version of Silenor for 180 days under a license from Somaxon, a period that may be extended for up to 360 days, after which Mylan can sell its version of the drug under its own regulatory approval application.


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