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Boogies be gone

BY Michael Johnsen

NEW YORK Little Busy Bodies has brought to the market Achooz, a saline nose wipe aimed at adults, following its success with its for-kids version Boogie Wipes.

The saline solution is ideal for dissolving dried mucus, the company noted. Pictured here on a clip-strip, Little Busy Bodies’ pathway to success may mirror that of Airborne, as the line of kids and adult nasal wipes was developed by two moms.

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Actavis gets FDA approval for generic Cozaar

BY Allison Cerra

MORRISTOWN, N.J. Actavis has received regulatory approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its high blood pressure drug.

 

The drug maker said its losartan potassium tablets, USP, will be available in 25-mg, 50-mg and 100-mg strengths. The drug is a generic version of Merck’s Cozaar.

 

 

Losartan potassium tablets, USP, had sales of approximately $940 million for the 12 months ended June 30, according to IMS Health.

 

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Dollar General’s Rexall will hit the race track at three NASCAR events

BY Michael Johnsen

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. Dollar General’s health brand Rexall will be gracing the No. 11 Braun Racing entry in three races this fall, the dollar store operator announcd Monday.

David Reutimann will return to the NASCAR Nationwide Series to drive the orange and blue Rexall Toyota in the Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 15, Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 6 and Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 20.

“We are excited to enter the Rexall Toyota in the NASCAR Nationwide Series,” stated Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO of Dollar General. “We recently introduced Rexall products in our stores, bringing our customers the dependable quality and value that Rexall is known for. We look forward to cheering on the Rexall car in celebration of the brand’s debut at Dollar General.”

The Rexall car makes its entrance into NASCAR in conjunction with Rexall healthcare products arriving on the shelves at Dollar General. The new Rexall line inlcudes over-the-counter medications and first aid, foot care and dental care products.

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