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Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy names VP specialty infusion services

BY Allison Cerra

FLINT, Mich. — Hetty Lima has been tapped to serve as Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy’s VP specialty infusion services, the company announced this week.

In her new role, Lima will will be responsible for leading the sales and operations for Diplomat’s specialty infused product lines, including the national nursing network.

Lima, a 27-year industry veteran, served in various executive-level positions at such companies as Baxter Healthcare, CVS Caremark’s specialty pharmacy division and Coram’s Hemophilia Services division.

“Hetty’s years of specialty pharmacy and Orphan Disease experience will be invaluable to Diplomat as we build out our specialty infusion capabilities,” said Diplomat president and CEO Phil Hagerman said. “Her experience in biopharmaceutical product launch, business development and sales and marketing are a perfect fit for Diplomat’s rapid growth in the specialty pharmacy market.”

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Two kids films arrive on DVD, Blu-ray this month

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK — Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is bringing two animated films to DVD and Blu-ray formats this month.

"Mars Needs Moms" and "The Fox and the Hound 30th Anniversary 2-Movie Collection" will be available Aug. 9 at retailers nationwide.

Mars Needs Moms" in the following formats:

  • 4-disc Blu-ray combo pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray 2D, DVD and digital copy) for the suggested retail price of $49.99;

  • Two-disc Blu-ray combo pack (Blu-ray 2D + DVD) for $39.99;

  • Single-disc DVD for $29.99;

  • High definition movie download for the suggested retail price of $39.99; and

  • Standard definition movie download for the suggested retail price of $29.99.

Meanwhile, the "The Fox and the Hound 30th Anniversary 2-Movie Collection" features the 1981 film, "The Fox and the Hound" and the 2006 sequel, "The Fox and the Hound 2," in high definition for the first time. The films will be available in a single 3-disc Blu-ray combo pack.

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Sharpie introduces gel highlighter for back-to-school season

BY Allison Cerra

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Sharpie is "highlighting" its writing tools lineup with its latest back-to-school item.

Sharpie said its new gel highlighter is resistant to smearing, making it perfect for use on all types of paper, and ideal for highlighting, writing, doodling and drawing.

The Sharpie gel highlighter is available in orange, yellow, pink, blue and green, for a suggested retail price of $4.40 for a 2-pack marker set, $6.59 for a 3-pack marker set and $8.79 for a 4-pack marker set.

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