Dr. Reddy’s launches generic Antara capsules
HYDERABAD, India — Dr. Reddy’s Labs on Wednesday announced the launch of fenofibrate capsules, USP in 43-mg and 130-mg strengths. The drug is the generic version of Antara (fenofibrate) capsules.
The Antara capsules brand and generics had U.S. sales of approximately $74 million MAT for the most recent 12 months ending February 2014, according to IMS Health. Dr. Reddy’s fenofibrate capsules, USP 43-mg is available in bottle counts of 30; 130-mg are available in bottle counts of 30 and 90.
Jewel-Osco names VP marketing and merchandising
ITASCA, Ill. — Jewel-Osco has named company veteran Doug Cygan VP marketing and merchandising.
Cygan’s appointment will accompany the recent selection of the company’s VP operations Scott Hays under president Shane Sampson’s leadership.
Cygan began his career with Jewel-Osco in 1980 as a grocery clerk. He was promoted to store director, and then held positions of increasing responsibility throughout the company in the store support center in marketing and merchandising including category manager, director of marketing, VP fresh food merchandising, and VP merchandising up until 2013. When New Albertson’s Inc. assumed ownership of Jewel-Osco, Cygan was named director of grocery.
“At Jewel-Osco, our goal is to be the finest food and drug retailer in the United States, and all that starts with being the best for Chicago. Doug is Chicago born and bred, and like so many of our team, he has spent his entire career with Jewel-Osco. He not only knows the business and communities we serve, but also understands what “the Jewel” means to the heart of Chicago,” Sampson said. “Doug has seen the company transition throughout the years as he learned the business from the bottom up. We’re grateful to have such phenomenal talent here to draw on, and we’re confident that the work we’re doing to make Jewel-Osco the best in Chicago will benefit from Doug’s experience and leadership.”
Remington College Nashville Campus begins enrollment for new pharmacy tech program
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Remington College Nashville Campus has started the process of enrolling students for its new Pharmacy Technician diploma program. The program incorporates a realistic pharmacy environment and a hands-on curriculum to help prepare students interested in pursuing entry-level jobs in the pharmacy field.
The program, which can be completed in as few as 13 months, includes such courses as pharmacy practice; law, ethics and therapeutic communication; dosage calculation; therapeutics, prescription entry and billing; sterile products and quality assurance; and extemporaneous compounding and inventory management.
"We are very pleased to be able to offer the Pharmacy Technician program to students in the Nashville area," said James Saulsbury, Remington College Nashville Campus president. "Pharmacy technicians will be in demand everywhere from commercial pharmacies to hospitals."
The demand for health services is expected to create a favorable job outlook for pharmacy technicians for several years, the school said, citing projected growth figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
All graduates from the program will hold two certifications: the Sterile Products Certification and the Pharmacy Technician Certification.