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FDA approves Wockhardt antidepressant

BY Alaric DeArment

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic antidepressant made by Wockhardt, the Indian drug maker said Tuesday.

Wockhardt announced the FDA approval of its bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets in the 100 mg, 150 mg and 200 mg strengths.

The drug is a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline’s Wellbutrin SR, various versions of which have a market of about $268 million, according to IMS Health.


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Travel Channel, Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment release new DVD collections for hit shows

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK — Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment is releasing two DVD collections under the company’s exclusive home video license agreement with Travel Channel.

The company has debuted "Ghost Adventures Season 4." "Ghost Adventures" follows Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin, a trio that visits some of the nation’s most notoriously haunted places and spaces. Such places visited include the Stanley Hotel — the site that inspired Stephen King’s "The Shining" — in addition to a corrupt funeral home located in Seattle and Gettysburg, Pa.

The company also has released "The Dead Files: Collection 1." The show follows medium Amy Allan and former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi as they combine skills in an attempt to uncover paranormal phenomena across America.

"Ghost Adventures Season 4" DVD is comprises of three discs, has a run time of 516 minutes and a suggested retail price of $24.98. "The Dead Files: Collection 1" DVD set is comprised of two discs, has a run time of 387 minutes and a suggested retail price of $19.98. Both collections now are available wherever DVDs are sold.

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Deep discounter Fred’s to begin accepting American Express

BY Michael Johnsen

NEW YORK 

American Express and Fred’s on Friday announced the launch of a special three-month American Express Cardmember offer beginning in September to celebrate the recent card acceptance agreement between the two companies.

"We strive to provide our customers with a quick and convenient shopping experience and the acceptance of the American Express Card makes shopping even easier by offering more flexibility in their payment choices," stated Tracy Herr, VP advertising at Fred’s.

From Sept. 1 through Nov. 30, American Express Cardmembers can earn a one-time $10 statement credit by using their synched American Express Card to make a single purchase of at least $30 in store at any Fred’s.

 

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