J&J rings in 125th year with NYSE
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson chairman and CEO Bill Weldon on Wednesday morning rang the NYSE opening bell remotely from Johnson & Johnson world headquarters here as part of the company’s employee celebration of its 125th anniversary.
To see a brief video of the event, click here.
FDA reorganizes Office of Generic Drugs
SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration has reorganized the Office of Generic Drugs in an effort to improve efficiency, according to an internal memo.
The new organizational scheme will add a new division to the bioequivalence program called Division of Bioequivalence II and a new chemistry division, Division of Chemistry IV.
The microbiology and clinical review staffs also have been converted into the Division of Microbiology and the Division of Clinical Review. The Division of Labeling and Program Support remains the same. Meanwhile, the reorganization has formalized the position of deputy director for science and chemistry, currently held by Lawrence Yu.
"The reorganization is a major step in [the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research’s] efforts to advance the public health as the use of generic drugs continues to increase," read the memo, written by Office of Pharmaceutical Science director Helen Winkle.
Big Quark signs with NSS, launches BeautySleep
SAINT LOUIS — Big Quark has signed National Sales Solutions to handle all domestic sales, the company announced Thursday.
Big Quark will be launching its BeautySleep supplement into the mass market. BeautySleep is a 2-oz. dietary supplement that combines anti-aging compounds and antioxidants with sleep enhancers.
“With our early success with BeautySleep, we knew we needed help taking BeautySleep to the next level, and National Sales Solutions has proven highly effective,” stated Clark Wolfsberger,president of Big Quark. “They have been instrumental in getting BeautySleep in front of major chain-store buyers at the recent [National Association of Chain Drug Stores] convention in Boston and continuing the momentum with purchase orders.”