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J&J seeks approval for Simponi in ulcerative colitis

BY Alaric DeArment

HORSHAM, Pa. — A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson is hoping to win an additional approval for one of its drugs.

Janssen Biotech and Janssen Biologics B.V. announced the submission of a supplemental regulatory application to the Food and Drug Administration for Simponi (golimumab) for treatment of moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease that affects about 700,000 people in the United States. The drug already is approved for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

"We are pleased to bring forward submissions for Simponi as a potential therapeutic option for patients who fail to respond to conventional treatments and who face the continued debilitating effects of living with ulcerative colitis and, in some circumstances, a decision for surgery," Janssen Research and Development VP and head of immunology development Jerome Boscia said.


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Coconut Numerical collection arrives from Yankee Candle

BY Allison Cerra

SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass. — Yankee Candle has introduced a new limited-edition collection.

The Coconut Numerical line offers five fragrances that are available in large tumbler and novelty filled canister varieties, along with coordinating accessories. The lineup includes coconut and sea air, coconut and beach flower, coconut and mandarin, coconut and lime, and coconut and vanilla bean scents.

"We are excited to offer this distinctive collection," Yankee Candle SVP brand, design and innovation Hope Margala Klein said. "The candles and coordinating accessories with their decor-friendly earth tones offer an easy way to bring style and great fragrance to every room of the home."

The Coconut Numerical collection carries a suggested retail price range from $9.99 to $27.99.

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Target brings back summer ‘Black Friday’ sale

BY DSN STAFF

MINNEAPOLIS — Target once again is bringing Black Friday to the summer. This year, the retailer is expanding the sale to two full days: July 20 to 21. Target also will hold its first-ever Summer Cyber Week sale from July 22 to 28, featuring daily deals on Target.com for must-have products such as electronics, apparel, baby gear and more.

“Over the past two years our Black Friday in July sales have been a big hit with our savvy guests who appreciate bargains,” said Casey Carl, president of multichannel at Target. “This year, we’ve added something special by offering an extra day of Black Friday-like deals as well as Target’s new Summer Cyber Week — treating our guests at Target.com to nine straight days of savings.”

During the two-day Bonus Black Friday blowout, Target guests will find exclusive Black Friday-like deals on more than 2,000 items throughout Target.com, from toys, movies, health and beauty and more.

Guests can get an extra 10% off select Bonus Black Friday items by signing up for exclusive email offers before July 18 at Target.com/BlackFriday. Plus, Target REDcard guests who sign up have the opportunity to take advantage of select deals before everyone else on July 19.

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