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Mylan launches cholesterol drug

BY Alaric DeArment

PITTSBURGH — Mylan has launched a generic drug for treating cholesterol, the company said Friday.

Mylan announced the launch of fenofibrate tablets in the 48 mg and 145 mg strengths. The drug is used to reduce so-called "bad" low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, total cholesterol, triglycerides and apolipoprotein B while increasing "good" high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in adults with primary hyperocholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidemia.

The drug is a generic version of AbbVie’s Tricor. Various versions of the drug had sales of about $1.2 billion during the 12-month period that ended in March 2013, according to IMS Health.


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Reports: Target tests online movie, TV streaming

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK — Target is looking to compete with the likes of Netflix and Hulu with a video-streaming service it is beta testing with employees, according to published reports.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal reported that the mass merchandise retailer was testing Target Ticket, which currently offers access to 15,000 movies and TV shows. Features of the new service include parental controls, streaming and downloading for playback on desktop computers and mobile devices.

Target is the latest retailer to get into video streaming, but it’s not the first. In early 2010, Walmart acquired Santa Clara, Calif.-based Vudu, which allows delivery of content directly to broadband high-definition TVs and Blu-ray players.


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Marley Beverage relaunches One Drop coffee drink

BY Jason Owen

CHICAGO — Marley Beverage Company, a partnership with the family of the legendary reggae artist that promotes a wide range of healthy, natural drinks, is set to relaunch One Drop, a ready-to-drink premium Jamaican coffee beverage made with real cane sugar and all-natural ingredients, the company announced this week.

Marley’s One Drop is available in three flavors: coffee, mocha and vanilla light. The drink is re-launching in Rexam’s Sleek 12 oz. cans.

Originally introduced in 9.5 oz. glass bottles, Marley Beverages chose to move into the Rexam Sleek can because of its durability, portability and brand differentiation as it helps the beverage stand out on retail shelves. Marley’s also benefits from the fact that aluminum cans are the most sustainable packaging choice in the world, as they are recycled at more than double the rate of any other beverage package, the company noted.

"There is nothing better than drinking an iced cold coffee beverage from a can," said Lee Brody, global marketing director, Marley Beverage Company. "We wanted to showcase the premium look of our Marley’s One Drop line and help it stand out on the shelf. We were able to achieve both in a very powerful way with the Rexam Sleek can."

Rich Grimley, president and CEO, Rexam BCNA, says the beverage can is the right choice to package coffee beverage growth. "Specialty coffee brands are recognizing the value of aluminum beverage can packaging in building their business. Marley’s is a valued customer of ours and we’re excited to help them extend their brand with the best in graphics display, filling and distribution economics and sustainability superiority."

Purchases of Marley’s beverage products benefit 1Love.org, the Marley family nonprofit initiative, which works to promote the legacy of their father by supporting charities that empower youth, protect the planet and promote peace.

Marley’s One Drop cans are working their way into retailers nationwide now.


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