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New Web venture aims to bring convenience, affordability to razor market

BY Antoinette Alexander

LOS ANGELES — A new e-commerce venture is aiming to revamp the razor market and save consumers money by offering a monthly subscription program whereby subscribers can receive — for about $1 a month — razor cartridges and a compatible stick, right to their door.

The new Dollar Shave Club is the first of its kind, offering subscribers five of its original "Ninja" razor cartridges, and the compatible stick, shipped to their door. Through the site, located at DollarShaveClub.com, consumers can select the blade, choose their plan and checkout. Plan options include two-year ($24), one-year ($18), six-month ($10.74) or pay-as-you-go ($1.99).

"We started the company because we were tired of spending $20 a month on razor blades," said Michael Dubin, founder of the Dollar Shave Club. "Razor cartridges have gotten so complicated. Who needs their razor to light up, vibrate or squirt shaving cream? We just need a good shave and, mostly, we need to remember to buy blades."

The Ninja Blade features stainless steel twin blades, an aloe vera lubricating strip and a pivot head, and is compatible with all Gillette Sensor Sticks.

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FDA approves Hospira cancer drug

BY Alaric DeArment

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic chemotherapy drug made by Hospira, the drug maker said.

Hospira announced the approval of gemcitabine injection in the 200-mg, 1-g and 2-g formulations and plans to launch the drug in September. The drug is a generic version of Eli Lilly’s Gemzar.

Various versions of the drug had sales of $750 million in 2010, according to Hospira.

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