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Newly formed detergent co. to enter market in 2010

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK American Detergents Corp, a newly formed entity, has announced plans to enter the Private Label & Branded Laundry Detergent market, during the first quarter of 2010.

The plans include next generation vertically integrated blow molding, smart blending, & high volume filling substations.

The company will utilize the latest automated & robotic high speed equipment. The facility will incorporate clean wind energy as well as PURox ultra pure USP water filtration systems in its manufacturing process.

American Detergents has selected a strategic east coast facility, which will be announced with the States Governor, Local Authorities, & Company Representatives. The final design and engineering are in the process of being completed. All significant agreements for land acquisition, equipment, and engineering have been finalized.

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WebMD announces strategic relationship with Boots UK to launch new consumer health portal

BY Michael Johnsen

NEW YORK WebMD Health on Monday announced a long-term strategic relationship with Boots UK Limited, a leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer in the United Kingdom, to jointly develop a consumer health and wellness information portal in England. The new joint offering will leverage WebMD’s online consumer health assets and expertise with Boots’ brand as a leading trusted healthcare source and provider of pharmacy.

“We are excited to be working with Boots UK as an important part of our strategy to expand WebMD’s presence internationally,” stated Wayne Gattinella, CEO and president, WebMD. “Boots is the recognized leader in pharmacy and healthcare in the [United Kingdom]. Together we will build a powerful new health information resource designed to help U.K. consumers lead healthier lives.”

The new web site will leverage WebMD’s technology and expertise in consumer health information services and will include original health news and features, wellness and condition centers and guides, interactive tools and applications, including WebMD’s proprietary symptom checker, health trackers, calculators and health and wellness videos. Boots UK plans to market the new health portal through in-store promotion, links on their current e-commerce site, outreach to their loyal group of affinity customers and promotion in their health and beauty magazine.

The new service is planned to launch in the second half of 2009. WebMD and Boots UK will jointly share in the development costs and benefits of this new site. WebMD will directly manage the sales and revenue operation for the new site.

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Take Care Health Systems opens new clinic in Pa.

BY Antoinette Alexander

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has announced the opening of a new clinic in the Philadelphia market.

With this new clinic opening in Norristown, Pa., there are now 10 clinics operating in the market.

The company currently has a total of 341 clinics in 35 markets throughout 19 states.

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