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Nipro Diagnostics names new president

BY Allison Cerra

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Nipro has named a new president for its Nipro Diagnostics division, the company announced Thursday.

Effective immedietely, Scott Verner will be responsible for the company’s blood glucose monitoring and insulin pump business in the United States. Verner previously was SVP sales and marketing at Home Diagnostics and the newly created Nipro Diagnostics.

“I am excited to continue making contributions to building Nipro Diagnostics in my new role,” Verner said. “Our product portfolio has further evolved into a comprehensive and competitive offering, meeting a wide range of unique consumer needs and exceptionally high standards for both quality and value. We believe those standards will continue to be the basis of our growth and success over the next several years.”

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Scolr Pharma adds Nuprin to portfolio

BY Michael Johnsen

BOTHELL, Wash. Scolr Pharma earlier this year acquired the rights to the Nuprin brand name from Advanced Healthcare Distributors, an affiliate company of CVS Caremark, in a deal worth $180,000.

“Our acquisition of this globally recognized name will provide us with additional opportunities for ibuprofen-based products,” stated Stephen Turner, Scolr Pharma president and CEO. “We expect that the acquisition will allow us to generate potential near-term sales of immediate release 200 mg ibuprofen tablets, in addition to providing us with enhanced options on our extended release ibuprofen program.”

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Kama Sutra sponsors ‘Bachelor Pad’

BY Michael Johnsen

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. The Kama Sutra Co. on Wednesday announced it would be a sponsor this year of ABC’s new show “Bachelor Pad,” which premieres Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. EST.

As part of the sponsorship, all cast members will receive Kama Sutra products. In addition, The Kama Sutra Co. was selected to be the exclusive provider of products for the “Fantasy Suite,” a room dedicated to romance and used by the couples for special nights together.

“We’re really excited to be part of the show; it’s going to be a lot of fun for everyone involved,” stated Joe Bolstad, founder of The Kama Sutra Co.

“Concurrently with the show, we are also going to be running some special giveaways via our Facebook and Twitter pages,” noted Shawna Taklender, Web service manager for Kama Sutra.

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