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Sagent Pharmaceuticals launches oxaliplatin

BY Alaric DeArment

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Drug maker Sagent Pharmaceuticals has launched a generic chemotherapy drug, the company said Thursday.

Sagent announced the launch of oxaliplatin, a generic version of Sanofi’s Eloxatin.

Various versions of the drug had sales of about $1.7 billion during the 12-month period ended in June, according to IMS Health.


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Lysol introduces Power and Free line

BY Allison Cerra

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Lysol has introduced its latest line of household products that highlights the versatility of hydrogen peroxide.

The Lysol Power and Free line is comprised of a multipurpose cleaner, bathroom cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner and toilet and bathroom wipes, making it suitable for everyday use around kids and pets, and may be used on a variety of surfaces with no rinsing needed.

"Guided by our Lysol mission for health, we are proud to introduce the innovative Lysol Power and Free product line to consumers who are in search of trusted, powerful cleaning agents that help to maintain a healthy home by using the very common, yet very effective household staple of hydrogen peroxide," Lysol marketing director Gregory Chabidon said.

The lineup carries a suggested retail price range of $2.52 to $3.86 and is available in Citrus Sparkle, Cool Spring Breeze and Oxygen Splash scents.

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RxAlly tapped to serve as preferred network for Smart Insurance Company Holdings

BY Allison Cerra

LEESBURG, Va. — RxAlly announced that its member pharmacies have been invited to serve as the preferred network for a provider of innovative healthcare solutions to the senior market.

The alliance said that in October, it will help introduce Smart Insurance Company Holdings’ new Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, SmartD Rx, pending final approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The RxAlly member pharmacies who participate will serve as dedicated wellness partners, playing a key role in the delivery of quality health care to seniors and Medicare beneficiaries, RxAlly said.

"The network will be designed to meet the ever-changing needs of the current Medicare population, in addition to the 10,000 people who are turning 65 every day, across the U.S.," RxAlly CEO Bruce Roberts said. "Our member pharmacies are ideally suited to become the trusted healthcare partners and destinations that seniors and Medicare beneficiaries deserve."

Smart Insurance Company Holdings CEO Pritpal Virdee added, "By teaming with RxAlly and inviting its expansive network of trusted neighborhood pharmacies across the country to form our preferred network, Smart Insurance Company Holdings will be uniquely positioned to play a significant role in shaping prescription solutions for seniors."


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