Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada and McKesson Canada create specialty pharmacy network
Muscle Milk goes organic
BENICIA, Calif. — CytoSport, a sports nutrition company and parent company to Muscle Milk, announced the launch of Muscle Milk Organic, which is available exclusively at Target stores and Target.com. The ready-to-drink shake packs 15 g of organic protein and 120 calories. The beverage is available in chocolate and vanilla flavors.
"We constantly strive to remain on the forefront of product innovation, and we recognize the demand in the marketplace for organic product options," said CytoSport CMO Nikki Brown. "The Muscle Milk brand has always appealed to a wide range of consumers: men, women, active lifestylists, fitness enthusiasts, weekend warriors and professional athletes, and the organic line meets the workout recovery and snack needs for protein users across the entire spectrum. Muscle Milk Organic will also serve as a fantastic protein option to educate new users on the importance of protein in one's daily nutrition routine."
GSK begins shipment of 2014-15 flu vaccines
PHILADELPHIA — GSK has begun shipping Fluarix Quadrivalent (influenza vaccine) doses to U.S. healthcare providers, the company annouced. This marks the first shipment of GSK's U.S. flu vaccine supply for the flu season, which follows licensing and lot-release approval from the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.
The company also received 2014-15 license approvals for its other flu vaccine formulation, which oncludes Fluarix, Flulaval and Flulaval Quadrivalent. GSK hopes to supply a combined total of 28 to 33 million doses — across all four vaccines — to the United States for the upcoming flu season.
“Consumers today have more options than ever to help protect themselves against the flu,” said Deborah Waterhouse, SVP and business unit head, U.S. vaccines, GSK. “Since introducing our own four-strain vaccines last year, we’ve seen a strong uptake. It’s important for consumers to discuss these options with their physicians and get early seasonal protection as the nature and severity of flu seasons can be unpredictable.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that most Americans over the age of 6 months old receive a flu vaccination each year to help protect against the disease, the company noted. GSK's flu vaccines are indicated for persons ages 3 years and older. Consumers should consult their physicians about which flu shots may be the most appropriate.