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Teva launches topotecan injection

BY Alaric DeArment

NORTH WALES, Pa. — Teva Health Systems has launched a generic injectable drug for small-cell lung cancer, the company said Tuesday.

Teva, a subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceuticals, itself a subsidiary of Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, announced the launch of topotecan injection in the 1 mg-per-1 mL strength, in 4 mL, single-dose vials.

The drug is a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline’s Hycamtin.


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Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy sponsors local adult-fitness event

BY Alaric DeArment

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy is among the sponsors of a fundraising effort to expand an adult-fitness program run by a Flint, Mich.-based nonprofit.

Diplomat said Tuesday that it would work with the Ruth Mott Foundation and the Crim Fitness Foundation to support the expansion of the Crimfit Adult Training Program through its Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Crim Mile Marker Challenge. The training program prepares more than 1,200 participants from surrounding counties for a HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races and is expanding this year to include a new program in Flint.

Diplomat introduced the Crim Mile Marker Challenge on a small scale last year and uses it to support the healthy and active lifestyle focus of the organization, also known as the Crim, and provide scholarships to people for whom training and participation costs might otherwise be a barrier.

"As a sport and a fitness activity, running is one of the most accessible ways to get in shape, maintain an active lifestyle and take control over one’s health," Crim program director Erin Lamb said. "We’re excited to partner with Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy and the Ruth Mott Foundation to introduce the joy and benefits of running to a community that, until recently, hasn’t been involved in large numbers in the Crim or running in general."

 

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Kroger promotes two finance executives

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CINCINNATI — Kroger on Tuesday announced two finance executive promotions that will be effective with their elections by Kroger’s board of directors expected on June 27. Scott Henderson has been named VP pension investment and strategy and Todd Foley has been named VP and treasurer. 

Henderson, 57, currently serves as Kroger’s VP and treasurer, a position he has held since 2003. He will lead a new team that is responsible for overseeing nearly $12 billion of assets.

"We are very pleased that Scott has agreed to take on this important responsibility," stated Mike Schlotman, Kroger’s CFO. "Scott brings investment expertise and steady financial leadership to our pension funds, as demonstrated by his more than 10 years as treasurer and his contribution to the successful consolidation of four UFCW pension plans in 2011."

Henderson joined Kroger in 1981 as manager of financial reporting in Cincinnati. He has held various positions of responsibility, including VP and controller for the company’s Dillon division and VP planning for Kroger.

Foley, 43, currently serves as Kroger’s assistant corporate controller. He replaces Henderson as treasurer. "Todd has been a valuable member of Kroger’s financial leadership team for 12 years," Schlotman said. "Todd brings his financial acumen and extensive experience managing Kroger’s business planning process to the role of treasurer."

Foley began his career with Kroger in 2001 as an audit manager in the internal audit department, after working for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was named controller of Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton division in 2003 before being promoted to his current role in 2006.

Foley’s replacement will be named at a later date, Kroger stated. 

 

 

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