Valeant’s finance chief joins board
MONTREAL — Valeant Pharmaceuticals CFO Howard Schiller has been appointed to the drug maker’s board of directors.
Schiller joined Valeant as EVP and CFO in December 2011, following a 24-year career at Goldman Sachs. Schiller also serves on the New York board of Teach for America and on the board of the Cancer Research Institute. In addition, he also is on the business advisory council of the University of Chicago Law School.
"Since Howard joined Valeant, his valuable experience and sound counsel have been invaluable to both Valeant’s management team and the board of directors," Valeant chairman and CEO J. Michael Pearson said. "Appointing him to our board is the next logical step and one I believe will benefit our shareholders."
FDA approves drug for brittle nails
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for a disease that causes brittle nails.
Innocutis announced the FDA approval of Nuvail (poly-ureaurethane) nail solution in the 16% strength. The drug is used to treat nail dystrophy, which causes fragile and brittle nails that crack and split.
One of the most common forms of nail dystrophy is brittle nail syndrome, which affects about 20% of the population, with women disproportionately affected. Patients with the condition report that their nails are painful and impair daily activities.
Case-Mate launches iPhone 5 cases
ATLANTA — Case-Mate has released a portfolio of cases for the new Apple iPhone 5.
New Case-Mate collections include the artistry collection, designed to make a professional, sophisticated fashion statement; the Tough Xtreme collection, which features triple-ply, soft-hard-soft construction to provide exceptional impact resistance with military grade protection; the tough collection, a two-piece construction that brings together a hard exterior together with a soft interior bumper to deliver excellent impact resistance; the new designer prints collection; the glam collection; the Madison collection; the creatures collection and the personalized cases collection. In addition to the new lines, Case-Mate also is adding iPhone 5 cases to existing lines as well.
"At Case-Mate, we have a diverse team of engineers and fashion designers that work with artists and companies around the world to design products that are as unique and stylish as they are innovative and protective," Case-Mate founder and CEO Shashi Reddy said. "The products we’ve designed for the iPhone 5 are without a doubt the most fashionable and protective cases we have ever released."
Case-Mate’s new iPhone 5 collection of mobile and tablet accessories range from $30 to $300 and now are available at retailers nationwide.