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Warner Chilcott receives FDA approval for Minastrin 24 FE

BY Alaric DeArment

DUBLIN — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new contraceptive drug made by Warner Chilcott, the drug maker said.

Warner Chilcott announced the approval of Minastrin 24 FE (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol capsules and ferrous fumarate capsules) for prevention of pregnancy.

The drug maker said an unnamed third-party company would manufacture the drug, but it did not expect to launch it this year.

 

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Twelve pharmacy schools receive more than $200,000 in money for scholarships

BY Alaric DeArment

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ charitable arm has awarded $230,000 in scholarships to pharmacy students, the organization said Tuesday.

The NACDS Foundation said it gave awards ranging from $10,000 to $40,000 to pharmacy schools’ scholarship funds through its Pharmacy Partners Scholarship Program. The awards will provide financial assistance to students working toward doctor of pharmacy degrees.

This year’s award recipients were selected from 48 applicants and were supported by 27 benefactors that included NACDS chain members and associate members. The recipients, awards and benefactors included:

  • University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, $40,000, Wayne Roberts Memorial Scholarship;
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, $30,000, Lilly USA LLC Scholarship;
  • University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, $20,000, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals.

The NACDS Foundation gave out the following awards:

  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University School of Pharmacy – Boston, $20,000;
  • University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, $30,000;
  • University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, $20,000;
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, $20,000;
  • Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy, $10,000;
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy, $10,000;
  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, $10,000;
  • West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, $10,000;
  • Western New England University College of Pharmacy, $10,000.

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Whataburger enters retail market with condiment line

BY Jason Owen

SAN ANTONIO — Today, at the Whataburger Family Convention, a biannual gathering of more than 2,000 Whataburger attendees, CEO Preston Atkinson announced Whataburger will launch into retail stores for the first time by bottling its line of condiments — Fancy Ketchup, Spicy Ketchup and Original Mustard — making them available exclusively at all Texas and Mexico H-E-B stores this summer. H-E-B will also add a new product based on Whataburger’s iconic brand called Whatafries.

H-E-B will carry both of Whataburger’s ketchup varieties, Fancy Ketchup and Spicy Ketchup, in 20-ounce bottles and its Original Mustard in 16-ounce bottles.

“H-E-B aisles are about to include more Texas favorites,” said Atkinson. “Our condiments have become nearly as popular as our famous burgers, and with so much customer demand to get their hands on our special ketchup and mustard in larger quantities, it was only logical to bottle them up and make them available first through such a well-respected retailer like H-E-B.”

H-E-B is also launching a new product called “Whatafries” that leverages Whataburger’s legendary brand. The H-E-B product is a potato chip version of the french fry, cut from real potatoes and available in a 7.4-ounce bag. These french fries are ready to eat straight from the bag. Original Flavor H-E-B Whatafries will debut this summer on the snack aisle exclusively at H-E-B stores.

 


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