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Alaven set to promote Dr Natura brand

BY Michael Johnsen

MARIETTA, Ga. Alaven Consumer Healthcare recently bought Dr Natura’s whole line of products — including ToxinOut, a detoxification program using probiotics — and featured that line at ECRM Health in Miami.

And while the Dr Natura line may be new to mass retail, it’s not new to mass consumers — more than 1 million orders have been placed against the entire line since 2003. And more are likely to come. Alaven is planning to spend some $17 million promoting the Dr Natura brand in the coming year. 

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Stiefel zaps acne segment with ‘leave-on’ treatment

BY Michael Johnsen

DULUTH, Ga. Stiefel Labs, a GlaxoSmithKline company, launched one of the first “leave-on” treatments for acne care, PanOxyl, as a line extension to the company’s acne-care bar and wash.

The formulation is not greasy as compared with spot treatments, and blends into the skin upon application. The new formulation delivers 10% Benzoyl Peroxide in a foam delivery.

In addition to consumer ad support, Stiefel will be fielding its 200-strong dedicated representatives to detail dermatologists.

Stiefel also introduced its Sensitive Sarna eczema itch relief kit, an all-in-one kit that includes a cleanse, itch relief and moisturizer.

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New directors elected to NACDS Foundation board

BY Drug Store News Team

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has elected three new directors to the board of the NACDS Foundation.

Jim VanLieshout, VP retail sales with Apotex; Alice Swearingen, VP channel development sales for GlaxoSmithKline; and Chris Dimos, president of pharmacy operations for Supervalu, will fill vacancies on the board, which consists of 22 members. 

“We are pleased to welcome the three new members to the NACDS Foundation board of directors,” said Edith Rosato, president of the NACDS Foundation.

“They will continue the strong representation on the board of chains and suppliers alike. We value their expertise, dedication and commitment to the industry, and we look forward to working together for the good of the public and the patients served by community pharmacy.”

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