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BioCSL begins shipping Afluria flu vaccine

BY Ryan Chavis

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — BioCSL on Tuesday announced that it has started shipping the seasonal influenza vaccine Afluria for the 2014-15 flu season. Providers in the United States who ordered Afluria may be able to begin vaccinating patients as early as this month, the company said. BioCSL will deliver close to 16.5 million doses of the formulation, with 75% of the doses in thimerosal-free pre-filled syringes.

“Our historical operational focus on early and consistent delivery has resulted in a strong customer prebook order demand for the coming season,” said Dr. Marie Mazur, president of bioCSL Inc. “We are committed to continuing to serve the needs of providers in the United States, and want to ensure that they are prepared to help prevent influenza in their communities.”

Afluria is approved for use in persons 5 years of age and older.

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Sergeant’s Pet Care Products tackles oral health for dogs

BY Ryan Chavis

OMAHA, Neb. — Sergeant's Pet Care Products, a manufacturer of pet supplies, announced the new Sentry Petrodex Advanced Dental Care Calming Kit for dogs. The kit includes Triple Action Calming Toothpaste, a Dual-Ended Toothbrush and a Finger Toothbrush. The new kit will give pet owners a new hygiene regimen to help prevent oral disease from an early age, the company said.

Sentry Petrodex Calming Toothpaste has a berry poultry flavor complete with pheromone technology to assist with acceptance. The Dual-Ended Toothbrush includes both a large and small brush head for detail cleaning and is dishwasher safe. The Finger Toothbrush massages gums while removing plaque and food debris. The finger brush is an ideal tool to introduce a pet to tooth brushing for the first time, according to the company.

"Our new Sentry Petrodex Advanced Dental Care Calming Kit targets plaque and build up while helping to keep dogs calm while their teeth are brushed," said Caryn Stichler, VP of marketing at Sergeant's Pet Care Products. "Our Triple Action Toothpaste uses proven pheromone technology to not only calm dogs, but also to help assure them that they are safe."

Sergeant's Pet Care Products is part of Perrigo Co., a global manufacturer over-the-counter healthcare products.

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RBC 2014: Highlights from the show

BY DSN STAFF

WASHINGTON — Cardinal Health RBC was a jam-packed event from  July 23 to 26 in Washington, D.C. From industry expert insights to Camp Cardinal to the show floor and more.

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