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Boehringer Ingelheim’s Ofev caps now available

BY Ryan Chavis

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that Ofev (nintedanib) capsules are now available in the United States. Ofev was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on Oct. 15 to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. IPF is a condition in which the lungs scar over time. As a result of the scarring, patients with IPF experience shortness of breath, cough and have trouble taking part in physical activities. The disease is rare, fatal and affects nearly 132,000 Americans, according to the company.
 
To support the launch of Ofev, Boehringer Ingelheim established Open Doors, a patient support program that provides financial and nursing support services. One of the goals of Open Doors is to help patients who are prescribed the medicine gain rapid, affordable access to it. 
 
“We are proud to be able to offer IPF patients an effective therapy for this rare and fatal disease, together with comprehensive programs and services to support patients and healthcare providers as they begin therapy with Ofev,” said Tunde Otulana, M.D., a pulmonologist and SVP, clinical development and medical affairs at Boehringer Ingelheim. “Bringing a new treatment such as Ofev to patients when there is such significant unmet need is the result of many years of research and demonstrates our commitment to making a difference for patients with respiratory diseases.”
 
Ofev is available through specialty pharmacy distrubutors as well a select network of pharmacies. 
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Pirate’s Booty will set sail in iconic parade

BY Ryan Chavis

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — B&G Foods' Pirate's Booty brand will sail the high seas at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the company announced. To celebrate the "Treasure Hunt" pirate ship float, Pirate's Booty will launch an online "Share Yarrr Thanksgiving Traditions" contest in the coming month for a chance to win a trip to New York to watch the iconic parade live. 
 
"As the grand schooner ship sets sail down the Parade route, millions of fans will join the Pirate's Booty Pirate and his first mate, Crunchy the Parrot, on an incredible holiday treasure hunt," said Amy Kule, executive producer of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. "This wonderful pirate-themed creation is sure to entertain the scores of fans lining the streets of Manhattan and those gathered around television screens nationwide." 
 
To enter the "Share Yarrr Thanksgiving Traditions" contest — which takes place from Nov. 6 through Nov. 27 — consumers can set sail to Facebook.com/PiratesBooty. 
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Derma e skin care hits Ricky’s NYC stores

BY Antoinette Alexander

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Skin care brand derma e has announced that 28 of its products now are available at urban retailer Ricky’s NYC, which specializes in unique fashion accessories, cosmetics and beauty supplies.

“Derma e is excited to partner with Ricky’s NYC,” said Jennifer Norman, VP marketing for derma e. “Ricky’s progressive customers are extremely savvy on the movement to cruelty-free, vegan, ethically-sourced products, which is why derma e natural skincare is such a great fit. We’re glad to contribute to Ricky’s future growth and success with our products that promote healthier skin, a healthier environment and a healthier world.”

The following derma e natural skin care products now can be shopped at 15 Ricky’s NYC stores in New York City and Miami, as well as online:

  • Firming with DMAE, Alpha Lipoic and C-Ester: Firming DMAE Cleanser, Firming DMAE Toner, Firming DMAE Serum and Firming DMAE Moisturizer.

  • Hydrating with Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrating Cleanser, Hydrating Facial Wipes, Hydrating Mist, Hydrating Day Crème, Hydrating Night Crème and Hydrating Eye Crème.
  • Evenly Radiant with Vitamin C: Evenly Radiant Brightening Cleanser, Evenly Radiant Brightening Day Crème SPF 15, Evenly Radiant Brightening Night Crème and Evenly Radiant Dark Circle Eye Crème.
  • Very Clear with Herbal Anti-Blemish Complex: Very Clear Oil-Free Acne Wipes, Very Clear Acne Cleanser, Very Clear Acne Scrub, Very Clear Moisturizer and Very Clear Acne Spot Treatment.  
  • Antioxidant Natural Sunscreens: Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Oil-Free Face Lotion and Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Body Lotion.
  • Natural Beauty Essentials: Microdermabrasion Scrub, BB Crème Light Tint SPF 25, BB Crème Medium Tint SPF 25, Makeup Remover, Skin, Hair and Nail Oil, Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin A Retinyl Palmitate Crème and Psorzema Crème.

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