Dr. Reddy’s launches eszopiclone tablets
HYDERABAD, India — Dr. Reddy’s Labs announced the launch of eszopiclone tablets (C-IV) in 1-mg, 2-mg and 3-mg form. The drug is the generic version of Lunesta (eszopiclone) tablets.
The Lunesta tablets brand and generic combined had sales in the United States of approximately $887 million for the most recent twelve months ending in January 2014, according to IMS Health. Dr. Reddy’s eszopiclone tablets 1-mg is available in bottle counts of 30; 2-mg and 3-mg tablets are available in bottle counts of 100.
Bartell Drugs names SVP merchandising
SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs, a Seattle-based, family-owned pharmacy retailer, has named Brent Beebe as SVP merchandising.
Beebe will develop and lead all aspects of merchandising and category management, while assuming the lead in merchandising innovation for Bartell Drugs’ 63 locations
He most recently served as VP, GMM for Jo-Ann Stores and previously held executive and buyer positions with Fred Meyer and Meier & Frank.
MidWest Gloves & Gear announces new birdfeeders for kids
ST. LOUIS — MidWest Gloves & Gear has introduced a new licensed line of birdfeeders for kids, which feature Mickey Mouse and Princess motifs from Disney and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dora themes from Nickelodeon.
The MidWest Birdfeeders feature durable, weather-resistant plastic construction; a clear seed chamber; bird perches on all sides; and a 1.5-lb birdseed capacity. Decorative stickers are included for customizing.
“We are very proud to be the exclusive Disney & Nickelodeon licensees for these great new products," Stephen Franke, president of MidWest Quality Gloves Inc., said. "And we are being rewarded by the retailer buyer interest and excitement for these exciting and fun birdfeeders for kids.”
The birdfeeders are available to ship beginning Fall 2014.