Generic Rx sales jump more than half for Hi-Tech Pharmacal in Q1
AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — First-quarter net sales for Hi-Tech Pharmacal’s generic pharmaceuticals business increased by 52% to nearly $49 million, the drug maker reported.
Hi-Tech Pharmacal attributed the spike to stronger sales of fluticasone propionate nasal spray.
For the three months ended July 31, the company recorded net income from continuing operations of $13.8 million, or $1.05 per diluted share, a 58% rise compared with net income from the year-ago period.
Overall, net sales for Hi-Tech Pharmacal jumped 43% during its first quarter to $56.2 million.
Maybelline NY introduces its new Great Lash Lots of Lashes mascara
NEW YORK — Maybelline New York has expanded its mascara portfolio with the September launch of its new Great Lash Lots of Lashes.
The popular Great Lash brand, known for its bright pink and green packaging, now features, with Lots of Lashes, a new heart-shaped elastomer brush to simplify the application process. In one sweep, the little grabber brush reaches the inner and outer corner of the eye, multiplying and building the lash look with no clumps.
Great Lash Lots of Lashes is available in three washable shades. It is available beginning in September and has a suggested retail price of $6.49.
Walgreens partners with U.S. health agencies to combat heart disease
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday announced the kick-off of the Million Hearts Initiative, a public and private sector initiative to help prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over five years.
Walgreens will engage its more than 26,000 healthcare providers to support the Million Hearts prevention goal by providing blood-pressure testing, at no charge, in consultation with a Walgreens pharmacist or Take Care Health provider. In addition, Walgreens also plans to promote diabetes health testing in November and heart health in February, and make Million Hearts resources available at its 7,760 drug stores nationwide.
"We are pleased to partner with HHS, the CDC and CMS to help patients learn to live healthier lives while providing quality, accessible care," stated Kermit Crawford, Walgreens president of pharmacy, health and wellness. "Participation in this campaign is another example of the opportunity our pharmacists and Take Care Health providers have to drive positive health outcomes through their face-to-face interactions with patients."
For more information about the Million Hearts Initiative and its partners, visit Millionhearts.hhs.gov.