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Heinrich, Morfit named to AMO board of directors

BY Michael Johnsen

SANTA ANA, Calif. Advanced Medical Optics on Wednesday announced the election of Daniel Heinrich and Mason Morfit to its board of directors, increasing the company’s board to 10 members.

Since 2003, Heinrich, 51, has been senior vice president and chief financial officer of The Clorox Company. Morfit, 32, is a partner at San Francisco-based ValueAct Capital Partners, a private investment partnership with more than $6 billion in assets.

ValueAct Capital is AMO’s largest stockholder.

“Dan and Mason each bring distinct experiences that will broaden and enrich our board,” stated Jim Mazzo, AMO chairman and chief executive officer. “Dan’s extensive financial expertise and understanding of the global consumer market will be immensely valuable as we execute our complete refractive solution strategy. Mason brings the perspective of a major stockholder with demonstrated governance and capital markets expertise. We are pleased to welcome both gentlemen as new directors and look forward to their contributions.”

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Blue Spring introduces new version of OTC topical pain treatment

BY Michael Johnsen

OKLAHOMA CITY Blue Spring recently extended its Super Blue Stuff OTC topical analgesic with Super White Stuff OTC, a formula featuring the fragrance of natural peppermint that contains no artificial fragrances or dyes.

The new topical analgesic contains a balanced amount of menthol—too much menthol can cause a burning feeling, the company stated.

The patented formula contains a blend of 27 natural ingredients, including 11 herbs and is registered with the FDA as an over the counter topical pain reliever, the company added.

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NBA’s Brandon Roy signs agreement with CytoSport

BY Michael Johnsen

BENICIA, Calif. CytoSport on Tuesday announced a multi-year spokesman agreement with the last season’s National Basketball Association Rookie of the Year Brandon Roy of the Portland Trail Blazers.

“We are excited to have Brandon join our family of sponsored athletes,” stated Greg Pickett, CytoSport president. “It’s been an exciting year here for us as we also signed Adrian Peterson of the Vikings this summer and have been working with Shaquille O’Neal since January. It will be great to work with Brandon early in his career, and we hope to have a long-standing relationship with him.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Roy will appear in print advertisements for CytoSport’s Muscle Milk and Cytomax products. Roy will also have a strong web presence on behalf of CytoSport.

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