Lannett approved for oxycodone hydrochloride caps
PHILADELPHIA — Lannett Co. on Monday announced that its abbreviated new drug application for oxycodone hydrochloride capsules, 5 mg, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It is the equivalent to oxycodone hydrochloride capsules, 5 mg, of Lehigh Valley Technologies.
“Oxycodone Hydrochloride Capsules, 5 mg, represents our third product approved by the FDA thus far in 2014 and, importantly, adds to our goal of vertical integration,” said Arthur Bedrosian, president and CEO of Lannett. “We hope to receive additional product approvals in the near future while we continue to develop our robust pipeline.”
Total sales for the year ended June 2014 for oxycodone hydrochloride capsules, 5 mg, were $7.1 million, according to IMS data. The company said it expects to ship the product in the coming months.
Nielsen survey offers snacking insight
New York — A recent Nielsen survey has found that snacking is a big part of people’s lives. The two-week survey included roughly 1,100 adults in the United States and found that 91% of those surveyed snack at least once daily.
Another 62% of respondents admitting to snacking once or twice a day, while 7% said they snack five times or more every day.
As for what people reach for when they need a snack, 32% of men said they look for salty snacks, while 40% of women said they look to chocolate. The causes of snacking are equally different. Women surveyed mostly snacked to satisfy hunger between meals (49%) and just for enjoyment (40%).
“In comparison to men, women are more apt to reach for a snack when they are stressed or bored or simply want a treat,” Nielsen SVP of global consumer insights, James Russo, said. “For men, the biggest difference was having a snack as a breakfast alternative.”
For almost one quarter of men and women surveyed, snacking is a replacement for meals. About 22% of women and 24% of men surveyed said they snack instead of eating a meal. The most commonly replaced meal was lunch.
Charmin rolls out new scented toilet paper
CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble's Charmin brand is launching a new chamomile-scented toilet paper. Each roll of Charmin plus with the scent of Chamomile has the scent added to the tube to create an experience that soothes the senses, the company said.
“At Charmin we regularly speak with consumers to better meet their needs. In the United States, there are a growing number of people looking for scented toilet tissue because they either grew up with it or would prefer a scented product,” said Scott Mautz, regional brand director. “By adding the scent of chamomile to the roll, Charmin helps create a soothing, cozy bathroom experience.”
The brand is partnering with Ana Patricia Gonzales, host of ¡Despierta América! on Univision, to introduce the new product. Charmin plus with the scent of Chamomile is available in retail stores throughout United States, including Target, Kroger, Walmart, HEB, Dollar General, Safeway and Walgreens.