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McKesson extends pharmaceutical distribution deal with CVS Caremark

BY Antoinette Alexander

SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson announced on Wednesday a three-year extension of its existing distribution agreement with CVS Caremark through June 2019.

“We have a long track record of delivering comprehensive supply chain solutions to CVS Caremark which in turn allows CVS Caremark to ensure the highest level of pharmaceutical care to its customers,” stated Paul Julian, EVP, group president, McKesson. “We are pleased to have extended our agreement with CVS Caremark and continue our long standing partnership.”
 

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Tanzeum now available in U.S. pharmacies

BY Ryan Chavis

PHILADELPHIA — GSK announced that Tanzeum (albiglutide), a once-weekly, prescription injectable treatment for Type 2 diabetes in adults, is now available in pharmacies throughout the United States.

Tanzeum was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on April 15, 2014 as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control. The drug is not recommended as first-line therapy for patients inadequately controlled on diet and exercise, according to GSK.

"With approximately 21 million adults diagnosed with diabetes in the US1, and up to 95 percent of those patients living with type 2 diabetes, we're excited that for the appropriate patients Tanzeum is now available as a treatment option for healthcare professionals," said Cheryl MacDiarmid, vice president of GSK's general medicine business.

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Organo Gold launches BrewKup

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VANCOUVER — Organo Gold, a gourmet coffee company, on Wednesday announced the launch of single serve BrewKup. This marks the company's first product to be endorsed by golfer and global entrepreneur Greg Norman. Norman's company, Great White Shark Enterprises, entered into a global partnership with Organo Gold in October 2013.

"Entering into the brewed coffee category is a natural step in Organo Gold's evolution," said Bernardo Chua, CEO and founder of Organo Gold. "As we continue to expand our global footprint and extend our brand reach, it's critical that our distributors and customers have product options that are in keeping with OG's lifestyle commitment."

BrewKup is Organo Gold's single cup brewing system that is designed for use in most single-serve coffee makers. Organo Gold enters the market with two product collections: Black Gold and Premium, which includes both toasted hazelnut and chocolate almond varieties. Organo Gold products are now available in the United States and Canada

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