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Mylan launches generic extended-release Ultram

BY David Salazar
PITTSBURGH — Mylan on Tuesday announced the launch of its generic of Ultram (tramadol hydrochloride) extended-release tablets in the United States. The drug is indicated to treat moderate to moderately sever chronic pain who require constant treatment for extended time periods. 
 
Mylan’s generic will be available in 100-, 200- and 300-mg dosage strength. The drug had annual U.S. sales of about $52.8 million for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2015, according to IMS Health. 
 
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Shoplet.com partners with McKesson on medical supplies

BY Michael Johnsen
NEW YORK — McKesson and Shoplet on Tuesday announced a new partnership that will connect Shoplet's growing customer base with a larger and more varied selection of medical supplies. 
 
"Three years ago, we entered the medical supplies market with the goal of offering the widest selection of medical products," stated Tony Ellison, CEO Shoplet. "This partnership is going to go a long way in providing more high-quality supplies to our customers. McKesson is a major player in the medical field and we are thrilled to work together."
 
Shoplet will now be carrying thousands of products through its partnership with McKesson. Some products include durable medical equipment, wheelchairs, incontinence, patient safety and mobility, over-the-counter medicine, first aid supplies, gowns, dressings, exam gloves, small tools and cleansers. The product line is particularly suited to home care providers, small- to medium-sized medical offices and individuals looking for value on hospital grade items.
 
"McKesson is fundamentally connected to the operations of thousands of health care centers across the United States," Ellison said. "The products they offer were made with doctors, nurses and patient-care employees in mind."
 
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