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New vitamin-based anti-aging serum hits market

BY Antoinette Alexander

BOISE, Idaho — Epionce has announced the launch of Intense Defense Anti-Aging + Repair Serum, which it is positioning as the first complete multivitamin for the skin.

The serum is designed to stimulate skin rejuvenation using botanical sources of vitamins A, B, C, D and E without irritation.

In an independent clinical study, Epionce Intense Defense Serum was tested against Skin Medica TNS Recovery Complex serum and Skinceuticals CE Ferulic serum. The Intense Defense Serum was proven to diminish signs of visible aging faster than the other two serums, and with far better tolerability, according to the manufacturer.
 

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Mylan launches cholesterol drug

BY Alaric DeArment

PITTSBURGH — Mylan has launched a generic drug for treating cholesterol, the company said Friday.

Mylan announced the launch of fenofibrate tablets in the 48 mg and 145 mg strengths. The drug is used to reduce so-called "bad" low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, total cholesterol, triglycerides and apolipoprotein B while increasing "good" high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in adults with primary hyperocholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidemia.

The drug is a generic version of AbbVie’s Tricor. Various versions of the drug had sales of about $1.2 billion during the 12-month period that ended in March 2013, according to IMS Health.


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Reports: Target tests online movie, TV streaming

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK — Target is looking to compete with the likes of Netflix and Hulu with a video-streaming service it is beta testing with employees, according to published reports.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal reported that the mass merchandise retailer was testing Target Ticket, which currently offers access to 15,000 movies and TV shows. Features of the new service include parental controls, streaming and downloading for playback on desktop computers and mobile devices.

Target is the latest retailer to get into video streaming, but it’s not the first. In early 2010, Walmart acquired Santa Clara, Calif.-based Vudu, which allows delivery of content directly to broadband high-definition TVs and Blu-ray players.


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