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Ohio governor tours AmerisourceBergen’s next-generation pharmaceutical distribution center

BY Michael Johnsen

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich got his first look on Tuesday at what’s being called a next-generation pharmaceutical distribution center — under construction in central Ohio.

AmerisourceBergen’s new national distribution center will process approximately 96 million units of medication daily. The facility is expected to employ 100 associates when it opens in the fall of 2014. The company already employs nearly 500 people in the Columbus area.  

“Our business is about shaping healthcare delivery,” stated AmerisourceBergen president and CEO Steve Collis. “This new national distribution center is the nucleus of our nationwide pharmaceutical distribution business. It helps people get the medication they need, when they need it. It makes it easier for manufacturers to deliver their product. And it helps improve the lives of millions of patients.”

AmerisourceBergen officials reported that the new 87,000-sq.-ft. facility will serve as a distribution hub for the company’s pharmaceutical supply chain management business. It is a conduit between pharmaceutical manufacturers, retailers and licensed healthcare providers.

 

 

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Teva receives FDA approval for generic Lovaza

BY Ryan Chavis

JERUSALEM — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced that it has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its generic form of Lovaza (omega-3-acid ethyl esters capsules, USP) in the United States.

Lovaza is used as an adjunct to diet to reduce triglycerdide levels in adult patients, according to the FDA. Teva believes it is the first to file and plans to begin shipping immediately.

Lovaza capsules, marketed by GlaxoSmithKline, had annual sales of $1.1 billion in the United States as of December 2013, according to IMS data.

 

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Model Marloes Horst named newest face of Maybelline New York

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Maybelline New York has tapped Dutch model Marloes Horst to be its newest face for the brand, joining a roster of prominent spokeswomen including Christy Turlington, Emily DiDonato and a host of others.

She will make her Maybelline New York debut in print and television advertising campaigns in April.

"Marloes embodies the Maybelline New York woman with her passion for makeup and her New York City energy and ambition," stated Jerome Bruhat, global brand president of Maybelline New York.

Horst has lit up the runway for Prada, posed for the Pirelli calendar and is a Victoria’s Secret regular. Currently, Marloes is the face for the DKNY “Be Delicious” fragrance and recently posed for the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary issue.

Horst has been featured on the covers of such magazines as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, L’Officiel and Jalouse and has been seen in advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney, Carolina Herrera, H&M, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger Denim and Kenzo.
 

 

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