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Prestige Brands completes purchase of Blacksmith Brands

BY Michael Johnsen

IRVINGTON, N.Y. Prestige Brands Holdings on Monday announced that it has completed its previously announced purchase of Blacksmith Brands Holdings.

 

The transaction was finalized under the original terms announced on Sept. 20, which called for Prestige to pay $190 million in cash at closing plus a customary working capital adjustment that amounted to $13.4 million.

 

The purchase includes five over-the-counter healthcare products: Efferdent and Effergrip denture care products, PediaCare children’s over-the-counter medicines, Luden’s cough drops and NasalCrom allergy treatment.

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Sam’s Club takes children’s vitamins center stage

BY Drug Store News Team

Positioned directly opposite the pharmacy counter, Sam’s Club has placed children’s supplementation center stage with this pallet display of Bayer HealthCare’s licensed Flintstone gummy vitamins. And as an extra "Yabba-dabba-doo!" for parents, Sam’s Club makes mention of the fact that supplemented nutrition is only 7 cents per day.

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Council For Responsible Nutrition names new members

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON The Council for Responsible Nutrition last week added four members to its roster — ingredient manufacturer Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients, functional foods supplier Celsius, dietary supplement developer Nutrition 21 and eye supplement marketer ZeaVision.

 

 

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