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PUR launches new faucet filter

BY Allison Cerra

CINCINNATI PUR, a Procter & Gamble brand, is makng access to clean drinking water easier than ever.

PUR’s newest innovation, the one-click faucet water filter, offers up to 100 gallons of great-tasting drinking water with just one click. The one-click faucet mount also offers a simple way to help provide clean drinking water to those who need it the most, the brand said. For each PUR one-click faucet mount purchase, one week of clean drinking water is provided to children in the developing world through PUR’s continued partnership with P&G’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water program.

The new PUR one-click faucet water filter can be purchased nationwide at major retailers. The systems are available in vertical and horizontal models in white, white with chrome, chrome and stainless finishes. Prices vary depending on retailer and model, ranging on average from $30 to $50.

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New formulation of Taxotere gets regulatory approval

BY Alaric DeArment

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new formulation of a chemotherapy drug made by Sanofi-Aventis, the French drug maker said Thursday.

The FDA approved a one-vial version of the drug Taxotere (docetaxel) injection concentrate. The drug is expected to become available in clinics and hospitals nationwide this fall in 80-mg and 20-mg dosages, Sanofi said. The drug is used to treat cancers of the breast, prostate, lungs, head and neck and stomach.

“This new formulation underscores the commitment Sanofi-Aventis has made to Taxotere and to healthcare professionals,” Sanofi VP and oncology business unit head Paul Hawthorne said. “We look forward to adding this formulation of Taxotere to the aresenal of oncology products Sanofi-Aventis offers to the cancer community.”

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Wearing the heat off with MiraCool

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK OccuNomix International has launched a new line of products to keep consumers cool during the hot days of summer.

The new MiraCool plus cooling bandana allows a cooling sensation to pass to pulse points that are carried throughout the body. MiraCool offers a variety of products — including a neck or collar bandana, headbands, skull caps, hats and cooling vests — that have been designed to meet the lifestyle and occupations of all age groups. All products are reusable, work without freezing or ice and stay hydrated for several days after simply soaking them in cool water for approximately 15 to 30 minutes.

“MiraCool products are a line of water-activated cooling accessories that can be worn at work, play, indoors or out. Although they look fashionable, they serve a very real function of keeping the wearer cool. And in today’s hot climate, staying cool is a priority to avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke,” said Jennifer McCoy, VP marketing and product development. “With our innovative cooling products, people can feel comfortable, even on the hottest days.”

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