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Redbox reaches movies milestone

BY Allison Cerra

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. Redbox announced Sunday that its one billionth movie was rented at one of its automated kiosks in Tampa, Fla.

 

“One billion rentals is an incredible milestone, as Redbox has quickly become the local video store for millions of consumers nationwide,” said Mitch Lowe, Redbox president. “Our popularity is a testament to our consumers’ loyalty and our steadfast commitment to making movie rentals affordable and convenient for our consumers.”

 

To celebrate its movie milestone, Redbox — which has more than 24,000 convenient locations nationwide — has launched the Thanks a Billion celebration, giving renters the opportunity to receive free one-night movie rental and chances to win premium prizes. The contest is being held through Sept. 30.

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CPSC, Health Canada find no link between Pampers Dry Max and diaper rash

BY Drug Store News Team

CINCINNATI The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced Friday that they have found no cause linking Pampers Dry Max diapers and reports of diaper rash and other skin conditions.

"We are thankful that the U.S. CPSC and Health Canada conducted their thorough reviews and have not identified any cause for concern with Pampers with Dry Max," said Jodi Allen, VP of Pampers. "Our heartfelt mission is always to care for and protect babies, and, as such, safety is, and will always be, our No. 1 priority. We hope that today’s announcement will reassure the millions of moms, dads and child caregivers who place their trust in Pampers and Dry Max every day. We thank our customers for their continued support and greatly value and appreciate the trust they place in us."

To help parents battle diaper rash, Pampers is sponsoring the distribution of comprehensive educational materials produced by the American Academy of Pediatrics that provide detailed information on the care and treatment of infant skin conditions, including diaper rash, according to Allen. The AAP materials are available as free brochures and will appear in the summer issue of AAP Healthy Children Magazine, as well as online at HealthyChildren.org and at Pampers.com.

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Pfizer ends brain cancer drug development deal with Celldex

BY Drug Store News Team

NEEDHAM, Mass. Pfizer is pulling out of a development deal for a potential brain cancer drug, saying it is not a strategic priority, according to the drug’s developer Celldex Therapeutics.

Celldex said it will regain full worldwide rights to develop and sell rindopepimut from Pfizer. The drug candidate also is called CDX-110. In May, the company reported positive results form a midstage study on the drug.

 

Celldex will regain rights to the drug candidate on Nov. 1.

 

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