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Sagent launches generic antibiotic

BY Alaric DeArment

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Sagent Pharmaceuticals has launched a generic antibiotic, the company said.

The generic drug maker announced the launch of oxacillin for injection. The drug is a semi-synthetic penicillin used to treat infections caused by penicillinase-producing staphylococci bacteria that have demonstrated susceptibility to the drug.

The drug had sales of $29 million during the 12-month period ended in May, according to IMS Health.


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Cutex’s Advanced Revival nail polish remover arrives at Walmart

BY Allison Cerra

ST. LOUIS — Cutex’s latest nail polish remover has arrived on store shelves at select Walmart stores nationwide.

First launched in March, the Advanced Revival nail polish remover combines an acetone-based formula with natural botanical nourishing oils for stronger, healthier nails, the company said.

"After more than 15 years of women having to choose between strengthening and nourishing nail polish remover formulas, we have developed a solution that gives women both benefits in one bottle," Cutex president John Mandelker said. "Our 100-year heritage is founded on new and innovative products and Advanced Revival is the perfect solution for women looking to keep their nails looking and feeling healthy, strong and beautiful. It is our pleasure to now offer this Advanced Revival to WalMart customers."

To find Cutex’s Advanced Revival nail polish remover at the nearest Walmart location, visit Cutexnails.com/locator.

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Two R.I. Shaw’s stores achieve zero-waste landmark

BY Allison Cerra

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Supervalu banner Shaw’s announced that two of its Rhode Island locations diverted more than 90% of store waste from local landfills as part of the company’s zero-waste program.

Shaw’s said its Barrington and Cranston stores achieved total waste diversion of 90.76% and 90.81%, respectively. In addition to the two new zero-waste stores in Rhode Island, the Shaw’s Lancaster, N.H., store also is one of the newest to join the zero-waste program, bringing the company total to eight.

Accomplished through an innovative approach to recycling, organic composting and food donations, the goal of the Shaw’s zero-waste program is to eliminate landfill waste from operations. Each store now maximizes recycling, food donations, organic composting and overall waste reduction so less trash is placed in local landfills. Additionally, every Shaw’s location is diverting all of its organic materials, soft plastics, hard plastics and all of its paper and cardboard.

"We are committed to sustainable operations at Shaw’s and continually work to use resources more efficiently, reduce waste, and devise solutions that enable our customers to feel good about shopping with us," Shaw’s president Mike Stigers said. "I have our associates to thank for their efforts to help these additional two stores achieve this important milestone. Their continued efforts will be pivotal as we expand our zero waste efforts to additional stores."

Overall, Shaw’s stores have united to keep more than 32 million pounds of waste out of local landfills and donated more than two million meals to local food banks and hunger relief efforts since 2011.

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