Santarus announces Schering-Plough response submission to FDA for OTC Zegerid
SAN DIEGO Santarus on Tuesday announced that Schering-Plough HealthCare Products received notification from the Food and Drug Administration of a December action date for its switch application of the proton-pump inhibitor Zegerid.
Schering-Plough submitted a New Drug Application in March 2008, seeking approval to sell Zegerid in the U.S. over-the-counter heartburn market. In January, Schering-Plough received a complete response letter from the FDA and submitted a response to that letter in early June.
Hallmark announces e-card subscription plan
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Hallmark Cards announced its first e-card subscription plan, which offers consumers unlimited sending of exclusive e-cards for $9.99 per year.
The plan encompasses all of Hallmark’s premium e-cards, including those featuring hoops&yoyo and Maxine, as well as licensed e-cards with hit music and such TV shows and movies as “The Office,” “Madagascar” and “Star Wars.” Premium Hallmark e-cards sell individually for 99 cents each.
Consumers can personalize the e-cards when it is convenient, and Hallmark will send them anytime during the course of the subscription. Hallmark’s reminder service and address book make it easy to remember important dates and events.
“We know people enjoy connecting with their friends and family by using e-cards featuring their favorite characters, movies and music,” noted Hallmark product manager Shelley Mathews. “This plan makes it easy and convenient to send those e-cards when they’re needed. Consumers can select and address their e-cards ahead of time, and Hallmark will send them out right on time.”
Wal-Mart names chief diversity officer
BENTONVILLE, Ark. Walmart has appointed L. Mecole “Cole” Brown to serve as chief diversity officer. Brown will be responsible for the oversight and coordination of the diversity strategy for the company’s U.S. business.
Brown joined Walmart’s legal team in 2002, and has held senior positions in Sam’s Club and Walmart’s office of diversity. Brown was appointed to VP employment practices in August 2007.
Brown succeeds Charlyn Jarrells Porter, who served as the company’s first chief diversity officer from 2004 to 2009. Porter announced her retirement in March, after more than 16 years with the company.