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Sony re-releases three classic sci-fi films in three-disc collection

BY Anna Mcgrath

CULVER CITY, Calif. Three classic sci-fi films from director Ishiro Honda will make their DVD debuts when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection.

The series will include the digitally re-mastered motion pictures, H-Man (1958), Battle in Outer Space (1959) and Mothra (1961).

Original Japanese and U.S. versions and two commentaries will also be included in this three-disc DVD collection, available for $24.96 Aug. 18.

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Report finds vaccines are major area of growth

BY DSN STAFF

NEW YORK While generic drugs count for most of the prescription drug growth in this country, one of the biggest areas of growth internationally has been vaccines.

According to a report by Kalorama Information titled “Vaccines 2009: World Market Analysis, Key Players, and Critical Trends in a Fast-Changing Industry,” vaccine sales grew 21.5% since 2007 to reach $19.2 billion, and the market is expected to double by 2013 due to a strong pipeline of new products and rising usage.

“New products and better-than-expected profits, as well as merger activity, have transformed the vaccine marketplace,” Kalorama Information publisher Bruce Carlson said in a statement. “Continued sales of influenza and cervical cancer vaccines have provided a foundation for growth in the adult market. Meanwhile, the pediatric market was fueled by several major products, including Wyeth’s pneumococcal vaccines Prevnar and Merck’s new rotavirus vaccine TotaTeq.”

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Price Chopper opens new store in Oswego, N.Y.

BY Alaric DeArment

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. An East Coast supermarket chain has opened its second new store this month.

Price Chopper announced Tuesday the opening of a 68,000-square-foot store in Oswego, N.Y., at 137 State Route 104. The store replaces the Price chopper up the street, which opened in October 2005. The chain has operated stores in the city since 1976.

“We are confident that consumers here will appreciate the superior quality and value of what Price Chopper has to offer,” Price Chopper president and CEO Neil Golub said in a statement. “We are truly committed to continue to bring ‘the best in fresh … and low prices’ to the city of Oswego.”

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