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Unsure of what to don this Halloween? ‘Ask your friends,’ Target says

BY Allison Cerra

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is encouraging consumers having a tough time selecting a Halloween costume this year to let their friends decide.

The retailer has launched a Facebook application through which Facebook fans can create a poll via "Ask Your Friends: Halloween Edition." The app allows users to select up to four costumes to be voted on. Selections can be made for men, women, kids, infant and toddler, as well as pets.

All of the costumes featured on the app are available at Target.

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Watson launches generic contraceptive

BY Alaric DeArment

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Watson Pharmaceuticals has launched a generic version of a contraceptive made by Warner Chilcott, Watson said Monday.

The drug maker announced the launch of chewable norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol tablets in the 0.4-mg/0.035-mg strength and chewable ferrous fumarate tablets in the 75-mg strength.

The product is a generic version of Warner Chilcott’s Femcon Fe, which had sales of about $35 million during the 12-month period ended in July, according to IMS Health.


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Lannett receives approval for generic Loxitane

BY Allison Cerra

PHILADELPHIA — Lannett has received regulatory approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its version of an antipsychotic treatment.

The drug maker said the FDA approved its abbreviated new drug application for loxapine capsules in the 5-mg, 10-mg, 25-mg and 50-mg strengths. The drug is a generic version of Watson Pharmaceuticals’ Loxitane.

“We have now received five product approvals from the FDA over the last three months,” Lannett president and CEO Arthur Bedrosian said. “Loxapine capsules is an important addition to our product lineup.”

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