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    Sources: Reckitt Benckiser Frontrunner in Merck Deal

    (April 9, 2014)
    UK-based multinational health, hygiene and home products giant Reckitt Benckiser plc has emerged as a favorite in the bidding process for Merck & Co.’s over-the-counter health products division, sources “close to the matter” told Bloomberg News on Tuesday. Merck, following a recent trend among major pharmaceutical companies, decided to spin-off its OTC products segment following a review process last year.… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    CARB needs industry comments by April 18

    (April 8, 2014)
    By Doug Raymond Finally, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released its 15-day changes to the amendments from the September 2013 board hearing.  The changes can be found at http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2013/cp2013/cp2013.htm.  The changes include modifications made to some definitions and test methods.  Please review all the double underlined changes.  These are the changes that CARB will accept comments on.  As… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Worldwide aluminum aerosol can production tops 7 billion

    (April 7, 2014)
    The International Organization of Aluminum Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) reported record results in 2013. The industry continued its upward trend as output rose by approximately 2% to more than seven billion cans, despite economic turbulence worldwide and a slowdown in growth in several of the largest emerging markets in Asia and South America. Aluminum cans account for nearly 50% of… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    ACI announces staff promotions

    Ernie Rosenberg, President & CEO of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI), the trade association for the U.S. cleaning products industry, announced the following promotions within the organization:  Dr. Paul DeLeo, Senior Director, Environmental Safety to Associate VP, Environmental Safety. Dr. DeLeo joined ACI in 2007. He previously served as a Consumer Safety Officer for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Finding Relief Over-the-Counter

    (April 1, 2014)
     OTC sprays gain a wider market in a category poised to expand Over-the-counter (OTC) health care products are the first port of call for physicians and patients alike in the treatment of minor ailments, with close to 90% of medical care providers recommending patients self-treat minor conditions and the vast majority of patients taking this option, according to Report Linker.… FULL ARTICLE >>

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