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The Innovation_Hub_hosts_Skincare_New_Product_Development_Challenge_for_black_African_skins_productThe Innovation Hub is inviting industry players to respond to the Skincare New Product Development Challenge by submitting a single product that provides a unique solution resulting in even-toned, smooth facial skin for black African skins.

Changes coming after morning-after pill found ineffective in women over 80kgs


Norlevo is_distributed_in_Europe_and_some_African_and_South_American_countriesIn November European health authorities approved an MRP variation to Norlevo, an emergency contraceptive or ‘morning-after’ pill with levonorgestrel as active ingredient. The approval may result in product labelling changes.

Dettol / Lysol franchise growth puts Reckitt Benckiser revenue on the up

The Dettol_Lysol_franchise_helped_drive_Reckitt_Benckisers_YTD_Hygiene_net_revenue_increaseAccording to Reckitt Benckiser’s (RB) Interim Management Statement for the third quarter of 2013, the company’s focus on Health and Hygiene and emerging markets, along with its move to drive growth in Europe and North American region, through increased investment, is delivering good results.

A 26 per cent rise in Pfizer’s oncology business


PfizerSpeciality Pfizer Inc. reported financial results for the third quarter of 2013, with a revenue decrease of two per cent or US$310 million. The company sees the results as solid, especially in the face of product losses of exclusivity.

Emerging markets growth at Symrise exceeds group’s overall growth

Symrise AG (Symrise) continued its robust growth in the third quarter of 2013 with sales that increased to €1 401.2 million in the first nine months of 2013. At local currency this translates into an increase of 10 per cent. In the Emerging Markets Symrise was able to increase sales by 11 per cent at local currency, thereby exceeding the group’s overall growth rate.

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