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NEWS
November 10, 1995 | JILL STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Five years ago, most people would have dismissed the notion that a wild berry growing on the East Coast would soon be a sought-after over-the-counter health product for American men. But that was before word got around that European clinical trials had confirmed that the chemicals in the saw palmetto berry dramatically reduce enlarged prostates. "Now it's such a hot seller that we almost can't keep it on our shelves," says Robin Rogosin, herbal specialist for the organic store Mrs. Gooch's.
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BUSINESS
October 3, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A foamy skin protectant manufactured by Roly International of Ventura will be featured on the QVC Inc. home shopping network's "Quest for the Best" television series. Armadillo Skin Barrier will be hawked live in a show highlighting the products of 20 small- and medium-size businesses in California. The products were selected from about 900 that were submitted for review to QVC and the California Trade and Commerce Agency. The show is scheduled to air in late November.
NEWS
September 12, 1995 | KATHLEEN DOHENY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Take a good look at your tube of toothpaste. Chances are, it has a "seal of acceptance" from the American Dental Assn. Same goes for your dental floss, mouthwash and toothbrush, as well as the dental chair, the drill and the X-ray equipment that your dentist uses because you haven't been flossing, brushing or rinsing like you should. These imprimaturs aren't limited to oral hygiene.
BUSINESS
September 7, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Eastman Kodak Co. will sell its Clinical Diagnostics unit, a major worldwide supplier of diagnostic products, to health care products giant Johnson & Johnson for $1 billion in cash, the companies said Tuesday. The combination with Johnson & Johnson's Ortho Diagnostic Systems would create the third-largest maker of diagnostic products, with about $1 billion in annual sales.
BUSINESS
November 4, 1993
Stockholders of both Abbey Healthcare Group Inc. and Total Pharmaceutical Care Inc. on Wednesday approved a previously announced merger of the two health-care giants. Announced on Sept. 7, the $195-million acquisition of Total Pharmaceutical by Abbey is expected to be completed on Wednesday. Under the terms of the merger, Abbey will acquire all the outstanding shares of TPC for $19 each in cash plus a fraction of a share of Abbey common stock.
BUSINESS
July 1, 1993 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sunrise Medical of Torrance has agreed to acquire DeVilbiss Health Care, a fast-growing maker of home respiratory devices, in a deal valued at $130 million, Sunrise announced Wednesday. Sunrise, which makes wheelchairs, hospital beds and other rehabilitative equipment, said it would be the largest-ever transaction in the home care manufacturing industry.
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