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Mint nicotine gum approved

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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FDA approves Dec. 29 Corona, Calif.-based Watson Laboratories' mint-flavored OTC Nicotine Polacrilex gum in 2 mg and 4 mg. The gum is the generic equivalent of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare's Nicorette fresh mint gum, and will hit store shelves in early January. More than $300 million of nicotine gum was sold in the 12 months ending September 2008, according to Information Resources Inc. sales data

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