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Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Breathes New Life into Doan’s® in New Marketing Campaign

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.
Posted on: 28 Aug 17

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. has launched a U.S. marketing campaign to reintroduce back pain–reliever Doan’s®, available in caplets and a new 4% lidocaine plus menthol cream formulation (the maximum strength of lidocaine available without prescription).

For more than a century, Doan’s® has been synonymous with back pain relief. Now, with its new lidocaine cream, Doan’s® is equipped to achieve its mission with even more back pain sufferers in the years ahead.

With the tagline “we’ve had your back’s back since way back,” the campaign brings a fresh approach to Doan’s® first marketing efforts in a generation. Digital and traditional tactics, including social media, data-driven and contextual display, digital couponing, free-standing inserts, and television commercials nationwide, are being leveraged in the most significant marketing effort for Doan’s® in more than 20 years.

“Since acquisition, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has worked tirelessly to breathe new life into this highly efficacious heritage brand,” said Lauren Schulz, Director, OTC Brand Marketing. “We are excited to introduce Doan’s® caplets and cream to a new generation through innovative outreach.”

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories acquired Doan’s® and several other over-the-counter products from Ducere Pharma in 2016. Like Doan’s®, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has launched advertising efforts for Nupercainal®, with TV adverts touting its ability to provide 8 hours of targeted relief from hemorrhoid pain, itching, and burning (no other OTC hemorrhoid product lasts longer), and Bufferin®, a combination of pain-relieving aspirin and antacids.

About Dr. Reddy’s: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (BSE: 500124, NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY) is an integrated pharmaceutical company, committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives. Through its three businesses - Pharmaceutical Services & Active Ingredients, Global Generics and Proprietary Products – Dr. Reddy’s offers a portfolio of products and services including APIs, custom pharmaceutical services, generics, biosimilars and differentiated formulations. Our major therapeutic areas of focus are gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, diabetology, oncology, pain management and dermatology. Dr. Reddy’s operates in markets across the globe. Our major markets include – USA, India, Russia & CIS countries, and Europe. For more information, log on to:www.drreddys.com.

Disclaimer: This press release may include statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements that are based on the management’s current views and assumptions and involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. In addition to statements which are forward-looking by reason of context, the words "may", "will", "should", "expects", "plans", "intends", "anticipates", "believes", "estimates", "predicts", "potential", or "continue" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or events may differ materially from those in such statements due to without limitation, (i) general economic conditions such as performance of financial markets, credit defaults , currency exchange rates , interest rates , persistency levels and frequency / severity of insured loss events (ii) mortality and morbidity levels and trends, (iii) changing levels of competition and general competitive factors, (iv) changes in laws and regulations and in the policies of central banks and/or governments, (v) the impact of acquisitions or reorganization, including related integration issues.

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Last updated on: 28/08/2017

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