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Westfield Corp., an Australia-based shopping center group, plans to award its $3 million account to Italia/Gal, Los Angeles. DDB Worldwide previously handled.

Rexall Sundown, Boca Raton, Fla., inked a deal with Nintendo of America, Redmond, Wash., to market a line of Pokemon children's vitamins and nutritional supplements. The products are expected to hit early next year under the Sundown vitamins brand. Avrett, Free & Ginsberg, New York, handles.

AstraZeneca, the pharmaceutical company with U.S. headquarters in Wilmington, Del., told analysts today it's developing a cholesterol-lowering drug, which could hit the market in 2001, to compete with blockbuster Lipitor, jointly marketed by Warner-Lambert Co. and Pfizer.

Steve Farella, 44, to chief operating officer, a new post at SFM Media, New York, from exec VP-director of business development and integrated communications at sibling Havas Advertising Group unit Jordan McGrath Case & Partners/Euro RSCG.

Copyright December 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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