A&D Medical launches new line of UltraConnect blood pressure monitors
SAN DIEGO — A&D Medical is featuring its new line of UltraConnect blood pressure monitors at the NACDS Total Store Expo this weekend here.
“We know today’s retail pharmacists are trying to address the needs of a wide range of customers – from the extremely health conscious to patients struggling to manage a chronic condition,” stated Terry Duesterhoeft, president and CEO of A&D Medical. “So before we designed this new line, we collected extensive consumer feedback. The result is what customers told us they want: an easy-to-use product that consistently delivers accurate measurements, paired with the ability to allow streamlined sharing of data with healthcare providers.”
The new A&D Medical UltraConnect blood pressure monitors represent the premium end of the company's retail offering, and offer a smart connect feature that automatically detects and connects the monitor to the company’s A&D Connect app for ease of use. Offline, the monitor allows for the subsequent transfer of up to 100 readings to the A&D Connect app at a later.
“The new product line leverages our more than four decades of experience in designing and delivering connected products to both the consumer and healthcare spaces – which is precisely where pharmacies sit in the spectrum of healthcare delivery,” Duesterhoeft said. “We look forward to sharing the ways we can help retail pharmacists as they care for their customers now and in the future.”
Aromatherapy manufacturer Young Living Essential Oils names chief supply officer
LEHI, Utah — Young Living Essential Oils on Thursday promoted Lauren Walker to the role of chief supply officer. In her time with Young Living, she and her team have further implemented rigorous sourcing standards while also streamlining manufacturing, warehousing and fulfillment operations.
“Lauren embraces Young Living’s passion for being stewards of the earth and has been a driving force in ensuring that the sourcing, manufacturing and shipping components of our business all operate under that mindset,” stated Jared Turner, COO Young Living. “Her experience and expertise in project management, manufacturing, and supply chain gained throughout her career has been a great addition to our strong executive team.”
Walker leads the sourcing pillar of Young Living’s Seed to Seal program (Sourcing, Science and Standards), that governs how the company obtains its products.
“We have an obligation to provide our customers with the highest quality products and the best customer experience, and we do that by having effective processes in place,” said Walker. “I’m proud that our team has assessed the whole supply chain of an oil and refined or established processes that help us provide the best products and services to our customers.”
Throughout her three-decade career with high-profile international companies, Walker has established herself as a leader and an innovator in streamlining global systems. After completing her engineering degree, she worked for Xerox as an engineer, followed by 10 years with Procter & Gamble in supply chain, manufacturing/technical operations, and quality. She also worked for seven years with Johnson & Johnson as a plant manager and as program manager of their Oral Care franchise. Prior to joining Young Living in 2016, she was VP manufacturing at Amway, where she was responsible for manufacturing across all product lines: nutrition, home care, personal care, beauty care, durable goods and paper products.
In addition to her extensive experience, Walker has been a keynote speaker for American Manufacturing Strategies Summit and Front End Innovations Conference, is a Lean Six Sigma Project Champion in Manufacturing, and is Green Belt Certified. She holds a degree in engineering from Union College in New York. Lauren currently serves on the board of directors for the Salt Lake Chamber.
Quest Products addresses blue light exposure through daily supplement
PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. — Quest Products has just launched Blue Guard Blue Light Defense Formula, a daily supplement formulated with Lutemax 2020 that helps protect and improve vision.
"We're all being exposed to more blue light than ever before, but the problem is especially concerning for millennials, who are at risk by constantly interacting with screens that can harm their vision," stated Mark McGreevy, VP business development for Quest Products. "With Blue Guard, anyone can reduce eye strain, increase eye speed, and improve overall eye health."
The active ingredient in Blue Guard is Lutemax 2020. Lutemax 2020 is formulated for optimal eye health with an optimal ratio of two key carotenoids — lutein, and zeaxanthin. Of the more than 600 carotenoids found in nature, lutein and zeaxanthin isomers are crucial to maintaining good eye health, specifically to the macula — a muscle located near the back of the eye whose job is to protect the retina from dangerous blue light waves.
Blue Guard defends against the immediate harmful effects of blue light, which include painful consequences such as eye strain, visual fatigue, decreased productivity, decreased ability to focus, increased stress and lack of sleep.
Blue light is the type of illumination given off by electronic screens, that through high exposure, is the most damaging light to your eyes. Those at risk can start feeling the short-term effects of over-exposure very quickly. With millennials often spending half the day or more in front of a computer or mobile phone, they are risking the early onset of eye problems.
Blue Guard defends against these conditions by strengthening the density of the macular pigment – increasing its natural density, which provides the protective layer in your eyes. Blue Guard filters out high-energy blue light, stops light waves, and defends against oxidative stress.
Blue Guard is a one-a-day supplement that can be taken with or without a meal.
The product is now available through the company's website and at Amazon, with more retailers anticipated shortly.