CDC reports increase in use of condoms
ATLANTA — Condom use is up among men, according to a report published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the National Health Statistics Reports.
During 2011–2015, 23.8% of women and 33.7% of men aged 15–44 used a condom at their last opportunity in the previous 12 months, an increase for men since 2002 (29.5%). The usage rate for women had not changed.
Among condom users, 59.9% of women and 56.4% of men aged 15–44 used only a condom and no other method during their last intercourse in the past 12 months; another 25% of women and 33.2% of men used condoms plus hormonal methods; and 15.1% of women and 10.5% of men used condoms plus nonhormonal methods.
KC Pharmaceuticals names store brand veteran to helm expansion drive
POMONA, Calif. — KC Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday named Jim Medford to the role of president and CEO.
With extensive industry leadership experience in the private label arena, Medford will direct the company's over-the-counter own brand eye care products.
In addition to naming Medford to the helm, KC Pharmaceuticals authorized $8 million in capital investments to better position the company for a "major growth expansion."
The company plans to add a state-of-the-art aseptic manufacturing line and a sterile manufacuring suite. The investment will also be used to fund additional warehouse space.
Medford founded Aaron Industries, a private label manufacturer of liquid cough/cold remedies, stomach remedies and first aid products.
Aaron industries was sold to PL Development in 2013.
Meijer to host BTS flu-shot campaign
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer pharmacies across the Midwest are holding Back to School Immunization Events this weekend to help families guard against the flu before classes start.
Karen Mankowski, VP pharmacy operations, Meijer, reported that the goal of the events are to remind parents why getting flu shots before kids go back to school is the perfect time to minimize the spread of seasonal influenza. "Most people believe the best time to get a flu shot is when the weather gets colder," she said. "But getting a flu shot before or soon after school starts can make a big difference. Once classes start, that's when viruses become, well, viral, and it becomes difficult to keep influenza from spreading."
Pharmacists in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin and Kentucky will offer vaccinations and information about other avoidable conditions that commonly affect school children at all 235 Meijer stores on Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
"There is no expiration date in receiving a flu shot, so the sooner you get your flu shot, the better chance you have of staying healthy this flu season," Mankowski said.