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CHPA applauds Delaware, 29th state to adopt NPLEx

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Wednesay applauded Delaware Rep. Rebecca Walker, the Delaware legislature and Gov. Jack Markell for passing and signing House Bill 130, an anti-methamphetamine bill. With Governor Markell’s signature, Delaware becomes the 29th state to adopt the pseudoephedrine real-time, stop-sale blocking system known as the National Precursor Log Exchange.

“With Governor Markell’s signature on this important legislation, Delaware joins the majority of states throughout the country in its use of illegal sales blocking technology,” stated Scott Melville, CHPA president and CEO. “In addition to Delaware, 28 other states have chosen to adopt the NPLEx system because it provides an exceptional resource to law enforcement and retailers, while ensuring that law-abiding consumers continue to have access to the cold and allergy medicines they know and trust," he said. "More than 18 million American families rely on safe and effective medicines containing pseudoephedrine for relief from their symptoms."

NPLEx is a tool that allows retailers and pharmacists to block unlawful attempted purchases of cold and allergy medicines containing PSE that exceed daily or monthly limits established by the 2005 federal Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act. NPLEx empowers retailers and law enforcement officials with the ability to track and block illegal sales of products containing PSE at the counter.  

Prior to the implementation of NPLEx, retailers had to manually record PSE purchases in a hand-written logbook. The system is provided at no charge to the state.

 

 

 

 

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Pure Encapsulations launches four specialty supplement formulas to support brain function

BY Michael Johnsen

SUDBURY, Mass. — Pure Encapsulations on Tuesday launched its PureSynapse product line, including SeroPlus, DopaPlus, NeuroPure and Amino Replete, four specialty formulas to support emotional health, memory and behavior that was formulated with James Greenblatt, an author and lecturer who is dedicated to integrative psychiatry.

“As we begin to better understand nutritional deficiencies and toxic environmental chemicals that interfere with brain function, we are better able to provide safe and effective support for mental health,” Greenblatt stated.  

SeroPlus is designed to support serotonin levels, lessening occasional stress and maintaining healthy eating behaviors. DopaPlus promotes healthy dopamine levels for daily mental sharpness and memory. NeuroPure provides enhanced support for overall emotional well-being by boosting both serotonin and dopamine levels. And Amino Replete delivers a blend of free-form amino acids required for the synthesis of neurotransmitters and neuropeptides.

Additional products will be introduced to the series in the fall of 2013, the company stated. 

 

 

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Walgreens promotes support of The Jimmy Fund during Boston Red Sox radio broadcast

BY Michael Johnsen

BOSTON — Walgreens district manager Tyler Hough spent the fifth inning with WEEI radio broadcasters Dave O’Brien and Joe Castiglione, who were providing the play-by-play for the Boston Red Sox game vs. the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday evening, to talk about Walgreens’ promotion in support of The Jimmy Fund. 

Walgreens’ Boston-area stores raised $80,000 in support of The Jimmy Fund in 2012. For this season, Walgreens is donating $100 for every hit a Sox player caroms off of Fenway Park’s Green Monster. "The quicker the Sox players can hit it off the Green Monster, we’re willing to open up the wallet and give whatever we can," Hough told the broadcasters. 

The broadcasters also spoke a moment on the new Walgreens flagship store in downtown Boston, raving over the frozen yogurt selections, and discussed Hough’s tenure of 25 years with the retailer, where he started as a cashier. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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