Firstline develops hair extension clip-ons for African-American women
NEW YORK — Firstline, a manufacturer of hair care accessories for multicultural consumers, has introduced temporary hair attachments for African-American women called Evolve NuDo clip-on hair attachments.
Made with synthetic fiber, the NuDo clip-on hair attachments can be styled just like human hair and virtually are undetectable when clipped or wrapped into the hair, according to the manufacturer. The line includes seven hair attachments that can be clipped in to change a look in seconds. The collection includes instant bangs, braided and layered buns, and ponytails (long, mid-length, straight, wavy, and curly), varying in length from 10.5 in. to 18 in.
The attachments are priced at $14 to $20 each and are available in jet black, natural black and brown. Additional colors soon will be available.
"For years, women with naturally curly or kinky hair have had to choose between having fresh, stylish hair and ruining it by sweating after a run on the treadmill,” stated Joni Odum, Firstline’s marketing director. “NuDo clip-on hair attachments offer women an opportunity for an active lifestyle and beautiful hair without sacrificing fitness goals or damaging hair with weaving, bonding, sew-ins, and glue. Ladies can prolong their hairstyles even on wilting summer days and can simply and safely ‘evolve’ their style in seconds with very little expense.”
Firstline products are available at Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, H-E-B and Sally Beauty Supply.
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Events to raise awareness of AIDS, healthcare initiatives
WASHINGTON — The Community Education Group and the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services will sponsor a series of community mobilizing events around the country in the time leading up to the International AIDS Conference in Washington next July.
AIDS 2012 will mark the first time that the conference has taken place in the United States in 20 years, and the Road to AIDS 2012 is an official affiliated event of the conference. The event will take place in 15 cities and is designed to heighten public awareness of AIDS 2012, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Affordable Care Act and strategies being implemented to integrate and coordinate prevention, care and treatment.
"We are proud to support the Road to AIDS 2012 and to partner with key groups to increase education and awareness about HIV treatment and prevention," said EVP Ellen Lambert of the Merck Company Foundation, which is donating $500,000 to support the event. "Merck has a decades-long commitment to HIV research and education. Our long-standing support continues through programs like these that generate new ideas and solutions toward the prevention, care and treatment of HIV."
The Road to AIDS 2012 will visit Atlanta; Baltimore; Chicago; Dallas; Houston; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; Philadelphia; San Francisco; Washington and San Juan, Puerto Rico — all of which are sites of the Department of Health and Human Services’ 12 Cities Initiative, designed to support and accelerate comprehensive HIV/AIDS planning in areas with the highest AIDS burden — as well as New Orleans; Jackson, Miss.; and Birmingham, Ala.
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CVS/pharmacy now offers medication disposal program in all pharmacy locations
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — In an effort to make it easy for customers to safely dispose of their unused, expired or unwanted medications, and help battle the estimated 200 million lbs. of unwanted medications improperly disposed every year, CVS/pharmacy now is offering Sharps Compliance’s Environmental Return System in all of its 7,200 locations.
The postage-paid medication disposal envelopes cost $3.99 and allow customers to mail their unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications through the U.S. Postal Service to a licensed, secure facility for safe destruction. Controlled substances are excluded from this program by law.
"CVS/pharmacy is committed to safe environmental practices, as well as helping customers prevent misuse at home of their unused medications, so we are pleased to partner with Sharps Compliance to provide a secure and environmentally-safe solution in our pharmacies," CVS/pharmacy VP pharmacy professional services Papatya Tankut said.
CVS/pharmacy’s launch of the TakeAway Environmental Return System is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to safe medication disposal solutions, including participation in local medication take-back events throughout the United States and supporting the DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
You'd think with such an integrated warehouse and delivery system, they would make this an in-house program. All pharmacies could return a single tote, sealed and marked for customer drug destruction, to the warehouse. These could be consolidated into a single location that properly disposes of the medication. All for a lot less than $3.99.