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Galderma adds new president, general manager of North American business

BY David Salazar

FORT WORTH, Texas — Galderma Labs on Monday announced that it had promoted Miles Harrison to be president and general manager of Galderma’s North American branch, heading up its U.S. and Canada teams.  
 
“Galderma is experiencing a tremendous amount of growth following the launch of eight new products across all three business units in the U.S. over the past 18 months,” Galderma PharStuart Raetzman, Chief Executive Officer of Galderma Pharma S.A.  “Miles has the vision and experience to lead our organization at this exciting time of rapid and sustainable growth.”
 
Harrison joined Galderma U.S. in 2014 from Novartis as VP and general manager, self-medication business unit, which includes Cetaphil. During his tenure in that position, the division has launched several new products, including Excipal Skin Solutions, as well as men and baby lines of Cetaphil. Galderma’s North American operations are centered around three units: self-medication business, aesthetic and corrections and the prescription business, which includes the company’s Epiduo Gel and Epiduo Forte Gel.
 
“I am honored to take this leadership position at a time when Galderma is experiencing such fantastic growth and transformation,” Harrison said. "I am proud to be part of a company consistently trusted by doctors and patients that is truly changing people's lives with its solutions for skin health. We are committed to meeting the dermatological needs of people throughout their lives and we will continue to deliver innovative medical solutions to healthcare professionals, patients and consumers."

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Nature’s Truth expands aromatherapy offerings

BY David Salazar

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — Nature’s Truth, a wholesale division of Piping Rock Health Products, recently announced that it had expanded its aromatherapy line, adding 15 new products, which more than doubles its initial offerings. 
 
“We have identified a demand in the market place for these items though our customer data and have taken a big stance to get out in front of this trend,” Nature’s Truth SVP sales and marketing Kimberly Vigliante said. “Our goal is to be the premier provider of aromatherapy in wellness products that consumers can depend on to offer the latest innovations to meet their growing needs.”
 
The new selection includes pure essential and carrier oils, as well as blends and roll-on applicators that can be used on the go. Some of the new blends include such varieties as Good Nite, Energy, Balance and Happiness. 
 
“With these innovative new additions to Nature’s Truth, we are looking to stay at the forefront of this industry. We will continue to expand the line based on consumer demand,” Vigliante said. “By offering unique specialty blends and new delivery modalities consumers are looking for, we will help fuel this growth by putting our customer’s needs first and keeping in line with the brand’s commitment to staying current on the latest wellness trends and ahead of the ones we see growing in the future.”

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Political prognosticator Larry Sabato to keynote NACDS PAC breakfast

BY Michael Johnsen

ARLINGTON, Va. – Larry Sabato, election analyst and founder of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, will keynote the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Political Action Committee Breakfast during the 2016 NACDS Annual Meeting, the association announced Friday.
 
“Dr. Sabato was a big hit among attendees at the 2012 NACDS Annual Meeting, when he spoke at a business program, and we are excited to welcome him back," stated Steven Anderson, NACDS president and CEO. “In that highly dynamic Presidential election year of 2012, he went on to predict the outcome of the race for the White House with amazing accuracy, missing the outcome of just two states in the Electoral College. He also accurately predicted 98 percent of the winners of the U.S. Senate, U.S. House and gubernatorial races in 2012 – which he also did in 2010, 2008 and 2006. We look forward to seeing what Dr. Sabato has to say about this highly intriguing political season.”
 
Sabato’s success in predicting election outcomes has earned him recognition by diverse observers. In 2006, he was named the most accurate prognosticator by Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC and the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
 
He also is the author of 25 books and countless essays on politics, including The New York Times best-selling "The Kennedy Half-Century" – which also was featured in a PBS documentary that won him his second Emmy Award. In 2013, he won an Emmy Award for the documentary "Out of Order," which he produced to highlight what he characterized as dysfunction in the U.S. Senate. 
 
TIME named Sabato’s Twitter feed as one of the 140 best of 2014.
 
A former Rhodes Scholar and Danforth Fellow, Sabato has received every major teaching award at the University of Virginia, including its highest honor, the Thomas Jefferson Award. He has also served on national and state commissions, including the National Commission for the Renewal of American Democracy and the Senate Campaign Finance Reform Panel. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship and has been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, Oxford University and Cambridge University. Sabato is a regular contributor to NPR and has appeared on myriad news channels.
 
The bipartisan NACDS-PAC supports Congressional candidates who understand and help to advance pro-pharmacy and pro-patient policies. The NACDS-PAC Breakfast is part of the NACDS Chain Members and PAC Breakfast, during which NACDS-related business is conducted. The event is open to NACDS chain members and to NACDS-PAC contributors.
 
News of Sabato’s engagement in the 2016 NACDS Annual Meeting is the latest in a series of highly significant announcements regarding the event. Recently, NACDS announced that former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, R-OH, and former Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey will speak at the April 17 and April 19 Business Programs, respectively.
 
 
 

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