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Keough named CEO of Millennium Pharmacy Systems

BY Allison Cerra

OAK BROOK, Ill. — A leading provider of advanced medication management and technology services to the long-term care industry has promoted its president.

Millennium Pharmacy Systems said Philip Keough has been appointed CEO, as well as a member of its board of directors. Keough joined Millennium Pharmacy Systems as COO in November 2010 and continued to take on increasing responsibilities at the company.

Millennium also confirmed that its former CEO, Richard Scardina, will continue in an active role with the company as its chairman of the board.

"I am excited to take on these added leadership responsibilities and further Millennium’s mission of improving patient care and making our customers more successful in the process," Keough said. "Our flexible, leading edge solutions will be even more important in the future as technology and healthcare reimbursement mechanisms continue to evolve."


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Juan Soler, Honey Nut Cheerios form partnership

BY Allison Cerra

LAS VEGAS — Spanish-language novela star man Juan Soler has partnered with Honey Nut Cheerios to help Hispanics lead a heart healthy life.

The multimarket education initiative, "Cuidate, Corazon" (Take Care, Heart), seeks to help reduce the incidence of heart disease, the leading cause of death among Hispanics, while celebrating the great honey taste of Honey Nut Cheerios. The initiative kicked off with a satellite media tour from the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center — where the National Council of La Raza is holding its Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo — this week. The tour’s message is expected to reach millions of Latino homes across the country, and will be followed by several in-market visits by Soler in the weeks to come.

"I am very proud to be working with Honey Nut Cheerioso this initiative, which is so important to our community," Soler said. "We Hispanics need to learn about the health risks of eating diets high in saturated fat and cholesterol, so that we can begin to modify ours. We also need to begin ingesting more soluble fiber, which helps rid the body of bad cholesterol."

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Bear Naked debuts Fit cereals

BY Allison Cerra

LA JOLLA, Calif. — Bear Naked has introduced two new cereals to its Fit line of foods.

The new Bear Naked Fit cereals, available in Almond Crisp and Autumn Blend, are made with whole grain flakes, light and crispy clusters (with flax, pepitas and a sprinkle of chia), fruits and nuts.

"We’re dedicated to making delicious, energy-dense foods that fuel an active lifestyle — providing the natural energy needed for people to do what they love and get out and play," said Tom Bowden, director of brand marketing and innovation for Bear Naked. "We crafted our new Bear Naked Fit cereals just like we did our granolas — with everything we love to power you up without weighing you down."

New Bear Naked Fit cereals are available at Target stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.99.

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