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MedPro Rx receives ACHC

BY Alaric DeArment

RALEIGH, N.C. — Specialty pharmacy provider MedPro Rx has received accreditation from an accrediting body for the fourth time, the company said.

MedPro Rx said the accreditation, from the American Commission for Health Care, also marked the first time the company had received it for specialty pharmacy services and infusion nursing services, calling ACHC accreditation a key benchmark for measuring an organization’s quality.

"We are very pleased and proud to again be awarded accreditation with ACHC," MedPro Rx director of clinical services Andy Clark said. "It is an achievement of which our organization can be proud and one which marks our commitment to quality in the provision of healthcare services to the clients we serve."


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Kashi launches soft-baked squares

BY Allison Cerra

LA JOLLA, Calif. — Kashi has launched a new soft-baked snack that combines the company’s signature blend of seven whole grains with unexpected real food ingredients.

Available in chocolate and almond varieties, Kashi soft-baked squares combine cocoa, chocolate chunks and agave with sweet potatoes and black beans. The snacks are free of synthetic colors, artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, as well as high-fructose corn syrup.

Kashi soft-baked squares now are available for a suggested retail price of $3.79 per box, which contains five individually-wrapped squares.

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Checkpoint Systems launches smaller theft-prevention label for health, beauty products

BY Michael Johnsen

THOROFARE, N.J. — Checkpoint Systems on Thursday announced the expansion of its Enhanced Performance Label offering.

The Micro EP PST (Postage Stamp) Label is the smallest label of its kind on the market. With a 1-in. by 0.9-in. size (2.5 cm by 2.3 cm), the new label has been designed to protect small, high-value merchandise, such as cosmetic products, which are increasingly being targeted by thieves, according to the Global Retail Theft Barometer.
 
The Micro EP PST label provides protection with a 60% smaller footprint. The clear face of the label also allows for visible protection, showing that the label contains EAS.
 
Available in white, bar code and clear, the label can be customized with the merchandise brand and/or store name. It also is tamper-resistant, featuring a special adhesive which bonds to packaging, making it difficult to remove without causing damage and reducing its resale value.
 
“Today, effective security solutions should deliver more than just merchandise protection,” said Farrokh Abadi, president Shrink Management Solutions. “They should address retailers’ and brand manufacturers’ concerns with improving on-shelf availability, enhancing the shoppers’ experience and increasing sales. We have developed our latest Micro PST labels with these goals in mind.”


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