PhRMA: Four states develop majority of mental illness treatments
WASHINGTON The companies working on more than half of the mental illness drugs under development are clustered in four U.S. states, according to research by the largest lobby for the drug industry.
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America compiled a study showing that of the 313 drugs, 192 are under development by companies in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina and California. The drugs are in clinical trials or under review by the Food and Drug Administration, PhRMA said.
“The need for these treatments is abundantly clear,” PhRMA SVP Jeffrey Bond said. “Nearly 60 million American adults today suffer from some form of mental illness, ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to depression and from schizophrenia to addictive disorders, including dependence on alcohol and drugs.”
Food Lion selects OfficeMax as a supplier
SALISBURY, N.C. Food Lion announced that OfficeMax will be the supplier for its family of brands, which includes Food Lion, Bloom, Harveys and Reid’s.
According to Food Lion, its stores will carry more than 200 OfficeMax products year-round, including award-winning Tul writing instruments, Dioga style supply products and various grades of OfficeMax brand copy paper. Stores also will carry a variety of such back-to-school items as notebooks, school glue and crayons.
“The Food Lion family is very excited about offering the OfficeMax product line at great prices for our customers,” said Ann Raives, Food Lion family director of category management. “This partnership with OfficeMax will provide our customers access to a number of office and school supply products that can be conveniently purchased during their grocery shopping trip.”
Weis opens remodeled store
SUNBURY, Pa. Weis Markets on Thursday announced its State College remodel and that it will be donating $16,000 as part of its Grand Opening Celebration to be held Aug. 14.
Local donations include $10,000 to the Nittany Medical Center’s Rural Diabetes program, $5,000 to Centre Volunteers for Medicine and $1,000 to Alpha Fire Department, the volunteer fire company servicing Ferguson Township, where the store is located.
As part of the remodel, the store has all new decor, upgraded produce and bakery departments and an improved pharmacy.