QS/1 finishes 2012 Customer Conference
ORLANDO, Fla. — Customers, vendors and industry analysts were among the more than 300 people who took part in seminars to showcase pharmacy technology maker QS/1’s line of software products for independent and small-chain pharmacies and home medical equipment providers.
Calling its 2012 Customer Conference a "success," QS/1 said its next conference would take place in Asheville, N.C., in May 2013 rather than July 2013.
"We are fortunate to be aligned with some of the best community pharmacists, HME, LTC and institutional care pharmacies across the country," QS/1 president Tammy Devine said. "Our annual customer conference is a great way to spend time with our customers and get a feel for their needs."
Mylan, Pittsburgh Pirates to sponsor allergy-awareness event at Aug. 10 game
PITTSBURGH — "Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks," goes the line from the famous baseball anthem. For some people, however, that innocuous lyric is a ticket to the hospital, or worse.
Peanut allergies are the most common food allergies in children and can lead to life-threatening allergic reactions, known as anaphylaxis. Fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates who have peanut allergies will have a special area of the PNC Park stadium reserved for them as part of a partnership between the Pirates and Mylan subsidiary Mylan Specialty, which markets the emergency anaphylaxis treatment EpiPen (epinephrine).
Mylan Specialty and the baseball team are sponsoring the first Pirates Allergy Awareness night at the Aug. 10 game between the Pirates and the San Diego Padres. As part of the event, the Pirates will provide tips to help fans be more aware of anaphylaxis.
"Life-threatening allergies are a growing public health problem, particularly among children and teens," Mylan CEO Heather Bresch said. "In fact, a recent study shows as many as 1-in-13 children in the [United States] suffer from a food allergy. We are proud to partner with our hometown team to help the people of Pittsburgh and their family members with life-threatening peanut allergies experience the fun and excitement of a night out at the ball park."
Popchips makes foray into tortilla chips category
SAN FRANCISCO — Popchips has expanded its portfolio with a new line of popped tortilla chips.
The brand, which launched in 2007, said its latest line features such flavors as nacho cheese, ranch, salsa and chili limon. The tortilla chips will be available at retailers beginning this month.
"Our snackers have been clamoring for us to start popping tortilla chips for some time and our new line represents a great opportunity to build on Popchips’ success by bringing new innovation to the $4 billion tortilla chip category, Popchips style," Popchips co-founder and CEO Keith Belling said.