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Report: Sainsbury’s launches ‘The Wells Challenge’

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK — A supermarket chain in the United Kingdom has launched a new initiative that will enlist 10 families with the same surname, according to published reports.

The Retail Gazette reported that the Sainsbury’s chain had launched "The Wells Challenge," which will assess the effects on the health of 10 families with the surname Wells as the chain’s pharmacists provide them with health-related guidance and support.

The think tank 2020health is monitoring the initiative, which is designed to reduce pressure on Britain’s National Health Service, the country’s state-run healthcare system.

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FDA appoints new commissioner’s chief of staff

BY Alaric DeArment

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration has appointed a new chief of staff for commissioner Margaret Hamburg, according to a letter sent to agency employees Monday.

In the letter, Hamburg announced the appointment of Lisa Barclay. Barclay, currently a partner at the Washington law firm Zuckerman Spaeder, will replace Molly Muldoon, who was previously chief of staff and more recently the agency’s acting COO.

Barclay previously worked with the FDA in the 1990s, with the Commissioner’s Office of Policy, and also has worked on Capitol Hill and as a law clerk for senior judge William Bryant of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

 


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