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The Skin Cancer Foundation grants Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Line ‘Seal of Recommendation’

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — The anti-aging skin care line Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare, developed by supermodel, actress and mother Christie Brinkley, has received the Daily Use Seal of Recommendation from The Skin Cancer Foundation, an international organization devoted to skin cancer prevention, early detection and prompt treatment.

The seal was awarded to the Recapture 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Treatment and the Recapture Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Treatment. In addition to offering broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection from UVA/UVB rays, these products offer defense agains infrared rays, which make up 54% of the radiation that reaches Earth,

The Seal of Recommendation is awarded by The Skin Cancer Foundation to products that meet the requirements of its Photobiology Committee, a volunteer group of scientific experts on the effect of the sun's rays on skin. Each product that earns the seal has had its test results reviewed by the Photobiology Committee to ensure that it sufficiently and safely "aids in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin."

Brinkley collaborated with dermatologist Doris Day and a team of scientists and skin care experts, to create products that offer full-spectrum protection. Formulated with plant extracts, amino acids, and copper to support your skin's anti-aging defenses, the line offers women smoother, firmer, healthier, and younger-looking skin.

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NACDS announces Total Store Expo ‘Insight Sessions’ lineup

BY Antoinette Alexander

ARLINGTON, Va. — With the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo less than three months away, NACDS has announced its lineup of educational Insight Sessions, which will offer presentations by experts on a variety of key issues and priorities including healthcare, business and logistics.

The NACDS Total Store Expo will take place from Aug. 22 to 25 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

The sessions will take place on Sunday and Monday during the four-day trade show and strategic exchange. Each Insight Session is crafted to ensure that attendees are receiving helpful information to conduct business on a day-to-day basis on a variety of topics including the Affordable Care Act, business planning and logistics, consumer and market trends, innovation, genomics and digital solutions, NACDS stated.

To date, 21 Insight Sessions have been announced for the NACDS Total Store Expo:

  • Bending the Chain: The Surprising Challenge of Integrating Purchasing and Logistics
  • Consumer Trends in Health and Wellness
  • Medication Adherence and the Role of Motivational Interviewing
  • Pharmaceutical Trends, Issues and Forecasts
  • Quality Improvement: Business Opportunities Beyond Medicare
  • Telehealth: Enabling Access to Healthcare Services
  • The 2015-16 Flu Season and Vaccination Updates
  • The Future of Retail has Arrived.  Ready or Not?
  • What is “New” Versus What is Innovative
  • Winning with Digital Marketing
  • Beauty and the Millennials
  • Current Trends in DEA Compliance
  • Improving Transitions in Care: Role for Pharmacies
  • King v. Burwell Decision: Impact on Pharmacies
  • Lessons Learned in Complying with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA)
  • Precision Medicine: Integrating Genomics into Pharmacy Practice
  • Supply Chain Optimization: Partnerships between Retailers and CPG Suppliers Lead to Green
  • The Collision of Digital Health, the Consumer and Wearables
  • The Impact of Population Shifts on Retail and CPG in the U.S.
  • Tobacco Cessation Programs in Community Pharmacy
  • Welcome to Retail’s Emotional Economy – Analog, Digital, Sensory and Sound – How it all Comes Together for Emotional Retail

“The NACDS Total Store Expo provides the most cutting-edge programming for retailers and suppliers — and this year’s Insight Sessions are no exception,” NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson said.  “Each session is developed with all attendees in mind, across all segments of the rapidly-changing industry.  Whether its consumer goods, retail, pharmacy, supply chain and logistics there is a session for every attendee that will provide forward-thinking knowledge for effective business planning.”

The Insight Sessions are also accessible — along with a host of other resources and information — on the NACDS Events mobile app. The app offers navigational tools and resources to enhance the attendee and exhibitor experience at the NACDS Total Store Expo. The 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo dashboard within the app provides attendees the tools to create a personalized schedule for the meeting, browse speakers and bookmark sessions of interest, search for exhibitors, reference resources in the local area, and access social media to keep up with updates about the meeting.  

The NACDS Events app can be downloaded in both the Apple and Google Play app stores for iOS and Android devices. Users can also scan a QR code that will direct them to their phone's app store.  An NACDS-TV video also offers a tutorial on how to download the app. Once the mobile app is downloaded, subscribers are directed to download the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo dashboard.  

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Revlon kicks off new philanthropic platform with $1M donation

BY Antoinette Alexander

Dr. Dennis J. Slamon, Revlon global brand ambassador Halle Berry and Revlon CEO Lorenzo Delpani at the Revlon Love is On Luncheon Honoring Slamon in Los Angeles (Photo: Business Wire)

 

NEW YORK — Revlon has donated $1 million to the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program, furthering its long-time commitment to eradicating women’s cancers.

The donation was unveiled on June 3 by Revlon chairman Ronald Perelman, CEO Lorenzo Delpani and global brand ambassador Halle Berry at a Lovee Is On event in Los Angeles. The luncheon honored Dr. Dennis J. Slamon, director of the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, for his achievements in cancer research.

The donation marks the first phase of Revlon’s new philanthropic platform of bigger and more impactful donations to women’s health initiatives, which is also part of Revlon’s Love is On global mission to inspire love.

“Love Is On is in everything we do at Revlon, including our commitment to caring for women’s health,” Delpani said. “It is love that inspired our philanthropic direction to make more significant and impactful donations to women’s health initiatives. We unveiled the first phase of this mission with a direct donation of $1 million to Dr. Dennis Slamon and the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program. It is our goal that this donation will help to enable Dr. Slamon and his team to continue their research into major cancer breakthroughs that will lead to lives being saved, ultimately finding a cure.”

“We have made tremendous advancements in the field of breast cancer treatments over the past two decades, but our work is far from over,” Slamon added. “We are currently working on potential new therapies and treatments for triple-negative breast cancer and ovarian cancer, and this extremely generous donation will help us to continue this groundbreaking research that has the potential to save the lives of more women battling these deadly diseases.”

Since 1990, Perelman and Revlon, in collaboration with the Entertainment Industry Foundation and Lilly Tartikoff, have distributed $49 million to the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program. These funds have helped accelerate research needed to bring cancer treatment drugs such as Herceptin and Ibrance to market.

Revlon will be unveiling a new campaign later this year to raise awareness and funds in support of other women’s health initiatives.

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