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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville appoints new pharmacy practice department chair

BY Alaric DeArment

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy has promoted pharmacy practice professor J. Mark Ruscin to chairman of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, the school said Friday.

Pharmacy school dean Gireesh Gupchup made the announcement following a national search. Ruscin’s appointment became effective Thursday.

"Dr. Ruscin has done an admirable job developing our presence at the School of Medicine in Springfield and, most recently, as acting chair," Gupchup said. "Dr. Ruscin is well-respected nationally, and I am confident that he will lead the Department of Pharmacy Practice successfully."

Ruscin has worked for the school since 2008 and is recognized as an expert in geriatric pharmacy practice. He is a fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and will be inducted as a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy in the fall. He previously worked for 13 years at the University of Colorado Denver School of Pharmacy and Center on Aging and got his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois Chicago.

 

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LashDip launches first retail line

BY Antoinette Alexander

LAS VEGAS — LashDip, a semi-permanent lash enhancement line that uses gel-based coating to make lashes lusher, has launched its first retail line.

It is not a lash extension or a strip; rather it is a weightless, gel-based coating that delivers all the perks of mascara but lasts for weeks.

The new 27-piece retail line offers a range of customizable lash accessories to fluttery fanfare into a fashion statement. The easy-on, easy-off formula boosts color quality of water-based mascara and is designed for use over professional LashDip application, naked lashes or LashDip’s strip lashes.

The formula is available in five different colors:


  • Perfect aqua teal

  • Bright blue

  • Lush lavender

  • Kelly green
  • 
Indigo black
  


Additional products include —

LashFit: For the look of long, lush, healthy lashes, this serum is comprised of root nutrients, B vitamins, and natural performance peptides. Inside the flip-top box is a chrome finish bottle with special sponge tip applicator for precise application.


LashPrep: This LashDip original formula was developed for proper and complete cleansing of the lash-line before any application, prepping strip lashes for use or storage, make-up removal, etc.

LashVintages: Hand-laid silk lashes on a soft silicone base. Available in six limited edition designs, they reflect the many faces of today’s on-the-go woman. LashVintages are designed to be a life-style accessory used day or night.
 


LashRely: LashDip abolished the need for messy glues and instead developed a water-based, latex finish adhesive for invisible application for temporary lash products like the LashVintages, LashStandards and LashJewelry.



LashStandards: A collection of strip lashes available in the 12 most popular styles. Formal to casual, this collection is versatile enough to create a soft or dramatic finish for any occasion.
 


LashJewelry: This petite, compact jewel case holds a convenient, lash embellishment option for an eye-catching effect. Comprised of natural gemstones like hematite, moonstone and citrines, as well as authentic Swarovski Austrian crystals, the LashJewelry collection comes in five color schematics to compliment the lash line.
 

 

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Wegmans clarification: there will be health coverage for its part-timers

BY Michael Johnsen

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans is not ending healthcare benefits for its part-time employees, the supermarket operator announced Thursday in response to a misconstrued headline in the Buffalo News

"The Buffalo News story was accurate in reporting that benefits would continue to be provided, but eligibility requirements would change," Wegmans stated in a release. "Even so, many outlets reported otherwise."

Wegmans issued the following clarification statement: 

“Even though the new healthcare law is requiring some changes, we are not going to do anything that will hurt our employees. Wegmans will continue to offer healthcare benefits for part-time employees, but eligibility requirements will change. This change will not take effect for our existing part-time employees until 2015. We have met one-on-one with each impacted employee to reassure them and to let them know we are going to do everything we can to help them through these changes. Our proudest achievement has been our inclusion in Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ list. We are there because we care deeply about our employees.”

 

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