Stephanie Narveson welcomes attendees to NACDS luncheon
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Stephanie Narveson, wife of Bob Narveson, incoming NACDS chairman and president and CEO of Thrifty White Pharmacy, welcomed attendees of the NACDS luncheon for spouses and companions.
During her remarks, Narveson encouraged attendees to enjoy the luncheon as it is held to honor spouses and companions and to recognize their support. She also shared insights into the journey she and her husband have shared over the years as he rose through the ranks to eventually take the helm at Thrifty White Pharmacy.
Following her comments, Erik Wahl, an internationally recognized graffiti artist, author and entrepreneur, took the stage. Wahl, who kicked off his presentation painting U2’s lead singer Bono, uses his on-stage painting as a visual metaphor to encourage organizations toward profitability through innovations and performance.
Red Carpet Manicure launches Cote d’Azur collection
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — A new limited-edition spring edition from Red Carpet Manicure features travel destinations for Hollywood celebrities.
The company said its "Postcards from…Cote d’Azur" collection, inspired by the French Mediterranean and named after the French Riviera, will be available on April 29th at Ulta stores and on Ulta’s website.
"This time of year, my clients do a ton of destination traveling and the Cote d’Azur collection has perfect, gorgeous tones for an exotic celebrity wedding or private getaway to paradise," celebrity manicurist Elle said. "I love that Red Carpet Manicure continues to create new shade options so I’m never at a shortage of fabulous color."
Colors range from the violet-blue "Sky’s the Limit," the cream "Creme de la Creme," the plum "Casanova’s Kiss," sea foam "Parisian Chic," light pink "Blase Beauty" and coral "Blushful Moments."
NCPA announces Dispose My Meds student video competition winner
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — As the nation celebrates the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, the National Community Pharmacists Association today announced that the student team from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy won its recent student video competition on the Dispose My Meds program. The winning team will receive $250, courtesy of the Community Pharmacy Foundation, for their school’s NCPA chapter. The winning video can be viewed on NCPA’s Facebook page.
Students from Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy and West Virginia University School of Pharmacy were also finalists in the video competition. Individuals voted on NCPA’s Facebook page for their favorite video last week, and the individual video with the most “likes” by the Friday, April 19th deadline was named the winner. Combined, the videos received nearly 750 likes on NCPA’s Facebook page by the deadline.
“NCPA congratulates the students from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy and West Virginia University School of Pharmacy for their creative and inspiring videos highlighting an extremely important topic: proper medication disposal,” said NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA. “Through voluntary programs like Dispose My Meds, independent community pharmacies are leading the way in encouraging patients to dispose of their unused or expired medications in a safe and environmentally-friendly manner. These videos will help to educate consumers about the importance of safe medication disposal as a solution to preventing drug misuse and protecting our landfills and waterways.”
NCPA’s Dispose My Meds program features more than 1,600 independent community pharmacies across the country at which consumers may dispose of unused medications (with the exception of controlled substances) through special disposal containers or postage-paid envelopes. To date, participating pharmacies have collected more than 100,000 pounds of medications since the program’s launch in 2010. Consumers can find a participating local pharmacy by visiting www.disposemymeds.org.
Many of the medications these participating pharmacies have collected include thousands of dollars in returned medication from mail-order pharmacies. An NCPA report entitled, "Waste Not, Want Not" documents, through pictures and cost estimates for each unused product, the problem of medication waste associated with mail-order pharmacies. The presentation has been delivered before the U.S. Congress in multiple hearings.