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Advanced Care Scripts gains specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC

BY Michael Johnsen

ORLANDO, Fla. — Advanced Care Scripts, a division of Omnicare Specialty Care Group, on Friday announced that it has been awarded specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based healthcare accrediting organization. URAC offers one of the only third-party, voluntary accreditation programs of this scope for the pharmacy benefit management and prescription services industries.  

"ACS is proud to receive this accreditation," stated Amit Jain, SVP sales and marketing. "We are dedicated to providing quality care and meeting the highest industry standards for our customers and patients." 

ACS manages and dispenses specialty medications in multiple disease categories, including cancer, infectious diseases, auto-immune disorders, multiple sclerosis and hemophilia. Its expertise across both the specialty and long-term care channels enables it to provide comprehensive solutions for prescribers and patients.

 

 

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Arm & Hammer unveils new Truly Radiant oral care line

BY Antoinette Alexander

EWING, N.J. — Church & Dwight, the maker of Arm & Hammer oral care products, has introduced its new Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant toothpaste and Spinbrush Truly Radiant battery-powered toothbrushes.

The new Truly Radiant collection includes Arm & Hammer toothpaste, Extra White and Deep Clean Spinbrush battery-powered toothbrushes and replacement brush heads.

To promote the launch, Arm & Hammer has enlisted actress Alison Sweeney as the face of the brand. Sweeney, an actress, author and TV host of “The Biggest Loser,” will be featured in the brand’s new marketing campaign, including television, print and digital advertising.

Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant toothpaste promises to whiten, clean and strengthen teeth for a radiant smile in five days. The toothpaste helps to removes 100% more surface stains than ordinary toothpaste, and smoothes surface imperfections while also restoring shine, the company stated.

Spinbrush Truly Radiant Extra White and Deep Clean brushes are designed to remove 100% more plaque than manual toothbrushes, thanks in part to their elongated bristles that provide greater access for hard-to-reach places, according to the company. The Spinbrush Truly Radiant Extra White brush contains specialty whitening bristles and cup to help achieve a whiter smile, while the Spinbrush Truly Radiant Deep Clean brush removes even more hard-to-reach plaque.
 

 

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A&P names Paul Hertz CEO

BY Antoinette Alexander

MONTVALE, N.J. — Grocer A&P has named company COO Paul Hertz as president and CEO, effective immediately.

Hertz succeeds Sam Martin. In January, A&P confirmed Martin’s departure. Martin, a former OfficeMax executive joined A&P as CEO in July 2010, succeeding Ron Marshall, who left the company after serving less than six months at the helm.

The company also announced that Christopher McGarry, former EVP and general counsel, has been appointed chief administrative officer and Nirup Krishnamurthy, former CIO, will assume the additional role of chief strategy officer. McGarry and Krishnamurthy, whose appointments are also effective immediately, will report to Hertz. Greg Mays will continue to serve as chairman.

“I look forward to working with the board of directors and the talented associates of A&P in this new capacity. A&P is a valuable franchise and a cornerstone in the communities in which we operate. We will work hard to meet the needs of our customers today and in the future,” Hertz stated.

Hertz is a 27-year veteran of the retail industry, beginning his retailing career in 1987 as a manager with Fred Meyer, a division of Kroger. Previously, he held a variety of senior executive positions at Wild Oats Markets, Shopko Stores and Fred Meyer.  Prior to joining A&P in 2010, Hertz was EVP of retail stores for OfficeMax, which he joined in 2007.

McGarry joined the company in 2006, overseeing the company’s legal, risk, human resources/labor and real estate functions. Prior to joining A&P, he was assistant general counsel and director of real estate at The Grand Union Co. McGarry also previously served as general counsel for Exel, a global logistics services provider.

Krishnamurthy has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, including background in driving large-scale business optimization and transformation efforts. Prior to joining A&P, Krishnamurthy served as the CIO at United Airlines and chief technology officer at Northern Trust Bank.

 

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