American Heart Association launches first iPhone application
DALLAS The American Heart Association introduced its new Pocket First Aid & CPR application for the Apple iPhone.
The innovative iPhone feature allows users to review first aid procedures and watch visual demonstrations of how to respond in critical first aid situations at the simple click of a button.
Powered by Jive Media, the application is available for download at Apple’s iTunes store for $3.99. Once the download is complete, users will have access to hundreds of pages with illustrations — topics include CPR, choking, bites, bruises, burns, seizures and diabetic emergencies.
An additional component of the application is a phone-based medical profile feature, where users can store their family’s medical information. The application can save doctors’ contact information, emergency contacts, allergies, medications and insurance information for quick access in an emergency. The information is only stored on the individual’s phone and is deleted if the application is removed from the phone.
Bartell Drugs collects food for people in need
SEATTLE A regional retail pharmacy chain has collected enough food for more than 15,000 meals for people in need.
Bartell Drugs announced Thursday that its “Stock the Pantry” food drive, which it had conducted with Northwest Harvest and Fisher Communications, had collected 16,767 pounds of food through the chain’s 55 stores in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.
“Year-around hunger is an unfortunate reality for many children and their families, as well as many seniors,” Bartell chairman and CEO George Bartell said. “Through the generous contributions by our customers, we’re proud to support Northwest Harvest with this effort.
The food drive was launched in May as a way to help Northwest Harvest replenish its food stocks during the summer months.
OSI Pharmaceuticals moving to Westchester Co., N.Y.
MELVILLE, N.Y. Biotech company OSI Pharmaceuticals plans to move its U.S. operations to a single campus in upstate New York, the company announced this week.
OSI announced that it had purchased a 43-acre site in Ardsley, a community in the town of Greenburgh, N.Y., and would move 350 employees from Melville and Farmingdale, N.Y., Cedar Knolls, N.J., and Boulder, Colo., to the new campus in the second half of this year.
“The past 10 years has been a remarkable journey as the company has successfully brought its first oncology product, Tarceva, to market and taken the business profitable,” OSI CEO Colin Goddard said. “Nonetheless, we have recognized that we will only truly capture the full strategic value of our oncology franchise if we simplify our business by bringing together all the elements of our U.S. operations onto a single site.”