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Cherry’s capitalizes on catering to kids

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK — One of the first lessons in life that children learn is that getting sick isn’t fun, and going to the pharmacy isn’t too exciting either. In 2004, pharmacist Charles Tabouchirani decided to change that by opening Cherry’s Pharmacy, a store that specializes in dealing with children.

The store is small — 550 sq. ft. — but a bright mural, a collection of toys and an electric model train that travels in a loop along the wall make an inviting waiting room for Cherry’s core customers. The staff includes two pharmacists, two technicians, two cashiers and three messengers that allow Cherry’s to deliver medicines throughout Manhattan.

But there’s more to it than amusements: The store does nonsterile compounding — particularly for children with gastroesophageal reflux disease but also for organ transplants, some cancers and cardiac disorders — and it works with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Additionally, it specializes in pet medications. “Independent pharmacy could be very rewarding if one tries to get out of the box and find a niche,” Tabouchirani told Drug Store News.

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CCA Industries leader recognized by Young Survival Coalition

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK — The Young Survival Coalition honored the president and CEO of CCA Industries.

Dunnan Edell was honored on Wednesday at In Living Pink, YSC’s 11th annual event to raise funds to support, educate and empower young women with breast cancer. Edell and CCA Industries are longtime supporters of YSC.

"Unfortunately, along with many others, I have been touched knowing someone with breast cancer. It’s a terrible disease that many people are working hard to eradicate. The work that YSC has done – and continues to do — is inspiring and I personally will continue to support the organization in any way that I can," Edell said. "My company — CCA Industries — has donated a significant amount of money through sales of specially marked Nutra Nail and Gel Perfect nail products. It’s so important to give back whenever possible and that donation will continue for the foreseeable future."

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CoverAid concealers launch at Ulta Beauty

BY Antoinette Alexander

WASHINGTON — CoverAid has announced that its CoverAid therapeutic concealers now are available exclusively in Ulta Beauty stores nationwide.

Developed by board-certified medical professionals, CoverAid therapeutic concealers help to hide blemishes, promote prompt healing and alleviate the redness usually associated with acne, scars and cold sores. CoverAid is available in three shades suitable for all skin types.

“As members of the medical community, we saw the need for an alternative treatment to what is currently on the market for troubled skin. Creating something that is therapeutic while it conceals is a revolutionary step in the skin care industry, and of course, realizing this opportunity led us to develop CoverAid,” stated Scott Gritz, co-founder of CoverAid. “We’re excited to help people be more confident in their daily lives and wear their skin well. We’re really proud and excited to be part of this skin care revolution.”

CoverAid combines a set of elements, like onion bulb extract and lysine, to help relieve these common skin issues. By relying on natural redness-reducing ingredients like AquaCacteen — a soothing and firming extract found in the prickly pear cactus — along with benzoyl peroxide, which aids in diminishing swelling, CoverAid aims to conceal and provide relief while skin heals.

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