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CVS Caremark names EVP, general counsel

BY Antoinette Alexander

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark has appointed Thomas Moriarty as EVP and general counsel of CVS Caremark.

Moriarty most recently served as general counsel at the Celgene, a biopharmaceutical company, where he was responsible for global legal strategy and served on the company’s management committee. Prior to that, Moriarty was general counsel and corporate secretary at Medco Health Solutions.

"We’re very excited to have Tom join our team," CVS Caremark president and CEO Larry Merlo said. "He has a broad range of business experience and legal expertise that make him a perfect fit as our EVP and general counsel. He is extremely knowledgeable about pharmacy health care and the healthcare business generally and is widely regarded as one of the most capable and experienced general counsels in corporate America."

Moriarty succeeds Douglas Sgarro, who retired in May after more than 14 years with the company. Moriarty will have responsibility for CVS Caremark’s legal department. He also will be a member of the company’s executive committee.

In addition to working at Celgene and Medco, Moriarty worked at various positions in the office of general counsel at global biopharmaceutical company Merck. He began his career at the law firm of Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander and Ferdon in New York.

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P&G delivers 5 billionth liter of clean drinking water

BY Allison Cerra

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has delivered its 5 billionth liter of clean drinking water through its charitable program.

P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water program — which began providing clean drinking water in developing countries through its P&G Purifier of Water technology nearly a decade ago — has saved an estimated 26,000 lives, as well as prevented more than 200 million days of illness. The 5 billionth liter was delivered in Malawi through a partnership with the University of North Carolina. The milestone also marks progress toward P&G’s commitment to scale up efforts to share clean water and save one life every hour by 2020 by providing 2 billion liters of clean water every year.

"We have teamed up with the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program in a cross-campus collaboration that is saving thousands of lives in Malawi by providing clean drinking water," said Myron Cohen, director of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases at UNC. "This far-reaching collaboration is providing service and research opportunities for our students and making a powerful impact on the lives they touch through their work."

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Jewel-Osco brings back ‘Give a Little, Feed a Lot’

BY Michael Johnsen

ITASCA, Ill. — Jewel-Osco on Friday announced that the company is observing Hunger Action Month this September with an aggressive campaign to raise food and funds for food banks and food pantries in the retailer’s service area.

The annual program, called "Give a Little, Feed a Lot," is going on now at all Jewel-Osco stores and will continue throughout the month of September. With nearly 17 million American children living in households that are facing hunger, this year "Give a Little, Feed a Lot" will focus on helping children in need. The program will benefit five food banks — Greater Chicago Food Depository, Northern Illinois Food Bank, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, River Bend Foodbank and Midwest Food Bank — as well as hundreds of food pantries and the children and families served by these organizations.

During the campaign, Jewel-Osco customers can make monetary contributions when they check out at store registers. Stores also are collecting food donations. In addition, the retailer is partnering with Chicago radio station 104.3 K-HITS, to help raise awareness about "Give a Little, Feed a Lot" through weekly radio appearances at select locations.

"As a grocery retailer, providing hunger relief is a top priority for us," Jewel-Osco president Brian Huff said. "So we are excited to bring back ‘Give a Little, Feed a Lot’ and do our part to help the food banks and food pantries fight hunger in the community, especially childhood hunger."

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