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Drug-free wristbands relieve nausea

BY Allison Cerra

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. Moms-to-be and chemotherapy patients can “psi” with relief with the launch of a new product that uses wrist acupressure to relieve nausea.

California-based company Psi Health Solutions recently launched its premiere product, Psi Bands, drug-free wristbands that are designed to relieve nausea often caused by anesthesia or chemotherapy. Psi Bands (pronounced “sigh bands”) are adjustable at two areas, and are worn around the wrist and at the acupressure point in order to work effectively.

Two mothers-to-be, Carla Falcone and Romy Taormina, had been searching for an alternative way to alleviate their morning sickness. As believers in alternative medicine, the two decided to develop a product that uses acupressure, an ancient healing art that uses pressure to stimulate the body’s natural self-healing abilities.

“In addition to our personal positive results with wrist acupressure, our research found that numerous scientific studies support the use of wrist acupressure for the relief of nausea,” Falcone said. “Once we considered how many people suffer from nausea, we wanted to create a product that could help.”

Psi Bands are also unique in design. They are waterproof, comfortable and available in different colors and patterns.

Psi Bands are worn on both wrists and come two to a set, ranging from $14.99 to $19.99 in price. The bands are sold online and at retailers nationwide.

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Kroger appoints Going as Michigan division president

BY Adam Kraemer

CINCINNATI The Kroger Co. announced Wednesday that it has named Rick Going president of the company’s new Michigan division.

Kroger currently operates 138 stores in the state; Going will oversee operations in them, effective immediately.

During his 26-year tenure with Kroger, Going has held a number of district- and division-level leadership positions at the store and has served as vice president of Retail Operations and vice president of Merchandising for Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton division.

“Rick brings extensive experience in operations and merchandising to this new role,” said Don McGeorge, Kroger’s president and chief operating officer. “We look forward to his leadership as he works with our associates to build on Kroger’s growth in Michigan by focusing on our customers to create even better shopping experiences for them.”

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NACDS responds to “misleading” New York Times article

BY DSN STAFF

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has fired back at The New York Times after the publication ran an article in its Sept. 18 issue titled, “The ‘Poisonous Cocktail’ of Multiple Drugs.”

The NACDS said the article misrepresented the role of chain pharmacies in the prevention of harmful drug interactions. The article blamed, “places where chain stores have replaced independent pharmacies or when the patient’s drug plan requires that medications be ordered by mail.” The NACDS retaliated by stating that all pharmacists, no matter whether they work in a chain or at an independent pharmacy, counsel patients for drug interactions and rely on medication information for this purpose.

The NACDS said the article misrepresented the role of chain pharmacies in the prevention of harmful drug interactions. The article blamed, “places where chain stores have replaced independent pharmacies or when the patient’s drug plan requires that medications be ordered by mail.” The NACDS retaliated by stating that all pharmacists, no matter whether they work in a chain or at an independent pharmacy, counsel patients for drug interactions and rely on medication information for this purpose.

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