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Florida joins nine states in restricting DXM access to adults

BY Michael Johnsen
WASHINGTON – Florida recently became the 10th state to restrict the sale of cough medicines containing dextromethorphan to adults over the age of 18, a move lauded by industry. 
 
“Florida is the tenth state to pass a law addressing the issue of cough medicine abuse among teens,” stated Scott Melville, president and CEO for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association. “Florida will join states across the country that have acknowledged that limiting teen access to DXM is an effective way to prevent abuse. We are assured that this legislation will empower parents to prevent abuse among their children, while continuing to ensure access for the millions of families who responsibly use products containing DXM to treat common cough symptoms.”
 
According to the 2015 National Institute on Drug Abuse’s annual Monitoring the Future survey, one in 30 teens abuses OTC cough medicine containing DXM to get high. 
 
 
 
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Ulta Beauty adds new Chicago office

BY Mike Troy

Ulta Beauty plans to open an amenity filled satellite office at desirable downtown Chicago location to complement its existing headquarters facility in a remote suburb.

Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the opening of the new 23,000-sq.-ft. office in a 22-story building located at 120 South Riverside Plaza on the west bank of the Chicago River. The space will feature 100 work stations and give all of the company's employees flexibility and access to Chicago's public transportation, a gym and tenant lounge. It is scheduled to open later this summer.

"A Chicago location offers our existing employees more flexibility and the ability to collaborate with business partners in new ways, and it will also help us continue to attract the top talent we need to fuel our growth," Dillon said. "Additionally, our new satellite office solidifies our position as members of the Chicagoland community and reflects our continued commitment to this world-class city."

Ulta Beauty’s headquarters, home to more than 750 employees, 125 of which joined the company last year, is located in Bolingbrook. The suburban town is about a one hour drive southwest of downtown Chicago assuming light traffic. Lest those employees be jealous of the downtown location, Ulta said it plans to invest in renovation at its headquarters to create bright and open spaces consistent with the company’s brand identity which encourages shoppers to explore “the fun side of beauty.”

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Edgewell Personal Care unveils Amazon Dash Buttons

BY Gina Acosta

SHELTON, Conn — The maker of Schick and other personal care products is now offering consumers the convenience of purchasing refills when they need it.

Edgewell Personal Care announced Friday the availability of six new Amazon Dash Buttons for individual brands, including Schick Hydro, Schick Hydro Silk, Playtex Sport, Carefree, Stayfree and Litter Genie. These new Amazon Dash Buttons make it easy for Amazon Prime members to automatically restock their favorite Edgewell Personal Care products at home with just one press.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Amazon to offer our customers a more convenient way to order their favorite Edgewell Personal Care Products,” said Chris Greene, director of e-commerce, Edgewell Personal Care. “The Amazon Dash Button will help our brands like Schick Hydro stay competitive and top-of-mind with consumers who already have a lot of online shopping options, especially in the men’s grooming category. The Amazon Dash Button for Schick Hydro offers guys the convenience of refilling their razors exactly when they need it – with just a touch of a button.”

Edgewell Personal Care says consumers will be given the opportunity to customize their product fulfillment needs based on quantity and price by selecting one product to link directly to their Amazon Dash Button. 

Edgewell Personal Care manufactures and markets a diverse range of personal care products in the wet shave, skin care, feminine care and infant care categories.

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