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Goody creates new self-sticking, no-fuss hair accessory collection for girls

BY Antoinette Alexander

ATLANTA — Hair accessories brand Goody is expanding its portfolio with the new Softies collection of the first and only no-clip, stick-on hair accessory for girls.
 
Featuring self-sticking, no-clip grips, Softies make hair styling easy for girls to use on themselves. Designed of 100% soft and flexible material, Softies are free of snaps and clips, delivering a comfortable, no-fuss styling experience. They are ideal for holding up layers and bangs, half-up styles or just as a fun decorative accessory.
 
The Softies collection offers iconic shapes in a variety of trend-right color, sparkle, shine and prints. The Softies styles include Double Heart Rock Star, Flower Bow Power and Triple Shine Super Star.
They are priced at $5.99 each and will be available at Target in September.

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Navarro Discount Pharmacy opens prescription fulfillment center facility

BY Antoinette Alexander

MEDLEY, Fla. — Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which operates 31 locations in south Florida, has opened a fulfillment center facility for prescription medications under the name Navarro Health Services.

“The goal of the facility is to shift the pharmacy workload of maintenance, automatic refills and delivery of prescriptions to the fulfillment center facility giving our registered pharmacists more time to serve patients,” stated Albert Garcia, EVP and president of Navarro Health Services. “The facility provides additional consultations related to patient’s medication therapy regimen, adherence, and potential side effects, thus ensuring patients receive world class care.”

According to Garcia, the process is seamless and allows patients to order their prescriptions in person, via telephone or online while decreasing wait time at store level for all new and acute prescriptions.

Located at its corporate headquarters in Medley, the facility includes a call center for incoming and outbound pharmacy inquiries staffed with more than 40 employees. Maritza Aguayo is the director of the facility and Elizabeth Hernandez manages the day–to-day operations.

Navarro Health Services measures the effectiveness of the facility through metrics such as prescription fill turn-around time, average answer time, call volume and other key performance indicators.   

 

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McKesson names EVP corporate strategy, begins search for U.S. Pharmaceutical president

BY Michael Johnsen

SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson on Thursday announced that Brian Tyler has been appointed EVP corporate strategy and business development, effective immediately. Tyler succeeds Marc Owen, who joined McKesson Specialty Health as president earlier this year. Tyler will remain president of McKesson’s U.S. Pharmaceutical business while the company searches for his successor.

“With his deep understanding of the healthcare industry and relationships in the manufacturer, physician, hospital, and pharmacy markets, Brian Tyler is exceptionally qualified to lead our corporate strategy and business development team,” stated John Hammergren, chairman and CEO, McKesson Corporation. “His experience as president of McKesson’s U.S. Pharmaceutical, Medical-Surgical and Specialty businesses provides a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing our customers as healthcare reform drives further convergence throughout the industry.”

In his new role, Tyler will guide strategy development with McKesson’s business unit leaders, help foster innovation and source acquisitions that add new growth opportunities for the company.

A 15-year McKesson veteran, Tyler has served as SVP strategy and business development for McKesson Distribution Solutions, with responsibility for strategic planning, joint ventures, alliances and other business development activities for McKesson’s pharmaceutical distribution, medical-surgical, health solutions and retail automation groups. Following his role in strategy and business development, Tyler ran McKesson’s Specialty Care Solutions and Medical-Surgical businesses until assuming his most recent position as president of U.S. Pharmaceutical.

Tyler earned his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Chicago, Department of Economics in 1994, where he studied under a grant from the National Science Foundation, and earned his B.A. in economics with high honors from University of California Santa Cruz in 1989. He has served on the Board of Directors of Patterson Companies since 2009.
 

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