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Hamacher Resource Group sponsors independent pharmacy workshop for HBW manufacturers

BY Alaric DeArment

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Manufacturers of health, beauty and wellness products can learn how to grow their sales at a one-day workshop offered by Hamacher Resource Group, the company said Wednesday.

Hamacher announced that it would offer the workshop, How to Grow Sales Within Independent Pharmacy, at its Waukesha, Wis., headquarters on May 9, lead by VP and owners group member Dave Wendland.

"Our deep experience with independent pharmacies and objective viewpoint in the HBW space allows us to offer a unique view into the channel," Wendland said. "Any HBW brand that is unfamiliar with independents should attend to learn inside information that will save them significant time, money and resources."

The workshop will include information from HRG’s recent research report, Independent Pharmacy: Who, What and Why? which received sponsorship from the Healthcare Distribution Management Association and includes information collected from independent pharmacists and independent pharmacy shoppers, as well as sales data.

More information about the workshop is available here.

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The 15th Annual L’Oréal-Unesco recognizes women in science

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — The L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science program awarded five women scientists from around the world with the 2013 L’Oréal-Unesco Awards in the Physical Sciences.

The award ceremony took place on March 28 at Sorbonne University in Paris, France. Professor Deborah S. Jin, Fellow of JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards & Technology and the University of Colorado, NIST Fellow and physicist Professor Adjoint Physics Department, University of Colorado, was named the 2013 Laureate for North America, for her work in ultracold gases of fermions.

Since its inception, L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science has honored 77 Laureates, including two who subsequently were awarded the Nobel Prize, professor Elizabeth Blackburn and professor Ada Yonath. The program also has supported more than 1,652 fellows who have made contributions in every field of scientific research. By the end of 2013, a total of 1,729 women scientists from more than100 countries will have benefited from the program.

An international network of nearly 1,000 scientists nominates the candidates for each year’s awards. The five Laureates are then selected by an independent, international jury presided by professor Ahmed Zewail, Nobel Prize in chemistry 1999. Each Laureate receives $100,000 in recognition of her contribution to the advancement of science.

Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and CEO of L’Oréal, stated, "This program was born of a convergence between the crucial role of science at L’Oréal and the pressing need to increase the number of women holding key research posts around the world. By supporting eminent women researchers on all continents, the program is contributing to changing mindsets and fighting prejudice."

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Patients undergoing chemotherapy can find relief with the Natural Dentist

BY Jason Owen

MADISON, N.J. — The Natural Dentist has launched “Rinse for Relief,” an online resource for proper oral care aimed at cancer patients suffering from mouth sores and other oral ailments, the fourth most common side effect of chemotherapy treatments. The initiative included the unveiling of RinseForRelief.com and a giveaway of one free sample of Healthy Gums Mouth Rinse, an all-natural product that works as an effective daily cleanser and helps prevent and reduce gum bleeding and inflammation.

It is estimated that approximately 650,000 Americans undergo chemotherapy each year. Mouth sores and oral infections are common complications that can compromise health, can affect the ability to eat and to talk, and can lead to serious infections that affect the ability to complete a cancer treatment plan. The Natural Dentist created RinseForRelief.com as an educational reference for patients that provides information about their oral care and offer a potential treatment for the oral side effects they may be experiencing.

Dentists have come to recognize the benefits of The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Mouth Rinse as an effective, over-the-counter solution for their patients undergoing chemotherapy. “All my patients use the Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Mouth Rinse and I have seen it be effective reducing and preventing mouth sores and bleeding gums associated with chemotherapy and radiation,” said Dr. Susan Calderbank, a practicing dentist and expert on oral care for cancer patients at the University of Pittsburgh.

The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Mouth Rinse is all-natural and clinically proven to kill germs and reduce gingivitis and bleeding gums, without any alcohol or other harmful ingredients. The mouth rinse was formulated by a dentist and contains a therapeutic concentration of aloe vera, which is known to soothe irritation and reduce mouth inflammation. Containing only natural, healing ingredients, Healthy Gums Mouth Rinse can be used as often as desired by chemotherapy patients to keep their mouths free of infections and mouth sores.

The “Rinse for Relief” initiative was inspired by the personal experiences of two of the company’s founders who had close family members go through chemotherapy treatments. “As the mother of a daughter who suffered from mouth sores during her chemotherapy treatments, all I wanted to do was provide her with relief and comfort. As the maker of a product that actually brought her relief, I want to share this product with every mother, caregiver and patient in the hopes that it will help them as well,” said Kelly Kaplan, President and COO of Revive Personal Products Company, makers of The Natural Dentist line of all-natural oral care products.

“My sister is a cancer survivor and found that the Natural Dentist mouth rinse was the only treatment for mouth problems that satisfied her needs,” said Bill Stern, the founder of the Natural Dentist brand.

For more information on oral health care for cancer patients and to request a free sample of the Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Mouth Rinse, please visit RinseforRelief.com.


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