Industry leader Art Nielsen passes away at 92
NEW YORK — Global information services company Nielsen announced the passing of one of its former executives.
Arthur C. "Art" Nielsen, Jr., 92, helped Nielsen create such innovations as consumer and performance surveys, market share, department and food index and television ratings, during his tenure as chairman and president. Nielsen’s father, Arthur C. Nielsen, founded the company in 1923. Nielsen, Jr., joined the company in 1945 and retired in 1983, according to the New York Times.
"Nielsen expresses its profound appreciation and gratitude for Art’s leadership and his legacy, which we proudly continue," the company said in a statement. "The thoughts and prayers of our 34,000 associates in more than 100 global markets are with the Nielsen family at this time."
Zarbee’s launches children’s cough and sleep drink
SALT LAKE CITY — Zarbee’s on Wednesday announced the launch of Zarbee’s Nighttime Cough and Sleep Drink, an over-the-counter nighttime cough remedy.
Zarbee’s Nighttime Cough and Sleep Drink is made from antioxidant-rich buckwheat honey, which recent clinical studies have shown is more effective at relieving coughs associated with colds and upper respiratory illnesses than dextromethorphan or diphenhydramine, the company claimed.
In addition to buckwheat honey, Zarbee’s Nighttime Cough and Sleep Drink contains immune-boosting vitamin C, zinc and elderberry and a small amount of melatonin. Zarbee’s Nighttime Cough and Sleep Drink is gluten free, contains no alcohol, drugs or dyes, has no side effects and carries no risk of overdose.
APhA urges Americans to talk to pharmacists about diabetes
WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association is marking American Pharmacists Month by pushing people to work with their pharmacists to combat and control diabetes.
The APhA is promoting services that pharmacists can provide, such as medication therapy management, counseling on physical activity and nutrition, blood-glucose monitoring and guidance on healthy behavior and health maintenance.
Nearly 26 million people, or 8.3% of the population, have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, an estimated 79 million people ages 20 years and older have prediabetes.