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John Musil named CEO of the Year at Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards

BY Alaric DeArment

PHOENIX — The Apothecary Shops founder and CEO John Musil was named CEO of the Year among leaders of private companies at the Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards, The Apothecary Shops said Monday.

The awards, presented by The Business Journal and now in their ninth year, recognize private companies and their CEOs based on growth of their business, innovative approaches, community involvement, dedication to employees and leadership accomplishments.

"I am overwhelmed by this honor," Musil said. "The Apothecary Shops focus on special disease states that require extra-special touches for our patients. Our basic core principle is in delivering and dispensing excellence."

Musil purchased his first pharmacy in 1996, when he was 25. Since then, The Apothecary Shops has grown to include 16 retail locations in six states with a national distribution business and 250 employees who consult with patients, doctors and nurse practitioners. The company also appeared on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 list, ranking at 1,640, 754 spots higher than last year.


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Cap keeps kids, teens out of drugs

BY Alaric DeArment

LINCOLN, Calif. — Cap-n-Lock has launched an easy way for people taking prescription drugs to keep them out of the hands of children and teenagers.

The company announced Monday the launch of the Locking Cap, a combination locking cap designed to work with existing prescription medication bottles. The cap is designed for ease of use, combining sturdy PVC construction with a four-digit combination locking mechanism.

"The Locking Cap eliminates unauthorized access to dangerous prescription drugs," Cap-n-Lock president and product designer Joseph Simpson said. "The Locking Cap is very easy to operate. It protects families by blocking access to curious children and experimental teens. Plus, it features a compact design that allows for easy access and storage when traveling and at home."

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New ‘Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!’ DVD to be released in January

BY Allison Cerra

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Anchor Bay Entertainment will release the latest “Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!” DVD on Jan. 3, 2012.

“The Wubb Club” collection features seven episodes, including “The Wubb Club,” “Who’s That Girl?,” “Wubbzy’s Big Move,” “Wubbzy’s Rainy Day,” “Daizy’s Hair Salon,” “Quiet Wubbzy” and “Meet The Wuzzles,” along with special coloring and activity sheets and music videos. “The Wubb Club” will carry a suggested retail price of $14.98.

“Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!” is an animated program on Nick Jr.

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