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Keckley of Deloitte’s Center for Health Solutions joins Navigant

BY Antoinette Alexander

CHICAGO — Paul Keckley, previously with Deloitte’s Center for Health Solutions, has been hired as managing director and leader of the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis.

Keckley will lead the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis. The Center will focus on trends and issues relevant to each of the industry’s major sectors.

“Healthcare is capital intense, labor intense and highly regulated in the United States and in developed systems of the world,” Keckley said. “The Center’s role is to monitor signals from the market and identify innovative solutions that can help clients thrive in this fast-changing environment.”

Keckley previously served as the executive director for Deloitte’s Center for Health Solutions where he led a team of analysts and authored the recurring Monday Memo on Health Reform that was circulated among more than 20,000 U.S. healthcare organizations.

 

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APhA Foundation announces officers for its 2014-2015 board

BY Antoinette Alexander

WASHINGTON —The American Pharmacists Association Foundation has announced the elected officers for its board of directors for the 2014-2015 term:  Ed Hamilton as president, Mark Cziraky as VP and Bruce Laughrey as treasurer.

The officers were officially installed during the APhA Foundation board meeting in conjunction with the APhA2014 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Orlando.

Hamilton is director of Pharmacy at the Regency Center for Women and Infants in Winter Haven, Fla. Over the course of his career, he has practiced in community, hospital and long-term care pharmacy. He joined the APhA Foundation board in 2012.

Cziraky is co-founder and VP of research at HealthCore in Wilmington, Del. He joined the APhA Foundation board in 2010, and served as treasurer for the 2012-2013 and 2013-14 terms.

Laughrey is chairman of TelSpan, a company specializing in interactive telecommunications services and a leading provider of teleconferencing services in the United States. He joined the APhA Foundation board in 2013.

 

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Frito-Lay debuts combo snack

BY Ryan Chavis

PLANO, TX — Cheetos and Doritos, two brands from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division, announced the introduction of Cheetos Flamin’ Hot/Doritos Dinamita Chile Limon Mix, which will bring a spicy-crunchy combo to consumers in a single bag. The debut marks the first time the two snacks have been available in the same package.

"The new Cheetos Flamin’ Hot / Doritos Dinamita Chile Limon Mix unites the much-loved spice and crunch offered by these two brands and packs layers of great flavor in every bite," said Ram Krishnan, VP marketing, Frito-Lay. "We found that fans of one product are often fans of the other — so we made it easier to enjoy them together as the ultimate spicy and crunchy snack combination."    

The new snack is available in stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.49 for an 8-oz. bag, and $1.49 for a 3.25-oz. bag.

 

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