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NACDS chairman Bob Narveson: Pharmacist counseling best at improving adherence

BY DSN STAFF

FARGO, N.D. — There is no substitute for the face-to-face counsel of the pharmacist in improving patient adherence — and he’s got the data to prove it. That’s the message Thrifty White president and CEO Bob Narveson had for DSNTV in part two of a frank and broad-ranging interview about the state of the industry, the role community pharmacy can play in healthcare reform and the results of an exciting new study that validates the role companies like his can play to innovate patient care, improve outcomes and lower healthcare costs.

“There’s more to compliance than just mailing something out to the patient — you can’t count that as compliance in my opinion,” Narveson, who officially became NACDS chairman at Annual Meeting last month, told DSN in part two of an exclusive Executive Viewpoint video sponsored by Upsher-Smith. “Compliance is, ‘did you take the medication?’ And, ‘Can I prove that you took the medication?’”

For part one of this exclusive DSNTV interview, click here.

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New 31° Diamond Skincare Collection features microfine diamond powder

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Harnessing the power of the diamond is the new 31° Diamond Skincare Collection by Rene, a new cosmetics maker.
 
Each product within the collection contains microfine diamond powder that works to tame and heal common complexion problems, according to the company.
 
Get started on the pathway to better skin with the help of the 31° Diamond Detox Peeling Gel. Featuring the exfoliating and renewing properties of diamond powder, and the antioxidant rich and soothing qualities of berry extracts and flower essences, this peeling gel is designed to gently work to improve the texture of the skin for a glowing complexion.
 
The Sheer Coating Ampoule helps enhance the skin’s tone. It is enriched with diamond powder and ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, peptide, collagen, and vitamin B5 work to boost elasticity and hydration, lock in moisture, visibly fade spots and even out skin tone.
 
As for the name, the Rene 31° Diamond Skincare Collection alludes to the skin’s need for a constant temperature of 31° celsius or 87° fahrenheit, the company stated. One degree above and the skin starts to become stressed releasing oils and creating blemishes. Rene’s whole collection is dedicated to providing thermal protection by balancing the skin’s temperature for smooth and radiant looking skin.
 

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Murad expands Environmental Shield skin care line

BY Antoinette Alexander

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Murad has announced the launch of three new product additions to its Environmental Shield line: Instant Radiance Eye Cream, Advanced Active Radiance Serum and Essential-C Sun Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 35 | PA+++.

The Instant Radiance Eye Cream promises to minimize the appearance of dark circles by 30% in 15 minutes and by 48% with continued use. The Advanced Active Radiance Serum aims to improve brightness, clarity and radiance by 60% in less than one week. The Essential-C Sun Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 35 | PA+++ is a portable sun stick that provides hydration, sun spot prevention and SPF protection.

As part of Murad’s Environmental Shield line — designed for those who suffer from dark circles, age spots, sun spots and hyperpigmentation — each of these three new products feature a combination of ingredients that are meant to restore and renew environmental aging caused by sun damage, free radicals and other external stressors, while protecting it from future damage.

Instant Radiance Eye Cream is priced at $68. The Advanced Active Radiance Serum is priced at $89 and Essential-C Sun Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 35 | PA+++ is priced at $25.

 

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