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Pharmacist Nick Dorich joins NACDS, NACDS Foundation staff

BY Antoinette Alexander

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Thursday the hiring of pharmacist Nick Dorich to serve as NACDS’ manager of pharmacy care and as the NACDS Foundation’s manager of foundation programs. 

Dorich’s hiring follows his completion of the NACDS Foundation Executive Resident program from 2011 to 2012.  He will join NACDS’ newly enhanced pharmacy care and patient advocacy department and will report to Alex Adams, NACDS’ director of pharmacy programs. Dorich began his new positions on July 2.

“We are pleased that Nick is joining us to further advance the important work of NACDS’ pharmacy care and patient advocacy department and the work of the NACDS Foundation,” said NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson. “Nick has been a tremendous contributor to the work of the NACDS Foundation over the last year, proving his dedication and commitment to patient care. As a pharmacist, Nick will bring tremendous knowledge and commitment to both of his new roles.”

In his new role with NACDS, Dorich will work to further advance the redefined efforts of the new pharmacy care and patient advocacy department under the leadership of Kathleen Jaeger, NACDS’ SVP pharmacy care and patient advocacy. The department seeks to advance pharmacy information and research, conduct outreach with NACDS members and with external constituencies — including colleges and schools of pharmacy — and provide pharmacy insights and expertise that contribute to NACDS’ public policy advocacy and communications initiatives.

Specifically, Dorich will provide assistance in the development and execution in efforts to heighten awareness and visibility of the value of pharmacy care. He will also maintain awareness of current pharmacy and healthcare delivery trends and issues, identifying opportunities for collaboration with other healthcare stakeholders.

As manager of foundation programs, Dorich also will manage and execute programs that advance the public health mission of the NACDS Foundation, including charitable giving, education and training programs.

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Febreze launches Moms versus Stink contest

BY Allison Cerra

CINCINNATI — Febreze has launched a contest for the ultimate sports mom.

Febreze is offering a $20,000 grand prize as a means to send little athletes across the country to sports camp and help fund their athletic experiences. Through July 12, moms can enter the Moms versus Stink contest by simply visiting the Fabreze Facebook page and uploading a photo showing how they are a super sports mom. Once submitted, the top 15 photo finalists will be chosen based on creativity, originality and appropriateness of theme and announced on the Febreze Facebook page. From July 20 until Aug. 1, Facebook fans will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite sports mom within that group of 15, and catapult five lucky moms into the semi-finals. The five semi-finalist moms then will create a video showing how they tackle sports stink with Febreze, everything from spraying down sports uniforms with Fabric Refresher to using Febreze Car during game day. On Sept. 14, fans once again will have the chance to vote for their favorite mom and the title of the ultimate sports mom will be determined by the number of votes each video receives.

The grand-prize winner will be announced on Sept. 24 and will be awarded $20,000 to be used towards admission to their child’s sports camp and the title of Ultimate Sports Mom.

"Anyone who grew up playing sports knows how much time, passion and effort moms put into their children’s games," Procter & Gamble communications manager Jeff Pierce said. "We want to reward those moms and acknowledge their children’s athletic passions through a fun and engaging contest."

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Lay’s Kettle Cooked adds new flavors to mix

BY Allison Cerra

PLANO, Texas — Lay’s is expanding its Kettle Cooked line with two new flavors.

Lay’s Kettle Cooked applewood smoked BBQ and Lay’s Kettle Cooked sun-dried tomato and parmesan chips are 40% less fat than regular potato chips, Lay’s saod.

"Consumers of Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips, many of whom are Baby Boomers, are increasingly looking for more unique flavor experiences, while at the same time maintaining balance in their diets," Frito-Lay North America VP marketing Tony Matta said. "Thanks to unique flavor layering and high-quality ingredients in new Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips, consumers can savor the kettle-cooked crunch they’ve grown to love, with full flavor and less fat."

Lay’s applewood smoked BBQ and Lay’s Kettle Cooked sun-dried tomato and parmesan-flavored potato chips are available nationally in 8-oz. packages for a suggested retail price of $3.49 each.

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