Power E-Cigs debuts Express starter kit
MIAMI — Power E-Cigs, an electronic cigarette company, has launched Power E-Cigs Express Rechargeable Starter Kit. The kit is built with advanced Minimax technology, which provides extended battery life and a pleasing vapor experience for the consumer, the company said.
"We have worked very hard for many months to bring this innovative product to the U.S. market," said Ferenc Veres, CMO of Power E-Cigs. "We’ve enhanced the user experience by extensively testing the look and feel, the taste and the packaging of the product, and we are very pleased with the results. New and improved products not only help gain new customers but also help maintain customer loyalty."
The starter kit comes with tobacco and menthol flavors, and features Flex Soft Top catrdges, which mimic the real feel of a cigarette. A flip-top carring case and a USB charger round out the kit.
Little Seashell to launch seasonal cards
TORONTO — Little Seashell, a designer and manufacturer of greeting cards, announced the launch of its line of 2014 summer cards. Consumers can choose from three animal-themed cards, which include a squirrel, raccoon and peacock.
The cards measure 6-in by 4.5-in. and are printed on 12-pt card stock. Each includes a white envelope and is individually packaged in clear, protective bags; the suggested retail price is $4.70. The complete line can be viewed at LittleSeashellCards.com.
NACDS’ Sandra Guckian named chair of NASPA advisory committee
ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Thursday that VP of state government affairs Sandra Guckian has been named chair of the associate member advisory committee of the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations for 2014-2015.
In Guckian’s new role, she will be responsible for facilitating communications within and between NASPA’s state pharmacy association members and associate members, which includes trade associations, such as NACDS, and other pharmacy stakeholder companies and organizations.
Photo caption (L to R): 2013-2014 NASPA president Ron Fitzwater, Missouri Pharmacy Association; April Shaughnessy, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy; Guckian; Mindy Smith, APhA Foundation; Becky Snead, NASPA and 2014-2015 NASPA president Phil Woodward, Oklahoma Pharmacists Association.
“Being asked to serve in this leadership capacity for NASPA is a real tribute to Sandra’s commitment to state pharmacy issues,” said NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson. “Sandra works closely with our state partners and leads a team of state-level advocates at NACDS who are highly-engaged on vital issues in all 50 states. We look forward to Sandra’s enhanced role with NASPA in advancing pro-patient, pro-pharmacy issues, such as Medicaid reimbursement and expanding the scope of pharmacy practice.”
NACDS has long-served as an actively-engaged associate member of NASPA. Guckian has served as the NACDS liaison for NASPA since 2010, following her promotion to her current role of VP of state government affairs. During that time, she has represented NACDS on the NASPA associate member advisory committee. Guckian also will serve as a member of NASPA’s program committee for 2014-2015.
“We are pleased to welcome Sandra to the NASPA leadership team,” said NASPA EVP and CEO Becky Snead. “I have enjoyed working with Sandra these past four years. Her dedication and perseverance on state pharmacy issues make Sandra the best person to lead the associate member advisory committee for the coming year. I look forward to a great year.”