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Reports: Obama re-nominates acting CMS administrator to lead agency

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK — President Obama has re-nominated Marilyn Tavenner as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to published reports.

The Hill, a Washington-based newspaper that covers Capitol Hill, noted that Tavenner had received an endorsement from House majority leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., who had worked with her when she was in charge of the Medicaid program in his state. Still, she could face a tougher time in the Senate.

Since her previous nomination, Tavenner has been acting administrator of CMS, the newspaper reported. Her predecessor was Don Berwick.

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Harry Lambert, retired Eckerd president, passes away after battle with Parkinson’s

BY Michael Johnsen

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. — Retired Eckerd president Harry Lambert, age 79, died on Wednesday, Feb. 06, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

"Harry had a long and distinguished career as a leader of Eckerd Drug and the industry," commented the National Association of Chain Drug Store’s president and CEO Steve Anderson and SVP programs and member services Jim Whitman in a joint statement. "He was instrumental to the growth of Eckerd Drug and the creation of large national drug store chains. He also helped Eckerd become a leader in one-hour photo finishing [and] was among the first to recognize the synergies between the pharmacy and the rest of the store.”

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Suzanne Ronsheim Lambert; children, William Albert Lambert, daughter-in-law Jan Lambert, Pamela Ann Rilling, son-in-law Robin Rilling, Laurie Ann Stokes and son-in-law Thomas Stokes; grandchildren, Nicholas Walker, Kelsey Walker, Sarah Lambert, Samuel Lambert, Jonathan Stokes and Abigail Stokes.

Lambert had retired from Eckerd in 1993. He was a prominent leader in his community, was honored as a Significant Sigma Chi, and received the Carl H. Lindner Award for outstanding business achievement. 

A memorial visitation will be held at noon on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Wells Funeral Home here.

According to the obituary filed by Wells, doonations in memory of his name may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Sign into the guestbook on the site here

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Target adds zest to ‘tired’ sleep category

BY Michael Johnsen

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Sleep as a category has been lights out of late. And while that may be bad for the NFL, it’s great for retailers. Many retailers have already repositioned sleep off the bottom shelf and at eye level in their analgesic sets, but this Target in central Pennsylvania takes it one step further by calling out brand differentiators. It’s one way to add zest to a "tired" category.


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