Romance lives on with three new Blu-ray films
BURBANK, Calif. Warner Home Video is feeling the love.
A trio of romantic films from Warner Home Video will be available on Blu-ray Feb. 1, 2011, including "10," "Pleasantville" and "You’ve Got Mail," all for a suggested retail price of $19.98 each.
"10," which stars Dudley Moore, Julie Andrews and Bo Derek, is a comedy that follows Moore’s pursuit of a beautiful woman (Derek), despite having it all. "Pleasantville" stars Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon as two teens zapped into a black-and-white 1950s sitcom who then realize the importance of a bold and colorful world. And "You’ve Got Mail" stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, who fall in love over the Internet while also being business rivals in the real world.
Each film includes special features, from theatrical trailers to guest commentaries. The Blu-ray editions of the films will be available nationwide wherever videos are sold.
Shire to acquire Movetis
DUBLIN Shareholders of Belgian drug maker Movetis have put up nearly all of their shares for sale as British drug maker Shire moves to acquire the company, Shire said Thursday.
Shire said 99.18% of Movetis’ shares had been tendered as of Monday.
Shire announced last month that it would buy Movetis for $567 million. The Turnhout, Belgium-based company makes gastroenterology drugs.
Melville’s a step in the right direction for CHPA
WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT If there were just one word that captured the flavor of CHPA today, that word likely would be “collaborator.” Because under Linda Suydam’s tutelage, any issue addressed by CHPA never really felt like an “us” or “them,” but rather a confluence of issues and concerned stakeholders all flowing toward a singular, fair solution. With the naming of Scott Melville as CHPA’s next president, it seems the association may have a little more of the same to look forward to.
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Melville comes to CHPA as a veteran facilitator familiar with health care and, more importantly, the vital roles over-the-counter medicines and natural health solutions play in today’s healthcare system. As announced, Melville most recently served as SVP government affairs and general counsel for the Healthcare Distribution and Management Association and at one time had worked on the staff of Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Calif., a member of Congress since 1978 and former chair of the House Appropriations Committee (Lewis served in that capacity from 2005 to 2007).
And at CHPA, Melville will have an opportunity to bring all of his decades of experience as an advocator in the healthcare sector to bear. After all, next year the first baby boomers will be celebrating their 65th birthdays. And as the largest generational demographic continues to contend with the wellness issues associated with old age, you can bet today’s healthcare model will be wholly transformed within the next decade. And that means CHPA will be in need of a steady hand at the helm to help frame tomorrow’s healthcare model if self care and affordable access to medicines are to remain a reality.
So in that respect, Drug Store News agrees with CHPA chairman Christopher DeWolf’s assessment that Melville’s “experience in public policy, coalition-building and working with government officials and key stakeholders will be invaluable in guiding the industry through the rapidly changing healthcare environment.”