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School nurse joins Five Moms campaign

BY DSN STAFF

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association has added another parent to its campaign that is designed to raise parental awareness of teen cough medicine abuse.

CHPA said Peggy McKibbin, a mother of two and a school nurse from Magnolia, Del., has joined the organization’s Five Moms campaign. CHPA launched the Five Moms campaign in 2007 with the goal of driving parents to action — to educate themselves on medicine abuse, to talk with their children about the risks of such abuse, to safeguard medicines in their homes and to spread the word to other parents.

The Five Moms campaign features five dedicated mothers from a variety of backgrounds and geographic locations. The four other moms on the campaign are:

  • Becky Dyer, a former D.A.R.E. officer and deputy sheriff;

  • Blaise Brooks, a caretaker and accountant;

  • Christy Crandell, an author and founder of a treatment and recovery center for teens; and

  • Tammy Walsh, a high school math teacher and community advocate.

"After hearing that some of my middle and high school students abused cough medicine to get high, I knew I needed to bring attention to this serious issue and help educate my students about the dangers of both OTC and prescription medicine abuse," said McKibbin, who also is a member of the National Association of School Nurses. "I am very passionate about creating a healthy and safe environment for my community and students which includes preventing medicine abuse. As one of the Five Moms, I am excited to have an even bigger platform to reach families and raise awareness of cough medicine abuse."

CHPA president and CEO Scott Meville added, "We are thrilled to have Peggy as the newest member of the Five Moms. Her dedication to protecting the health and well-being of teens throughout her 15 years as a school nurse demonstrates the passion she has for this issue. Peggy’s efforts show how every parent can use their unique role in their communities to educate parents about the dangers of medicine abuse and to encourage them to talk to their teens."


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Cardinal donates nearly $1 million in scholarships

BY Alaric DeArment

DUBLIN, Ohio — Healthcare company Cardinal Health is donating almost $1 million to university pharmacy programs across the country.

Cardinal, based in Dublin, Ohio, said the donations were part of the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program, which it launched in June 2011 and which has donated more than $2.1 million to 20 universities.

The eight schools receiving the latest round of funding are the Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy, located in Birmingham, Ala.; the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, located in Gainesville, Fla.; the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, located in Storrs, Conn.; the Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy, located in  Pomona, Calif.; the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, located in Los Angeles; the Southwest Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy, located in Weatherford, Okla.; the Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, located in Indianapolis; and the East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, located in Johnson City, Tenn.


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Orly launches at-home gel manicure system

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Nail brand Orly has announced the launch of Orly SmartGels, an at-home gel manicure system.

Available in 12 shades, SmartGels are long-lasting, providing a chip-free, high-shine manicure for up to two weeks. The at-home system allows polish lovers to layer regular polish over SmartGels for an instant color change.


From application to removal, the SmartGels system includes all gel manicure essentials. The SmartGels starter kit includes a cleanser, primer, base+top and cuticle oil. Lint-free wipes and mini buffer/file clean, polish and shape nails while remover and pocket removers allow for an easy removal.


Available separately, the 12 shades in the SmartGels manicure system include:

  • 

Coffee Break
;

  • Haute Red;

  • 
It’s Up to Blue;

  • 
Kiss the Bride;

  • 
Lift the Veil
;

  • Naughty
;

  • Oh Cabana Boy;

  • 
Plum Noir;

  • 
Rage
Red;

  • Flare
;

  • Sheer Nude; and

  • Star Spangled.

The new Orly SmartGels are available at select Ulta Beauty locations and beauty supply stores beginning in August. The SmartGels starter kit is priced at $59.50. The ORLY LED lamp is $59.50. SmartGels lacquers are $9.95 each.

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