Weis Markets names Jonathan Weis president, CEO
SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Friday named Jonathan Weis as company president and CEO. Weis, 46, will also retain his role as company vice chairman.
Previously, Weis had been serving as the company’s interim CEO. As president and CEO, Weis will oversee all aspects of the company’s retail, supply chain, merchandising, human resources, information technology, finance, real estate and manufacturing operations.
Weis, who joined the company in 1989, is the son of Robert Weis, who remains chairman of Weis Markets. During his 25 year career, he worked in positions throughout the company, including produce merchandising, grocery procurement and store operations. He later worked in the company’s real estate department where he was VP property management and development. In 2004, he became company vice chairman and corporate secretary.
Weis is a graduate of Shikellamy High School in Sunbury, Pa., and holds a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University. He has served on various local and regional boards.
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Report: Florida lawmakers eye telemedicine
NEW YORK — Lawmakers in Florida are looking into ways to ease regulatory limitations for telemedicine in an effort to increase access to care and create “a fertile ground” for the technology to be used, according to a local report.
Among the issues at hand, insurance companies in Florida are not required to reimburse doctors for telemedicine services, the Miami Herald reported. Also, many doctors don’t have the licenses to practice in other states or the credentials to practice at other hospitals.
The Senate Health Policy Committee heard a proposal by Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, that would require insurance providers to reimburse telemedicine services as if they were face-to-face encounters with doctors, the Miami Herald reported.
The bill also sought to establish standards of care and a process that would enable out-of-state telehealth providers to register in Florida.
After taking public comments, the Senate Health Policy Committee chairman delayed a vote on the proposal, saying the committee needed another week to revise the language, the article stated.
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New device aims to keep Rx drugs out of the ‘wrong hands’
NOVATO, Calif. — 4ThoughtProducts has announced the release of Pill Pod, a new safety device that serves as a "keyless" drug lock box for use in the home.
“We want people to take a responsible and proactive step by safeguarding their medications,” company owner Steve Small said. "The product is intended to provide convenience and ease of use for the prescribed patient while at the same time keeps drugs out of the ‘wrong hands.’"
Pill Pod uses a hinge-less design for its removable combination locking cover and comes with a pre-assigned, four-digit combination code. Its small size allows it to fit into standard medicine cabinets. The product also has the ability to store up to eight pill bottles as well as taller liquid bottles.
Pill Pod has a list price of $19.95 and is available on the company’s website at Pill-Pod.com. It will soon be available at pharmacies across the nation, according to the company.
With over 60,000 young children ending up in the emergency room each year because they got in to medicine that wasn't locked away properly, this product has the potential to protect our kids. Unintentional ingestion of medicines and misuse of prescription medications is preventable. Other manufacturers should join with 4ThoughtProducts in designing and introducing products with the intention os simply and effectively preventing access to medicines.