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May 24, 2011

Target announced its donation of funds and product to support tornado relief efforts.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target announced its donation of funds and product to support tornado relief efforts.

May 13, 2011

According to a report in the May issue of Cell Metabolism, while drugs known as thiazolidinediones, or TZDs, are widely used in diabetes treatment, they have effects on the kidneys that lead to fluid retention as the volume of plasma in the bloodstream expands.

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. — According to a report in the May issue of Cell Metabolism, while drugs known as thiazolidinediones, or TZDs, are widely used in diabetes treatment, they have effects on the kidneys that lead to fluid retention as the volume of plasma in the bloodstream expands.

"TZDs usually increase body weight by several kilograms," stated George Seki of the University of Tokyo. "However, TZDs sometimes cause massive volume expansion, resulting in heart failure."

May 12, 2011

A new congressional caucus will look for ways to educate the public and members of Congress on how to reduce the country’s healthcare costs with affordable medicines.

WASHINGTON — A new congressional caucus will look for ways to educate the public and members of Congress on how to reduce the country’s healthcare costs with affordable medicines.

Reps. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Mo., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., will serve as chairwoman and chairman for the Congressional Affordable Medicines Caucus, whose formation was announced Thursday.

May 11, 2011

Missouri’s House of Representatives on Monday voted 100 in favor and 50 opposed to reclassifying pseudoephedrine as a prescription-only remedy and subsequently moved the matter to the state Senate.

ST. LOUIS — Missouri’s House of Representatives on Monday voted 100 in favor and 50 opposed to reclassifying pseudoephedrine as a prescription-only remedy and subsequently moved the matter to the state Senate — this despite the fact that electronic track-and-trace has been up and running for the past six months, blocking more than 30,000 potentially illegal PSE purchases, stated Scott Melville, president and CEO of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.

May 6, 2011

The blood test recommended for detecting Type 2 diabetes in overweight children may not be enough, and they may need two different tests to diagnose the disease, according to research conducted at Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The blood test recommended for detecting Type 2 diabetes in overweight children may not be enough, and they may need two different tests to diagnose the disease, according to research conducted at Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo.

The researchers found that the hemoglobin A1C test missed more than two-thirds of diabetes cases in children at high risk for the condition, but they found that performing that test along with the oral glucose tolerance test dramatically could lower the risk of delayed diagnosis in overweight children.

May 4, 2011

Former Medicine Shoppe president and Longs Drug veteran Terry Burnside has joined D2 Pharma Consulting as senior consultant for executive management/strategic planning.

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — Former Medicine Shoppe president and Longs Drug veteran Terry Burnside has joined D2 Pharma Consulting as senior consultant for executive management/strategic planning.

While at Medicine Shoppe, Burnside was credited with having led the development of national chain-like programs and services for the company's small, independent drug store operators, and introduced an overhaul of the company's franchise agreement for existing and new owners.

April 29, 2011

MidWest is expanding its accessories lineup with a new way to keep gardens organized.

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. — MidWest is expanding its accessories lineup with a new way to keep gardens organized.

New MidWest Garden Markers are 10-in. high steel wire constructions with copper marker identification panels. The markers are available in packaged sets of six markers with a black waterproof marker pencil, letting garden enthusiasts easily identify what is growing in their garden and where.

April 27, 2011

Samuel Adams is bringing its Summer Ale to the most snow-ridden cities in America, according to AccuWeather.

BOSTON — Samuel Adams is bringing its Summer Ale to the most snow-ridden cities in America, according to AccuWeather.

April 26, 2011

Hallmark is touting postage-paid greeting cards for Mother's Day.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hallmark is touting postage-paid greeting cards for Mother's Day.

The greeting card maker said it has developed 90 postage-paid greetings specifically for Mother's Day, ranging from $2.69 to $3.99.

Hallmark postage-paid greetings feature the U.S. Postal Service's Intelligent Mail bar code on the front of the envelope, the company said. When the cards are processed at a Postal Service facility, the bar code automatically indicates to the Postal Service that the postage is paid.

Hallmark cards are available in retailers nationwide.

April 19, 2011

Vitamin Shoppe on Monday opened the doors to store No. 500 in St. Peters, Mo. — the company’s first store in that market and the third in the state.

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. — Vitamin Shoppe on Monday opened the doors to store No. 500 in St. Peters, Mo. — the company’s first store in that market and the third in the state.

"The opening of our 500th store is an extremely important event and a rewarding accomplishment that our entire company can be proud of,” Vitamin Shoppe CEO Tony Truesdale said. “The community's commitment to health and wellness makes the city an ideal location for the Vitamin Shoppe, and we are very excited to have our 500th store in this market.”

March 4, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Splintek Health Products recently launched its SleepRight Nasal Breathe Aid — a snore-relieving product entry into the nasal strip category that retails for a suggested $11.99.

According to the company, the product reduces snoring, relieves nasal congestion and is adhesive-free and reusable. Flexible flares expand the nasal passages to significantly increase airflow, while forming to the shape of the user’s nose for a custom, comfortable fit. Each SleepRight Breathe Aid lasts up to 15 days. 

February 25, 2011

MidWest Gloves & Gear has introduced a new line of fashionable garden wear for women.

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. — MidWest Gloves & Gear has introduced a new line of fashionable garden wear for women.

MidWest said its gardening colors line features raspberry red, lime green and teal blue, used as solid colors, unique stripe designs and in combinations. The lineup includes a waist apron, canvas gloves and a sun visor with an adjustable headband.

“We are quite proud of the coordinated color statements made with this new group of products. They are good-quality items and they are visually exciting and fun,” said MidWest president Stephen Franke.

February 23, 2011

Splintek Health Products recently launched its SleepRight nasal breathe aide — a snore-relieving product entry into the nasal strip category that retails for a suggested price of $11.99.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Splintek Health Products recently launched its SleepRight nasal breathe aid — a snore-relieving product entry into the nasal strip category that retails for a suggested price of $11.99.

According to the company, the product reduces snoring, relieves nasal congestion and is adhesive-free and reusable. Flexible flares expand the nasal passages to significantly increase airflow, while forming to the shape of the user’s nose for a custom, comfortable fit. Each breathe aid is reusable and lasts up to 15 days.

February 17, 2011

Hallmark has partnered with the U.S. Postal Service to make sending greeting cards hassle-free.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hallmark has partnered with the U.S. Postal Service to make sending greeting cards hassle-free.

New postage-paid greetings, which will range in price from $2.69 to $3.99, feature the U.S. Postal Service's Intelligent Mail bar code on the front of the envelope. Acting as a first-class stamp, Hallmark's postage-paid greetings have an added convenience so consumers can sign, seal and send cards without worrying about adding a stamp to the envelope.

February 11, 2011

Bills introduced in the legislatures of nearly a dozen states have pharmacy benefit managers and the generic drug industry fearing that the bills could lead to limits on doctors’ abilities to prescribe generics through e-prescribing.

NEW YORK — Bills introduced in the legislatures of nearly a dozen states have pharmacy benefit managers and the generic drug industry fearing that the bills could lead to limits on doctors’ abilities to prescribe generics through e-prescribing.

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, the main lobby for PBMs, said the bills would prohibit doctors from seeing lower-cost drug options, including generics and preferred brands; would prevent the e-prescribing software from showing safety information; and would disallow lower-cost pharmacy options.

February 9, 2011

Hallmark wants customers to celebrate life's everyday, unexpected moments through a new tagline and year-round campaign.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hallmark wants customers to celebrate life's everyday, unexpected moments through a new tagline and year-round campaign.

The greeting card company's "Life is a Special Occasion" campaign will communicate and engage with consumers year-round. Hallmark said that its recent product innovations, including recordable storybooks, personalized greetings, personalized plates and interactive story buddies, help customers capture those moments that often pass by.

February 3, 2011

Hallmark is expanding its Recordable Storybook collection by adding two classic titles to the line.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hallmark is expanding its Recordable Storybook collection by adding two classic titles to the line.

Readers now can add their own voices to "Goodnight Moon" and "Curious You on Your Way," which join the roster of such other classic stories as "Guess How Much I Love You," "Counting Kisses" and "On the Night You Were Born."

January 20, 2011

Save-A-Lot announced that it will break ground for a new 325,000-sq.-ft. food distribution center in Lexington, N.C.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Save-A-Lot announced that it will break ground for a new 325,000-sq.-ft. food distribution center in Lexington, N.C.

January 14, 2011

Convenience and cost savings offered by retail-based health clinics are attractive to urban patients. Given sufficient cost savings, those urban patients are likely to seek care at such facilities, causing possible further growth and employment opportunities for nurse practitioners in these clinics, according to research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

NEW YORK — Convenience and cost savings offered by retail-based health clinics are attractive to urban patients. Given sufficient cost savings, those urban patients are likely to seek care at such facilities, causing possible further growth and employment opportunities for nurse practitioners in these clinics, according to research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

December 16, 2010

"The Billboard Family," a family of four that has attracted national media attention for donning sponsored T-shirts, wearing them all around the St. Louis area and then plastering that day’s photos all over such social media sites as Facebook, Flickr and YouTube, has gained an exclusive sponsor for the baby Billboard that’s on the way.

MUSKEGON, Mich. — "The Billboard Family," a family of four that has attracted national media attention for donning sponsored T-shirts, wearing them all around the St. Louis area and then plastering that day’s photos all over such social media sites as Facebook, Flickr and YouTube, has gained an exclusive sponsor for the baby Billboard that’s on the way.

December 13, 2010

Deffenbaugh Industries, which is a Kansas City waste and recycling services company, has collaborated with Cerner to develop an on-site health-and-wellness center for its employees.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Deffenbaugh Industries, which is a Kansas City waste and recycling services company, has collaborated with Cerner to develop an on-site health-and-wellness center for its employees.

The clinic, which opens Monday at Deffenbaugh's Kansas City headquarters, will serve more than 800 local company employees, giving them convenient access to pharmacy services, primary and urgent care, and occupational health-and-wellness programs.

December 7, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Building up its automated packaging capabilities for high-output pharmacies, Tension International Automation Solutions has acquired the exclusive rights to Maverick Enterprise’s automation technology.


The agreement includes Maverick’s UPM Tote and BottlePacker systems, along with the company’s Single BottlePacker and ErgoPack packaging technologies. TIAS also will take over service and support for Maverick’s existing automation systems.


December 3, 2010

The forward-looking vision employed by Gov. Jay Nixon in exploring “next steps” in fighting methamphetamine abuse before even the last step has been put into place and enacted is, in a matter of speaking, extremely short-sighted. It doesn’t even make fiscal sense, because the National Precursor Log Exchange will do more to curb many of the costs associated with fighting meth addicts without conversely increasing the costs associated with fighting a cold. And truth be told, there are probably a lot more stuffy heads in Missouri than there are meth addicts.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — The forward-looking vision employed by Gov. Jay Nixon in exploring “next steps” in fighting methamphetamine abuse before even the last step has been put into place and enacted is, in a matter of speaking, extremely short-sighted. It doesn’t even make fiscal sense, because the National Precursor Log Exchange will do more to curb many of the costs associated with fighting meth addicts without conversely increasing the costs associated with fighting a cold.

December 1, 2010

Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo., on Tuesday campaigned for a sweeping expansion of efforts to battle methamphetamine, including legislation that would make Missouri the third state in the nation to require a prescription for the cough-cold ingredient pseudoephedrine.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (Dec. 1) Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo., on Tuesday campaigned for a sweeping expansion of efforts to battle methamphetamine, including legislation that would make Missouri the third state in the nation to require a prescription for the cough-cold ingredient pseudoephedrine.

It’s not a new issue for the Show Me State — several local municipalities that fall between St. Louis and the Missouri capital of Jefferson City last year passed local ordinances that required prescriptions for PSE products.

November 16, 2010

A trusted household cleaner reached a milestone this week....

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A trusted household cleaner reached a milestone this week.

Bon Ami, which turned 125 years old, said it has relaunched to include an entire line of simple, effective cleaning products, adding such household staples as dish soap, all-purpose cleanser and liquid cleanser, all of which maintain its "green" claim. The packaging of Bon Ami products is 100% post-consumer recycled.

The brand quickly is expanding and now is available in Whole Foods, Price Chopper, Price Less Foods, QFC and other store locations nationwide.