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March 20, 2013

One major theme resonating across the show floor at HIMSS13 was the importance of interoperability within healthcare ecosystems. Emdeon's Lathe Bigler discusses how interoperability in the pharmacy space has been centered on advances in e-prescribing and clinical messaging.

In early March, more than 30,000 healthcare industry participants swarmed upon New Orleans for the annual HIMSS conference. In the words of keynote speaker James Carville, this is the Super Bowl of conventions. Most attendees arrived on Sunday to discover a water outage warning. Even when the water pressure returned to normal, the message was clear — do not drink it! On Monday morning, there was not a latte to be found in the entire city. We were roughing it…

January 2, 2014

Reily Foods Co. on Monday announced the acquisition of independent coffee roaster New England Tea and Coffee Co.

NEW ORLEANS — Reily Foods Co. on Monday announced the acquisition of independent coffee roaster New England Tea and Coffee Co. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

The acquisition is not expected to change the daily operations of New England Tea and Coffee Co., which will operate as New England Tea and Coffee Co., LLC — a subsidiary of Reily Foods. Production and distribution activities will continue as usual at New England Coffee and no employee changes are expected.

December 16, 2013

A drug made by Novartis extends the lives of patients with a life-threatening blood cancer to a greater extent than conventional therapy or placebo, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial.

BASEL, Switzerland — A drug marketed by Novartis and Incyte Corp. extends the lives of patients with a life-threatening blood cancer to a greater extent than conventional therapy or placebo, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial.

Novartis announced the results of two phase-3 studies of Jakavi (ruxolitinib) in patients with myelofibrosis, presenting them at the American Society of Hematology's annual meeting and exposition in New Orleans.

November 11, 2013

Customers of Amazon living in New York and Los Angeles can get their packages delivered on Sundays, courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service.

SEATTLE — Customers of Amazon living in New York and Los Angeles can get their packages delivered on Sundays, courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service.

The online retailer announced the new service Monday, directed at members of the premium Amazon Prime service living in the New York and Los Angeles areas. Next year, the retailer will also roll it out to members in Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Phoenix and other cities.

October 9, 2013

CVS Caremark has opened eight new MinuteClinic locations in Louisiana, the company said Wednesday.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark has opened eight new MinuteClinic locations in Louisiana, the company said Wednesday.

CVS said it opened the clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores in Baton Roughe, Mandeville, Slidell and Thibodaux, with plans to open four more in New Orleans, Metairie, Prairieville and Kenner. The openings make Louisiana the 27th state in which MinuteClinic operates.

August 7, 2013

SoftSheen-Carson Dark and Lovely and its Celebrity Style Squad are partnering with Sally Beauty Supply to get consumers back-to-school ready with hair consultations, mini makeovers and free gifts at select Sally Beauty Supply stores nationwide.

NEW YORK — SoftSheen-Carson Dark and Lovely and its Celebrity Style Squad are partnering with Sally Beauty Supply to get consumers back-to-school ready with hair consultations, mini makeovers and free gifts at select Sally Beauty Supply stores nationwide.

The SoftSheen-Carson Celebrity Style Squad includes stylists who have styled such celebrities as Tyra Banks, Destiny’s Child, Vanessa Williams, Ludacris, R. Kelly and more.

July 9, 2013

Personal care brand SheaMoisture opened its NOLA pop-up shop in New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival through July 9 to offer guests the opportunity to sample and purchase SheaMoisture's all-natural bath, body, hair, hair color, facial care, baby and men's shave and groom collections.

NEW ORLEANS — Personal care brand SheaMoisture opened its NOLA pop-up shop in New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival through July 9 to offer guests the opportunity to sample and purchase SheaMoisture's all-natural bath, body, hair, hair color, facial care, baby and men's shave and groom collections.

May 6, 2013

Swiss Precision Diagnostics unveiled the new Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test with Weeks Estimator at the 61st Annual Clinical Meeting of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists here.

NEW ORLEANS — Swiss Precision Diagnostics on Monday unveiled the new Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test with Weeks Estimator at the 61st Annual Clinical Meeting of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists here. The latest home pregnancy test kit not only tells a woman if she is pregnant but also estimates the number of weeks since ovulation. 

April 2, 2013

A coalition of drug and pharmacy organizations formed to address patients' medication needs during disasters is changing the name and Web address of its reporting system to make it easier to remember, the organization said Tuesday.

NEW ORLEANS — A coalition of drug and pharmacy organizations formed to address patients' medication needs during disasters is changing the name and Web address of its reporting system to make it easier to remember, the organization said Tuesday.

March 22, 2013

Culturally competent coaching may be effective in reducing the risk of coronary artery disease among South Asian patients, according to a new study presented as a poster at an American Heart Association conference taking place in New Orleans.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Culturally competent coaching may be effective in reducing the risk of coronary artery disease among South Asian patients, according to a new study presented as a poster at an American Heart Association conference taking place in New Orleans.

March 5, 2013

A number of pharma companies joined Monday on the launch of the CommonWell Health Alliance to better enable seamless access to healthcare data.

NEW ORLEANS — A number of pharma companies joined Monday on the launch of the CommonWell Health Alliance to better enable seamless access to healthcare data. 

March 4, 2013

A system for connecting doctors with patients via smartphone is being presented at a healthcare information technology conference this month.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A system for connecting doctors with patients via smartphone is being presented at a healthcare information technology conference this month.

January 31, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s Head & Shoulders, the official shampoo of Major League Baseball, has announced that All-Star pitcher C.J. Wilson of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is the newest athlete to join the brand’s “Mane Man” ambassador team, a roster that includes Troy Polamalu and Brett Keisel of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Olympian Michael Phelps.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s Head & Shoulders, the official shampoo of Major League Baseball, has announced that All-Star pitcher C.J. Wilson of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is the newest athlete to join the brand’s “Mane Man” ambassador team, a roster that includes Troy Polamalu and Brett Keisel of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Olympian Michael Phelps.

January 30, 2013

The winner of a contest sponsored by the Quaker Oats Co. will appear with an NFL rookie quarterback in an event sponsored by the company to promote healthy living.

CHICAGO — The winner of a contest sponsored by the Quaker Oats Co. will appear with an NFL rookie quarterback in an event sponsored by the company to promote healthy living.

Quaker, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, said 10-year-old Hunter Paulin would join the Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck at the Kids Day at NFL Experience Driven by GMC, where Luck will introduce him to kids from the New Orleans area during a Quaker Oatmeal breakfast event before they run football drills. Luck and Paulin will encourage kids to eat healthy, stay active and serve as role models for healthy living.

January 24, 2013

A new strain of norovirus from Australia accounts for more than half of outbreaks around the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

NEW YORK — A new strain of norovirus from Australia accounts for more than half of outbreaks around the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

January 7, 2013

Consumers measure the risk of contracting the flu to the price of their flu shot, according to research out of Tulane University released Friday.

NEW ORLEANS — Consumers measure the risk of contracting the flu to the price of their flu shot, according to research out of Tulane University released Friday. 

The study found that consumers make judgments about their risk of catching any illness based on the cost of its medication. The higher the price, the less they think they’re at risk, stated co-author Janet Schwartz, assistant professor of marketing at Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business.

July 26, 2012

CVS Caremark announced it will exhibit at the National Urban League's 2012 annual conference in New Orleans this week.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark announced it will exhibit at the National Urban League's 2012 annual conference in New Orleans this week.

July 24, 2012

PepsiCo and the National Football League have extended their multiyear partnership as Pepsi will sponsor the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show set for Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo and the National Football League have extended their multiyear partnership as Pepsi will sponsor the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show set for Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans.

The relationship between PepsiCo and the NFL marks an important extension of the company's "Live for Now" campaign, which looks to capture the excitement of the moment and deliver experiences and content that is current in pop culture. What's more, the announcement follows PepsiCo's newly announced partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

July 5, 2012

Emerging biotech company Theodent has received the Red Dot International design award for the innovative product design of its “chocolate toothpaste.”

NEW ORLEANS — Emerging biotech company Theodent has received the Red Dot International design award for the innovative product design of its “chocolate toothpaste.”

June 26, 2012

Despite reporting an uptick in organized retail crime, the National Retail Federation revealed that retail theft rates decreased in 2011, according to preliminary results of the organization's latest National Retail Security survey.

NEW ORLEANS — Despite reporting an uptick in organized retail crime, the National Retail Federation revealed that retail theft rates decreased in 2011, according to preliminary results of the organization's latest National Retail Security survey.

June 15, 2012

Costco will enter the state of Louisiana with a 148,000-sq.-ft. store at Carrollton Plaza Shopping Center in New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANS — Costco will enter the state of Louisiana with a 148,000-sq.-ft. store at Carrollton Plaza Shopping Center in New Orleans.

The new lease, announced by center owner The Feil Organization, will add Costco to a lineup of retailers that includes CVS, Firestone, Family Dollar and Subway.

Costco is slated to open spring 2013.

May 24, 2012

Energizer showcased its new line of portable chargers earlier this month at the International CTIA Wireless Conference's MobileFocus event in New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANS — Energizer showcased its new line of portable chargers earlier this month at the International CTIA Wireless Conference's MobileFocus event in New Orleans.

The chargers, which are expected to roll out this year, feature sleek, ergonomic designs, along with blue LED charging and battery status indicators. The products on display were:

  • Energizer instant charger: Available for iPhone, iPod and micro USB devices, use AA Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries to increase the run time of smartphones;

April 25, 2012

Drug maker Upsher-Smith Labs will unveil updates to its educational website for healthcare providers who specialize in epilepsy at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in New Orleans, the company said.

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — Drug maker Upsher-Smith Labs will unveil updates to its educational website for healthcare providers who specialize in epilepsy at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in New Orleans, the company said.

The website, Epilog.us, has been expanded to include question-and-answer videos and other content from healthcare professionals and academics, the company said. The AAN meeting ends Thursday.

April 20, 2012

Drug maker Genzyme plans to present data from trial programs of two multiple sclerosis drugs at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in New Orleans, which starts this Saturday and lasts until next Saturday.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Drug maker Genzyme plans to present data from trial programs of two multiple sclerosis drugs at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in New Orleans, which starts this Saturday and lasts until next Saturday.

Genzyme, owned by French drug maker Sanofi, will present results of 12 trials of the experimental drugs alemtuzumab and teriflunomide, including the phase-3 "CARE-MS II" trial, which compares alemtuzumab with Rebif (interferon beta-1a), made by Pfizer and Merck KGaA.

April 3, 2012

A drug maker and a charity organization are donating $3 million in contraceptives to uninsured women.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — A drug maker and a charity organization are donating $3 million in contraceptives to uninsured women.

Teva Pharmaceuticals and Direct Relief USA announced the donation of 5,000 units of the intrauterine contraceptive ParaGard to clinics and health centers serving low-income people, including the EXCELth Family Health Center in New Orleans.