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March 11, 1992 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
When Philadelphia Pharmacy made its first and only trip to the national 32- team NAIA Tournament in Kansas City two years ago, the Blue Devils realistically had no shot. They were paired against second-seeded Wisconsin Eau-Claire, which would eventually reach the finals. And not surprisingly, Pharmacy lost that first- round matchup, 75-51. But this time, things are different. This season the NAIA has added a 20-team Division II tournament, for smaller schools such as Pharmacy.
SPORTS
October 31, 2000 | by Bob Cooney, Daily News Sports Writer
A local coaching legend has decided to call it quits. Bob Morgan, who for 31 years has guided the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences/University of Sciences men's basketball team, has decided to resign effective immediately. Dave Pauley, Morgan's assistant for 19 years, will take over as head coach. Morgan, 64, cited no health problems nor any other major factors in making his decision. "I don't think there's any right time to step down," he said. "There's no mandatory retirement or anything like that.
NEWS
June 3, 1998 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Six employees of a pharmacy were sickened yesterday, apparently after a vial of a drug used in the treatment of cystic fibrosis was broken, causing its contents to be spread through the store's air-conditioning system, authorities said. Fire Chief Dennis Forsythe of the Newtown Fire Company said firefighters were summoned to Eckerd Drugs at the Village at Newtown shopping center on Route 532 at 10:30 a.m., after store employees reported the odor of rubber burning. A check proved negative, and the firefighters left.
BUSINESS
October 31, 2012 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The State of Massachusetts closed another compounding pharmacy over the weekend after finding unspecified problems at the facility in the Boston suburb of Waltham that is part of Infusion Resource, a Rhode Island-based company. Madeleine Biondolillo of the state Department of Public Health said in a statement that inspectors found problems during an unannounced visit. She said the facility passed inspection in 2009, but not last week. "Upon arrival," she said in a statement, "inspectors noted significant issues with the environment in which medications were being compounded, which has called into question the company's compliance with nationally accepted pharmacy standards and Massachusetts regulations.
NEWS
February 17, 2012
A MAN WHO robbed a pharmacy in Juniata Park Tuesday morning was recorded on a surveillance camera, and police posted the footage online in the hope that help from the public might lead to an arrest. About 8:05 a.m., the man walked into the Pharmacy of America, pulled a large knife on the clerk and demanded that he open the register, police said. The suspect took $80 in cash and was last seen running south on O Street toward Kensington Avenue, police said. He is described as a dark-skinned black man, between 45 and 55 years old. He is cleanshaven, about 6 feet and about 300 pounds.
NEWS
January 14, 2008
A female employee of a Rite Aid pharmacy in Northeast Philadelphia was wounded by a gun blast yesterday during a robbery in which three men stole an undetermined amount of narcotics. The police said the assailants entered the pharmacy at 4018 Woodhaven Rd., around 10:30 a.m. and forced two members of the staff to the back of the store. A robber then fired a shotgun blast into the floor, causing ricocheting pellets to hit one of the employees in the face and arm. The assailants tied up the employees and fled.
NEWS
May 2, 1996 | By Louis S. Hansen, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Residents said the development would not match the area's bucolic character. And now township officials considering the proposed CVS pharmacy at North Wales and Township Line Roads have agreed. The township Zoning Hearing Board Monday night rejected a bid by developers to build the pharmacy amid the large, wooded properties along North Wales Road. The 3-0 vote received a standing ovation by the crowd of about 50 residents. "It's a terrible approach to the township," said Walter Schlosser, who lives on North Wales Road near the property.
NEWS
September 24, 2004 | By Virginia A. Smith INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Eric Zimmerman graduates in 2008, chances are he'll get exactly what he wants. A good job working with patients. A starting annual salary of $85,000 to $100,000. And a title that commands a lot of respect: Doctor. But by the time Zimmerman, 23, of Pennsauken in Camden County, finishes his studies, he won't be an M.D. He'll be a "PharmD," a doctor of pharmacy. He will enter a changing world, one in which pharmacists are disengaging from their traditional role of pill-dispensers and moving toward counseling patients and working closely with physicians, even giving flu and pneumonia shots.
NEWS
April 19, 1989 | By John D. Shabe, Special to The Inquirer
Former inmates and their families had told Gloucester County Sheriff James N. Hogan about the jumble in the pharmacy of the county jail in Woodbury. But when Hogan inspected the pharmacy shortly after taking office in January, things were worse than he feared. Capsules were strewn across the floors and table tops. Cabinets that contained dangerous drugs were left unlocked and open. Employees' lunches were stored alongside medication in the refrigerators. There were no accurate records of what drugs had been purchased or dispensed.
NEWS
October 29, 2014 | BY PATRICIA MADEJ, Daily News Staff Writer madejp@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
A NEW TOBACCO-FREE pharmacy network is encouraging city employees to put the pack down. The initiative, called The Preferred Health Network, urges city employees not covered by union-based health benefits to get their medication at pharmacies that don't sell tobacco products. If the employees choose not to, they'll be charged $15 on top of their co-pays. In addition, any employee or employee spouse who has used tobacco in the last year will see a $500 annual increase in their health-care costs.
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NEWS
August 23, 2015 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Luke Feltmann, 7, was having a good week. There the Bergen County boy was, staying at a rental house in Avalon with his extended family, playing with his cousins, splashing in the pool and surf. On top of all that, he cashed in big time with the Tooth Fairy - seven bucks. But then he fell into the dreaded Owie Zone: He awoke in the middle of the night with an earache, a long way from his home doctor. What to do? His mother, Laurie, got on Google. The next morning, Luke and his parents were at Cape Regional Urgent Care in Cape May Court House, being seen by a friendly doctor even though Luke still looked miserable.
BUSINESS
August 9, 2015 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Under chief executive Steve Collis, AmerisourceBergen has tried to broaden its business beyond that of an anonymous but huge pharmaceutical wholesaler. That manifested itself in a $250,000 donation to build a pharmacy that opens Saturday at Project HOME's Stephen Klein Wellness Center in North Philadelphia. Project HOME's mission is to break the cycle of poverty afflicting many people in the city, and affordable health care is one element of that. "Our new pharmacy, made possible through the AmerisourceBergen Foundation, is key in our effort to provide quality health care and wellness for the second-poorest zip code in Philadelphia," Sister Mary Scullion, executive director of Project HOME, said in a statement.
NEWS
April 30, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
BALTIMORE - Ron Leonard stood a few paces from a ransacked and charred pharmacy Tuesday and gazed at the crowded corner of North and Pennsylvania Avenues. Leonard had witnessed the Monday night violence that made this intersection the epicenter of the city's riots. The looting and torching of cars was fresh out of an action movie, he said. The crowds returned Tuesday - as did the police - but the mood was different this time. There was singing, dancing, preaching - and a cleanup effort.
REAL_ESTATE
January 12, 2015 | By Diane M. Fiske, For The Inquirer
Approaching Micah and Aimee Hanson's home in Olde Richmond is like stepping back into the late 19th century, when there were stores on many a Philadelphia street corner. Their house, located in a tiny pocket of Kensington, near Fishtown, is a former pharmacy. Two sparkling storefront windows meet over three small stone steps, forming a sort of a "V. " The tidy brick structure was built in 1892, with living quarters upstairs. It was a gift shop and residence for 25 years before the couple, their two children, and the family cat made it their home and an architectural office for Micah Hanson.
NEWS
October 29, 2014 | BY PATRICIA MADEJ, Daily News Staff Writer madejp@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
A NEW TOBACCO-FREE pharmacy network is encouraging city employees to put the pack down. The initiative, called The Preferred Health Network, urges city employees not covered by union-based health benefits to get their medication at pharmacies that don't sell tobacco products. If the employees choose not to, they'll be charged $15 on top of their co-pays. In addition, any employee or employee spouse who has used tobacco in the last year will see a $500 annual increase in their health-care costs.
NEWS
September 24, 2014 | By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nearly half of what Pennsylvania's workers' compensation program pays for prescription drugs goes to physicians who dispense them directly to patients, bypassing pharmacies, a lucrative practice that is limited by many states and not reimbursed at all by private insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, according to a new report. Although few doctors take advantage of the loophole, the cost differential can be enormous. A single Percocet cost an average 64 cents at a pharmacy last year, the Workers Compensation Research Institute reported Monday, vs. $3.55 when dispensed by a physician.
NEWS
July 11, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A BRAZEN GUNMAN opened fire on a delivery driver early yesterday as the man dropped off medication at a North Philadelphia pharmacy, police said. Two nearby day-care centers briefly went into lockdown after the incident, which took place about 10:30 a.m. outside Wellness Pharmacy, on Ridge Avenue near 23rd Street, said Officer Christine O'Brien, a police spokeswoman. The 41-year-old victim, whom police did not identify, was approached by the gunman, who picked a fight with him over the meds he was carrying and tried to steal them, O'Brien said.
NEWS
February 11, 2014
TO THOSE faced with a holdup man: Give the bag up. It's the best thing you can do. It may save your life. Just about everything in a woman's handbag can be replaced. It's not worth your life. No life is worth the contents of a handbag. I'm pretty sure that my children wouldn't understand that daddy was protecting some lady. That's ridiculous. Just give up the bag and hopefully everybody lives. I'm not putting my life on the line for a handbag. I will call 9-1-1 for you and wait until they arrive.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Amelia and Dave sat next to each other in an August 2004 orientation class at Temple. Both knew they'd be pharmacists one day, and while then only 17, both already worked at pharmacies. Their small talk went to his duties at a CVS in Aston, and hers at independent Rapoport in Northeast Philadelphia. "I'm cashiering," Amelia said. She says she'll never forget Dave's response: "Oh, that's all you do there? You don't type in prescriptions or count pills?" That really rankled.
NEWS
December 22, 2013 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
The owners of three South Jersey pharmacies, including two in Burlington County, that are accused of violating state regulations have agreed to surrender their ability to sell narcotics, authorities announced Friday. Acting State Attorney General John J. Hoffman and Consumer Affairs Director Eric T. Kanefsky said the pharmacies failed to comply with state requirements for dispensing controlled dangerous substances (CDS). The alleged violations were uncovered during inspections conducted by the state Division of Consumer Affairs' Enforcement Bureau.
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