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November 4, 2015 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hatboro-based Philidor RX Services, LLC, the mail-order specialty pharmacy involved in the controversy with Valeant Pharmaceuticals, said Monday evening that it would cease operations in 30 to 90 days. Philidor, which was founded in 2013, also had a location in Horsham and Phoenix, Ariz. In a Facebook video, Philidor CEO Andrew Davenport told Pennsylvania State Sen. Stewart Greenleaf that the company had about 430 employees in Pennsylvania and about 200 elsewhere in country. A Philidor spokesperson said Davenport told employees in a letter Monday that Valeant's decision to end the corporate relationship meant Philidor could not continue to operate.
SPORTS
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.
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August 15, 2016 | By Albert I. Wertheimer and Patricia J. Bush, For The Inquirer
Albert I. Wertheimer, Ph.D., professor of pharmacy administration at Temple University School of Pharmacy, and Patricia J. Bush, Ph.D., professor emeritus at Georgetown University School of Medicine, are co-authors of "Your Drugs & Sex: How Prescription and Non-Prescription Drugs Can Affect Your Sex Life. " Q. Are generics the same as brand-name drugs? A. Yes - and no. Years ago, after being prescribed a brand-name hydrocortisone ointment to treat poison ivy, one of us (Patricia)
NEWS
July 3, 2016 | By Julie Appleby, KAISER HEALTH NEWS
Some consumers who use health insurance copays to buy prescription drugs are paying far more than they should be and would be better off paying with cash, especially for generics. The added cost runs as high as $30 or more a prescription, say pharmacists, and the profit is largely being pocketed by middlemen who collect the added money from local pharmacies. Cash prices started to dip below copays a decade ago when several big box stores started offering dozens of generics for as little as $4 a prescription.
BUSINESS
June 10, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
A Chicago private-equity firm has bought the majority of Wedgewood Pharmacy, a Swedesboro company that makes customized medications for humans and pets. The price paid by New Harbor Capital was not disclosed. Wedgewood, founded in 1980 as a community pharmacy, employed 260 last fall, an article in New Jersey Business said. An IBISWorld report from January 2015 said Wedgewood was one of the largest companies in the highly fragmented compounding pharmacy industry. IBISWorld estimated Wedgewood's market share at 1.5 percent of the $5.6 billion industry.
BUSINESS
November 4, 2015 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hatboro-based Philidor RX Services, LLC, the mail-order specialty pharmacy involved in the controversy with Valeant Pharmaceuticals, said Monday evening that it would cease operations in 30 to 90 days. Philidor, which was founded in 2013, also had a location in Horsham and Phoenix, Ariz. In a Facebook video, Philidor CEO Andrew Davenport told Pennsylvania State Sen. Stewart Greenleaf that the company had about 430 employees in Pennsylvania and about 200 elsewhere in country. A Philidor spokesperson said Davenport told employees in a letter Monday that Valeant's decision to end the corporate relationship meant Philidor could not continue to operate.
NEWS
October 9, 2015 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
WITH LESS than three months remaining in office, Mayor Nutter yesterday unveiled what is, perhaps, one of his boldest moves: legislation to ban the sale of tobacco products from any place where health-care services are provided and where pharmaceutical drugs are sold. That would include drug stores and grocery stores with pharmacies. The legislation, introduced on behalf of Nutter's administration by retiring Councilwoman Marian Tasco during City Council's weekly meeting, also would ban the sale of electronic smoking devices and unapproved nicotine delivery products.
NEWS
October 2, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
For more than a year, a team of burglars has been breaking into pharmacies and ATMs across the city, making off with large amounts of cash and prescription drugs, Philadelphia police say. Now, the department is asking for the public's help in catching the men who have been implicated in seven burglaries and an attempted burglary so far - targeting four pharmacies and four ATMs since March 2014. Police say the burglary team is made up of three to four men who have struck all over the city - in Kensington, Overbrook Park, Fern Rock, Eastwick, University City, Manayunk, and the Far Northeast.
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.
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