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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
January 10, 2012 | Staff Report
A man suspected of robbing three Bucks County pharmacies of prescription drugs at knifepoint is in custody, police say. Peter Romagano, 28, of the 2700 block of Stanwood Lane, in Bensalem, has been charged with robbing a drug store in the township twice, once on Oct. 25 and again in Nov. 21, police said. Romagano also is expected to be charged with robbing pharmacies in Lower Southampton and Warminster on Nov. 2 and Nov. 21, respectively, police said. Bensalem police arrested him Thursday after a joint investigation by the local authorities and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents.
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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.
BUSINESS
September 24, 2013 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jan Bohlmann earned a share in a patent while working as an engineer at Amazon.com. He helped make sure the right book went from a precise spot on a warehouse shelf, to a conveyor belt, to a box, to a truck, and to the right customer with the utmost efficiency and automation. Now, Bohlmann does the same thing with pills. Prescription pills. Maybe for your grandmother, if she lives in a nursing home. Bohlmann is the vice president of automated solutions for Remedi SeniorCare, a Maryland-based pharmacy company that opened a Phoenixville packaging facility this month.
NEWS
July 26, 2013 | JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writertakiffj@phillynews.com
IF EVERYONE'S favorite young royals, Kate and William, used a sophisticated, made-in-Britain fertility tracker to help conceive Prince George of Cambridge, Shamus Husheer isn't telling. "They'd probably have bought the device under a false name," said the likewise Cambridge (University)-connected co-inventor of DuoFertility, perhaps the most practical piece of wearable, digital health electronics we've stumbled on since, well, forever. "And of course, even if the royal couple do have it, our confidentiality agreement would prevent us from telling you," added the good doc. Spawned in the U.K. in 2009, DuoFertility has significantly improved its profile in the past two years.
BUSINESS
July 24, 2013 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Harrisburg pharmacist has sued the drugstore chain CVS Caremark in federal court, alleging that the company discriminated against him because he had multiple sclerosis and fired him because he raised safety concerns about CVS's plans to cut staff. In the lawsuit, filed in Harrisburg, Joseph Zorek, 61, said he had worked for the company or its predecessors from 1968 until 2012, when, he said, he was fired. Zorek's suit says CVS violated the American With Disabilities Act for several years when supervisors insisted he use a lift chair not meant for long-term sitting, so that he could see the floor in front of the pharmacy counter.
BUSINESS
July 23, 2013 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
A pharmacist since 1965, Dick Brown knows the remedies for a lot of things. So the 70-year-old Chester County businessman self-prescribed recently after assessing market conditions and coming up with what he found to be an unappealing prognosis for independent pharmacy owners like himself. His Rx: Sell and retire. That, in addition to his wanting some time for tennis, golf, and other fun while his body is willing to oblige, is why Parkesburg (population 3,600) will no longer see the Longenecker Pharmacy sign at the Parkesburg Shopping Center.
NEWS
May 7, 2013
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - David Morris Kern, the creator of Orajel, a medicine aimed at fighting toothaches and later mouth sores, has died, family members said Sunday. He was 103. Allan Kern, his son, said his father died peacefully Friday at a group home in Paradise Valley, Ariz. Born in 1909 in Manhattan and raised in Brooklyn, Kern graduated from Brooklyn College of Pharmacy and worked as a pharmacist before becoming a salesman for Norwich & Warner Pharmaceuticals. After buying a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility with his brother and two partners, he created Orajel with the help of a chemistry professor.
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February 23, 2013 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Luis "Peanut" Garcia took pride in detailing cars for a living, had plans to buy a house, and had bought an engagement ring for his girlfriend. His dreams died with him four years ago when, at 25, he fell to a shooting outside a nightclub in Camden's Cramer Hill neighborhood. On Friday, Miguel's Pharmacy, at 32d Street and River Avenue, will celebrate its grand opening at the same location where the rowdy Rumba Rengue had been in business until Garcia's family started a campaign to close the bar for good.
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