September 24, 2013 |
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.
July 26, 2013 |
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.
July 24, 2013 |
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.
July 23, 2013 |
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.
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.
February 23, 2013 |
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.
January 20, 2013 |
His father's plumbing supply business on Germantown Avenue was not Arthur Lorber's chosen destination when he graduated from Central High School in 1943. An accomplished student, a Barnwell Scholar, he was intent on becoming a doctor. He enrolled in a premed course at Temple University School of Pharmacy, and soon ascended to the top of his class. While he was still a freshman, World War II intervened. It redirected the course of his life, not just for the next three years, but for nearly 50. When Mr. Lorber died at age 87 on Tuesday, Jan. 15, he was best known as the longtime owner of J. Lorber Plumbing Supply in Pennsauken.
December 7, 2012
NEW YORK - A New York City doctor who wrote prescriptions for a man who killed four people in a pharmacy robbery was hit Thursday with manslaughter charges that accuse him of causing the overdose deaths of two patients. Dr. Stan already had been accused of prescribing prescription drugs to addicts. Li prescribed more than 500 pills to a 21-year-old man in the five weeks leading up the discovery of his body in a parked car in Queens in 2010, authorities said. The cause of death was acute intoxication caused by a combination of Xanax and oxycodone.
November 28, 2012 |
Adderall is an amphetamine known for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But the high number of players taking Adderall has led Major League Baseball to designate it as a performance-enhancing drug and sharply limit its use. Adderall first became available in 1996 as an instant-release tablet. Five years later, Adderall XR - an extended-release form - came on the market. Both are available in generic forms. Adults with ADHD often struggle with planning, impulse control, and being easily distracted.
November 15, 2012 |
A 50-YEAR-OLD MAN was held on $1.6 million bail Wednesday in a nearly yearlong alleged robbery spree of pharmacies throughout Northeast Philadelphia. William Webb - who was nabbed Monday after police say he robbed a Rite Aid in Rhawnhurst and stole a bottle of narcotics embedded with a GPS tracking device - faces charges of aggravated assault, robbery, possession of drugs with intent to distribute, violation of the Uniform Firearms Act and related offenses in 16 robberies from December until his arrest Monday.