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Novartis Rises to Second Place in 2018 Access to Medicine Index

Report highlights newly launched Novartis Access Principles to systematically integrate access strategies in research, development and delivery of new medicines
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Novartis ranked second in the 2018 Access to Medicine Index (ATMi), up from 3rd place in 2016, in recognition of its long-standing efforts to improve worldwide access to healthcare. Novartis remained the industry leader in access-to-medicine management, and its newly launched Access Principles – which aim to systematically integrate access strategies in how the company researches, develops and delivers medicines globally – have been highlighted as an innovative practice. The Novartis CEO and members of the Executive Committee now also have access objectives as part of their individual objectives.

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Novartis ranked second in the 2018 Access to Medicine Index (ATMi), up from 3rd place in 2016, in recognition of its long-standing efforts to improve worldwide access to healthcare. Novartis remained the industry leader in access-to-medicine management, and its newly launched Access Principles – which aim to systematically integrate access strategies in how the company researches, develops and delivers medicines globally – have been highlighted as an innovative practice. The Novartis CEO and members of the Executive Committee now also have access objectives as part of their individual objectives.

CVS Health Applauds FDA's Announcement to Restrict Flavored Tobacco Products

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WOONSOCKET, R.I., November 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the nation's first and only national pharmacy chain to have eliminated the sale of tobacco products from its retail stores, has announced its support for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's plans to restrict access to flavored tobacco and e-cigarette products in the retail setting and impose stricter age-verification requirements for online sales. In addition to eliminating the sale of tobacco products in 2014, CVS Health has never sold e-cigarettes or vaping devices in any of its CVS Pharmacy locations.

Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast Thanksgiving Special! Episode 9: Robert Lee, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

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We are thrilled to welcome Robert Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine for a special Thanksgiving week episode. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a national nonprofit that targets both the prevention of quality food waste and putting an end to hunger. In the United States alone, 40 percent of food gets tossed every year and on average, 1,160 pounds of food are lost to the garbage pail each year by an American family of four.

Gildan Facilities Awash in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention

Education and screening program for the prevention of breast cancer
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Gildan’s annual “Pink Tour” in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness held during the month of October is an initiative aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer at Gildan’s facilities in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean Basin.

The Pink Tour fosters a culture of prevention and inspires breast cancer advocacy, honoring those affected by the disease. Resident Gildan doctors toured the facilities to lead presentations on the importance of prevention through early detection and intervention.

How Nestlé Is Making it a Whole Lot Easier to Access Nutrition

You might be surprised that Nestlé ranked #1 in driving access to nutrition in the U.S. Here are the three ways we’re investing to make it happen
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By Wendy Johnson, Ph.D, MPH, RD, Nutrition, Health & Wellness VP at Nestlé USA

Nestlé Achieves Top Spot in First U.S. Access to Nutrition Index

Top U.S. rank follows #1 position in global index released May 2018
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ARLINGTON, Va., November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé is ranked highest in the first-ever U.S.-focused Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI), which evaluates the policies, practices and product portfolios of ten food and beverage companies. This follows the release of the global index earlier this year, in which Nestlé also placed first.

Consumers Energy Works with Michigan-Based Business to Help Students in 29 Counties Stay Warm This Winter

Classrooms will use low-energy approach to dry gloves, mittens
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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., November 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Helping to keep schoolchildren safe and warm this winter, Consumers Energy is working with a Michigan-based business to provide products to over 900 West and Northern Michigan schools that quickly dry cold and wet gloves and mittens.

This week, TheGreenGloveDryer® School Project is delivering 3,140 EcoDryers to classrooms in nearly 60 public, private and charter schools in the Traverse Bay area. Consumers Energy is funding the school outreach to help students just in time for another cold Michigan winter.

Five Ways LIXIL is Making a Difference on World Toilet Day 2018

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  • LIXIL is extending its sanitation initiatives, from raising awareness to field-testing and collaborating on innovative technologies
  • So far, LIXIL’s SATO products have enabled access to basic sanitation for approximately nine million people around the world
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  • LIXIL is extending its sanitation initiatives, from raising awareness to field-testing and collaborating on innovative technologies
  • So far, LIXIL’s SATO products have enabled access to basic sanitation for approximately nine million people around the world

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