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Company Working Toward 2015 Goal to Adopt More Energy-Efficient, Natural Refrigeration for All New Cold-Drink Equipment Globally

NEW YORK - Thursday, January 23rd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Coca-Cola Company today announced that it has installed its 1 millionth hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-free cooler using natural refrigerant in the marketplace, preventing the emission of 5.25 million metric tons of CO2 over 10 years. This milestone marks significant progress in the Company’s effort to phase out the use of HFC refrigerant—a well-known contributor to climate change—in Coca-Cola dispensers, vending machines and coolers globally. Together with its bottling partners, the Coca-Cola system has established a goal that all new cold-drink equipment will be HFC-free by 2015. Achieving this goal will prevent the emission of more than 50 million metric tons of CO2 over 10 years, an amount equivalent to the annual emissions of more than 10 million passenger vehicles. Coca-C ... Read more »
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MediGuard App Wins Web Health Award

ME NewsWire/ Business Wire

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Friday, January 24th 2014

Information about potential adverse reactions from multiple medicines and a pill reminder which can be set for hourly, daily or weekly alerts, are some of the features on a new mobile app created by Quintiles for users of its MediGuard service.

A community of 2.6 million patients use Quintiles’ MediGuard service to help monitor their medication intake and access information about research and disease-specific programs. The new app is designed specifically for iPhone and Android users.

"With nearly one third of all mobile device owners using their phones to look up healthcare information, this capability has become an imperative if MediGuard is to engage with patients at moments when they most need access to that information,” explains David Coman, senior vice president at Quintiles.

The MediGuard app allows users to print or ... Read more »
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