on Gifts to Doctors Widens
Earlier this month, the Stanford
University Medical Center announced
that it will prohibit doctors
from accepting gifts of any size
or value from pharmaceutical
sales representatives. Starting
in October, even the smallest
of token items – the
branded pen – will be banned. “We want to secure the public trust
to value what happens in academic medicine,” Dr. Philip A. Pizzo, dean
of the Stanford School of Medicine told TheNew York Times
A January article in The Journal
of the American Medical Association encouraged
academic institutions to develop
such policies after the authors’ study
found that almost $19 billion
of the pharmaceutical industry’s
$21 billion marketing budget
at doctors. Yale University has already
adopted a similar policy and the University
of Pennsylvania implemented its ban
this July. “We’re not trying
to sever our relationship with the
pharmaceutical industry,” says
Dr. Patrick J. Brennan, chief medical
officer of the University of Pennsylvania
Healthcare system. “We’re
just trying to put it on a different
Donates Apparel to Injured
Holloway Sportswear, Inc. (asi/61430) of Sidney, OH, donated 800 pieces
of sportswear apparel to Sew Much Comfort, a charity which adapts clothing to
fit the needs of wounded veterans. Improvements in body armor mean that U.S.
soldiers are surviving current conflicts at greater rates but many return from
active duty with severe injuries to their extremities. Sew Much Comfort provides
veterans with custom clothing that can accommodate medical devices such as braces,
casts and prosthetics.
a maker of sweat pants
and warm up jackets, among
other garments, Holloway
that their apparel was
in high demand among soldiers. “It
was a perfect fit,” says
Cathy Billing, Holloway
As first reported in a breaking news alert on Friday, ASI has purchased Modern
Uniforms, Stitches and Wearables Business magazines from
Prism Business Media Inc. ASI has also acquired the Web sites, newsletters and
other assets associated with the three magazines.
Business and Modern
while Stitches reaches
to Stitches often
and are increasingly
of ASI. “By
we are ensuring
that we will
be able to
we can reinforce
by the traditional
that Stitches will
into a growing
revenue channel. “The
of Stitches magazine
are a new
will be able
of Stitches understand
of Stitches and Wearables
Uniforms as Uniforms magazine
of ASI, will
take on the
of the three
Custom Specialties Co. (asi/173255) announced its first online contest
in company history. Winners will be randomly selected among entrants. The grand
prize is a $100 CSC gift certificate. Three winners will be awarded $50 gift
certificates and 10 winners will receive a tote bag offered on the company web
will be announced
or to enter,
Registration Now Open for
the Orlando and Dallas
2007 ASI Shows
registration and housing is
now open for ASI Orlando (January
18-20) and ASI Dallas (February
7-9). Visit The ASI
Show website to register today.
three-day format, that includesThe
Conference followed by two
action-packed exhibit days.
The 2007 ASI Shows offer
a unique opportunity for
you to build your business
by meeting one-on-one with
hundreds of top suppliers
and discovering the hottest
products and services at
the start of the year!
The ASI Show Orlando – the
first ASI Show of the year – is
featuring special programs by
the acclaimed Disney Institute
and a free Keynote Presentation
by the Honorable Colin L. Powell.
And, The ASI Dallas Show – the
largest show in the Southwest – includes
a brand new Lunch and Learn Program
by singer and motivational speaker
LaDonna Gatlin and a new free
Keynote Presentation with sales
expert Chris Lytle.
more information about ASI Orlando
or ASI Dallas, please visit www.asishow.com or
call 877-ASI-SHOW today.
The Cintas Corp. (asi/162167) announced last Wednesday that its
first quarter revenues for fiscal 2007 reached $914.2 million – a revenue
increase of 11% from fiscal 2006’s first quarter.
HBC Corp. (asi/47934)
launched its new 2006
Personal Care Holiday
Gift Catalog on Friday.
Logos Inc. (asi/283625)
was ranked as the 18th
fastest growing company
in central Indiana
by the Indianapolis
Premiums & Promotions
launched its new web site
featuring a Live Chat service,
interactive tools and improved
of Buffalo Grove, IL,
was selected as Entrepreneur
of the Year by The
Business Ledger of
The incentive company
affected by Hurricane
ravaging of southern
casinos and would
like to thank the
for their partnership
and supporting during
recovery: H & C
Bodek and Rhodes
Co Inc./Forest & Hue
On The Move
Halo Branded Solutions
has hired several
new account executives. Central
Murray and Annette
Woodrum while Fred
Balkenhol and Nikki
Coulas joined the
New account executives
for the Southern
region are Patti
Rittimann and Ed
announced the addition
of two new sales
Jay Freese will
be a representative
for OH, MI, IN
and IL while David
Brown will be a
has hired John
Browning and the
to represent that
line of awards
products in TX,
OK, AR and LA.
sales and marketing
added Brett Spindler
to their Art Department
as a graphic designer.
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Free Shipping on Pen Orders
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your company (or to your off-site sales
reps), just send us a list of email addresses
to CounselorPromoGram@asicentral.com and
we'll take care of the rest.
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