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Sunday, February 29, 2004

Option Care opens in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS - Option Care, a leading provider of specialty pharmacy and home infusion services, announced the opening of a new location here as a way to fuel continued growth in the market. The new 10,000-square-foot facility, which is triple the size of the existing location, will provide a range of infusion services. The new office also will feature an ambulatory infusion clinic, which offers another cost-effective alternate site for administering infusion therapies.
Sales benefit cancer center
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Snell Prosthetics and Orthotic Laboratory, Arkansas’ largest and oldest prosthetic and orthotic practice, has entered a partnership with ContourMed to distribute ContourMed breast prosthesis at Snell’s nine Arkansas locations. As part of the partnership, a portion of each ContourMed sale at Snell will be donated to the Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute in the survivor’s name.
Inhaler incident lands teen in jail

MAGNOLIA, Texas - A high school student was arrested and held in a juvenile detention center for four days for breathing asthma inhaler fumes into a teacher’s face. The boy was charged with deadly conduct and reckless behavior after he took a puff of his albuterol inhaler and a nearby teacher suffered an allergic reaction to the fumes. How the incident unfolded, whether intentional or an accident, remains unclear, but Montgomery County juvenile prosecutor Bill Pattillo told a local newspaper that he intends to file assault on a public servant charges, a third-degree felony, against the boy.

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