New Mexican Bill Seeks to License and Regulate Naturopathic Doctors

Bloomington, February 20,2019 ( PR Submission Site ) Currently, there is a bill headed toward the New Mexican Senate floor. The bill, sponsored by NM Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino, has gained a lot of recent attention from its backing by the New Mexico Medical Society and the New Mexico Medical Board. SB 135 seeks to join the growing number of states that allow licensure and regulation for naturopathic doctors in their states. Right now, New Mexico is the only state in the four corners area that does not license naturopathic doctors.

The bill has received a lot of press coverage through a recent event called “The Run”. Created by Dr. Dennis Godby, a practicing naturopathic physician from Sacramento, The Run was orchestrated to promote and bring awareness to naturopathic medicine. In order to qualify, each run must be 50 miles or longer. In New Mexico, The Run took place from February 10-12 , beginning in Albuquerque and ending on the State Capital steps in Santa Fe. It coincided with the Senate Judiciary Committee’s review of SB 135, in which many naturopathic doctors spoke. The bill passed unanimously on February 11th.

Most naturopaths are highly trained. First, naturopaths obtain their undergraduate degree, which consists of pre-med requirements, and pass the basic science board exam. Next, they study Western treatments such as pharmacology alongside alternative treatments such as herbal medicine and nutrition. Although naturopaths are not required to complete a residency, they must pass exams at the end of their program, which takes three days to complete.

Although many naturopaths are well trained, New Mexican law currently does not allow them to diagnose or treat patients. “If [naturopathic doctors] are able to be licensed, we can do all the things we’ve been trained to do, such as lab work and perform physical exams,” explained Dr. Juliette Sweet, president of the New Mexico Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a naturopathic advisor for NuAxon Bioscience, “It’s a public safety issue as well- this bill would allow New Mexicans to be able to differentiate between those who have gone through all that training, and those who’ve maybe just completed an online course.” In addition, the bill would be important “in rural communities because just access to healthcare in general can be very challenging here”.

The SB 135 will soon be presented on the New Mexican Senate floor, and if it passes, will proceed to the House. If you’d like to show support for this bill and you live in New Mexico, you can complete this form, which asks your senator and state representative to support the bill. You can also donate to the New Mexico Association of Naturopathic Physicians here. All money donated goes towards marketing, lobbying efforts, and applications.

Rebel Herbs Announces Product Launch

Bloomington, IN: February 12, 2019 ( PR Submission Site ) Rebel Herbs is excited to announce the launch of 10 original and certified organic single botanical capsules, which applies to the company’s guiding mantra that it should use the least number of herbs as possible to achieve a therapeutic method. The company’s capsules include ginger, holy basil, boswellia, ashwagandha, amla, shatavari, neem leaf, triphala, guggul, and fenugreek.

The single herb capsules combine the power of CO2 extraction with the subtle therapeutic qualities of the hydrophilic extracts. The company’s CO2  extracts are pure and extremely concentrated (as high as 250:1). Chemical solvents and high heat are not used, which ensures optimal stability and better absorption. Additionally, the supplements are subjected to routine testing for foreign material, contaminants, microbiological and heavy metals.

Rebel Herbs is a brand of unique organic herbal products; including supplements, powders and vapors which are made exclusively from plants grown and harvested at the company’s certified organic farms. The company’s mission is to bring Ayurveda, an ancient healing practice hailing from India, to the global market by means of easier accessibility while ensuring quality and ethical responsibility for all parties involved.

The company’s operation is sustainable. Adhering to its resolve for economical and ethical accountability, it has educated local farmers on organic farming and other viable practices. The company funds local farmers’ certification and contracts them to grow and supply herbs and spices. The company looks to build a long term revenue engine for everyone in its chain of supply. The company has established that its workers are paid 20% more than the average wage for their positions. This has helped over 400 employees living in India provide a better life for their families. Furthermore, this method provides the crucial processes that the company has for full control of its product from soil to shelf, in addition to minimizing environmental impact.

Rebel Herbs manufactures and distributes botanical products around the world and is headquartered in Indiana, USA.

Rebel Herbs to Participate in Integrative Healthcare Symposium

Bloomington, IN, February 6, 2019 ( PR Submission Site ) From February 21-23, Rebel Herbs will be exhibiting at booth #406 during the Integrative Healthcare Symposium (IHS). The annual conference is the only event in North America where practitioners from a wide array of disciplines join together as a unified community. Each year, attendees assemble to learn, connect, collaborate, and incorporate new techniques and insights into their practices. This year, distinguished speakers will discuss a variety of topics, including the evolution of nutrition science, the connection between genes and diseases, and research in the use of cannabis as a part of cancer care.

Tena Edwards, COO of Rebel Herbs, stated that she is, “enthusiastically anticipating meeting and connecting with the attendees, and exhibiting the innovative products and services that our company has to offer”.

Rebel Herbs is a brand of unique organic herbal products; including supplements, powders and vapors which are made exclusively from plants grown and harvested at the company’s certified organic farms. The company’s mission is to bring Ayurveda, an ancient healing practice hailing from India, to the global market by means of easier accessibility while ensuring quality and ethical responsibility for all parties involved.

The company’s operation is sustainable. Adhering to its resolve for economical and ethical accountability, it has educated local farmers on organic farming and other viable practices. The company funds local farmers’ certification and contracts them to grow and supply herbs and spices.

The company looks to build a long term revenue engine for everyone in its chain of supply. The company has established that its workers are paid 20% more than the average wage for their positions. This has helped over 400 employees living in India provide a better life for their families. Furthermore, this method provides the crucial processes that the company has for full control of its product from soil to shelf, in addition to minimizing environmental impact.

Rebel Herbs manufactures and distributes botanical products around the world and is headquartered in Indiana, USA.

Precision LTC Pharmacy Expands New York Presence With New Facility

FARMINGDALE, N.Y.( PR Submission Site ) Nov 27, 2018: Precision LTC Pharmacy, an industry-leading long-term care pharmacy, is expanding its operations into a larger and more centrally located facility.

The new location at 69 Allen Boulevard in Farmingdale, New York, will accommodate the continued success for Precision LTC Pharmacy, which has maintained organizational growth year after year, including clients, employees and services.

Founded in 2000 by Frank Longo, RPh, and John Stella, Precision LTC Pharmacy currently services thousands of residents in long-term care communities across New York State.

“Our new facility extends Precision LTC Pharmacy’s heritage of delivering exceptional pharmacy services to our clients. Precision LTC Pharmacy proactively strives every day to optimize resident-centered care, reduce facility costs and streamline processes. We are not typically viewed as a vendor, but rather a true partner who is looking out for the best interest of our client and our client’s residents.” said Frank Longo, RPh, Precision LTC Pharmacy’s chief executive officer.

About Precision LTC Pharmacy:

Precision LTC Pharmacy is an institutional pharmacy providing pharmaceutical services to skilled nursing facilities, assisted living residences, transitional adult homes, residential programs, addiction treatment centers, and group homes.

For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.PrecisionLTC.com or contact Daniel F. Longo, Vice President of Client Services, at DLongo@PrecisionLTC.com.

Open Road Alliance Launches New Loan Fund, Open Road Ventures

NEW YORKFeb. 21, 2018 /PRSubmissionSite/ — Open Road Alliance, a philanthropic initiative that seeks to preserve impact in the social sector, today announced the launch of Open Road Ventures, a new fund that will disburse at least $50 millionin loans to nonprofits and social enterprises over the next five years. Open Road Ventures (ORV) is Open Road’s latest instrument to “keep impact on track” in the social sector

In 2017, Open Road piloted ORV’s loan fund with an initial investment of $5 million in order to test the demand for one-time working capital and bridge loans in the social sector. Based on the fund’s early success, ORV is expanding its efforts to help nonprofits and social enterprises overcome discrete and unexpected obstacles.

ORV’s loan fund is unique in its speed and focus on one-time cash flow crunches. Loans are available to organizations of any size and offered at below market-rates, ranging from 0-7%, to serve as a bridge or working capital. The average loan term is 12 months, with a range of 45 days to two years. Any income generated from interest will be used as reserves to absorb future losses.

“Over the last five years, we’ve disbursed $13 million in grants and loans to nonprofits and social enterprises. During that time, we’ve watched the market shift creating a greater demand for financial products designed for the social sector. The launch of Open Road Ventures is designed to meet that demand and allows us to grow our mission to provide funding with greater scale, flexibility, and speed,” stated Maya Winkelstein, Executive Director of Open Road Alliance. “By committing to $50 million in loans over the next five years, Open Road will continue to help organizations keep impact on track by solving for the immediate cash flow needs when faced with the unexpected.”

The expansion of the loan fund serves as evidence of the overwhelming demand for more flexible and creative funding mechanisms in the social sector. By proving its model, Open Road is encouraging other foundations and impact investors to develop their own funding mechanisms to better serve the needs of nonprofits and social enterprises working for impact.

“There is a huge need for working capital in the social sector, and unfortunately social enterprises don’t typically have access to the financial services traditional businesses do,” said Caroline Bressan, Director of Social Investments at Open Road Ventures. “By showing there is great demand for short-term bridge and working capital loans in the social sector, Open Road Ventures is highlighting a market gap and creating a roadmap for other social investors.”

Open Road Alliance is currently accepting unsolicited inquiries for both charitable grants and ORV loans. Additional information on funding criteria and application process is available at www.openroadalliance.org.

About Open Road Alliance

Established in 2012, Open Road Alliance is a philanthropic initiative that serves the social sector by keeping impact on track in an unpredictable world. Open Road provides short-term solutions by disbursing fast grants and loans to nonprofits and social enterprises facing discrete, unexpected roadblocks during project implementation. It also conducts research and advocates for the adoption of long-term, system-wide risk management practices across the social sector.

CONTACT: Alexandra O’Learyalexandra@dittopr.co

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