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April 23, 2019

Around the nation: Civica Rx opens headquarters in Utah

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    The company said it chose Lehi, Utah, for its headquarters because it's Utah's tech hub and is located in the center of Utah's universities, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alabama, New York, and Utah.

    • Alabama: The Easter Bunny on Sunday visited hospitals in Montgomery to hand out toys to children who could not be home for the holiday. Montgomery County Sherriff Derrick Cunningham, who also visited the patients, said the Easter Bunny has been visiting children in local hospitals every Easter for the last 15 years. "This is our way of being able to show the kids that we haven't forgotten about them on this special day," Cunningham said (Day, WSFA, 4/21).

    • New York: New York City public health officials on Thursday issued summonses to the parents of three children for refusing to vaccinate their children against the measles. Officials said the parents' actions violate the New York City public health department's emergency order that requires mandatory vaccinations amid one of the city's largest measles outbreaks. The parents currently face a $1,000 fine (Weixel, The Hill, 4/19).

    • Utah: The hospital-led generic drug company Civica Rx last week held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening its new headquarters in Lehi. The company said it chose Lehi for its headquarters because it is a hub for Utah start-ups and technology companies and it is located in the center of Utah's universities. The new headquarters will employ 40 people and is expected to expand to four or five times its initial size in three-to-five years (Commins, HealthLeaders Media, 4/19).

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