1 hour ago 0 shares Content preferences Done IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ZO Skin Health, Inc., purveyor of innovative skincare solutions and brainchild of renowned dermatologist Zein Obagi, MD, is proud to announce the launch of its new physician retail website http://shop.zoskinhealth.com . (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140121/LA49259LOGO ) ZO does not authorize any other website to sell ZO products, including Amazon and eBay. The new website allows for greater quality control to protect patients and make certain that they are getting the best possible results from their physician recommended, physician guided programs. ZO no longer sells its skin health products directly to consumers online. Products are now exclusively available to consumers by selecting a physician online store nearest them on the ZO website. Likewise, patients have an opportunity to search for physicians who dispense ZO Medical for their therapeutic skin care needs. All ZO Medical systems require physician supervision for safe, effective and long lasting results. “Our first concern is the patient and keeping the patient connected with their physician,” states James Headley, CEO and President of ZO Skin Health, Inc. “We’ve changed the sales paradigm not only to better support our physician partners, but to also add an extra level of patient care.” The new website provides a secure forum for consumers to connect with physician providers where they can purchase their desired ZO products. Exclusively available through reputable physicians, ZO Skin Health, Inc. upholds a strict zero-tolerance policy on product diversion and unauthorized Internet sales. Visit the new website at: http://shop.zoskinhealth.com At the same time, ZO has added other new features to its site. The brand recognizes that consumers have questions about their skin that deserve accurate and helpful answers. Dr.
Hagel ‘deeply concerned’ about health of U.S. nuclear forces
nuclear forces after the drug and cheating scandals this month, and that some nuclear officers felt their mission was taken for granted during 13 years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Hagel, who ordered a high-level review of nuclear forces on Thursday, told a news conference that the problems affecting missile launch officers were caused by a range of factors. “There’s no one issue here … this is cultural,” Hagel told reporters, pointing to the physical isolation of the force, the pressure to meet exacting standards through regular testing and an incentive structure that may need improvement. Over the past three weeks, an investigation has uncovered illegal drug possession among some missile launch officers as well as cheating on a proficiency exam that resulted in the suspension of 34 people and the retesting of the entire force. The investigation came just months after the head of the intercontinental ballistic missile force was fired for drunkenness and other inappropriate behavior during an official nuclear security visit to Moscow. Hagel, in a swearing-in ceremony for Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, insisted that U.S. nuclear arms are safe. But he added, “I am deeply concerned … about the overall health, professionalism and discipline of our strategic forces.” “Recent allegations regarding our ICBM force raise legitimate questions about this department’s stewardship of one of our most sensitive and important missions,” he added. Missile launch officers work out of remote bases, are tested frequently and expected to meet extremely high standards of performance while being offered few of the benefits received by troops who served in Iraq or Afghanistan.