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Former Florida Department of Health Program Manager Chrystal McDonald Joins Progressive Care Board of Advisors to Head HIV/AIDS Action Committee(February 16, 2012)
MIAMI, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 02/16/12 -- Progressive Care, Inc. (OTCBB: RXMD) and its subsidiary PharmCo, LLC, a provider of prescription pharmaceuticals, specializing in anti-viral patient management, long term care and home medical equipment, announced today that former Florida Department of Health Program Manager Chrystal McDonald has joined the Company's Board of Advisors to spearhead PharmCo's newly formed HIV/AIDS Action Committee. Under McDonald's leadership, the Committee will work to establish PharmCo as a leader in fighting and treating HIV/AIDS through education, communication, and specialized long term treatment.
Ms. McDonald joins Progressive Care, Inc. after 30 years of experience at Florida's Miami-Dade County Health Department, an epicenter of the HIV/AIDS battle. Ms. McDonald's tenure on the front lines included work with afflicted individuals as a Health Service Representative, as well as a Human Services Program Specialist, Consultant, and Manager. Ms. McDonald's leadership included work with the National Institute of Health youth campaign, the creation of the "Liberty City HIV/AIDS Initiative" and the "Hope Alliance HIV Initiative."
Progressive Care CEO Avraham Friedman stated, "We are honored and excited to be adding such a distinguished and respected member of Florida's HIV medical community to our team, and we look forward to supporting Ms. McDonald in her leadership of our HIV/AIDS Action Committee as we grow our PharmCo business unit."
Company Spokesperson and world renowned recording artist Luther Campbell added, "As a long time community advocate, I am proud to work alongside Ms. McDonald whose dedication to the well being of South Florida communities and HIV/AIDS patients is unparalleled."
As head of PharmCo's HIV/AIDS Action Committee, Ms. McDonald will begin to implement the committee's strategic plan which includes:
- Overseeing the establishment of PharmCo as an AIDS Drug Assistant Program (ADAP) enrollment center.
- Overseeing PharmCo's approval as an HIV Counseling & Testing Site.
- Establishing procedures for training and staffing certified HIV testing counselors including HIV 500 and AIDS 501.
- Organizing and hosting HIV health workshops and fairs through a proprietary network of hospitals, physicians, and health officials.
Upon concluding her first meeting as head of PharmCo's HIV/AIDS Action Committee, Ms. McDonald stated, "I am very excited about joining a dedicated team of professionals. I'm looking forward to assisting Progressive Care and PharmCo with making healthier communities. Greater things are yet to be done in South Florida!"
About Progressive Care, Inc.
Progressive Care, Inc. (OTCBB: RXMD) through its subsidiary PharmCo, LLC is a provider of prescription pharmaceuticals and durable medical equipment to retail customers, doctors' offices, clinics and long term care facilities (LTCs), which include assisted living facilities (ALFs) and retirement centers. Our operations are currently focused on the South Florida market, where management believes that demographics are synergistic with its marketing efforts of its DME product line and anti-viral patient management. We are continuing our efforts to expand our durable medical equipment (DME) and pharmacy lines of business by community based marketing (specifically among healthcare service providers), adding new locations and creating strategic/synergistic business relationships. For more information regarding RXMD, please visit http://www.progressivecareus.com, or view our reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on http://www.sec.gov.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about our future performance, our business, our beliefs and our management's assumptions. Statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements, including forward-looking information concerning the company's expansion initiative to promote superior HIV care and services the ability to expand it into a national campaign, and the company's intent to acquire the two new retail locations in Opa Locka and Miami, respectively. Words such as "expect," "outlook," "forecast," "would," "could," "should," "project," "intend," "plan," "continue," "believe," "seek," "estimate," "anticipate," "may," "assume," and variations of such words and similar expressions are often used to identify such forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, assumptions and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those described in Item 1A "Risk Factors" in our Transition Report on Form 10-K for the transition period June 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 and in other reports that we file or furnish with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated or anticipated by such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Except to the extent required by law, we undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements after the date they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise.
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