Importation is a common practice in the business world since time immemorial. People exchanged goods and services from one region to another. Both sides benefited from this form of trade activity that has been taking place globally with the improved technology that has made the world a global village. When it comes to drugs and food, however, different nationalities have different rules and regulations that control the way food and drugs are manufactured and supplied to the people. In the USA, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the body that regulates the supply of medicine to the people. It is the organization’s duty to ensure that the citizens are provided with safe and high quality drugs that meet the desired effect when administered.

Basing on the past experiences, the former FDA commissioners are significantly warning against a move by President Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders to allow drugs to be imported to the US from Canadian manufacturers. Although the move is supposed to provide cheaper medicine to the citizens, according to the former commissioners who served during Obama and George Bush’s time, it will also pose a very high safety risk to the consumers. In the past, people have bought counterfeit drugs that led to various loss of lives. Internet pharmaceutical stores sell medications that are not necessarily manufactured in Canada or Europe even if they state so on their websites. Most of the drugs come from Mexican industries and risks the health of the American citizen.

Although regulating the quality of drugs manufactured in Canada to be imported to the US is possible, it is also tough to ensure that all the requirements are met. The closed system of drugs in the US may be expensive, but it safeguards the health of all citizens. Bringing drugs from Canada may end up being as expensive as the US drugs while risking the health of people because this will open other channels of backdoor drug markets sprouting from all over the country.

The commissioners, Robert Califf, Margaret Hamburg, Andrew von Eschenbach and Mark McClellan, have expressed their concerns saying …

Every man knows that the holiday season is a time to lavish gifts and sentiments upon the woman he loves. There is no substitute for a gift that combines thoughtfulness and modern trends. The most important gift types for pleasing women will help make the holidays memorable, if they are given with love and genuine affection.

iPhone 7
The iPhone 7 offers advanced photo and video communications options that exceed all other devices. The gift of an updated phone is perfect for showing that her friendship is extremely important and valued.

Mannatech Spa Kit
Every woman desires pampering and special treatments that promise to accentuate her beauty. Spa treatments are perennial favorite activities for women to counter the ravages of life. Giving the gift of a DIY home spa treatment like Mannatech’s new spa kit, is a great way to recognize her need for remaining beautiful at all times.

KitchenAid
The modern woman who has goals in life also loves to dabble in traditional. There is nothing wrong and antiquated with giving a woman a gift that has to do with cooking and the domestic arts. This is true of course, if the gift is exceptional in its construction and reputation. KitchenAid mixers are the luxury models of domestic appliances. If she has a love for cooking and entertaining, this type of mixer is a strong signal to pursue her passion.

Canada Goose
There is nothing like an extravagant jacket, coat, parka, or sport outfit to completely earn the appreciation of a woman with a sense of style. Whether she loves to spend the winter in a cozy setting, or exploring exotic destinations, the gift of a fashionable and functional coat is powerful.

FitBit
The modern woman knows what she wants as far as physical appearance and fitness goes. Gifts that help her understand her own body and fitness goals have lasting impact. Fitness trackers help women monitor vital signals, and they help create a sense of accomplishment with every workout. Giving a fitness-minded woman an incredible tracker like a FitBit as a gift is one of the best …

Brooklyn’s Navy Yard has been known for years as an intimidating place to people who pass by. It has an extraordinary story behind it because it was established back in 1801, giving it over two hundred years of history. The idea of knocking down all of the old buildings just seemed absurd to the voluntary development community, Navy Green. Instead, they are planning to revamp Brooklyn’s Navy Yard to make it more appealing to the eye, as well as to attract people to the area for multiple different purposes.

Real Estate

Right now, if you try and search for real estate in the Brooklyn Navy Yard you will come up with absolutely nothing, but that is going to change over the next few years. The Navy Green megaproject plans to build up to twenty-three townhomes, and the first ten, although they are not fully developed are on the market now for purchase!

Over the next few years, there are going to major steps to reinventing the Brooklyn’s Navy Yard. The first major addition is the development known as Navy Green, which is a $146 million dollar housing complex that offers affordable apartments. The development corporation is also planning to remove some of the walls that make the Brooklyn’s Navy Yard seem so closed off from the rest of the community.

Shopping Centers and Eatery

Wegmans Supermarket was one of the first stores to be approved to build in the Brooklyn’s Navy Yard. Which any who has visited New York knows about Wegmans, which is a family owned shopping market which offers a wide variety of food, home goods, and clothing.

Another business that is going to open its doors in 2018 is the Brooklyn Brewery. Brooklyn Brewery comes out of Williamsburg and is now expanding its roots in Brooklyn.

Mast Brothers chocolate is also opening a 65,000 sq ft factory and brewery as well, which will bring chocolate and beers to visiting patrons.

Russ & Daughters also plans to allocate a spot in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It is a huge manufacturing center and retail shop which …

Some people are engaged in other careers that they do not find as fulfilling or as a way to get into the real estate industry. The truth is that real estate has proven to be a terrific way to earn income for many people. However, the biggest question that many newcomers ask is how they make the transition from making full-time earnings in a job to receiving the same from real estate. The question is sure, not easy, but there are proven ways that real estate can be used to fund one’s bills, adventures and build wealth for future generations. Many individuals who are a living testimony through the successes they have achieved have done it. It is possible for any newcomer with the zeal and right resources to make it too in the real estate business.

The easiest way to make the transition to the real estate business is by actually getting a job in the industry. However, one might be interested in being an entrepreneur and going into the venture like the other successful cases, getting a job allows an individual to understand the business while still earning an income. Taking this step is especially beneficial if one is interested in becoming an investor in the long term but they are cash strapped. Among the many areas that one might start out their foray into the real estate career-wise include:

Being a Real Estate Agent
Mortgage Broking
Doing home appraisals
Working for a real estate investor by interning or helping in office work or construction.

By working in the real estate field, one gains tons of free knowledge that come with the additional perks of getting paid while learning. You also will meet hundreds of potential investors, clients, and mentors in the course of your day.

Mike Cantu, Robert Fragoso, and Than Merrill are all industry bigwigs in San Diego California. They all have had great forays into the industry that are littered with stellar achievements. The basic advice in all of their statements to beginners and those interested in the industry is to take the first step. …

For anyone who is looking to boost their natural beauty and turn back the clock on aging, there are several quality products available for them to test out. While there is no one product perfect for everyone, there are plenty of other options available, so testing the waters of each product is desirable. Here are three of the best and latest skincare products being sold today.

BareMinerals

The major problem with many forms of makeup out on the market today is the sheer number of chemicals used within the makeup. This can cause all sorts of physical damage to the skin while also force an individual to suffer from allergic reactions. There are many different reasons why someone should try to seek out natural makeup made up of only the finest minerals and organic products out there, but it is often difficult to determine who is selling these products. BareMinerals sells this kind of object. With a selection of the top makeup and skincare products currently on the market, customers are able to find items that best fit their particular makeup needs.

Mannatech
Mannatech (http://mannatechscience.org/) offers a lineup of skin care products designed with all natural ingredients combined with the latest technological advancements in the beauty industry. It really just comes down to what someone is looking for when considering these products. There is the Emprizone, which is the company’s best seller and is designed to hydrate skin. The company also sells essential oils, a skin firmer called FIRM with Ambrotose, which is designed to not only sooth the body but provide it with ample moisturizing cream in order to make it one of the best skin care products on the market. Ultimately, Mannatech sells skincare products for all kinds of skin and all times of the day.

Benefit
This makeup store out of the UK is another specially designed makeup company that wants to help make sure everyone looks their very best. It does have a branch inside of the United States, with products moving out of San Francisco. Everything is designed to beautify the appearance of …

Fortunebuilders students know that home is the place where family gathers, where you spend time with the people in your life that are closest to you. Home is where you spend some of your best, and worst times. And yet, as long as the family is together, everything seems to work out.

Whether it be a family gathering, or a simple family dinner on the couch watching a movie, the home becomes the place where bonding between people is done. Sharing a home with another person can bring you close on a level much deeper than with a person you have never lived with before. Living with someone allows you to see them at their best, and at their worst, while at the same time allowing them to see the same thing in you.

Home is a place where people build and grow together. Whether it be physically building and growing, growing in age and building up accomplishments, or building and growing emotionally, maturing and building closer bonds with those in the home.

In a home, everyone has a role. Whether it be a mother – – the caretaker of the children and the emotional support, the father – – the one who sets the rules and puts the “bread on the table”, or the children – – those who fight, love, bond and grow up and mature together, everyone has a role in a family, and everyone has a role in a functional home.

There are no cut and dry versions of what a home can look like. A home can be a mother, father, and a few children, or it can be a more nontraditional form of a home, including aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, grandchildren, and other extended family.

No matter who resides in the home, it is the aspect of “home”, and the feelings of closeness and safety in it that matter. With all of these aspects together, a home can be run harmoniously. Whether with a mother and father, or grandpa and grandma and a few grandchildren, a happy home can be made and maintained …

A Federal Drug Administration subcommittee has approved the use of a drug to help relieve the problem of hypoactive sexual disorder in women. The drug called ADDYI was developed to restore sexual desire in women who have not yet reached menopause. Known within the medical community as HSDD, it is the most commonly reported form of sexual dysfunction in women and has been for the last 40 years. According to the drug’s manufacturer Sprout Pharmaceuticals, HSDD affects roughly one in three women, with one in ten reporting that their desire for sexual intimacy is very distressing. Once final approval is granted by the FDA, ADDYI will be the only drug on the market to address this disorder.

ADDYI is a non-hormonal drug that was tested in over 11,000 women making it one of the most studied and well-researched drugs coming to market. It acts on the patient by elevating the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine while reducing the levels of serotonin in the pre-frontal cortex of the brain. Dopamine and norepinephrine both act to enhance sexual desire and pleasure while serotonin acts to depress it. Studies showed that side effects of the drug were generally minor consisting mostly of nausea, dizziness and sleepiness.

The studies were conducted in double-blind tests over a 24-week period. In a double-blind study, neither the patient nor the administering physician knows whether the patient is receiving the actual drug or a placebo. Test subjects were screened and were selected to be in long term relationships for 10 years, and had HSDD for half of that time on average (4-5 years). Self-reporting from the patients showed that some experienced increased sexual desire in as early as four weeks, and by six months up to 60% reported improvement.

While the full FDA has not acted on the drug’s application, the recommendation by the sub-committee is a positive sign for ultimate approval. If it is approved it will be the first drug on the market that achieves the goals of enhancing women’s sexual response, the frequency for the desire of sex, and reducing the distress for the loss …

In light of recent policy making and foam bans throughout the country, some are hoping for Baltimore to follow in their footsteps. Yet other officials are saying that an anti-littering campaign will be more effective because the root of the issue lies at the lack of effort into recycling polystyrene. Below are some facts and figures to help voters make informed decisions about a proposed future Baltimore foam ban:

Foam is not harmful to the environment. In fact, it is 100% recyclable! Though it’s not available for curbside recycling yet, there is a Citizens Convenience Center on Sisson Street where residents can drop off their recyclables.

Foam ends up in the harbor because of littering. Many people simply don’t throw away or recycle their garbage, leading to a disturbing amount of trash floating atop the Inner Harbor. This is why City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young is more in favor of anti-littering advocacy. “Polystyrene isn’t the only thing in the water,” he told the Baltimore Sun. He continues saying that the city “..cannot ban [its] way out of bad habits,” and should instead, change its habits for the better.

Foam is effective. The reason why so many businesses use foam is because of how well it works, from its insulation properties to its cost to the business. Some businesses have found that if they switch to a paper cup, people will double up cups in order to further insulate their coffee.

In addition, paper cups take up almost twice the amount of space in landfills than polystyrene ones. This doubles the amount of waste that we were initially trying to reduce. Additionally, foam is sanitary and inexpensive so that businesses can focus more on the quality of their products than the packaging costs burdening their potential.…

Spring has sprung and life is just all around better. There is finally color in the street from the shining sun, blooming flowers and people breaking out the pastels. After months of being cooped up inside, bark mulch even smells good, something that you thought you would never say. Now that it stays lighter later in the spring, it is the time to work on saving energy and doing your part to make a difference. Environmental consultant companies like Cenergistic, formerly known as Energy Education Inc., strive to conserve energy every day.

Use less Light

Obviously you don’t want to be sitting around in the dark when it is pitch black out, but during the day when the natural light is shining in try to avoid turning the lights on. Turning your lights off when you are not in the room or not home is a huge way to save energy that is also very easy. Using motion-detector lights outside of your home can be a very cost-effective solution. Rather than leaving your lights on all night outside, motion-detector lights trigger when someone is outside.

Carpool

Carpooling is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Nothing saves money, energy and clean air like carpooling. Whether you are going out to dinner with friends at night or trying to drive your kids to school in the morning. Create a plan and choose different days when different people will be the designated carpool driver. That way one person doesn’t get stuck always using their car and their gas money. Carpooling is also a fun way to spend time with others and catch up.

Open the Windows

Opening the windows is one of the easiest ways to save energy. Rather than running another fan in your house, just open the windows for some ventilation. Nothing is nicer than the breeze coming in at nighttime when the air is crisp and the house is a little toasty. I am seriously convinced that fresh air is good for the soul and gives your air conditioning a breather!…

Although you might fall for the black eyed creatures, raccoons are wild animals that you do not want to cross paths with. Raccoons are highly intelligent and lack a sense of fear, contributing to their dangerous name. It is important to hire pest control to get rid of raccoons (more raccoon info) that reside around your home because they can harm both you and your dog. I don’t know about you, but nobody messes with my golden retriever.

Raccoon removal is dangerous thus the importance of hiring a professional to capture a raccoon. Professionals have the best tactics to trap wildlife animals and know the proper protocol to deal with the raccoon once it is captured. Additionally, you don’t want to put yourself at risk for rabies.

When it comes to your pets, raccoons can put your pets in harm’s way, but especially your dogs. Dogs are greatly at risk because they try to fight back raccoons in order to protect themselves.

Raccoon attacks frequently happen at night, which is when it is the most important to monitor your dog when they go out to the bathroom in the dark.

Raccoons have a number of deadly tactics for harming dogs. The most common ways that raccoons try to attack dogs is by attempting to scratch out their eyes. Raccoons have very sharp claws that allow them to ravenously scratch and bite at dogs.

Raccoons are definitely no friend of your furry pooch, which is why it is important to eliminate raccoons the minute you notice their presence.…