On PR Newswire: Duck Boat Disaster Survivors Speak, Sir Elton John and Prince Harry Launch MenStar Coalition, PEOPLE Names 50 “Companies That Care”

With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy releases you might have missed.

Prince Harry at the podium for the launch of the MenStar Coalition

Source: PRNewsfoto/ bioLytical Laboratories

Sir Elton John and Prince Harry Launch Global Coalition to Fight HIV and AIDS

bioLytical Laboratories, a world leader in rapid infectious disease tests and developer of the 1-minute INSTI HIV Self Test, commended Sir Elton John and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex for the launch of the MenStar Coalition to engage men in new and innovative ways to break the cycle of HIV transmission. “New, energetic and innovative solutions are needed more than ever before – and that is exactly what you are about to see from Sir Elton John and the MenStar Coalition partners,” said the Duke of Sussex.

Bayer to Voluntarily Discontinue U.S. Sales of Essure at End of 2018 for Business Reasons

Bayer announced it has made a business decision to voluntarily discontinue sales and distribution of the Essure System for Permanent Birth Control in the U.S. after Dec. 31. This decision is based on a decline in U.S. sales of Essure in recent years and the conclusion that the Essure business is no longer sustainable. Essure is the only FDA-approved non-incisional form of permanent birth control.

Branson, Missouri Sunset

A Message of Hope and Prayer from the Rose-Coleman Family Regarding the Missouri Duck Boat Disaster

The following statement was issued on July 25 by the Rose-Coleman family: “The Branson, Missouri duck boat disaster has devastated the Rose-Coleman family.  The tragic loss of 17 duck boat passengers, including nine members of our extraordinary family, has left us in complete shock as we struggle to mourn the deaths of three generations of family members ranging in age 1 to 76. This Saturday, we will lay to rest Horace ‘Butch,’ Belinda ‘Toni,’ Horace’s brother, Ervin ‘Uncle Ray,’ Angela ‘Angiee,’ and Maxwell.  Members of the public are welcome at Eastern Star Church (5805 Cooper Road, Indianapolis) from 8 a.m. until noon, and a joint family funeral service will follow.  We appreciate the love that you’ve demonstrated as we mourn those lost and plan to support the survivors.”

PEOPLE Announces ‘50 Companies That Care

Meredith Corp.’s PEOPLE reveals its second annual list of “Companies That Care,” spotlighting 50 U.S. companies that have succeeded in business while also demonstrating respect, compassion, and concern for their communities, their employees, and the environment.  PEOPLE once again partnered with research and consulting firm Great Place to Work to identify the top U.S. companies that best fit the criteria.  Salesforce, the San Francisco-based cloud computing company that sells customer relationship management tools, landed the No. 1 spot for the second year in a row for leveling the playing field regarding pay equality.

Source: PRNewsfoto/Traffic accident

August Is the Most Dangerous Driving Month of the Year

As the summer hits its midpoint, drivers embark on one of the most dangerous periods on America’s roadways. In fact, the month of August continues to be the deadliest driving month of the year.

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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists.  He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.

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