CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores across the U.S. by October 1, 2014, making CVS/pharmacy the first national pharmacy chain to take this step in support of the health and well-being of its patients and customers.
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Building on the success of the recently opened Solon Market District, Giant Eagle, Inc. introduces a whole new world of food to the Akron-Canton area with the opening of the new Green Market District located at 1700 Corporate Woods Parkway.
Food Network Star, world-renowned chef and author Tyler Florence will participate in the store’s grand opening celebration, greeting customers and signing autographs. Florence joins the long list of the world’s most prominent chefs who have been wowed by the Market District experience. Martha Stewart called Market District a “veritable retail wonderland,” and Guy Fieri “the Disneyland of grocery stores.” Adam Richman, host of the Travel Channel’s popular show, “Man vs. Food”, called Market District “heaven’s gift to foodies.”
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Building upon its efforts to provide greater access to vaccines and other health care services for populations in need, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) is partnering with the United Nations Foundation this flu season, to help provide up to 3 million life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries through a donation to the Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.
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Get ready, because Northeast Ohio is about to discover the Ooooo in Food!
Inspired by the open-air markets of Europe and a true passion for food, Giant Eagle, Inc. opens its first Market District food store in Northeast Ohio – a 94,000-square-foot culinary, dining and shopping destination – on Thursday, August 8, in the Solon Village Shopping Center.
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Samruk-Kazyna increases the potential for cooperation in the implementation of investment projects in the petrochemical, hydro and thermal power, renewable and alternative energy, engineering, pharmacy.
Kazakhstan Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna was established to improve the competitiveness of the national economy and prevent the negative impact of the world markets on the economic growth in the country. The main instrument to achieve these goals – diversification and innovative development of the national economy.
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Continuing to assist those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced that it is donating $50,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Established by Governor Chris Christie and chaired by First Lady Mary Pat Christie, the relief fund is a non-profit organization that raises and distributes funds to organizations to support the recovery and rebuilding efforts of New Jersey communities impacted by the storm.
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Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. [http://www.upsher-smith.com] today announced that its epilepsy-focused educational website, Epilog.us [http://www.Epilog.us], now features a panel discussion of leading experts on the role of rational polytherapy in the treatment of patients with epilepsy, led by Dr. Barry Gidal, Professor of Pharmacy and Neurology/Division Chair, University of Wisconsin. Dr. Gidal also brings forward discussion on the mechanism of action of specific antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Additional topics include: AED pharmacokinetics; patient adherence and AEDs; and drug interactions.
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New findings from an oral health study conducted earlier this year by United Concordia Dental and Highmark Inc. show pharmacy costs can average $1,477 lower per year for diabetics who have gum disease and receive at least seven treatments or visits to treat the disease.
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When searching the pharmacy shelves, people looking for help to support healthy good cholesterol with a dietary supplement niacin may inaccurately associate the ingredient nicotinic acid with smoking cessation because it sounds like nicotine, warns leading cardiologist, Dr. Carl Lavie, Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, New Orleans, LA. In fact, nicotinic acid is the only form of dietary supplement niacin that is clinically proven to support good cholesterol, also known as high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, or HDL.
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If you purchased “Wal-Born” – a Walgreens’ brand dietary supplement, the Federal Trade Commission wants you to know that you may be eligible for a refund.
National pharmacy chain Walgreens agreed to pay nearly $6 million in 2010, to settle FTC charges that it deceptively advertised that its “Wal-Born” line could effectively prevent colds, fight germs, and boost the immune system. The money will be used to provide refunds.
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Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. today announced the nationwide launch of Provella™, a unique probiotic dietary supplement specifically designed for women to promote digestive, feminine, and immune health.* Provella™ helps restore and maintain balance of good bacteria to support digestive and vaginal health.* Taken once-daily by mouth, Provella™ tablets contain a proprietary blend of six bacteria strains that include: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus reuteri, and Bifidobacterium bifidum.
Provella™ is available without a prescription behind the pharmacy counter at retail pharmacies nationwide and online at www.drugstore.com. Consumers can also ask any local pharmacist to order Provella™ using List Number 0245-1060-30.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
On May 27, CVS/pharmacy launched a new in-store fundraising campaign named Advancing Medical Research, to support medical research and help improve the quality of life for those living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and cystic fibrosis (CF). Funds raised through the campaign will benefit the ALS Therapy Alliance (ATA), a leading organization dedicated to advancing ALS research, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. Supporters for the 2012 campaign can donate $1 or $3 dollars at the register in CVS/pharmacy locations and online at www.cvs.com/alscff through June 30.
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