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American Diabetes Association announces collaboration with Walgreens’ Balance Rewards loyalty program

BY Michael Johnsen

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Diabetes Association on Monday announced its collaboration with Walgreens, a national strategic partner of the association, and the Balance Rewards program to help further the movement to Stop Diabetes.

For every person that joins the Balance Rewards program via Diabetes.org/pr-rewards, Walgreens will donate $1 to the American Diabetes Association through Dec. 31, 2014, up to $50,000.
 
"Walgreens plays an integral role in the advancement of our mission and our movement to Stop Diabetes," stated Larry Hausner, ADA CEO. "Leading a healthy and active lifestyle are key components for those who are at risk for or live with type 2 diabetes," he said. "We are proud to be collaborating with Walgreens to get the word out about such an exciting program that will not only get people to make better choices, but it will help the Association raise critical funds to help further our movement to stop this deadly disease."
 
The year-round relationship with Walgreens and the American Diabetes Association, which kicked off in November during American Diabetes Month, continues with Walgreens participating in the Association's educational event — American Diabetes Association EXPO — in seven cities nationwide. Walgreens also helps raise awareness about American Diabetes Association Alert Day by encouraging their customers to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for type 2 diabetes. And Walgreens promotes the importance of physical activity by participating in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes events across the country. 

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Cardinal Health provides $2 million in scholarships to nine pharmacy schools

BY Michael Johnsen

DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health on Monday announced that nine pharmacy schools across the country will collectively receive $2 million in funding through the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program in 2014.

 
The company has donated nearly $4.2 million to more than 20 universities through this program since its launch in June 2011.   
 
The nine schools that were selected to participate in this year's Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program were chosen based on their commitment to advancing the independent pharmacy profession. These schools offer curricula focused on operating an independent pharmacy; support student-run chapters of the National Community Pharmacists Association; endorse internship and co-op programs with local independent retail pharmacies; and demonstrate high post-graduate placement rates in community pharmacy settings.
 
"We know community pharmacists play a critical role in improving the cost-effectiveness of health care, and in helping patients better manage their overall health," stated Mike Kaufmann, CEO of Cardinal Health's Pharmaceutical segment. "We're proud to support tomorrow's community pharmacy leaders through this scholarship program, and we're inspired by the impact we know they'll have on their patients and communities, when they become pharmacy owners."
 
The nine schools that received pharmacy scholarship funding from the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program in 2014 include:
 
  • East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy (Johnson City, Tenn.);
  • The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy (Columbus, Ohio);
  • Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy (Birmingham, Ala.);
  • Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Buies Creek, N.C.);
  • Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy (Boston);
  • St. Louis College of Pharmacy (St. Louis);Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy (Auburn, Ala.);
  • University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Stockton, Calif.); and
  • Idaho State University College of Pharmacy (Pocatello, Idaho). 

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