American Vintage Beverage introduces Hard Tea, partners with History Channel
CHICAGO — American Vintage Beverage Co. on Thursday announced the launch of new American Vintage Hard Tea, a combination of traditional iced tea and 5% alcohol.
In celebration of the launch, American Vintage is partnering with the History Channel’s Mike Wolfe, creator and star of "American Pickers," with a chance to win a trip to Atlanta in August for the world’s largest monthly antique show. More information and details can be found on www.PickwithMike.com.
American Vintage Hard Tea is available nationwide in two flavors: Tea with Lemon and Half n’ Half, a blend of tea and lemonade. Hard Tea is available in both cans and 6-pack bottles.
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PCAN urges expansion of pharmacists’ vaccination ability
WASHINGTON — A coalition of consumers, businesses and pharmacists is promoting greater access to immunizations to mark World Immunization Week, which started Wednesday and lasts until next Tuesday.
Pharmacy Choice and Access Now said it was encouraging states to expand the types of vaccines that pharmacists can administer.
"More than 50,000 adults and 300 children die from vaccine-preventable diseases or from their complications each year in the U.S. alone – I think we can do better than that," PCAN chairman and VP business development of pharmacy services firm PPSC Bill Mincy said. "Expanding immunization authority for pharmacists is a sure way to increase access to vaccines and keep our communities healthy. I encourage state legislators to take a look at current laws and consider ways to achieve this."
Currently, pharmacists with proper training can administer the influenza vaccine in all 50 states, while those in 44 states can administer the shingles vaccine. Some states also allow limited administration by pharmacists of vaccinations for diseases like hepatitis A and B. PCAN said expanding the types of vaccines that pharmacists can administer would provide greater access to vaccines and greater vaccination rates among the population.
Watertree hires former NBA champion as celebrity spokesman
NEW YORK — Watertree Health has hired former NBA champion John Salley to market its free prescription discount cards, the company said.
Salley, who maintains a vegan diet, is a health and wellness advocate and has appeared in film and television. Watertree provides prescription discount cards and distributes them to anyone who needs help paying for medicines. According to the company, more than 100 million Americans don’t have full prescription coverage.
"What makes this such an exciting partnership is the belief we both share: that people deserve the opportunity to live healthy lives," Watertree CEO Matt Herfield said.
According to the company, the cards are accepted at more than 60,000 pharmacies around the country.