CDC recommends Tdap for pregnant women
ATLANTA — A panel at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that pregnant women get vaccinated for whooping cough, the CDC said.
A CDC 15-member CDC advisory committee voted 14-0 with one abstention to recommend that prenatal care providers implement a Tdap immunization program for all pregnant women, saying that healthcare personnel should administer a dose of Tdap vaccine during each pregnancy regardless of the patient’s prior history of receiving it — administering it immediately after the mother gives birth, if not administering it during pregnancy.
The U.S. is on track to have the highest number of reported cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, since 1959, with more than 32,000 cases and 16 deaths, mostly infants.
WSJ report: Investment firms, industry suitors circling Supervalu
NEW YORK — The jewel in the Supervalu crown — Save-A-Lot — may be up for bid by investment firm KKR, according to a Wall Street Journal blog post published Thursday.
Also in the hunt is Cerberus Capital Management, which is weighing a bid for all of Supervalu, WSJ reported, citing persons familiar with the matter. However, Cerberus may also look at bidding for only pieces of the grocer.
Reportedly in the bid for the wholesale end of Supervalu’s business is C&S Wholesale Grocers.
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Walgreens named official retail partner of the People’s Choice Awards
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and the People’s Choice Awards on Thursday announced the drug store’s appointment as the official retail sponsor of the 39th annual People’s Choice Awards.
As part of the sponsorship, Walgreens is bringing new and distinct elements to the program. For the first time, consumers will have the opportunity to engage in early voting for two People’s Choice Awards categories. From Oct. 28 through Nov. 14, fans can cast their votes for Favorite New TV Drama and Favorite New TV Comedy by visiting Walgreens.com and DuaneReade.com. Also new this year, Walgreens will be sponsoring a special award that reflects the company’s purpose to help people "get, stay and live well within the community."
“We are thrilled to become the official sponsor for the People’s Choice Awards and look forward to engaging with our customers in a unique and exclusive way,” stated Joe Magnacca, president of daily living products and solutions for Walgreens. “The community award presented by Walgreens is an exceptional way to highlight an individual who positively impacts the community and reflects our purpose to help people get, stay and live well.”
“In the 39-year history of the People’s Choice Awards, we have never opened a category for early voting,” said Fred Nelson, president of People’s Choice. “Partnering with Walgreens to give early voting access for Favorite New TV Drama and Favorite New TV Comedy provides a great opportunity for our fans. Walgreens is helping the People’s Choice Awards provide fans with exactly what they want — the ability to vote early, vote often and have their voices heard.”
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