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Charitable arm of Rite Aid makes donation to FSCPA

BY Michael Johnsen

HARRISBURG, Pa. The Rite Aid Foundation on Tuesday announced it awarded a $4,000 grant to Family Support of Central Pennsylvania, an organization that aims to prevent child abuse and build family strength through support and educational programs for parents and children.

“Rite Aid emphasizes being caring neighbors who are involved in our communities in meaningful ways,” stated Gayle Rife, manager of the Rite Aid Foundation. “We are pleased, once again to help Family Support of Central PA as it continues to provide important child abuse prevention services to our community.”

FSCPA will use the grant to fund its 12 child abuse prevention programs across central Pennsylvania, the Foundation reported. In 2009, The Rite Aid Foundation awarded FSCPA $3,550 to support its Grandparent Families/Kinship Care program.

Anot-for-profit organization established in 1970, FSCPA hosts support groups for people seeking help and advice for challenges their families are facing. Through FSCPA, parents and guardians exchange parenting tips, learn ways to reduce stress and cultivate a healthy family lifestyle.

“Raising children has many rewards, but there are challenges too,” stated Lori Reiser Leitzel, founder and executive director of FSCPA. “Family Support of Central PA provides resources, support and a safe place for caretakers to talk with one another and share advice. Thanks to the grant from The Rite Aid Foundation, we’ll be able to continue to provide these services, helping over 300 families in Central PA each year.”

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Cellfire adds Giant Eagle to e-coupon solutions network

BY Allison Cerra

SAN JOSE, Calif. A provider of electronic and mobile coupon solutions has added a grocery chain to its list of clients.

Cellfire said Monday that it expanded its nationwide electronic grocery coupon program with the addition of Giant Eagle, a Cleveland-based supermarket chain with more than 200 locations throughout Ohio, western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and western Maryland. Cellfire coupons are available and redeemable at more than 200 locations that include Giant Eagle, Giant Eagle Market District, Giant Eagle Express and GetGo from Giant Eagle.

To start saving, shoppers simply can sign up on Cellfire.com via cell phone or computer and register their Giant Eagle Advantage Card for the free discount service. They also may register their card and browse ‘eOffers’ at the “Save” section on GiantEagle.com. Discounts are taken at checkout with a swipe of the card and the savings are displayed on the customer’s receipt. Once the coupon is used or expired, it automatically is deleted from the Cellfire account and the Advantage Card.

“The addition of Giant Eagle allows Cellfire to offer grocery coupons and discounts to consumers at even more locations nationwide,” said Robert Drescher, CEO of Cellfire. “We’ve hit a major milestone as Cellfire now has the most expansive grocery network for electronic couponing in the United States. Giant Eagle’s participation clearly demonstrates the momentum from grocers to deliver value and engage consumers through digital offers.”

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Ferring launches Lysteda

BY Alaric DeArment

PARSIPPANY, N.J. Drug maker Ferring Pharmaceuticals has launched a new treatment for women with cyclic heavy menstrual bleeding, Ferring said Monday.

Ferring announced the availability of Lysteda (tranexamic acid) tablets, which it bills as the only non-hormonal and non-surgical therapy for women with cyclic heavy menstrual bleeding. As many as 22 million women in the United States experience HMB.

“Heavy menstrual bleeding is a common condition that can significantly interfere with a woman’s daily activities,” Ferring VP medical affairs Edward Trott said. “Many women consider the condition normal and are unaware that there are treatments available, so they don’t ask their doctor about it.”

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