Detroit Free Press names Diplomat Pharmacy ‘Top Workplace’
FLINT, Mich. – Diplomat Pharmacy announced Monday that it has been selected by the Detroit Free Press as a Top Workplace, among the best 100 places in Michigan to work for in 2015.
The Detroit Free Press chooses 100 winners annually, based on employee surveys rating company leadership, career opportunities, workplace flexibility, compensation and benefits. The Top Workplaces are based solely on employee feedback. The survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, a research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvements. In Michigan this year, 1,500 organizations were invited to participate. Among those organizations, more than 61,000 employees filled out surveys.
"We are thrilled to be chosen by the Detroit Free Press as a Top Workplace," said Phil Hagerman, Diplomat CEO and chairman. "We are honored to be recognized for our company-wide efforts to ensure the well-being of our employees. This award displays our team's efforts to engage employees and show our appreciation for their hard work."
"Here at Diplomat, we strive to create a workplace built on practicing our core value of supporting and preparing our employees to provide the best possible care to our patients," said Gary Rice, SVP clinical services, education and human resources. "We are constantly working to make Diplomat an even better place to work through professional development and benefits programs. This award affirms that we are taking the right steps to meet the needs of our employees."
Rite Aid discounts flu shots in support of National Influenza Vaccination Week
CAMP HILL, Pa. – From Dec. 2 through 12, Rite Aid will offer discounts on select trivalent flu shots in support of National Influenza Vaccination Week. Flucelvax, a cell based vaccine, will be available for $32.99, and the standard trivalent flu shot for $26.99, a discount of $5.
“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu vaccination coverage from previous years has shown that influenza vaccination activity declines quickly after November,” said Jocelyn Konrad, Rite Aid EVP pharmacy. “National Influenza Week is a great time to reinforce the importance of receiving your flu shot and to encourage our customers who haven’t done so already to visit their local Rite Aid and conveniently get vaccinated against the flu, as it is the best way to protect yourself and others from this potentially serious illness.”
Rite Aid’s Vaccine Central, an assessment tool where visitors can complete a personal immunization evaluation, is an additional resource for people to further review immunization recommendations. By visiting Vaccine Central, customers can track their personal immunization history and find other educational resources on immunizations.
Created by the CDC in 2005, National Influenza Vaccination Week is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as fostering greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond.
The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease.
Rite Aid pharmacists are available to administer vaccinations for 12 other diseases, such as pertussis (whooping cough), shingles and pneumonia, subject to state regulations.
Camber launches generic Cozaar
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Camber Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced that it had launched its portfolio of generic versions of Merck’s Cozaar (losartan potassium) tablets. The drug is indicated to treat high blood pressure.
Camber’s losartan tablets will be available in 25-mg dosage strength — available in 90, 500 and 1,000 count bottles — and 50- and 100-mg dosage strength, both of which are available in bottles of 90 and 1,000.
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