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Diabetes camps kick off again this summer

BY Alaric DeArment

ALEXANDRIA, Va. A week away at summer camp is a tradition for many kids in the United States, including those with diabetes, thanks to a long-standing program from the American Diabetes Association.

The ADA has sponsored a network of 65 summer camps for children and adolescents with diabetes for years. The camps feature many of the same activities as other summer camps, such as talent shows and competitions between cabins, as well as programs to teach attendees how to control their blood sugar and build confidence while living healthily.

The camps operate from June to August, with attendees ranging in ages from 5 to 17 years. They also have recently gained the attention of local media, with newspapers like the Troy, N.Y. Record and CBS affiliate KTHV of Little Rock, Ark., profiling camps in those areas.

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Roxane launches generic Amerge, Arimidex

BY Alaric DeArment

COLUMBUS, Ohio Roxane Labs announced Thursday the launch of two new generic drugs.

 

The Columbus, Ohio-based generics subsidiary of German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim, launched naratriptan tablets in the 1-mg and 2.5-mg strengths, and anastrozole tablets in the 1-mg strength.

 

 

Naratriptan tablets are used to treat acute migraine and are a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline’s Amerge, which had annual sales of around $60.2 million, according to IMS Health. Anastrozole is used to treat postmenopausal women with breast cancer and is a generic version of AstraZeneca’s Arimidex, which had annual sales of around $916.8 million.

 

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Navarro Discount Pharmacies unveils revamped flagship store

BY Allison Cerra

MIAMI The largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain recently reopened its renovated flagship store.

Navarro Discount Pharmacies said the store — located on SW 8th Street in Miami — opened in 1961 as El Nacional Drug Store. Hundreds of customers attended the reopening, held June 24, along with City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and the entire City of Miami Commission, local business owners and residents. 

The renovation of the 10,000-sq.-ft. store includes a new merchandise layout, new colors, enhanced signage and such improved services for customers as a pediatric pharmacy for busy parents, free compounding pharmacy services, a free Diabetes Club for adults and children with diabetes and free prescription delivery for all customers.

Other stores in the Miami chain will undergo the same renovations and enhanced services, Navarro said.

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