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Giant-Carlisle, Dole donate salad bars to Pa. schools

BY Alaric DeArment

BREINIGSVILLE, Pa. — Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., and Dole Food Co. have donated two salad bars to elementary schools as part of a program to promote healthy eating among children.

They are the latest of the more than 2,491 salad bars donated to schools across the country as part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative. Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., and Republican Pennsylvania state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie attended an event to mark the donation.

"Salad bar donations are a natural extension of Dole’s ongoing commitment to childhood nutrition," Dole VP marketing and corporate communications Marty Ordman said. "Giant Food Stores have been part of Pennsylvania communities for over 90 years."


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Stop & Shop offers Prescription Savings Card

BY Alaric DeArment

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Stop & Shop has launched a card to help customers save money on prescription drugs, days after sister-chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., did the same.

Stop & Shop, owned by Ahold USA, announced the introduction of the Stop & Shop Prescription Savings Card. The card is available for a one-time enrollment fee of $10 and offers 30-day supplies of certain generic drugs for $3.99 and 90-day supplies for $9.99, as well as additional savings on products and services like diabetes testing supplies and flu shots.

The card can be used at most Ahold USA pharmacies, including those of Stop & Shop, Giant-Landover and Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets of Carlisle, Pa. Customers who join, with exception to those in Rhode Island, will receive $10 off a future grocery purchase.

"Stop & Shop recognizes the difficulties many of our customers face when trying to pay for their healthcare needs," said Stop & Shop New York Metro Division spokeswoman Arlene Putterman. "Stop & Shop is pleased that we are able to provide them with the Prescription Savings Card, which will provide both insured and uninsured customers significant savings on prescription medications."

 

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CARE Pharmacies joins NASP as founding corporate member

BY Michael Johnsen

TAMPA, Fla. — The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy on Tuesday announced that CARE Pharmacies has joined the association as a founding corporate member. The founding members represent all practice areas within the industry including specialty pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, health care services, group purchasing organizations and manufacturers.  

“We are honored and excited to welcome the support from CARE Pharmacies as a founding member and their commitment to building an association that has a strong vision and an overall goal of bridging the gaps in our industry to improve patient outcomes,” stated Gary Cohen, NASP president. “We believe strongly collaboration is essential to address current challenges and identify opportunities for the future.” 

Recognized by the National Retail Federation as the 6th fastest growing retailer in the country for 2012, CARE has more than 85 locations in eight states including the District of Columbia.

“We are excited to join the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy in its mission to improve patient outcomes,” stated Mike Wysong, CEO for CARE Pharmacies. “Our strength in the specialty pharmacy space coupled with NASP’s desire to support specialty pharmacy through its professional certification programs made it a natural fit."

NASP, founded in 2012, represents specialty pharmacy professionals in all practice settings and highlights the value its members bring to patients and the healthcare system.  

 

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