Giant-Carlisle launches prescription-savings card
CARLISLE, Pa. – Supermarket operator Ahold USA has completed rolling out prescription-savings cards at the chains it operates with the introduction of the cards in Giant Food Stores.
Carlisle, Pa.-based Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets, together often called Giant-Carlisle to distinguish them from fellow Ahold chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., announced the launch of the Giant/Martin’s Prescription Savings Card. The card offers discounts for prescriptions and personalized savings on health-related products from the store. Giant-Landover and Stop & Shop introduced the cards at the end of last month.
"With the launch of the Giant/Martin’s Prescription Savings Card, customers can now save on both brand-name and generic prescriptions, in addition to other savings on health and wellness-related products," Giant-Carlisle director of pharmacy operations Leigh Shirley said. "This is just another way we are able to provide our customers with extra savings when they shop."
Like the other cards, the Giant-Carlisle card allows customers to obtain 30-day supplies of some generic drugs for $3.99 and 90-day supplies for $9.99, as well as savings on flu shots and diabetes testing supplies. The card can also be used at Giant-Landover and Stop & Shop, with exception to stores in New Jersey.
Vermont state No. 27 to employ NPLEx in the fight against PSE diversion
WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Thursday applauded the Vermont legislature and Gov. Peter Shumlin for their passage of House Bill 522, which makes Vermont the 27th state to adopt the pseudoephedrine-tracking system known as the National Precursor Log Exchange.
"With Governor Peter Shumlin’s signature on House Bill 522, Vermont joins the network of 26 other states already utilizing illegal sales blocking technology," stated Carlos Gutierrez, senior director of state government affairs for CHPA. "NPLEx technology represents an effective and balanced solution to illegal methamphetamine production in Vermont, one that punishes criminals while protecting the rights of law-abiding citizens who rely on cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine."
NPLEx is a tool that allows retailers to block any unlawful purchases of cold or allergy medicines containing PSE and empowers retailers to block illegal purchases at the counter before they can happen, giving communities and law enforcement a tool in preventing the illegal diversion of these medications.
Gold Bond introduces powder spray
CHICAGO — Gold Bond Powder announced today the company is releasing its classic powder formula in an easy-to-use spray.
The new spray can offers a continuous, targeted stream delivering the product right where its needed, the company stated. Gold Bond No Mess Powder Spray provides odor and wetness protection that cools on contact, absorbs moisture and soothes skin.
Gold Bond can be used after a shower or bath, after exercise or whenever the need arises to stay cool and dry. Gold Bond No Mess Powder Spray can provide lasting deodorant protection and a cool, refreshing feeling, the company noted.
Gold Bond Powder Spray contains talc, starch, zinc oxide and botanicals, as well as fragrance, cooling and soothing agents. The No Mess Powder Spray is available in Classic and Fresh formulas in 7 oz cans with 360° spray capabilities. The suggested retail price is $7.99 and is on store shelves of major retailers nationwide.
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