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Jack Link’s dips into new snacking territory with Big Dippers

BY Jason Owen

Minong, Wis. — Jack Link’s is bringing its latest innovation to retail shelves this April with the launch of Big Dippers, offering a combo pack of meat sticks with dipping sauces.

Big Dippers are available in three combinations: All American — beef sticks with cheese sauce; Barbecue — beef steak strips with barbecue sauce; and Buffalo Chicken — seasoned buffalo chicken strips with a buffalo and ranch sauce.

"Big Dippers are a unique product in the smarter snacking universe," said Jeff LeFever, vice president of marketing at Jack Link’s. "Each package pairs America’s favorite Jack Link’s meat snacks with an enticing sauce in a separate dipping cup, giving customers a boost of protein with even bigger flavor."

The company sees its protein-packed snacks as an alternative to more traditional snacks, like chips and pretzels.

Jack Link’s Big Dippers are now available in stores across the country.


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Duchenne muscular dystrophy group launches app

BY Alaric DeArment

HACKENSACK, N.J. — An organization focused on a fatal genetic disorder that affects men has launched a mobile app that allows for the location of clinical trials and clinics.

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy announced the launch of the Duchenne Central mobile app for Apple and Android devices, which it developed with Siren Interactive. Duchenne muscular dystrophy slowly robs young men of their muscle strength; there is currently no Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment for it, but there are treatments undergoing clinical trials. Duchenne is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in childhood, with about 20,000 new cases diagnosed annually and most patients living into their late 20s, according to PPMD.

"It is essential that patients and their families have ongoing access to information on the latest clinical trials," PPMD president and CEO Pat Furlong said. "We are proud to bring this new resource to the Duchenne community."

 

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Report: CVS/pharmacy enters Wichita market

BY Antoinette Alexander

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy has reportedly entered the Wichita, Kansas, market with the opening Sunday of its first of several store locations in the market, according to a local news report.

The retailer has two additional locations slated to open in the area in July, the Wichita Eagle reported and quoted CVS/pharmacy spokesman Mike DeAngelis as saying that other locations are “in the pipeline.”

“Wichita was one of the few remaining … top 100 drug store markets where we didn’t have a presence,” DeAngelis was quoted as saying in the article.

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