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Jif introduces new peanut butter spreads

BY Jason Owen

ORRVILLE, Ohio — Jif Peanut Butter announced on Monday the beginning of the company’s 12th Annual Jif Most Creative Sandwich Contest, and to help celebrate the new marketing promotion, the company unveiled new peanut butter spreads.

The new peanut butter spreads include:

  • Hazelnut Spreads — chocolate and mocha cappuccino;
  • Whipped Spreads — whipped creamy peanut butter and whipped peanut butter and chocolate;
  • Jif Almond Butter — in creamy and crunchy varieties; and
  • Jif Cashew Butter — also available in creamy and crunchy.

The new product innovations come as the company kicks off the 12th Annual Most Creative Sandwich Contest, where one innovative 6 years to 12 year-old child can win a $25,000 college fund and a trip to New York City. The contest began last week and runs through Nov. 8. For complete rules, visit Jif.com.


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Walgreens makes flu shots available for 2013-2014 season

BY Michael Johnsen

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Monday announced that this year’s flu shots are now available at all Walgreens pharmacies, Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens and Duane Reade pharmacies in New York. 

“Last season demonstrated why it’s important to protect yourself early, as the influenza virus is always unpredictable in when, where and how widely it may spread,” stated Kermit Crawford, Walgreens president of pharmacy, health and wellness. “During a very active flu season, our pharmacists and Healthcare Clinic nurse practitioners, who are trained to provide immunizations, delivered more than 7 million flu shots to our customers. This season, by offering flu shots when it’s most convenient for our customers, we’ll again play an integral role in helping more people get, stay and live well.”

All Walgreens points of care this season offer a standard seasonal flu vaccine, as well as FluMist, a needle-free nasal alternative; Fluzone HD, a high-dose influenza vaccine for those over age 65; Fluarix, a quadrivalent (protects against four strains of influenza) vaccine; and Flucelvax, a cell-based vaccine which is expected to be available in late September.

Walgreens’ flu shots are available daily during all pharmacy and clinic hours, including nights, overnights at 24-hour pharmacy locations, weekends and holidays, with no appointment necessary. Age restrictions vary by state at Walgreens pharmacies, while Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens can provide immunizations for patients age 2 and older. Flu shots are covered for eligible patients under Medicare Part B as well as most insurance plans. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a flu shot for everyone over the age of 6 months as soon as the vaccine becomes available.

According to the CDC, the 2012-13 flu season resulted in more adult hospitalizations than most flu seasons. Older adults were among those more significantly impacted, as those aged 65 and older accounted for more than half of all reported flu-related hospitalizations last season — the highest percentage reported since the CDC began collecting data on hospitalizations from flu in 2005-06.


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H.therapy says:
Aug-27-2013 08:32 am

Awesome step for healthcare service, patients can get fast health solution.

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Pfizer introduces a new faster-dissolving Advil tablet

BY Michael Johnsen

MADISON, N.J. — Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Monday introduced Advil Film Coated tablets featuring a new, fast-dissolving technology, along with a specially formulated ultra-thin coating, that speeds the ibuprofen mode of action. According to the company, the new tablet provides the speed and power of a liquid filled capsule in the more popular tablet form.

“Tough pain intensifies if not treated quickly,” stated Brian Groves, U.S. chief marketing officer at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. “Our new, fast-acting Advil tablets are designed to stop pain in its tracks, before it gets worse and interferes with the busy lives of our more than 100 million Advil consumers.”

For more than 25 years, millions of people have trusted Advil for relief of their aches and pains, the company stated. Advil contains the powerful molecule ibuprofen, which is more effective and longer lasting on tough pain than Extra Strength Tylenol, according to the company.

The new Advil SKU is available in both tablet and caplet forms and is sold in 20-, 40- and 80-count bottles.


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