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Kiplinger magazine ranks pharmacy as best college degree for lucrative career

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK — For job security and good salary growth, become a pharmacist or nurse. That’s the message from a recent ranking of the most lucrative college majors in Kiplinger magazine.

According to the magazine, pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences majors "graduate into a welcoming job market," with an average starting salary of $42,100 per year and mid-career salary of $120,000. Mid-career unemployment rates are a low 2.5%, and job growth is projected at 36.4%.

In terms of low unemployment rates, pharmacy majors are second only to nursing majors. Nurses, Kiplinger reported, start at $54,100 per year, with mid-career salaries of $70,200, 2.3% mid-career unemployment rates and 26% projected job growth.


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Walgreens honored with Colloquy Loyalty Reward in recognition of Balance Rewards

BY Michael Johnsen

DALLAS — Walgreens was awarded a Colloquy Loyalty Award in recognition of its Balance Rewards loyalty program, the group announced Tuesday.  

"Walgreens aimed to build a best-in-class loyalty program founded on ease, value and wellness. The program, offering members points for health-related activities, also had to be relevant, innovative and enterprise-wide," Colloquy stated. "Launched in September 2012, Balance Rewards counted 72 million members by the end of May 2013. During May, sales increased 4.3% over the same month in 2012 and there was an average basket size increase of 4.7% year over year."

“The Colloquy Loyalty Awards confer the highest honor on companies that are unwavering in their efforts to put the customer at the center of all efforts,” stated Colloquy editor-at-large Dennis Armbruster. “The innovations demonstrated in these winning strategies operated by these industry leaders, reflect the very best of efforts among global marketers to personalize and enhance the customer experience with every relevant communication and at every opportunity for interaction."


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OTCs most often used to treat cold-flu-allergy

BY Michael Johnsen

As many as 95% of consumers indicated that they or someone in their households have suffered from cold, flu or allergies in the past 12 months, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in August. The overwhelming majority of those sufferers sought treatment of the ailment or its symptoms (99%) — mainly in the form of over-the-counter therapies (91%). To see more Patient Views, click here

Patient Views is an exclusive consumer insights feature that appears regularly in DSN magazine, as well as the daily e-newsletter DSN A.M. If you could ask more than 6,500 patients anything at all, what would it be? Send your questions to [email protected].

Source: AccentHealth. To view the demographic breakdown of participants, click here.

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