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New Quick Care Clinic joins Hy-Vee in Kearney, Neb.

BY Antoinette Alexander

KEARNEY, Neb. — A Quick Care Clinic opened its doors inside a Hy-Vee earlier this month, according to a local report.

The clinic, which opened June 9, marks the first retail-based clinic in the city, the Kearney Hub reported.

According to the report, Good Samaritan Hospital rents the 500-sq.-ft. space, but has turned the day-to-day operations over to the Kearney Clinic.

According to a statement on the Kearney Clinic website, “No appointment necessary, Walk up, Sign in and be seen!! The Quick Care clinic is located near the HyVee Pharmacy. The Quick Care Clinic provides care for simple medical needs: including Colds, sore throat, Flu symptoms, ear aches, and other minor illnesses. They also provide pregnancy testing. Patients must be 2 years of age or older.”

Hy-Vee has clinics in 18 of its 237 supermarkets in eight states and expects to have clinics in 100 stores by the end of 2015, Tara Deering-Hansen, Hy-Vee director of corporate communications in West Des Moines, Iowa, was quoted as saying.
 

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Jelly Belly adds to the royal family

BY Ryan Chavis

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly Candy Co. is expanding its Disney Princess Line with the introduction of the Disney Princess Slipper, inspired by Cinderella's iconic glass shoe.

The clear plastic slipper is filled with a combination of Berry Blue, Bubble Gum, Very Cherry and Cream Soda Jelly Belly jelly beans. Each slipper is .65 oz. and ships in two 15-count display caddies that feature Cinderella.
 

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Cardinal Health launches legislative toolkit

BY Michael Johnsen

DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health on Monday announced the introduction of a legislative toolkit that makes it easy for community pharmacists to share their views about policies affecting the pharmacy industry.
 
The toolkit, available online at www.LegislativeToolkit.com, gives community pharmacists crucial knowledge that makes it easier for them to ensure elected officials understand the concerns of local pharmacists.
 
“Community pharmacists must raise their voices and participate in the legislative process,” said Steve Lawrence, SVP retail independent sales at Cardinal Health. "[Community pharmacists] can make a difference on the issues that affect our industry.” 
 
The toolkit provides:
 
  • A database to learn which elected officials to contact;
  • Guides on how to make communications with elected officials effective, whether by phone call, letter or by hosting a pharmacy tour;
  • An explanation of key legislative language; and
  • An overview of key pharmacy issues identified by state associations and by the National Community Pharmacist Association. 
 
According to Lawrence, some of the issues that affect the more than 8,000 independent pharmacies that Cardinal Health serves include:
 
  • The need for pharmacists to receive ‘provider status’ so they can be reimbursed for delivering certain healthcare services to patients;
  • The impact that narrow insurance networks have on patient access to pharmacy care; and
  • The need for community pharmacies to be fairly reimbursed for dispensing prescriptions.
 
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