Rite Aid rolls out Diabetes Control Program in Cleveland
CLEVELAND — People with diabetes in Cleveland enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored health plans can obtain free diabetes management services from Rite Aid, the retail pharmacy chain said Friday.
The chain’s pharmacists are participating in the Diabetes Control Program, part of UnitedHealth Group’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance, which is aimed at addressing the problem of Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes.
The program is available at 25 Rite Aid stores in the city, allowing people with the condition enrolled in it to connect with pharmacists trained in diabetes care and medication therapy management and receive private, one-on-one consultations that provide education and support.
Rite Aid began offering similar services as part of the Diabetes Control Program at 27 of its stores to residents of Long Island, N.Y., last month.
Competition for the diabetic patient at the retail pharmacy level is heating up.
Harris Teeter announces quarterly dividend and special dividend
MATTHEWS, N.C. — Harris Teeter Supermarkets on Thursday declared a quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.15 per share to be paid on Jan. 1, to shareholders of record on Dec. 14. This represents a $0.01 increase in the quarterly dividend amount, from the $0.14 per share that the company paid in previous quarters.
Harris Teeter also announced that its board declared a special dividend of $0.50 per share to be paid on Dec. 31 to shareholders of record on Dec. 14.
Harris Teeter Supermarkets operates a regional supermarket chain in eight states primarily in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States and the District of Columbia.
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Doggie dental care
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Pedigree’s new Dentastix line of oral care products for pets fights “dog breath.” These new Fresh Treats for dogs work to help banish bad breath and help with overall oral care, including tartar control.
Oral care is the No. 1 health issue veterinarians see in dogs. Research from The Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition indicates that bad breath can be a sign of such canine oral care issues as gum disease. Advanced, untreated gum disease can be associated with the development of heart and kidney disease, as well as some forms of cancer.
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