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Trump nominates Acosta for Labor Secretary post

BY Brian Berk

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump nominated Alex Acosta as his choice for Labor Secretary, according to several news reports.

Acosta served as assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division under President George W. Bush, selected by the president in August 2003. He was also a member of the National Labor Relations Board and served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division. Most recently, he was the dean of Florida International University College of Law.

Trump’s first choice for Labor Secretary was Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, which owns Hardee's and Carl's Jr. However, Puzder withdrew his name from consideration from the post after facing criticism from Democrats for a few factors, most notably his opposition to raising the minimum wage.

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Benzer offers discounts through My Prescription Savings Card

BY DSN STAFF
TAMPA, Fla. — Benzer Pharmacy — which recently opened its first California location and moved into Colorado and Texas through its franchise model — on Thursday announced that it would be offering savings and discounts on prescription drugs for patients through the My Prescription Savings Card program. 
 
The program allows patients to save money on prescriptions after enrolling for a $5 annual fee. It offers special pricing for medications based on their pricing level and whether the patient needs a 30- or 90-day supply 
 
With the program, Level 1 medications are $4 for a 30-day supply and $10 for a 90-day supply; Level 2 medications are $5 for a 30-day supply and $14 for a 90-day supply; Level 3 medications are $10 for a 30-day supply and $24 for a 90-day supply; and Level 4 medications are $15 for a 30-day supply and $35 for a 90-day supply. Patients also receive discounts on select medication, immunizations and human-equivalent pet medications. 
 
“We encourage patients to take advantage of the savings and discounts with most generic drugs starting at $4,” Benzer Pharmacy office manager Courtney Griner, Benzer Pharmacy Office Manager said. “Nearly anyone can join My Prescription Savings Card program. There are no limits on usage and no income or age restrictions. In addition, having other prescription drug coverage does not disqualify you from enrolling in the program.”
 
The savings program covers all members of a household.
 
“It is important to note that prescriptions paid for in whole or in part by publicly funded healthcare programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, are ineligible,” Griner said. 
 

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CVS Health named one of the ‘World’s Most Admired’ companies

BY Brian Berk

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Fortune magazine on Thursday named CVS Health one of the “World’s Most Admired” companies. CVS was honored as No. 45 on the corporate rankings list, No. 1 in the Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services category.

"We are incredibly proud to receive this recognition from Fortune," said Larry J. Merlo, CVS Health President and CEO. "This distinguished ranking is a direct reflection of the outstanding talent and innovation at CVS Health, as well as the passion of our 240,000 colleagues who work each day to fulfill our purpose of helping people on their path to better health."

Fortune’s World's Most Admired Companies list is based on company surveys and peer ratings from senior executives, directors and analysts. Ranking attributes range from innovativeness and quality of products to the retention of talented people and responsibility to the community and the environment.

On the drug store-related retail front, Walmart and Target also made the list, ranking No. 42 and No. 44, respectively. 

 

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