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November 10, 2010

A new report from the Institute of Medicine applauded pharmacy's role in the public health...

November 8, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have signed with Brickfish to launch a social...

SAN DIEGO The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have signed with Brickfish to launch a social awareness program around the importance of getting the flu vaccine for the 2010-2011 flu season, Brickfish announced Tuesday.

 

The program, “The Flu Ends With U,” asks consumers for their help in creating public service announcements to assist in getting the word out via online and social media.

 

 

November 8, 2010

Citi on Tuesday announced the launch of the Citi Flu Care card, a new corporate...

NEW YORK Citi on Tuesday announced the launch of the Citi Flu Care card, a new corporate healthcare payment solution from Citi's Global Transaction Services. The Citi Flu Care card is a payment service designed to help employers reduce employee healthcare spending by shifting the administration of flu shots from doctors' offices or on-site clinics to more cost-effective pharmacy locations.

 

November 2, 2010

October sales at Walgreens rose 3.7% to $5.85 billion, compared with the same month last year....

DEERFIELD, Ill. October sales at Walgreens rose 3.7% to $5.85 billion, compared with the same month last year.

The drug store chain reported that Duane Reade stores, which the company acquired in April, contributed 2.8 percentage points to the total sales increase for the month.

Calendar day shifts negatively impacted the drug store chain's comparable sales, as same-store sales dropped 1.3% and comparable-pharmacy sales decreased 1.6%, despite the fact that Walgreens' October pharmacy sales increased 2.5%.

October 11, 2010

In an effort to reach North Carolina residents, Kerr Drug is providing all-in-one flu shots...

October 11, 2010

A Midwest retailer is expanding its pharmacy services to include on-demand flu shots at all...

October 6, 2010

Fred's September sales increased 2% for the five-week fiscal month....

October 6, 2010

Underscoring its determination to be the nation’s premier source of flu immunization services, Walgreens on...

DEERFIELD, Ill. Underscoring its determination to be the nation’s premier source of flu immunization services, Walgreens on Thursday revealed it is working with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases to educate the public and health professionals about flu prevention resources. In addition, Walgreens has joined with Families Fighting Flu, a nonprofit organization of families and healthcare practitioners, to heighten flu awareness and encourage vaccinations for children and families.

 

October 4, 2010

September was a good month for Walgreens, as the drug store chain reported a 5.3%...

September 27, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now is recommending that everybody older than 6...

HOUSTON The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now is recommending that everybody older than 6 months of age get vaccinated for the flu, as the flu has begun appearing in various states and last year’s H1N1 flu is expected to appear again.

 

In response, RediClinic is offering two options for vaccination: the traditional injectable vaccine and a nasal spray version.

 

 

September 20, 2010

Both Wegmans and Supervalu recently announced the availability of flu shots at their respective pharmacies....

September 19, 2010

A regional supermarket chain is kicking off two new health-and-wellness initiatives, just in time for...

MAULDIN, S.C. A regional supermarket chain is kicking off two new health-and-wellness initiatives, just in time for the upcoming flu season.

Bi-Lo announced Friday a seasonal flu vaccination program at its pharmacies, as well as a new prescription discount card. The seasonal flu vaccinations will cost $30 and are available at a discounted rate of $27 for customers that present their My Bi-Lo BonusCard, the retailer said.

September 19, 2010

Kmart Pharmacy's more than 900 walk-in flu clinics will be open through Nov. 15 for...

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Kmart Pharmacy's more than 900 walk-in flu clinics will be open through Nov. 15 for customers looking to purchase a seasonal flu vaccination.

September 16, 2010

Walgreens has teamed up with “The Dr. Oz Show” to educate the public about the...

DEERFIELD, Ill. Walgreens has teamed up with “The Dr. Oz Show” to educate the public about the importance of flu prevention.

September 13, 2010

Safeway on Tuesday announced that all Safeway pharmacies in the United States now have a...

PLEASANTON, Calif. Safeway on Tuesday announced that all Safeway pharmacies in the United States now have a new high-dose flu vaccine called Fluzone High-Dose, which has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in people 65 years of age and older.

 

September 12, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a flu vaccine...

SWIFTWATER, Pa. The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a flu vaccine administered in the skin.

 

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines arm of French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis, announced Monday that the FDA had accepted its application for Fluzone Intradermal (influenza virus vaccine). The company expects the FDA to take action on the vaccine in the first half of next year.

 

 

September 12, 2010

Rite Aid earlier this year announced an initiative to increase the number of qualified immunizing...

September 8, 2010

More than 690,000 Americans already have received this season’s flu vaccine from their doctors, according...

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. More than 690,000 Americans already have received this season’s flu vaccine from their doctors, according to SDI’s VaccineTrack data through Sept. 4.

 

VaccineTrack provides syndicated weekly vaccine usage by physicians based on medical office electronic healthcare reimbursement claims data.

 

 

September 7, 2010

CVS Caremark is partnering with nonprofit Direct Relief USA to offer up to $5 million...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS Caremark is partnering with nonprofit Direct Relief USA to offer up to $5 million in free flu shots to community clinic and health center patients who lack health insurance, the company announced on Wednesday.

September 6, 2010

Regional pharmacy chain Kerr Drug is kicking off its immunization program early this year to...

September 2, 2010

Kroger pharmacies in the Memphis area have begun administering flu vaccines....

September 1, 2010

Harris Teeter on Wednesday opened seasonal flu shot clinics in all of its 199 stores....

September 1, 2010

Solantic has announced the launch of its flu vaccination program for the 2010-2011 flu season...

August 31, 2010

Weis Markets on Tuesday announced it would begin offering flu shots in its in-store pharmacies...

August 30, 2010

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement regarding its recommendations for routine use...

WASHINGTON The American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement regarding its recommendations for routine use of trivalent seasonal influenza vaccines and antiviral medications for the prevention and treatment of influenza in children.