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June 14, 2013

Nutrisystem on Thursday announced that in order to meet growing consumer demand for its Nutrisystem D 5-Day Jumpstart Weight Loss Kit, the company has ramped up production and will offer its product in 3,700 Walmart stores by the end of June.

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. — Nutrisystem on Thursday announced that in order to meet growing consumer demand for its Nutrisystem D 5-Day Jumpstart Weight Loss Kit, the company has ramped up production and will offer its product in 3,700 Walmart stores by the end of June.  

This new retail program for the Nutrisystem D weight loss kit and its expansion marks important progress in Nutrisystem's overall turnaround plan, led by CEO Dawn Zier. Nutrisystem D 5-day kits were first made available at retail earlier this year in 2,000 Walmart stores.

June 13, 2013

Voices of Meningitis, a public health initiative of the National Association of School Nurses, in collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur, has announced the launch of Get in the Game: Keeping Teens Healthy, a new program to help educate parents on the danger and prevention of meningococcal disease.

SILVER SPRINGS, Md. and SWIFTWATER, Pa. — Voices of Meningitis, a public health initiative of the National Association of School Nurses, in collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur, has announced the launch of Get in the Game: Keeping Teens Healthy, a new program to help educate parents on the danger and prevention of meningococcal disease.

June 12, 2013

Rite Aid will offer free informational resources in its stores and online on summer skin care, as well as sponsoring a cross-country tour offering full-body skin cancer screenings, the drug store chain said Wednesday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid will offer free informational resources in its stores and online on summer skin care, as well as sponsoring a cross-country tour offering full-body skin cancer screenings, the drug store chain said Wednesday.

Rite Aid is partnering with the Skin Cancer Foundation for the program, which will last through July. A study published in the June edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine indicated that proper sun protection can keep skin looking younger as well as healthier.

June 11, 2013

Giant Food Stores' private-label milk brand has received recognition for being produced entirely in Pennsylvania, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket banner said.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Giant Food Stores' private-label milk brand has received recognition for being produced entirely in Pennsylvania, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket banner said Tuesday.

June 11, 2013

Krames StayWell has introduced a set of products for accountable care organizations that includes marketing and patient-engagement tools and a new system for ACO member health management.

YARDLEY, Pa. – Krames StayWell has introduced a set of products for accountable care organizations that includes marketing and patient-engagement tools and a new system for ACO member health management.

The company announced the launch of ACO 360, saying it was designed to help ACO patients take more responsibility for their own care with a collection of health outreach, acute care and population management products that support a growing number of government quality requirements for ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

June 11, 2013

Weis Markets’ stores raised $189,000 in donations and pet supplies for more than 90 local animal shelters and rescue organizations during its month-long Paws for Pets program, the grocer announced.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets’ stores raised $189,000 in donations and pet supplies for more than 90 local animal shelters and rescue organizations during its month-long Paws for Pets program, the grocer announced Monday.

June 10, 2013

Free health screenings, a weight-bearing exercise and other activities will be featured at an upcoming diabetes fair sponsored by Giant Food Stores, the supermarket chain said.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Free health screenings, a weight-bearing exercise and other activities will be featured at an upcoming diabetes fair sponsored by Giant Food Stores, the supermarket chain said.

Giant, the Ahold USA banner based in Carlisle, Pa., and also known as Giant-Carlisle to distinguish it from fellow Ahold chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., said it would partner with Pinnacle Health, Capital BlueCross and the American Diabetes Association to offer the "Living with Diabetes" event at a Harrisburg, Pa., store.

June 10, 2013

Are retail clinics a fad or a permanent and viable part of the healthcare landscape?

That was the question explored by health experts at a web-based summit April 25, presented by the Rand Corp. and the University of Pittsburgh.

Are retail clinics a fad or a permanent and viable part of the healthcare landscape?

June 7, 2013

Giant-Carlisle is donating more than half a million dollars to support the USO and other programs to support members of the armed services.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Giant-Carlisle is donating more than half a million dollars to support the USO and other programs to support members of the armed services.

The chain, owned by Ahold USA, said customers and employees at Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets donated $517,535 through its annual Support Our Troops campaign, which benefits regional USOs throughout the area where the chain operates, and the Wounded Warriors Project.

June 7, 2013

Rite Aid moved to refinance its debt Friday, announcing that it would buy half a billion dollars in notes using proceeds from a new loan, while also projecting that it would turn a profit in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014, results of which it will announce next week.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid moved to refinance its debt Friday, announcing that it would buy half a billion dollars in notes using proceeds from a new loan, while also projecting that it would turn a profit in the first quarter of its fiscal year 2014, results of which it will announce next week.

The retail pharmacy chain said it would buy $500 million worth of 7.5% Senior Secured Notes, due 2017, using the proceeds from a $500 million second lien term loan.

The offer will expire on July 5 unless it's extended, the company said.

June 6, 2013

Supermarket operator Ahold USA has completed rolling out prescription-savings cards at the chains it operates with the introduction of the cards in Giant Food Stores.

CARLISLE, Pa. – Supermarket operator Ahold USA has completed rolling out prescription-savings cards at the chains it operates with the introduction of the cards in Giant Food Stores.

June 6, 2013

Rite Aid's same-store sales decreased by 1.5% in May as the shift to generic drugs continued to offset front-end comps, the retail pharmacy chain said.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid's same-store sales decreased by 1.5% in May as the shift to generic drugs continued to offset front-end comps, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

The Camp Hill, Pa.-based retailer reported a 0.8% increase in front-end comps for the month, which included the five weeks that ended June 1, and a 2.7% decrease in pharmacy comps, which itself included a 3.73% negative effect from new generics. Same-store prescription count decreased by 0.3%.

June 4, 2013

A recent report from the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States found consumers' tastes and preferences among drinkers are changing.

STEVENS, Pa. — A recent report from the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States found consumers' tastes and preferences among drinkers are changing. While beer remains the alcoholic beverage of choice, reports the Beer Marketer's Insights, customers are trading up to purchase more wine and spirits in general, and more high-end beer, wine and spirits in particular.

June 3, 2013

AmerisourceBergen announced that it has completed the divestiture of its Canadian pharmaceutical distribution business, AmerisourceBergen Canada Corp.

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen on Monday announced that it has completed the divestiture of its Canadian pharmaceutical distribution business, AmerisourceBergen Canada Corporation. As previously announced, the business has been sold to Kohl & Frisch Limited, a Canadian-owned national full-line distributor. 

AmerisourceBergen will retain its Canadian specialty business.

May 30, 2013

Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., and Dole Food Co. have donated two salad bars to elementary schools as part of a program to promote healthy eating among children.

BREINIGSVILLE, Pa. — Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., and Dole Food Co. have donated two salad bars to elementary schools as part of a program to promote healthy eating among children.

They are the latest of the more than 2,491 salad bars donated to schools across the country as part of the First Lady's Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative. Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., and Republican Pennsylvania state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie attended an event to mark the donation.

May 28, 2013

Giant Food is offering discounts at the pharmacy counter with a new card available for a one-time enrollment fee, the supermarket chain said.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food is offering discounts at the pharmacy counter with a new card available for a one-time enrollment fee, the supermarket chain said Tuesday.

Giant, the Ahold USA-operated supermarket banner also known as Giant-Landover due to being based in Landover, Md., and to distinguish it from fellow Ahold chain Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., announced the launch of the Giant Prescription Savings Card, which offers discounts on branded and generic drugs and personalized savings on other health-related products.

May 23, 2013

In anticipation of new treatments for hepatitis C, a growing number of physicians have begun intentionally delaying treatment for patients, according to a new study.

EXTON, Pa. — In anticipation of new treatments for hepatitis C, a growing number of physicians have begun intentionally delaying treatment for patients, according to a new study.

May 21, 2013

Drug maker Duchesnay USA has launched a new treatment for morning sickness, the company announced.

ROSEMONT, Pa. — Drug maker Duchesnay USA has launched a new treatment for morning sickness, the company said Tuesday.

May 20, 2013

A California health executive has been appointed to Rite Aid's board of directors, the retail pharmacy chain said.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — A California health executive has been appointed to Rite Aid's board of directors, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

May 20, 2013

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has made a “founder’s gift” of $100,000 to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Foundation to help further nurse practitioner education by supporting the Foundation’s Scholarship and Grant Fund.

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has made a “founder’s gift” of $100,000 to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Foundation to help further nurse practitioner education by supporting the Foundation’s Scholarship and Grant Fund.

As leaders in primary and acute care, the 140,000 NPs in the United States play a vital role in the healthcare system and are a key component of the solution for increasing the public’s access to high-quality, affordable care post-reform.

May 17, 2013

Arctic Ease recently rolled out a new compression wrap that cools skin to an optimal healing temperature of just above 59 degrees without ice or refrigeration.

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. — Arctic Ease recently rolled out a new compression wrap that cools skin to an optimal healing temperature of just above 59 degrees without ice or refrigeration.  

May 17, 2013

Wegmans in June will open The Pub at Wegmans, a full service restaurant and bar at their Allentown, Pa., location, the company announced.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Wegmans in June will open The Pub at Wegmans, a full service restaurant and bar at their Allentown location, the company announced Thursday. Led by Executive Chef Geno Nosenzo and using the fresh ingredients sold on-site in the store, The Pub at Wegmans will serve an array of dishes that go beyond typical pub standards, as well as cocktails, wines by the bottle or glass and an extensive selection of craft beer.

May 16, 2013

AmerisourceBergen elected Lon Greenberg, 62, to its board of directors, effective immediately.

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen on Thursday elected Lon Greenberg, 62, to its board of directors, effective immediately. Greenberg fills the vacancy created by Charles Cotros’s retirement from the board in February 2013. Greenberg also joined the audit and corporate responsibility committee and finance committee of the board. AmerisourceBergen's board of directors is currently comprised of 10 directors.

May 16, 2013

"Numerous" physicians in Pennsylvania are supporting a bill that would expand the range of immunizations that pharmacists can provide, a state pharmacy group said Thursday.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — "Numerous" physicians in Pennsylvania are supporting a bill that would expand the range of immunizations that pharmacists can provide, a state pharmacy group said Thursday.

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association said doctors around the state were urging legislators to support House Bill 776 in letters to the House Professional Licensure Committee, urging that members support the bill and vote it out of committee soon. The bill would expand the immunizations pharmacists can provide to children older than 7 years.

May 16, 2013

Food Lion has revamped 178 of its stores and hired 800 new employees, the Delhaize Group-owned supermarket chain said.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion has revamped 178 of its stores and hired 800 new employees, the Delhaize Group-owned supermarket chain said.

The company said the stores would offer an improved shopping experience — such as faster checkout service — fresher produce through the "Fresh from the Field" initiative and cheaper private label products. The changes were made to stores in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.