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CVS/pharmacy Celebrates Grand Opening of its 7,000th Store

September 25, 2009 By: Nadia Category: Medtipster, Prescription News

Nádia - your personal pharmacy cost adviser CVS/pharmacy opened its 7,000th store in Little Canada, Minnesota. As part of the grand opening, Larry Merlo, President of CVS/pharmacy, announced details of a CVS plan to offer $75,000 worth of free seasonal flu shots to the unemployed in Minneapolis-St. Paul. The effort is part of CVS Caremark’s nationwide campaign to provide $3 million in free flu shots to unemployed Americans across the country. The 2,500 vouchers for free seasonal flu shots will be distributed in collaboration with Minnesota’s DEED beginning in October in an effort to keep this at-risk population healthy this flu season.

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Kroger Offers Flu Shots At Their 1,900+ In-Store Phamacies

September 18, 2009 By: Nadia Category: H1N1 News, Medtipster

Nádia - your personal pharmacy cost adviser

Nádia - your personal pharmacy cost adviser

The Kroger Companys Family of Pharmacies is making it easy and affordable for customers to take steps to keep themselves and their families healthy by getting seasonal flu immunizations early.

This year, Krogers more than 1,900 in-store pharmacies will again offer convenient access to seasonal flu vaccines at an affordable price. Flu vaccines will be administered by Krogers own Certified Immunizing Pharmacists for $25 per vaccine. During the 2008-2009 flu season, the Kroger Family of Pharmacies administered nearly 1 million flu vaccinations.

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Walgreens Administers 1 Million Flu Shots in Two Weeks

September 17, 2009 By: Nadia Category: H1N1 News, Medtipster

Nadia - your personal pharmacy cost adviserSince it first began administering flu shots only 2 weeks ago, Walgreens has immunized 1 million customers, almost as many as the 1.2 million customers immunized in all of 2008.

Walgreens will also be offering, from 9 tour buses, $1 million worth of flu shot vouchers to uninsured adults, which usually cost $24.99.

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Two out of three drugs dispensed in 2008 were generic!

September 14, 2009 By: Jason A. Klein Category: Medtipster, Prescription Savings

jklein20091 In a conversation I had recently with a large employer in North Carolina, I heard the following:

-generics save employers money via the $4 programs, but the majority of drugs available are brands.

Nothing could be farther from the truth. Nearly 70% of all drugs on the market have a generic equivalent. Same active ingredient, just 90% less in cost. Not drug strength, cost.
Please click here (PDF) for a generic information brochure and find information straight from the FDA.

Remember, we don’t sell the drugs…we just tell you where to find ‘em at the lowest price.

Thank you for your time and happy browsing at medtipster.com!

JK

Jason A. Klein
President
Medtipster, LLC.
email: jklein@medtipster.com
web address: www.medtipster.com

Kmart opens annual flu walk-in clinics

September 14, 2009 By: Nadia Category: H1N1 News, Medtipster

Nadia - your personal pharmacy cost adviserKmart is offering $25 seasonal flu shots through its annual walk-in flu clinics, at more than 900 Kmart Pharmacy stores until October 30. “Due to continuing concern over seasonal flu outbreaks this year, Kmart wants to remind the community that Kmart Pharmacy is a great resource for keeping families healthy this year,” a Kmart Pharmacy official said.

Drug Store News (9/9)
http://drugstorenews.com/story.aspx?id=115257&menuid=333

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