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American Diabetes Association teams up with Together Rx Access

BY Alaric DeArment

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Diabetes Association is working with an organization that offers free prescription drug savings cards to help increase access to diabetes medications.

The ADA and Together Rx Access said Wednesday that the cards can help millions of eligible uninsured patients receive savings of 25% to 40% on branded drugs, as well as savings on generics. Nearly 26 million people in the United States are living with diabetes, mostly Type 2 diabetes, many of whom lack health insurance.

“We are pleased to work with the American Diabetes Association to help in its mission to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes,” Together Rx Access executive director Roba Whiteley said. “The Together Rx Access Card provides a much-needed resource for these people so they can better afford the medicines they need to manage their disease and live healthier lives.”

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Jewel-Osco salutes African-American vendors with month-long program

BY Allison Cerra

ITASCA, Ill. — Jewel-Osco is commemorating Black History Month by kicking off its annual “A Taste of Black History” celebration to honor its African-American vendors.

To kick off the month-long program, which now is in its 12th year, the retailer said it would host in-store celebrations at three Chicago stores and one store in Homewood, Ill., and tastings of African-American vendor products each Sunday in February.

“Diversity and developing minority vendors are important to us and the success of our company,” said Jim Seidler, Jewel-Osco organic specialty and ethnic sales and merchandising manager. “Therefore, we would like to thank our African-American vendors for their outstanding contributions that help us meet the needs of our customers every day. In turn, we hope consumers recognize that by purchasing African-American vendor products, they are also supporting these outstanding men and women.”

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Wegmans highlights nature with clothing

BY DSN STAFF

LANHAM, Md. — Located within Wegmans’ “Nature’s Marketplace” is this 16-ft. aisle of good-for-you clothing (made from hemp, organic cotton, bamboo and/or soy), including the nearby array of yoga products from Gaiam in the background.

It’s a whole health-and-wellness lifestyle position the grocer has created just outside its pharmacy — in fact all of the “Nature’s Marketplace” fixturing melds right into the center-store “back bench.”

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