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Correction: Walgreens firing on all cylinders as chain realizes a total comp sales increase of 5.4% for its first quarter

BY Michael Johnsen

 NEW YORK — A story that appeared in the Dec. 21 edition of DSN AM, "Walgreens firing on all cylinders as chain realizes a total comp sales increase of 5.4% for its first quarter," incorrectly stated that Walgreens had administered an increase of 3.4% in flu shots in the first quarter. 

While the company did administer 6.7 million flu shots in the first quarter, it was actually 34% more than it delivered in the same period one year ago. DSN apologizes for the error.

 

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Pain therapy and advocacy

BY DSN STAFF

One reason pain patient advocates are so passionate about what they do is because they are pain patients themselves — they know the stigma associated with chronic pain; they know how difficult it can be to access appropriate pain therapy sometimes. That’s the story of Gina Libby, volunteer pain patient advocate who has lived with chronic pain for more than 20 years. She connected to the American Pain Foundation and became a state leader for California Collaborations. She has also worked with patient advocacy organizations like the U.S. Pain Foundation and the American Chronic Pain Association.  Libby has a regulatory background that morphed into the legislative and regulatory advocacy she does today with SPPAN, the State Pain Policy Advocacy Network.

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Mr. Clean gives Times Square a post-party scrub-down

BY Ryan Chavis

CINCINNATI — Leaving the iconic Times Square clean and sparkling is a huge job, but somebody’s got to do it. A 25-person "Mr. Clean Team" worked tirelessly alongside the New York City Department of Sanitation and the Times Square Alliance on Jan. 1 to give the area a thorough scrub-down following the massive New Year’s celebration and they had some help thanks to one of Procter & Gamble’s newest products. 

Led by "The Accidental Housewife" Julie Edelman, the team had an extra hand in the form of Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle, a new concentrated cleaning gel. In total, the cleanup used 22 trucks, 24 mechanical sweepers and 37 backpack blowers to clear an estimated 40 to 50 tons of confetti that rained down when the ball dropped.

"I’m eager to help the Mr. Clean team on New Year’s Day and show just what one drop of Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle can do," Edelman said. "If Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle can help clean Times Square on New Year’s Day, imagine what it can do in your home."

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