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CVS Caremark, Boston Red Sox give disabled veterans all-star treatment at Fenway Park

BY Antoinette Alexander

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark paid tribute to disabled veterans from New England with a batting camp and full-day experience at Fenway Park in Boston on Aug. 7.

The Fenway Park opportunity marked an extension of CVS Caremarkʼs national philanthropic All Kids Can program, which aims to make life easier for children with disabilities. The special camp, which took place during Fenway Parkʼs 100th anniversary season, was a joint endeavor between CVS Caremark and the Boston Red Sox.

The veterans worked closely with Red Sox hitting coach Dave Magadan, met Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, took photos in front of the Green Monster, ate lunch in the Red Sox dugout, had a VIP tour of the park and enjoyed the evening’s game as guests of CVS.

The veterans who participated in the CVS Caremark Baseball Camp are from “Team Chowdah” and were brought together through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs New England Adaptive Sports Program — operated through the VA Boston Healthcare System.

“It’s an honor to meet these men and women who have sacrificed so much to serve and protect our country, and to see them enjoying one of America’s favorite pastimes,” said Eileen Howard Boone, SVP corporate communications and community relations for CVS Caremark. “This is our second season of partnering with the Red Sox on creating a special day for the veterans at Fenway and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Our goal is to provide these athletes with a day of fun and baseball at this iconic ballpark.”

The CVS Caremark Baseball Camp is one of 10 that CVS Caremark scheduled at Fenway this baseball season for individuals with disabilities. The other nine camps focus on children as part of CVS Caremark’s All Kids Can program, which helps children with disabilities learn, play and succeed in life. The camps are part of a continued partnership between CVS Caremark and the Boston Red Sox, demonstrating their shared commitment to local individuals with disabilities.

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Drug maker Sagent Pharmaceuticals has launched a generic chemotherapy drug, the company said Thursday.

Sagent announced the launch of oxaliplatin, a generic version of Sanofi’s Eloxatin.

Various versions of the drug had sales of about $1.7 billion during the 12-month period ended in June, according to IMS Health.


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Lysol introduces Power and Free line

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Lysol has introduced its latest line of household products that highlights the versatility of hydrogen peroxide.

The Lysol Power and Free line is comprised of a multipurpose cleaner, bathroom cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner and toilet and bathroom wipes, making it suitable for everyday use around kids and pets, and may be used on a variety of surfaces with no rinsing needed.

"Guided by our Lysol mission for health, we are proud to introduce the innovative Lysol Power and Free product line to consumers who are in search of trusted, powerful cleaning agents that help to maintain a healthy home by using the very common, yet very effective household staple of hydrogen peroxide," Lysol marketing director Gregory Chabidon said.

The lineup carries a suggested retail price range of $2.52 to $3.86 and is available in Citrus Sparkle, Cool Spring Breeze and Oxygen Splash scents.

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