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CVS/pharmacy adds social network connectivity to in-store Kodak kiosks

BY Antoinette Alexander

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy announced on Monday that social network connectivity is now available at all CVS/pharmacy photo centers with Kodak picture kiosks.

Effective immediately, customers can visit the CVS/pharmacy photo center to access and print their photos or access their friends’ photos directly from Facebook at the Kodak picture kiosk. This new feature allows CVS/pharmacy customers to print images directly from Facebook without bringing a digital camera, USB drive or smartcard into the store.

In addition to prints, the new in-store Facebook application allows consumers to share their favorite memories with friends with personalized photobooks, calendars or other photo products created at the Kodak picture kiosk. Consumers will find the "Connect and Print from Facebook pages" icon on the Kiosk home screen, and on the Kiosk’s onscreen keyboard, which now features dedicated "@" and ".com" keys to simplify online site access.

Now through Oct. 23, customers can try the service for free by participating in the "Free Print Week" promotion accessible through the CVS/pharmacy Facebook fan page. All customers who "Like" CVS/pharmacy on Facebook can print a coupon pass redeemable for 20 free 4×6 prints from any Facebook-enabled Kodak picture kiosk location.

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Archimedes Pharma launches Lazanda for breakthrough cancer pain

BY Alaric DeArment

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Archimedes Pharma has launched a new drug for breakthrough cancer pain, the drug maker said Monday.

Archimedes announced the launch of Lazanda (fentanyl) nasal spray for adult patients who have developed a tolerance to opioid therapy for persistent, underlying cancer pain. The drug uses Archimedes’ patented PecSys delivery system, which allows the drug to be absorbed across the nasal membrane and directly into the bloodstream. The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug on June 30.

While many patients with cancer experience persistent background pain, breakthrough pain is described as an intense, excruciating pain with rapid onset and relatively short duration that can occur even if a patient is taking opioid drugs for background pain.


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Food Lion earns LEED Silver certification for two Fayetteville, N.C., stores

BY Allison Cerra

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion announced that two of its stores in Fayetteville, N.C., have earned LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The supermarket chain said the stores feature such environmentally friendly construction and energy-efficient services as an on-site recycling center, an educational kiosk and preferred parking for carpool vehicles.

"At Food Lion, we are committed to protecting the environment and reducing energy consumption through green building construction, and we are especially proud to have received this recognition," said Kyle Mitchell, VP store development for Delhaize America South. "We are honored to be recognized for these efforts and look forward to identifying other opportunities to build LEED stores and continuing to further reduce our energy consumption."

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