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CVS/pharmacy announces new savings for veterans

BY Antoinette Alexander

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy and Veterans Advantage announced on Tuesday an exclusive new 20% discount program both in-store and online for Veterans Advantage’s VetRewards Card members.

Valid at any of CVS/pharmacy’s 7,600 stores nationwide, or at CVS.com, U.S. active duty military, veterans, National Guard and Reserve and their families can save 20% off purchases and receive free shipping for online orders.

"CVS/pharmacy is proud to honor military and veteran families with this new benefit for Veterans Advantage members, allowing them to access significant savings whether they shop with us in our stores or on CVS.com," said Rob Price, chief marketing officer of CVS/pharmacy. "This program demonstrates our continued commitment to those who have given so much in service to our country."

At CVS/pharmacy, the 20% discount applies to all full-price purchases and cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. There are no blackout dates or restrictions. On CVS.com, the 20% savings can be used in combination with other CVS promotions, and members will enjoy free shipping automatically applied at checkout.
 

 

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Mylan: Court upholds patents protecting Perforomist

BY Michael Johnsen

PITTSBURGH — Mylan on Monday announced the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia ruled in favor of upholding the validity of patents protecting Perforomist (formoterol fumarate) Inhalation Solution. Mylan previously sued Teva alleging that Teva’s abbreviated new drug application for this product infringed four Mylan patents covering Perforomist.  

The court’s decision prevents Teva’s ANDA, which has yet to receive a tentative approval from the Food and Drug Administration. 

"The court’s decision to recognize the validity of the patents covering Mylan’s Perforomist Inhalation Solution not only affirms the strength of our intellectual property on this product, but also our broader respiratory portfolio, including Mylan’s combination product currently in development," said Mylan CEO Heather Bresch. "We are excited about the growth of our respiratory franchise and look forward to continuing to meet unmet needs in this increasingly important space."

 

 

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NY Times: Web-based Birchbox plans to open a Manhattan store this spring

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Since its launch in 2010, beauty subscription company Birchbox has shaken up the beauty market by sending subscribers boxes of product samples each month. Now, the web-based company is reportedly looking to open a physical location in Manhattan, according to a New York Times report.

According to the NY Times, founders Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna are quietly planning to open in the spring a store on West Broadway in the heart of SoHo’s main shopping area.

Unlike several other web-based companies that have created a brick-and-mortar-type formula that is basically a showroom for their online business, Birchbox will strive to be a complete shopping and lifestyle “experience,” the NY Times reported.

According to the article, the store will feature touch screens throughout for product recommendations and reviews, and will also house roughly 2,000 products available for purchase. Beauty mavens will also be able to build their own Birchbox for $15 in the B.Y.O.B. section. Classes and services, such as hair styling, will also be available, the NY Times reported.
 

 

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