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Instinct introduces Raw Boost, Frozen Raw Bites

BY Allison Cerra

ST. LOUIS — Instinct is expanding its portfolio to include two new products.

Instinct Raw Boost kibble integrates Instinct’s unique freeze-dried raw formulas with its grain-free kibble, while the Instinct Frozen Raw Bites raw product that provides pet parents the convenience of a simple "scoop and serve" form of feeding and thaws in minutes.

Instinct Raw Boost is available in three protein formulas for dogs: chicken, duck, and venison, as well as two protein formulas for cats: chicken and duck. The Instinct Frozen Raw Bites are available in four protein formulas — chicken, beef, duck and lamb — for both dogs and cats.

"Our No. 1 priority is healthy, happy pets and we’re continually providing solutions to pet parents that are high in protein and free of fillers," Instinct senior brand manager Eric Emmenegger said. "The benefits of feeding raw are transformational. Through consumer feedback we receive, we’ve heard stories from pet parents who were at the end of their rope trying to find a food that their pets could eat. By switching to a raw diet, many saw substantial changes in their pet’s well-being. Our new Instinct Raw Boost kibble and Raw Bites simplify feeding raw for pet parents, providing pets the complete and balanced nutrition they need and the great taste they crave."

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Walgreens expands vaccination offerings in Florida

BY Michael Johnsen

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Monday announced the expansion of its vaccination offerings in Florida to include shingles and pneumonia.

“We’ve demonstrated through flu season and other health initiatives the important role Walgreens can play in providing convenient neighborhood access to immunizations and other preventive healthcare services,” stated Terry Gubbins, Walgreens market pharmacy director. “This is an excellent opportunity for our pharmacists to help educate residents about the importance of these vaccinations and collaborate further with our local healthcare providers to help improve immunization rates in our communities.”

The Florida Department of Health recently approved new regulations, giving certified pharmacists the ability to administer both Zostavax — a one-time vaccine that can reduce the risk of shingles in individuals 60 years of age and older — and also pneumococcal vaccine, to help protect against pneumonia.


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BioRx acquires Minn. bleeding-disorder pharmacy

BY Alaric DeArment

CINCINNATI — Specialty pharmacy provider BioRx has acquired another specialty pharmacy provider based in Minnesota, BioRx said Monday.

BioRx, based in Cincinnati and specializing in such bleeding disorders as hemophilia, announced the purchase of Savage, Minn.-based Coagulife, which provides similar services.

"The addition of Coagulife talent and expertise will contribute significantly to our leadership in home hemophilia care," BioRx president and co-founder Phil Rielly said. "We are excited to grow together in delivering outstanding personalized care to the bleeding disorders community."

Jeff Kallberg, who co-founded Coagulife with his brother Daniel in 2004, has hemophilia and speaks around the country about the importance of physical activity for patients with the disorder.


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