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Kroger pharmacies administer flu vaccines in Memphis area

BY Drug Store News Team

MEMPHIS Kroger pharmacies in the Memphis area have begun administering flu vaccines.

Cost for the vaccines is $25 per shot, the company stated in a release.

This year?s vaccine offers protection against three strains of flu, including H1N1.

The Memphis-based Delta Division of The Kroger Co. operates 111 stores and 60 fuel centers in Memphis, West Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, southern Missouri and southwest Kentucky.

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Solantic announces flu vaccination program

BY Antoinette Alexander

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Solantic has announced the launch of its flu vaccination program for the 2010-2011 flu season at the company’s 34 walk-in urgent care centers statewide.

Solantic also provides offsite flu clinic services for those companies seeking to protect their employees.

The vaccine is priced at $30. Medicare and some insurance companies cover the cost of the flu shot. Solantic also offers the flu mist nasal spray for $40 and the pneumonia vaccine for $60.

The 2010-2011 seasonal flu vaccine will protect against three different flu viruses: an H3N1 virus, an influenza B virus and the H1N1 virus. Antibodies begin providing protection approximately two weeks after vaccination.

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FDA approves Reckitt Benckiser’s Suboxone

BY Alaric DeArment

RICHMOND, Va. The Food and Drug Administration has approved Reckitt Benckiser’s treatment for opioid addiction, Reckitt Benckiser said.

 

The drug maker announced the approval of Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone), a drug delivered through a fast-dissolving film placed under the tongue. The film is based on a technology known as PharmFilm, made by MonoSol Rx.

 

 

“The development of Suboxone sublingual film through our exclusive agreement with MonoSol Rx reinforces our commitment to our opioid dependence therapy franchise and to its development,” Reckitt Benckiser president Shaun Thaxter said.

 

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