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Libertas introduces new multivitamin

BY David Salazar

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Generics company Libertas Pharma this summer has rolled out a new multivitamin intended for patients with malabsorption. The new Libertas ABDEK vitamins contain a mixture of vitamins A, B, D, E and K, as well as zinc.

The vitamins come in three varieties: chewable tabs, drops for children and a softgel. The chewables and softgels come in bottles of 60, and the drops are sold in bottles of 60 ml. The vitamins can assist those with cystic fibrosis by combining vitamins that are soluble and water to boost absorption in patients.

The Libertas ABDEK vitamins can be purchased from drug wholesalers and online.  

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Bartell Drugs preps for upcoming flu season with vaccination program

BY Ryan Chavis

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs on Monday announced the launch of a seasonal flu vaccination program, which offers in-store vaccinations at 63 Bartell Drug locations, as well as an off-site flu clinic program that serves area businesses and retirement communities.

Flu shots are available at any time, with no appointment necessary. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against three flu viruses, the company said. Bartell Drugs offers quadrivalent vaccine, which provides protection against an added fourth virus.

The vaccine also is available as a FluMist nasal spray option. Fluzone High-Dose is offered specifically for patients ages 65 years and older. This option contains a higher amount of antigen than regulat flu shots, which creates a better immune response, the company stated.

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Oscar Mayer celebrates back-to-school season with new deli meats

BY Ryan Chavis

MADISON, Wis. — Oscar Mayer, a brand from Kraft Foods Group, is introducing a line of deli meats to coincide with the back-to-school season. The Old World Style line contains four varieties: classic salami, cracked black pepper salami, classic pepperoni and turkey pepperoni. The new line of deli meats fulfill an unmet need as more consumers seek out bold cuisine, according to the brand.  

“There’s no doubt that Italian-style sandwiches are gaining popularity, on restaurant menus and at home,” said Tom Bick, senior director of integrated marketing and advertising at Oscar Mayer.  “We want to help food fans revamp their brown-bag lunch routines, and the Old World Style meats offers an authentic option for the whole family to enjoy.”

Oscar Mayer Old World Style meats contain up to 8 g of protein in each serving. Consumers can find the products at major grocery stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.29. All four varieties come in a 4-oz. package.
 

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