PNC Bank ATMs roll out in Indiana-based CVS stores
INDIANAPOLIS PNC Bank has made its branded automated teller machines available for customer use in 135 CVS/pharmacy locations throughout Indiana.
The PNC-branded ATMs, which are owned and operated by Cardtronics, are accessible to all CVS/pharmacy customers. PNC Bank customers will enjoy surcharge-free withdrawals and the ability to check their balances at 135 stores identified with a PNC logo in the window, PNC said.
"With the addition of the CVS/pharmacy locations, we have strengthened our presence throughout the state, with a combined 380 ATMs statewide along with 155 branch locations," said Michael Joyce, PNC’s retail executive for Indiana.
FDA grants fast-track designation for CDI vaccine
SWIFTWATER, Pa. A vaccine for a bacterial infection that affects the gastrointestinal tract has been granted expedited approval by the Food and Drug Administration.
French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis announced Tuesday that it had received fast-track designation from the FDA for its investigational Clostridium difficile vaccine. The FDA grants the designation to ease the development of new drugs and vaccines for serious or life-threatening conditions or unmet medical needs.
C. difficile infection, or CDI, is one of the most common hospital-acquired infections in the developed world. The bacteria are present without causing symptoms in around 60% of infants and 3% of adults. Antibiotic treatments sometimes can disrupt the bacteria in the gut, causing C. difficile to multiply and release toxins that cause the symptoms associated with CDI.
American Greetings’ Yakety Yaks cards talk back
CLEVELAND Everyday objects are taking center stage in a new line from American Greetings.
The new Yakety Yaks line features innovative music and motion technology in which quirky characters belt out hilarious songs that are perfect for celebrating any occasion, the company said.
"[Yakety Yaks] definitely put a smile on our faces while we were working on the line, and they are sure to put a smile on any recipient’s as well," said Carol Miller, executive director of new product concepts at American Greetings.