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Report: Millennials serving as mentors to veteran Target workers

BY Gina Acosta

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Target and United Healthcare are among a slew of companies that are leaning on younger employees to keep veteran workers knowledgeable about technology, social media, and other evolving aspects of the marketplace in order to better engage and reach consumers. (Star-Tribune)

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Rite Aid features latest tech and college essentials for BTS

BY Michael Johnsen

CAMP HILL, Pa. – To make sure students stay up to date with the latest technology, Rite Aid is debuting an 8.95-inch Windows tablet in time for back-to-school shoppers. Quality and affordable Craig products are also available including a 19-inch TV and 27-inch speaker tower.

"With Rite Aid's variety of unique and classic back to school items offered at outstanding prices, shoppers will find just what their students will need to academically succeed this school year, while shopping under budget," stated Tony Montini, Rite Aid EVP merchandising and supply chain.

For printing needs, Rite Aid carries a Canon printer, copy paper and ink cartridges by HP, Epson and Canon. For students on the go or away at school, Rite Aid carries a large assortment of cell phone accessories including wall and car chargers and colorful standard and wireless earbuds.

Whether a freshman or a senior returning for the final year, Rite Aid also carries the essentials needed to get college students situated for a fresh start with products such as sheet sets, hangers, lamps, laundry baskets and an assortment of new storage crates and trunks available in a variety of colors. Also available, appliances for college living including iron, coffee maker and toaster.
 

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House Speaker Paul Ryan recognizes Walgreens safe medication milestone

BY Michael Johnsen

DEERFIELD, Ill. – In the first national effort of its kind by a retailer, Walgreens has installed safe medication disposal kiosks at 288 pharmacies across 21 states and Washington D.C. Walgreens is now more than halfway toward its goal, announced in February, of installing medication disposal kiosks at 500 locations around the country, the company announced Monday.

To mark the first store in Wisconsin with a drug take-back kiosk, Walgreens was joined by House Speaker Paul Ryan for a ceremony at a Janesville, Wis., store. Safe medication disposal kiosk installation in Wisconsin is expected to be complete by the end of August.

“Walgreens has taken an important first step to curb the misuse of medications throughout the country and continues to make progress in offering easy and convenient medication disposal,” stated Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president of pharmacy and retail operations. “Everyone has a role to play in minimizing prescription drug abuse, and we are committed to being part of a comprehensive solution to reverse this epidemic.”

The kiosks provide a safe and convenient way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescriptions, including controlled substances, and over-the-counter medications at no cost. As part of Walgreens drug take-back program, the kiosks make the disposal of medications easier and are available year-round to help reduce the misuse of medications and the rise in overdose deaths.

The kiosks at Walgreens pharmacies are available during regular pharmacy hours (24 hours a day at most kiosk locations) and offer one of the best ways to ensure medications are not accidentally used or intentionally misused by someone else.

Walgreens also has helped curb the rise in opioid overdose deaths by making naloxone, a lifesaving opioid antidote, available without requiring a prescription in more than 2,600 pharmacies across 14 states. On Aug. 1, Walgreens will begin offering naloxone without requiring a prescription in North Carolina and Wisconsin as the company continues toward its goal of offering naloxone without a prescription at more than 7,000 of its nearly 8,200 pharmacies.

In states where a prescription is required, Walgreens is available to work with regulators to help update rules to allow for dispensing of naloxone without a prescription.
 

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