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Rexall pharmacies offer free heart health clinics this month

BY Michael Johnsen

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario The Rexall family of pharmacies is encouraging Canadians to invest in their heart health and maintain a healthy lifestyle through its free heart health clinics being held throughout the month of February.

As part of the heart-healthy offering, Rexall will be distributing its “Rexall Resource Invest in Your Heart Health” booklet, and Rexall Pharma Plus will be launching the Rexall Blood Pressure Check Smart Card, a memory card that can be used at the in-store blood pressure monitor kiosks that holds up to 30 readings and can be printed and taken to a pharmacist, nurse or doctor for consultation.

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Rite Aid issues recall of two PCA peanut products

BY Michael Johnsen

CAMP HILL, Pa. Rite Aid on Friday announced the voluntary recall of two of its products containing peanuts that were sold in many Rite Aid stores. The company has been notified by the manufacturer that these products contain peanuts from Peanut Corporation of America, which is the focus of a Food and Drug Administration investigation into potential salmonella contamination of peanut products.

Rite Aid is not aware of any reported cases of illness related to these products, and it has issued this voluntary recall as a precautionary measure.

Rite Aid has already instructed all of its stores to remove Rite Aid Chocolate Peanuts (15 oz., UPC 1182235538) and Rite Aid Bridge Mix (15 oz., UPC 1182237539).

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American Greetings celebrates Black History Month with inspirational cards

BY Melissa Valliant

CLEVELAND American Greetings is recognizing Black History Month with a new Black History Month card collection that includes birthday, encouragement and friendship categories. Words from Pastor T.D. Jakes, as well as inspirational messages from iconic boxer Muhammad Ali, decorate the cards.

The Ebony Inspirations collection also salutes the influence African Americans have had on American history and features African American icons like Halle Berry, Vannessa Williams, Jesse Owens, Ray Charles and B.B. King.

American Greetings cards can be found at participating drug chains, grocery stores and super centers nationwide, as well as in American Greetings and Carlton Cards retail stores.

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