Take Care Health Systems to offer camp, sports physicals
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has announced that it is now offering camp and sports physicals for $30.
“Camp and sport physicals are a great opportunity for Take Care Clinics to offer an important health service to the communities where we operate,” stated Peter Miller, president and CEO of Take Care Health Systems. “The start to summer and end of the school year is a busy time for parents and we are pleased to provide a convenient, quality and affordable option to ensure children have completed all of their necessary physical exam requirements.”
Health care providers working within Take Care Clinics treat patients 18 months and older and can also ensure that a patient’s immunizations are up-to-date and administer appropriate vaccinations for school-aged children, such as Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis), Menactra (Meningitis), Varicella (Chicken Pox), MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) and Gardasil (HPV).
It is recommended that patients bring a copy of their vaccination record, as well as a copy of their medical history to the Take Care Clinic, in order to receive a camp or sports physical.
“Camp and sports physicals are a valuable opportunity to screen patients for undetected health care conditions, as well as a means to ensure the overall health and wellness of children,” added Sandy Ryan, chief nurse practitioner officer for Take Care Health Systems. “They also give parents a chance to ask questions and voice concerns to a qualified healthcare provider about any health conditions or unusual behavior they’re seeing from their child. While these physicals may be considered ‘routine,’ they’re important exams that offer health care providers an opportunity to counsel patients and their parents on the importance of year-round healthcare maintenance.”
Take Care Health Systems currently manages 343 clinics at Walgreens locations in 35 markets across 19 states.
Bartell Drugs sponsors ‘Stock the Pantry’ food drive
SEATTLE Bartell Drugs has announced its sponsorship of its “Stock the Pantry” food drive to benefit a local food bank.
The regional chain said it would accept donations of nonperishable food for the organization Northwest Harvest at its 55 stores in the Seattle area from June 1 to 14.
The drive is designed to benefit families that depend on free or reduced-price school lunches during the summer months, when they may struggle to provide those meals at home.
FDA tenatively approves Teva pink eye generic
ROCKVILLE, Md. The Food and Drug Administration has given tentative approval to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries for its generic version of a drug for eye infections, FDA records showed.
The agency gave Teva the tentative approval for its moxifloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic solution in the 0.5% strength. The solution is a generic version of Alcon’s Vigamox, which is used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye.
Alcon does not list the sales figures for Vigamox, though it reported sales of drugs to treat infections and inflammations of $882.5 million for 2008 in Securities and Exchange Commission filings.