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Giant Eagle Pharmacy to Offer Customers in Pennsylvania a Dose of Economic Relief Through Free Antibiotics Program
Date:9/3/2009

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Joining Giant Eagle in this announcement is Dr. Mark Diamond, a pediatrician with Children's Community Pediatrics (CCP), a subsidiary of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the largest pediatric and adolescent primary care medical network in Western Pennsylvania with 28 locations in eight counties. "We at Children's Community Pediatrics commend Giant Eagle on starting this program," said Dr. Mark Diamond, medical director of the CCP CARES Program and pediatrician at CCP's South Hills Pediatric Associates practice. "While prevention with good hygiene is always the best means to protect against bacteria-related illness, properly prescribed antibiotics such as those included in this program are often necessary for patients with these common infections." Dr. Diamond adds that the best person to determine if antibiotics are an appropriate course of action is your family physician or healthcare provider.

While antibiotics are not effective on viruses like common colds or the flu, Giant Eagle offers a full range of national and TopCare brand products that can help alleviate the symptoms of these conditions in adults. Following on Giant Eagle's commitment to affordable healthcare, high quality TopCare products are priced aggressively and promise the same effectiveness as the national brands.

Heiser concludes, "With so many families experiencing some level of economic hardship, medical professionals worry that prescriptions go unfilled because patients simply can't afford them. As consumers navigate challenging times, we are continuing to support them through our price reduction efforts that have lowered prices on thousands of offerings throughout our store."

Since November 2004, Giant Eagle has delivered approximately $218 million in lowered everyday prices on meat and chicken, grocery items and generic and over the counter medications, with plans to contin
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