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Meijer Pharmacy Offers Free Flu, Strep Testing as Influenza Cases Rise Across the Midwest
Date:1/15/2014

practitioners to provide care to patients with more complicated conditions."

Prior to the study, Meijer pharmacists underwent a training certification program, developed by the UNMC-Ferris State team and sanctioned by the Michigan Pharmacists Association, to administer the noninvasive Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA)-waived rapid tests. Participating Meijer Pharmacies include:

  • 2425 Alpine Ave., Grand Rapids
  • 5531 28th St. S.E., Grand Rapids
  • 1540 28th St. S.E., Grand Rapids
  • 1997 E. Beltline N.E., Grand Rapids
  • 3434 Century Center Dr. S.W., Grandville
  • 0-550 Baldwin St., Jenison
  • 746 E. 16th St., Holland
  • 15000 US 31, Grand Haven
  • 5121 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo
  • 5125 W. Saginaw Hwy, Lansing
  • 2055 W. Grand River, Okemos
  • 1301 W. Eight Mile Road, Detroit

"Many of us forget how many people come to the pharmacy first anyway, when they have symptoms for flu and strep," said UNMC's Dr. Donald Klepser, who is also the principal investigator on the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation grant to administer the program and study the results. "Stand at your pharmacy during cold and flu season and see how many people ask the pharmacist: 'What should I take for this?'"

About Meijer: Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 204 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana<
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