Paramount Rx Funds Blood Glucose Screenings at ShopRite

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Screenings Provide Crucial Insights on Diabetes Risk Factors

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“By equipping people with unique insights into their possible risk factors, we can empower them on their journey to better health.”

In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month this past November, Paramount Rx partnered with food and drug retailer ShopRite to host free blood glucose screenings in 238 ShopRite stores spanning five states across the Northeast. After taking a simple blood glucose test, more than 6,000 people gained valuable insight on their risk-factors for developing diabetes, heart disease and other medical conditions.

Screenings are a critical first step in preventing or managing diabetes. Of the 29 million Americans with diabetes, one in four are undiagnosed and don’t seek out medical treatment. Another 86 million people over age 20 are ‘prediabetic.’

“We’re thrilled that so many ShopRite customers took part in the blood glucose screenings,” said Michael Sallusto, executive vice president, Paramount Rx. “By equipping people with unique insights into their possible risk factors, we can empower them on their journey to better health.”

In addition to supporting preventative health initiatives such as blood glucose screenings, Paramount Rx is helping customers save money on their medications. By participating in Paramount Rx’s Community Cares Rx program, customers could receive up to 20 percent off on brands and 70 percent off on generic medication with the Community Cares Rx prescription discount card. Online tools allow program participants to locate a pharmacy and research drug pricing and availability, providing an extra layer of support and convenience in the pharmacy shopping experience.

To learn more about consumer prescription savings programs that deliver real results for pharmacies and the community at large, please visit http://www.paramountrx.com.

About Paramount Rx Inc.
Paramount Rx is a full-service prescription benefits manager (PBM) focused on consumer-driven health care to help clients provide services for consumers to save money on prescription drugs. The company has tailored programs to help their customers and consumers achieve significant savings with discount prescriptions through a national network of over 57,000 participating pharmacies. For more information, visit http://www.paramountrx.com.

About ShopRite
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ, and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With more than 270 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week. A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated more than $43 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999. For more information, please visit http://www.ShopRite.com.

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