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Got The Flu? CVS Pharmacy Is Now Selling K-Cup Cold & Flu Medicine

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Are you suffering through a cold or, even worse, the dreaded flu that is gripping the nation right now? Well, there’s good news for you. Turns out that your Keurig coffee maker can do more than just brew you a hot cup of joe. CVS Pharmacy has launched cold and flu medicine packaged in a convenient K-Cup – like you use in your single-use coffee maker.

Available in Daytime and Nighttime Formulas

K-cup

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Use the daytime formula for a non-drowsy way to make it through the day with menthol and green tea flavors. Take the nighttime version with chamomile, lemon, and white tea to power down and kick the cold like you would with NyQuil. The pods currently retail for $8.49 for 8 and are available in stores only. Now, if CVS only delivered…

49 of 50 States Reporting Widespread Flu Activity

Flu

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The flu is running rampant throughout the country, particularly in Texas where several deaths due to the flu have been reported. “I think this is the first time we’ve had 49 of 50 states reporting widespread activity at the same time, at least in the last 13 years,” Lynnette Brammer, an epidemiologist with he CDC’s influenza division, told ABC News last week. Hawaii is the only state where the flu is not widespread.

The Flu Epidemic is Impacting Our Blood Supply

Blood donation
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Jodi Sheedy, a spokeswoman for the American Red Cross blood services, told ABC News that nearly 500 blood drives have been canceled in the past week, due to bad weather and the flu outbreak. The Red Cross supplies about 40 percent of the blood used in hospitals across the nation.

“If you’re not feeling well, you should not be giving blood,” Sheedy said. “Right now we’re doing everything we can to make sure hospitals have enough blood on their shelves,” she added. “We haven’t had any indication that surgeries have been postponed.”

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