Currently Viewing:
Newsroom
Currently Reading
What We're Reading: Medical Device Approval; Medical Laboratories Sue Government; ACA Sign-Up Deadline
December 12, 2017 – AJMC Staff
Racial Disparities Prevalent in Survival of Patients With Ovarian, Colon, and Breast Cancer
December 11, 2017 – Jaime Rosenberg
Sanofi's Insulin Lispro Follow-On, Admelog, Wins FDA Approval
December 11, 2017 – Mary Caffrey
The Past, Present, and Future of HIV Funding
December 11, 2017 – Jaime Rosenberg
What We're Reading: Harsh Flu Season; Potential Hospital Giants Merger; ACA Sign-Up Deadline
December 11, 2017 – AJMC Staff
ICER Seeking Public Comment About Migraine, Plaque Psoriasis Treatments
December 11, 2017 – Allison Inserro
ADA 2018 Standards Address Drugs With CV Benefits, Hold Firm on Blood Pressure
December 10, 2017 – Mary Caffrey
Heavy Healthcare Use Precedes Start of Acthar Injection for Patients With Rare Infantile Spasms
December 09, 2017 – Mary Caffrey
UC San Diego Researchers Receive $600,000 Grant to Test PI3Ky Inhibitor
December 08, 2017 – Kelly Davio

CVS Wins Plaudits for Vowing to Stop Tobacco Sales

Drugstore giant CVS Caremark's decision to stop selling tobacco products at its stores is being hailed as a victory among public health advocates, a move they predict will force CVS competitors to follow suit as they look to play a growing part in the delivery of the country's healthcare.
Drugstore giant CVS Caremark's decision to stop selling tobacco products at its stores is being hailed as a victory among public health advocates, a move they predict will force CVS competitors to follow suit as they look to play a growing part in the delivery of the country's healthcare.

Major competitors, for the moment though, are not rushing to join CVS in the move away from selling tobacco products.

“This decision underscores our role in the evolving healthcare system,” said CVS spokesman Michael DeAngelis. “Now more than ever, pharmacies are on the front line of healthcare, becoming more involved in chronic disease management to help patients with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. All of these conditions are made worse by smoking and cigarettes have no place in a setting where healthcare is delivered.”

Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/1ndkFcA

Source: Modern Healthcare

 
Copyright AJMC 2006-2017 Clinical Care Targeted Communications Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
x
Welcome the the new and improved AJMC.com, the premier managed market network. Tell us about yourself so that we can serve you better.
Sign Up
×

Sign In

Not a member? Sign up now!