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Pharmacies, Cigarettes And Game Theory

To sell smokes or not to tell smokes, that is the $2 billion question. In early February CVS Caremark (CVS) became the first national drugstore chain to voluntarily give up selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by October 1st. Show More Summary

Shortage of execution drugs becomes more acute

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation's shortage of execution drugs is becoming increasingly acute as more compounding pharmacies conclude that supplying the lethal chemicals is not worth the bad publicity and the legal and ethical risks.

No Dip for CVS Following Tobacco Announcement

CVS’s stock price rose as the company reported glowing earnings Tuesday, positioning the nation’s largest pharmacy chain for a strong year less than one week after it announced it would stop selling tobacco products in the U.S. Company...Show More Summary

Leading Pharmacies and Retailers Join Blue Button Initiative

Today, as part of the growing movement to help customers access and securely share their own health information, several of the Nation’s largest retail pharmacy chains and associations are pledging to support the Blue Button initiative—a...Show More Summary

CVS Is Kicking The Habit: No More Cig Sales

The nation’s largest pharmacy chain says it will be the first national drug store to discontinue the sale of tobacco products, and it remains unknown whether other big retailers in the industry will follow suit. But what we do know is that a lot of people are commending the company’s move toward a healthier America. [...]

#PR: CVSCaremark's Gutsy 'No Butts' Decision

Summary: In a column recently in PRNewsOnline, Matthew Schwartz writes of the ground-breaking decision made by CVSCaremark, the nation's largest pharmacy chain, to stamp out cigarette- and other tobacco-related sales. As Schwartz noted, the move "would remove all tobacco products at its 26,000 pharmacies by October.

CVS Sets Example for Social Media Strategy

On Feb. 5, 2014, CVS, one of the nation’s leading retail pharmacies, announced they would end sales of all tobacco in their 7,600 stores by Oct. 1, 2014. “As a health care company, it’s time for us to take a stand and to put our customers, colleagues and patients on a path to better health,” the company said on their Facebook page. read more

10 Reasons CVS Will Stop Selling Cigarettes

This morning, the nation's second largest pharmacy chain, CVS Caremark, announced its decision to stop selling cigarettes by Oct. 1 of this year. Here are 10 reasons that likely encouraged it to do so.

CVS Stops Cigarette Sales; What It Means For Investors

By Mike Young: CVS/Caremark (CVS) announced today that it will no longer be selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at any of its U.S. locations beginning Oct. 1, 2014. This step will make CVS the first national pharmacy chain to take such a strong position in support of the health and well-being of its patients and customers. Show More Summary

CVS to Stop Selling Cigarettes, Other Pharmacies Not So Much

CVS announced plans Wednesday to stop selling cigarettes and all other tobacco products in its stores later this year, making it the first national pharmacy chain to to take this step. But don't expect other major pharmacy chains toShow More Summary

CVS Snuffs Out Tobacco Sales

CVS Caremark announced Wednesday it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its CVS/pharmacy stores by October 1, making it the first chain of national pharmacies to take tobacco products off the shelves. The company...Show More Summary

CVS Stores To Stop Selling Cigarettes, All Tobacco In Stores By October

CVS stores will stop selling cigarettes and all other tobacco products in their stores, the first chain of national pharmacies to strike tobacco from their shelves. CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that it would be phasing out all tobacco by October 1 of this year, citing concern for the health of their customers. Show More Summary

CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

CVS announced that it will stop selling tobacco products in all of its stores by October of this year. CVS, the nation's second largest pharmacy chain, said Wednesday that it would stop selling all cigarettes and tobacco products nationwide by...

CVS Will Stop Selling Cigarettes This Year

2 months agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jia Tolentino On Tuesday morning, one of the nation’s biggest pharmacy chains, CVS Caremark, announced that it will clear its shelves of cigars, cigarettes, and other tobacco products this year, giving up almost $2 billion in sales in order to brand itself as a health care company rather than a convenience store. Whoa! [MSNBC, via] 0 Comments

CVS Will No Longer Sell Cigarettes

CVS and its pharmacy will cease all sales of tobacco products nationwide by Oct. 1, 2014, the company announced Wednesday. With more than 7,600 stores in the United States, CVS will be the first national pharmacy chain to ban cigarette...Show More Summary

Pharmacy Behind Meningitis Outbreak to Pay $100M

The pharmacy most prominently linked to last year's national meningitis outbreak has reached a preliminary agreement on a settlement that would require it to create a $100 million victim compensation fund, attorneys for the company's creditors announced today. The Massachusetts-based New England Compounding Center has already given up its license...

Leading Pharmacies and Retailers Join the Blue Button Initiative, Making Personal Prescription Histories Securely and Easily Accessible to Millions of Americans

Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announced that several of the nation’s largest retail pharmacy chains—including...Show More Summary

US Senate Passes Compounding And Track-And-Trace Bill

After months of negotiating, the US Senate has finally passed legislation that gives the FDA greater oversight of compounding pharmacies and also creates a national system for tracking prescription medicines from factory to pharmacy....Show More Summary

Impact of Drug Price Benchmarks for Payers and Pharmacy Networks

Today’s guest post is from George Kitchens, RPh, President of Artia Solutions, and consultant for Elsevier. George discusses research that compares acquisition cost reimbursement benchmarks—National Average Drug Acquisition Cost (NADAC) and Predictive Acquisition Cost (PAC)—to such usual list price benchmarks as Average Wholesale Price (AWP). Show More Summary

Profits Rebound for Pharmacy Owners

Time for my annual look at independent pharmacy owners’ true economics, courtesy of the just-released 2013 National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Digest, Sponsored by Cardinal Health. Here's the press release: NCPA Digest:...Show More Summary

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