Headlines — All
CVS hopes to replace some sales through signing up customers to smoking cessation programs, which will be a selling point with potential corporate contracts. Analysts said CVS could eventually recoup lost sales through increased use of its healthcare se
Feb 5, 2014 Reuters
added Feb 6, 2014 11:12
That is because CVS isn't really just a drugstore chain. The Caremark division accounts for more than 60% of the company's $123 billion revenue every year, serving as a pharmacy benefit manager, or PBM, that handles the prescription-drug benefits for in
Feb 6, 2014 The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Feb 6, 2014 11:11
Nationally, Massachusetts ranks 9th among states for its percentage of residents -- 18.2 -- ages 18 and older who smoke cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Massachusetts ranks 8th among 44 states with smokers still in grade school.
Feb 6, 2014 Business Week/Bloomberg
added Feb 6, 2014 11:10
. “It used to be only a select few locations would carry e-cigarettes, and they would generally be more specialized shops,” says Haynes. “Now it would be more surprising if you didn’t find e-cigs anywhere that traditional cigarettes are sold.” They are a
Feb 5, 2014 CBS MarketWatch
added Feb 6, 2014 11:08
It's more an opportunity to get free publicity than any serious public health move.... As the prohibition of alcohol showed, forcing a product underground doesn't mean people won't still use it.
Feb 6, 2014 USA Today
added Feb 6, 2014 11:04
is another marker of society's shift away from tobacco, and toward more efficient ways to practice medicine in a country that spends vastly more on health care (about $8,500 per person) than other countries, with inferior results (the U.S. ranks 25th out
Feb 6, 2014 USA Today
added Feb 6, 2014 11:03
No one is naive enough to think that smokers will give up the habit because they can’t pick up a pack at CVS. Plenty of other options exist, as the market demands. But the fewer options there are, the less likely people are to smoke. And the more that
Feb 6, 2014 Chicago Sun-Times
added Feb 6, 2014 10:50
CVS is poised to become the first national pharmacy to pull tobacco products from its sales roster. The move could cost the retailer an estimated $2 billion in annual sales.
Feb 5, 2014 Christian Science Monitor
added Feb 6, 2014 10:49
CVS Caremark Corp.'s imminent exit from the cigarette and tobacco business — an unprecedented move for a major pharmacy company — is being cheered by many medical professionals and lawmakers as a triumph of corporate responsibility over the bottom line.
Feb 6, 2014 Los Angeles Times
added Feb 6, 2014 10:48
Missed the Symposium? Please click here to view the 2014 "It's About A Billion Lives Symposium"
Jan 31, 2014 Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Feb 6, 2014 10:45