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Majority of Americans favor banning pharmacy tobacco sales


Two-thirds of U.S. adults are strongly or somewhat in favor of banning tobacco sales at pharmacies, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Thursday.

The study, released in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that of the more than 4,000 respondents, […]

CVS says its halt in cigarette sales reduced sales at other retailers


A year after CVS Health Corp. stopped selling cigarettes at its drugstores, cigarette sales dropped across all retailers in 13 states, according to new data.

The study, conducted by CVS’ Health Research Institute, evaluated cigarette pack purchases at drug, food, mass merchandise, dollar, convenience and gas […]

September 3rd, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Pharmacies offering rewards for healthy behaviors

Customers making strides towards a healthy lifestyle can see the discounts add up at the cash register at a growing number of pharmacies.

Whether it is exercising, tracking blood pressure or glucose levels, losing weight, getting vaccinated or taking medicine regularly, pharmacies are rewarding customers for doing so as they […]

February 27th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Pharmacies offering rewards for healthy behaviors