A survey of primary care doctors nationwide finds almost half say they are less likely to prescribe narcotic painkillers compared with a year ago. Ninety percent of those surveyed say they are concerned about prescription drug abuse in their communities.
Walgreen and Rite Aid are unlikely to follow the lead of CVS in halting tobacco sales, experts say. Unlike CVS, which reported revenue growth in the third quarter of this year, its rivals do not have pharmacy benefit management units.
By now, almost everyone has heard the big announcement from CVS/pharmacy that their stores will become tobacco-free by October 1. This is a significant milestone, and yet it’s just the latest chapter of a long story explains Bob Gordon, winner of Legacy’s 2013 Community Activist Award.