CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), the nation’s largest pharmacy innovation company, today announced Be The First, a five-year $50 million initiative to help deliver the nation’s first tobacco-free generation. Through this initiative, which is funded through CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation, the company is extending its commitment to help people lead tobacco-free lives. Recognizing that tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the United States and that youth use of some tobacco products is on the rise, Be The First comprises comprehensive education, advocacy, tobacco control and healthy behavior programming in partnership with organizations uniquely positioned to tackle this public health challenge.
“We are at a critical moment in our nation’s efforts to end the epidemic of tobacco use that continues to kill more people than any other preventable cause of death, and threatens the health and well-being of our next generation,” said Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., M.P.H., and Chief Medical Officer for CVS Health. “Ensuring our youth stay tobacco-free requires increased education and awareness of healthy behaviors. We’re partnering with experts across the public health community who have established best practices to help prevent tobacco use. And, by establishing more public-private partnerships to implement these strategies more aggressively, we can help increase the number of people leading tobacco-free lives and move us one step closer to delivering the first tobacco-free generation.”
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Results from two national surveys of patients receiving chemotherapy and pharmacists, conducted by the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) in collaboration with Eisai Inc.,* found that 83% of patients receiving chemotherapy who have experienced chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) believe it is a side effect with which they must live. Results also showed that 95% of cancer patients surveyed believe that CINV has, at some point, had an impact on their daily lives. These national surveys are part of the Time to Talk CINV™ campaign, which aims to increase awareness among patients and caregivers about CINV prevention and the importance of speaking with their pharmacist and full healthcare team about this often preventable side effect.
“The survey results underscore the confusion patients who are undergoing chemotherapy have about CINV and the need for them to understand that there are ways to manage their symptoms so that they do not have to needlessly suffer with CINV,” said Scott Soefje, PharmD, MBA, BCOP, President, Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) and Director of Pharmacy at the University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, TX. “It is imperative that patients discuss CINV prevention early in treatment and with all members of the health care team, including pharmacists.”
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Today, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) launched Access Better Coverage.org, a new website designed to educate consumers about the ABCs of health coverage and access to prescription medicines.
The new site introduces important resources to help people better understand how health insurance works and what to expect from their coverage, including a series of white board videos explaining basic insurance terms like deductibles, copays and coinsurance, and how formularies and tiers work.
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CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it is changing its corporate name to CVS Health to reflect its broader health care commitment and its expertise in driving the innovations needed to shape the future of health.
As a further demonstration of its commitment to health, CVS Health also announced the end of tobacco sales at CVS/pharmacy as of September 3, nearly a month ahead of the previously targeted date of October 1. In February, the company announced that it would end the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at its CVS/pharmacy stores, making CVS/pharmacy the first and only national pharmacy chain to take this step in support of the health and well-being of its patients and customers.
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CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores across the U.S. by October 1, 2014, making CVS/pharmacy the first national pharmacy chain to take this step in support of the health and well-being of its patients and customers.
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Building on the success of the recently opened Solon Market District, Giant Eagle, Inc. introduces a whole new world of food to the Akron-Canton area with the opening of the new Green Market District located at 1700 Corporate Woods Parkway.
Food Network Star, world-renowned chef and author Tyler Florence will participate in the store’s grand opening celebration, greeting customers and signing autographs. Florence joins the long list of the world’s most prominent chefs who have been wowed by the Market District experience. Martha Stewart called Market District a “veritable retail wonderland,” and Guy Fieri “the Disneyland of grocery stores.” Adam Richman, host of the Travel Channel’s popular show, “Man vs. Food”, called Market District “heaven’s gift to foodies.”
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Building upon its efforts to provide greater access to vaccines and other health care services for populations in need, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) is partnering with the United Nations Foundation this flu season, to help provide up to 3 million life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries through a donation to the Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.
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Get ready, because Northeast Ohio is about to discover the Ooooo in Food!
Inspired by the open-air markets of Europe and a true passion for food, Giant Eagle, Inc. opens its first Market District food store in Northeast Ohio – a 94,000-square-foot culinary, dining and shopping destination – on Thursday, August 8, in the Solon Village Shopping Center.
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Samruk-Kazyna increases the potential for cooperation in the implementation of investment projects in the petrochemical, hydro and thermal power, renewable and alternative energy, engineering, pharmacy.
Kazakhstan Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna was established to improve the competitiveness of the national economy and prevent the negative impact of the world markets on the economic growth in the country. The main instrument to achieve these goals – diversification and innovative development of the national economy.
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Continuing to assist those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced that it is donating $50,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Established by Governor Chris Christie and chaired by First Lady Mary Pat Christie, the relief fund is a non-profit organization that raises and distributes funds to organizations to support the recovery and rebuilding efforts of New Jersey communities impacted by the storm.
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Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. [http://www.upsher-smith.com] today announced that its epilepsy-focused educational website, Epilog.us [http://www.Epilog.us], now features a panel discussion of leading experts on the role of rational polytherapy in the treatment of patients with epilepsy, led by Dr. Barry Gidal, Professor of Pharmacy and Neurology/Division Chair, University of Wisconsin. Dr. Gidal also brings forward discussion on the mechanism of action of specific antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Additional topics include: AED pharmacokinetics; patient adherence and AEDs; and drug interactions.
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New findings from an oral health study conducted earlier this year by United Concordia Dental and Highmark Inc. show pharmacy costs can average $1,477 lower per year for diabetics who have gum disease and receive at least seven treatments or visits to treat the disease.
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