You Will Soon Pay More for Prescriptions Filled at Pharmacies Selling Tobacco

CVS Caremark is reportedly planning to charge an extra co-payment for prescriptions filled at pharmacies that sell cigarettes and other tobacco products.

CVS Cigarettes Out

CVS to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

CVS announced today that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products, stating that it is inconsistent with the company’s purpose of supporting health.

CVS ends sales of tobacco products

What is Your Prescription Drug IQ?

Almost half of all Americans take at least one prescription drug [1]. Over 20% of the population takes three or more prescription drugs a month [1]. Not taking a medication — or taking too much or too little — can actually make many conditions worse. Drug interactions can also make a drug ineffective or cause serious adverse reactions.

How much do you know about the medicines you’re taking?
What is your prescription drug IQ?

Looking through a medicine cabinet

St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy Provides $5M in Medication


The St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Charitable Pharmacy in Cincinnati, Ohio, announced last week that it surpassed $5.1 million dollars worth of medication dispensed to help people in need since it opened in September 2006 [1]. The Charitable Pharmacy is the only pharmacy in southwest Ohio that provides free, professional pharmaceutical care to people in need.

Health Highlights – August 21st, 2007

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