CVS http://ripr.org en MinuteClinics And The Future Of Primary Care http://ripr.org/post/minuteclinics-and-future-primary-care <p>The Rhode Island Department of Health's recent decision to grant approval, with 22 conditions, to CVS to open seven retail health clinics in pharmacies throughout Rhode Island came down in the form of a 43-page document. In my humble opinion, it's a well-written, even eloquent ode to the importance of primary care and the challenges of regulating health care in a state where for-profit health care is no longer around the corner but setting up shop on it. Thu, 15 May 2014 19:28:31 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 33619 at http://ripr.org CVS Gets Green Light To Open Retail Clinics In RI http://ripr.org/post/cvs-gets-green-light-open-retail-clinics-ri <p>The nation’s largest pharmacy chain has been given the green light to open seven retail health care clinics in Rhode Island. CVS pharmacies’ MinuteClinics would see patients for minor illnesses and perform some routine health screenings. But state health officials' approval comes with several conditions.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 17:32:17 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 33618 at http://ripr.org CVS Gets Green Light To Open Retail Clinics In RI CVS Pulling Cigarettes and Tobacco Products Off Its Shelves http://ripr.org/post/cvs-pulling-cigarettes-and-tobacco-products-its-shelves <p>Rhode Island based CVS-Caremark announced Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in its stores starting this year. CVS said it is the first national chain to make this move.</p><p>The goal is to have cigarettes and other tobacco products off the shelves at its more than 7,600 stores by October 1<sup>st</sup>. CVS-Caremark’s CEO calls selling tobacco inconsistent with the store’s purpose.</p><p>CVS plans to launch a smoking cessation program in the spring, offering information on how to quit and treatment at its pharmacies.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:48:04 +0000 Catherine Welch 28663 at http://ripr.org CVS Pulling Cigarettes and Tobacco Products Off Its Shelves CVS Caremark Settles With The SEC for $20M http://ripr.org/post/cvs-caremark-settles-sec-20m <p><span lang="en-US"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman,serif"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><font size="4" color="black"><span style="font-size:14pt;">CVS Caremark has entered into a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.&nbsp; T</span></font><font size="4" color="black"><span style="font-size:14pt;">he settlement ends a three year investigation.</span></font></span></font></span></p><p></p><div style="margin:0;"><br><p></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:44:11 +0000 John Bender 19441 at http://ripr.org When a CVS Exec Was On the Frontline of Responding to Racial Division in Boston http://ripr.org/post/when-cvs-exec-was-frontline-responding-racial-division-boston <p>The reaction to the Trayvon Martin case is the latest reminder of how Americans<a href="http://www.people-press.org/2012/04/03/wide-racial-partisan-gaps-in-reactions-to-trayvon-martin-coverage/"> remain sharply divided</a> in how they view questions involving race and justice. Tensions over these issues reached<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/chi-chicagodays-kingriots-story,0,4609945.story"> an apex</a> in US cities after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:23:36 +0000 Ian Donnis 18876 at http://ripr.org CVS and Others Ban Rolling Stone Featuring Boston Bombing Suspect on Cover http://ripr.org/post/cvs-and-others-ban-rolling-stone-featuring-boston-bombing-suspect-cover <p>The August issue of <em>Rolling Stone</em> magazine is having some circulation problems because of the man on its cover.</p><p></p><p>CVS, Walgreen’s and Tedeschi Food Stores are refusing to sell the August issue of <em>Rolling Stone</em> magazine because the cover features a picture of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:14:23 +0000 Flo Jonic 18594 at http://ripr.org