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Some Smokers Say It’s Harder to Buy Cigarettes Now that CVS Doesn’t Sell Tobacco

A survey of smokers who used to purchase cigarettes at CVS finds more than half say it is harder to buy cigarettes now that the pharmacy chain has stopped selling tobacco products. The survey found 52 percent said the move by CVS has impacted their ability to buy cigarettes regularly,…

CVS Will Sell Naloxone Without Prescription in 14 States

CVS announced it will add 12 states to its program to sell the opioid overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription, bringing the total to 14. The company already sells naloxone without a prescription in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. “Over 44,000 people die from accidental drug overdoses every year in the…

CVS Reports Record Fourth-Quarter Sales Without Tobacco

CVS Health reported Tuesday that its fourth quarter, the first full three-month period without tobacco sales, was the company’s best ever, according to Forbes. The company stopped selling tobacco products in September. Net revenues increased 12.9 percent to a record $37.1 billion, the company said. “2014 will be remembered as…

Retailers Take Wait-and-See Approach After CVS Announces it Won’t Sell Tobacco

No other major retailers have joined CVS in pledging to pull tobacco from store shelves, thee Associated Press reports. CVS, the nation’s second largest drugstore chain, announced earlier this year it will stop selling tobacco products by October 1. Major retailers want to see what happens after CVS stops selling tobacco before…