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CVS Health looking to establish ‘tobacco-free pharmacy network’
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has confirmed a Wall Street Journal report that it is working to establish a tobacco-free pharmacy network and is looking for tobacco-free pharmacies to participate in the new offering.
As widely reported, CVS Health’s pharmacy locations are now officially tobacco-free as the company forges ahead on its mission to help shape the future of health care.
Following CVS Health’s announcement that it would no longer be selling tobacco at its pharmacy locations, a number of the company’s PBM clients have since approached the company about developing a “tobacco-free pharmacy network,” CVS Health confirmed in a statement sent to Drug Store News.
“CVS Health is in the process of identifying pharmacies that do not sell tobacco products to participate in such a new offering. We look forward to making this new pharmacy network available to our clients who choose this offering and providing their plan members with an option to select a tobacco-free environment for their prescription fulfillment needs,” said CVS Health spokesman Mike DeAngelis in the statement. “For clients who choose a tobacco-free network, plan members would be provided with a full list of participating pharmacies in advance of any network change. A tobacco-free network would include CVS/pharmacy and Target nationally as well as other local or regional pharmacies including numerous independent pharmacies that do not sell tobacco products.”
CVS Health did not disclose any additional details on the network.
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