January 20, 2015

Partner up or risk being left behind. That’s the choice facing more and more pharmacy groups grappling with accountable care, outcomes-based reimbursement and risk-sharing collaborative health networks. 

 

January 12, 2015

In a first-of-its-kind randomized clinical trial, researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and collaborators have shown the benefits of a personalized approach to smoking treatment, based on how quickly smokers break down nicotine in their bodies.

January 7, 2015

While smokers are likely to hear dozens of reasons why they should quit, a new study is showing that there is a major health issue that healthcare providers may not be discussing.

 

December 19, 2014

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has announced that it has closed the acquisition of Habitrol brand — an over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapy transdermal patch — from Novartis Consumer Health.

December 10, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spent only $480 per smoker who quit on account of its 2012 Tips From Former Smokers campaign,.

December 10, 2014

Cigarette smoking generates as much as $170 billion in annual healthcare spending in the United States, accounting for 8.7% of the total healthcare spend.

November 20, 2014

CVS Health announced on Thursday that the company and its foundation has committed to invest more than $1 million in grants to support tobacco cessation and prevention programs.

November 19, 2014

Reynolds American on Thursday will be sharing information on the national launch of Zonnic, a smoking cessation gum marketed by the company's subsidiary Niconovum USA.

November 14, 2014

Almost 23% of high school students currently use a tobacco product, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

October 17, 2014
Canadian pharmacy retailers are up in arms in British Columbia, threatening to take legal action against the College of Pharmacists of BC if the group attempts to block tobacco sales in their stores. It's a juxtaposition between advocating for health in all parts of the pharmacy and being responsible to the shareholders of the company. 
 
To sell or not to sell? That has become the question in both Canada and the United States. 
October 16, 2014

Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies will turn more than 20 brand logos purple in support of Spirit Day, a national day devoted to standing up against bullying and showing support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

October 14, 2014

Adults in the United States suffered from approximately 14 million major medical conditions attributable to smoking, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine Monday.

October 7, 2014

Following CVS Health’s bold move to stop selling tobacco products in all of its stores, president and CEO Larry Merlo, joined public health advocates and researchers on Tuesday for a roundtable discussion on tobacco sales and marketing at retail stores.

September 11, 2014

PepsiCo announced its "Purple On!" campaign against bullying. The initiative supports GLAAD's annual Spirit Day, which takes place on Oct. 16.

September 4, 2014

Walgreens on Wednesday shared its commitment to helping smokers quit the habit altogether. 

 

September 2, 2014

L'Oréal Canada has announced the appointment of Nadia Petrolito as chief communications officer.

July 14, 2014

"The seven deadly are a list of rebellious vices that historically have afflicted mankind. The center of each vice is the tendency to focus too much on one’s self and not enough on others. Sounds like the criticism many buyers have of a number of today’s top sales and marketing leaders, doesn’t it?" writes Dan Mack, founder of the Mack Elevation Forum, in his latest blog post.

June 25, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be launching hard-hitting ads for its 2014 “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign, the agency announced Tuesday.

May 16, 2014

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has presented Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Caremark, with its highest honor, the Champion Award, for his company’s leadership in the fight to reduce tobacco use in the United States.

April 24, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed a new rule that would extend the agency's tobacco authority to cover additional tobacco products. The proposal is part of the FDA's implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco control Act, which was signed by President Barack Obama in 2009.

April 1, 2014

Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more clinicians to screen patients for tobacco use and advise smokers on how to quit.

March 28, 2014

More smokers would quit if state Medicaid programs covered more cessation treatments and removed barriers to coverage, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published in Thursday's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

March 20, 2014

Beauty giant L'Oréal has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a “World's Most Ethical Company.”

March 11, 2014

A survey by the National Pain Foundation of more than 300 people who live with chronic pain is shedding light on how chronic pain sufferers are treated by their healthcare providers.