26 May 2010

CVS Reaches Out to Diabetes Patients

National drugstore chain CVS is offering free A1c tests to the approximately 24 million Americans with diabetes at select locations through June 12th. The pharmacy has also introduced the ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes program, which promises discounts on the purchase of diabetes supplies to those who sign up. In addition it offers advice from pharmacists on how to reduce your treatment-related costs. Is this a publicity stunt? Absolutely. Should we to look a gift horse in the mouth? This may be a cost savings for some people.

Since I am not aware of a CVS pharmacy in my immediate area, I am not availing myself of this offer. Also they have other activities that people should know about.

Add 5/27/10 - See this for more happenings at other pharmacies.  If you have diabetes, live near these pharmacies, and are on the meds covered, you may want to take advantage of these offers. 

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