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CVS/pharmacy earns Arthritis Foundation designation
May 1st, 2014
ATLANTA – CVS/pharmacy has become the only drug chain to receive the Arthritis Foundation's Partner for Better Living designation.
The Arthritis Foundation said Thursday that the new classification, announced in tandem with Arthritis Month, recognizes CVS as a company committed to addressing the needs of people with arthritis through arthritis-related products, services or resources.
The foundation noted that CVS/pharmacy provides a one-stop shop for arthritis-related products and disease management information in its stores and online.
"This is an important milestone to help consumers with arthritis," Helena Foulkes, president of CVS/pharmacy, said in a statement. "By partnering with the Arthritis Foundation, we are able to provide information from the authority on arthritis and help our customers with arthritis quickly and easily identify products to aid them on their path to better health."
As part of earning the Partner for Better Living designation, CVS has launched a digital hub at CVS.com/arthritis — developed with the Arthritis Foundation — that provides resources, tips and tools to help people manage joint pain and arthritis. CVS/pharmacy also will have special sections in many stores with products and other resources for people with arthritis.
"The Arthritis Foundation and CVS/pharmacy both share a common goal to improve the lives of people with arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability," commented Arthritis Foundation president and chief executive officer Ann Palmer. "We applaud CVS for its commitment to the arthritis community. This partnership will help support Arthritis Foundation efforts to lead groundbreaking research for better treatments and a cure, fight for patients' access to affordable and effective health care, and provide trusted information and resources. We look forward to growing it in a meaningful way."