Category Archives: cancer

Are we really training learners to manage diseases?

If you pay close attention to medical education and training, you have surely read something like this as an goal or learning objective: “Manage inflammatory bowel disease and its complications” However, this is not exactly what our goals should be. One push in the … Continue reading

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CVS to stop selling tobacco products: some grass-roots contribution from the blogosphere?

In 2011 I posted this petition to try to get CVS and Rite Aid to stop stop selling tobacco (see my 2011 blog post). Although the petition closed in 2013 with just under 2800 signatures, today is finally the day I’ve … Continue reading

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Why do Pharmacies Sell Tobacco? Let’s Join Together and Tell Them to Stop

Many years ago, I asked the manager at a local chain pharmacy why they sold cigarettes.  His response? “Umm…I don’t know.” I would venture to say that most managers don’t know the answer to that either.  Do you?  I certainly … Continue reading

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