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CVS Caremark Hosts Live Facebook Chats for American Diabetes Month
Date:11/3/2011

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its broad support for patients with diabetes, and in recognition of American Diabetes Month, CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) will be hosting live Facebook chats to answer patients' questions about diabetes and chronic condition management.  Among other topics, the discussions will address how diabetes patients and their families can best manage their disease. CVS pharmacists and MinuteClinic nurse practitioners will offer helpful insights to diabetes patients on filling their prescriptions on time, continuing to take their medications as prescribed and monitoring their conditions regularly.

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MinuteClinic will host a live online event with a MinuteClinic nurse practitioner on November 8, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. ET that can be accessed through the MinuteClinic Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MinuteClinic.  CVS/pharmacy will host a live online event with a CVS pharmacist on November 15, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. ET that can be accessed by logging on to the CVS/pharmacy Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cvs.  

"As a pharmacy innovator, we have created a number of programs to help the nearly 26 million Americans who have diabetes manage their condition and find new and effective ways to put them on a path to better health," said Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark.  

Many patients are drawn to social media to share information and to find support and strategies for living with chronic disease, but recent CVS Caremark research showed great variability in the standards used to ensure sites effectively provide information and answers to important he
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