Stater Bros. Super Rx Pharmacies Provide Free Smoking Cessation Assistance
San Bernardino, California (July 2, 2018) – To help smokers overcome nicotine addiction, Stater Bros. Super Rx Pharmacies will provide NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy) to qualifying individuals. NRT can be provided without a physician’s prescription due to California law (Senate Bill 493) which includes a protocol that allows pharmacists to prescribe NRT just as physicians do. NRT is covered by most insurance plans and a prescription can be coordinated at one of the 22 local Stater Bros. Super Rx Pharmacies. For a list of Stater Bros. Super Rx Pharmacy locations, visit staterbros.com.
In collaboration with the California Smokers’ Helpline, Stater Bros. Pharmacists will also assist customers by providing referrals to the free, evidence-based smoking cessation services available from the California Smokers’ Helpline. Upon referral, the California Smokers’ Helpline will call patients to offer free telephone counseling, self-help materials, and referral to local cessation resources. Services are available in multiple languages including English and Spanish.
“We are pleased to work in collaboration with California Smokers Helpline to provide assistance to individuals seeking to overcome nicotine addiction,” stated Pete Van Helden, Stater Bros. CEO.
“The California Smokers’ Helpline applauds the efforts of Stater Bros. Super Rx Pharmacies to increase patient access to nicotine replacement therapy, an evidence-based strategy for helping smokers quit,” stated Shu-Hong Zhu, Ph.D., Director of the Helpline and Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego.
Recently, Stater Bros. Super Rx Pharmacies improved their $4/$10 generic program by offering additional tiers. The tiers now consist of a $4, $8, $10 and $12 offering and bring over 350 commonly prescribed medications to the program in order to add value for their customers.