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.
The bill passed the legislature unanimously and was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2013.
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. “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.