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CVS expands safe drug disposal at CVS Pharmacy locations in Virginia

CVS expands safe drug disposal at CVS Pharmacy locations in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. — CVS Health announced that the company has expanded its safe medication disposal program to select CVS Pharmacy locations in Virginia to help facilitate proper and timely disposal of opioids and other medications that could be diverted or misused if left in medicine cabinets. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, Chesterfield Deputy Chief of Police,

CVS Health praises enactment of VA Mission Act

CVS Health praises enactment of VA Mission Act

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —  CVS Health has applauded the enactment of the VA Mission Act, which enhances veteran access to community care through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The new law builds upon several successful programs CVS Health has implemented in coordination with the Department to increase veterans’ access to health care services through walk-in care

With Aetna deal nearing, CVS names new team

With Aetna deal nearing, CVS names new team

WOONSOCKET, R.I.­ — CVS Health has announced the management team that, following the close of the Aetna acquisition, will lead the combined company into the future. Aetna will operate as a stand-alone business unit within the CVS Health enterprise following the close and will be led by members of its current management team. In addition,

MinuteClinic gets new exec

MinuteClinic gets new exec

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health last month named Dr. Marc-David Munk as the new chief medical officer of MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic subsidiary, as well as associate chief medical officer of CVS Health. In his new role, Munk will lead and oversee MinuteClinic’s patient care strategies, with a focus on ensuring that MinuteClinic

Retailers praise Trump for taking on drug prices

Retailers praise Trump for taking on drug prices

WASHINGTON —  CVS Health and Walgreens have commended President  Trump for vowing in a speech today to fight high drug prices. Issuing a sweeping plan to bring down prices,  Trump again castigated drug manufacturers, while spreading blame to PBMs, wholesalers, foreign governments and his predecessors in Washington. “Everyone involved in the broken system — the drugmakers, insurance

Buoy Health partners with CVS Health on AI clinic referrals

Buoy Health partners with CVS Health on AI clinic referrals

BOSTON — Buoy Health, a start up health technology company that develops digital tools,  has entered into an agreement with CVS Health’s MinuteClinic subsidiary to provide patients with access to convenient, accessible and affordable care at any of its over 1,100 MinuteClinic locations nationwide. The relationship, which will be available to patients through www.buoyhealth.com later

CVS CMO addresses population health issues at HLTH 2018

CVS CMO addresses population health issues at HLTH 2018

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Today at HLTH 2018, a health care innovation conference taking place this week in Las Vegas, Nevada, CVS Health chief medical officer Dr. Troyen Brennan delivered a keynote address outlining CVS Health’s unique potential to help change current paradigms for addressing population health. Dr. Brennan outlined how the combination of data-driven insights

CVS to acquire Fred’s specialty pharmacy business

CVS to acquire Fred’s specialty pharmacy business

MEMPHIS — Fred’s Inc. has reported that CVS Health is purchasing its specialty pharmacy business EntrustRx for $40 million. The general merchandise and pharmacy store announced yesterday afternoon that it had reached a definitive agreement to sell certain assets of its specialty pharmacy unit — EntrustRx — to CVS Health for $40 million “plus an

Higher script volumes aid in Q1 gains for CVS

Higher script volumes aid in Q1 gains for CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health’s revenue was on the rise as it filled more prescriptions and benefited from a lower effective tax rate, the company said today in reporting its operating results for the three months ended March 31. The drug store chain said its first quarter revenue increased 2.6% to $45.7 billion from $44.5

CVS: committed to safe medication disposal

CVS: committed to safe medication disposal

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —  CVS Health today underscored its commitment to helping communities safely dispose of unwanted medications, particularly as an important step in helping to address and prevent opioid abuse and misuse. The company announced its safe medication disposal efforts have collected nearly 350,000 pounds, or 158 metric tons, of unwanted medication. This Saturday, April

CVS releases 11th annual CSR Report

CVS releases 11th annual CSR Report

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health  today released its 11th annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, detailing its latest efforts to shape the future of health care, reduce environmental impact and exemplify corporate leadership in fulfilling the company’s purpose of helping people on their path to better health. Among the company’s key CSR initiatives in 2017 were an

CVS helps patients fight high Rx costs

CVS helps patients fight high Rx costs

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has revealed a new, comprehensive program designed to combat rising prescription drug prices and help patients save money on their medications. The new initiatives are being launched against a background of ongoing increases in manufacturers’ list prices for drugs and a growing percentage of Americans who have high-deductible health plans.

Kevin Hourican named president of CVS Pharmacy

Kevin Hourican named president of CVS Pharmacy

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —  Kevin Hourican has been promoted to president of CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health. Hourican, who most recently served as the company’s executive vice president of retail pharmacy, had been serving as interim president of the drug chain following the departure of Helena Foulkes, who left to head Hudson’s Bay Co. In his

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