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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

CVS names Marc-David Munk CMO of MinuteClinic

CVS names Marc-David Munk CMO of MinuteClinic

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has appointed Marc-David Munk, as the new chief medical officer (CMO) of MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic subsidiary, and as associate CMO of CVS Health. In his new role, Munk will lead and oversee MinuteClinic’s patient care strategies with a focus on ensuring that MinuteClinic continues to provide high-quality

CVS Health aims to help patients save

CVS Health aims to help patients save

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.

CVS kept drug price growth almost flat for PBM clients in 2017

CVS kept drug price growth almost flat for PBM clients in 2017

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has reported that, in 2017, the company kept drug price growth nearly flat for its pharmacy benefit management (PBM) clients, at a minimal 0.2%, despite manufacturer price inflation near 10%. Overall, the combination of this nearly flat drug price growth, with low drug utilization growth of 1.7%, reduced drug trend

CVS to focus on kidney care and dialysis treatment

CVS to focus on kidney care and dialysis treatment

WOONSOCKET, R.I.— CVS Health announced an exciting new initiative that will focus on chronic kidney disease and dialysis and builds upon the company’s focus on driving innovation in the management of chronic disease to help improve patient health outcomes while managing costs. This new program will focus on early identification of kidney disease and expansion of

CVS supports bleeding disorder programs

CVS supports bleeding disorder programs

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced more than $260,000 in charitable commitments to local and national hemophilia and bleeding disorder programs across the country. The announcement of new commitments coincides with Bleeding Disorder Awareness Month, which is nationally recognized each year in March. In the United States, more than 20,000 people are living with hemophilia,

CVS steps up opioid abuse prevention in New Hampshire

CVS steps up opioid abuse prevention in New Hampshire

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has taken its efforts to fight the abuse of opioids to New Hampshire. CVS said Wednesday that it has installed safe medication disposal units in two CVS Pharmacy locations in New Hampshire to foster proper and timely disposal of opioids and other medications that could be diverted or misused if

Former Lilly CFO to head CVS Caremark

Former Lilly CFO to head CVS Caremark

NEW YORK — CVS Health has named former Eli Lilly and Co. chief financial officer Derica Rice as president of its CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management unit. Plans call for Rice to take the helm at CVS Caremark on March 30, CVS said late Tuesday. The appointment was earlier reported by The Wall Street Journal.

CVS Be The First youth anti-smoking drive in 3rd year

CVS Be The First youth anti-smoking drive in 3rd year

 WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of its “Be The First” multiyear smoking cessation campaign, CVS Health plans to award $10 million this year to support youth smoking prevention and education programs and strategies nationwide. CVS said Monday that the new commitments, funded through the company and the CVS Health Foundation, are part of its

CVS is taking aim at the high cost of Rxs

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health chief policy and external affairs officer Tom Moriarty spoke to attendees at the AHIP (America’s Health Insurance Plans) National Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., earlier this month about ways the company is addressing the high cost of prescription drugs for payers and consumers. Moriarty highlighted a variety of approaches, including

Senators aim to quash pharmacy gag clauses

Senators aim to quash pharmacy gag clauses

WASHINGTON — A group of senators are sponsoring legislation to bring more prescription drug pricing transparency to the pharmacy counter. Sens. Susan Collins (R., Maine), Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) and Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) yesterday introduced the Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act (S. 2554) and the Know the Lowest Price Act (S. 2553), which would

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year Awards

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year Awards

NEW YORK — At a reception in Manhattan this month, Chain Drug Review honored the recipients of the publication’s Retailer of the Year Awards. In the spotlight before a throng of their retail peers and supplier partners were Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), who was named Retailer of the Year; Kevin

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