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CVS Health steps up tobacco-free campus push

CVS Health steps up tobacco-free campus push

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is ramping up its efforts to curb tobacco use among young Americans. The CVS Health Foundation said Tuesday that it has teamed up with American Cancer Society and Truth Initiative to provide grants to help U.S. colleges and universities promote, adopt and implement 100% smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies. Along

Kaiser Permanente, Target plan new Southern Calif. clinics

Kaiser Permanente, Target plan new Southern Calif. clinics

PASADENA, Calif. — Integrated health system Kaiser Permanente and Target Corp. plan to open 31 new retail clinics inside Target stores in Southern California. Kaiser Permanente said it will staff the new clinics — to be branded as “Target Clinic, care provided by Kaiser Permanente” — with licensed nurse practitioners and vocational nurses. Doctors will

Retailers lend hand in Hurricane Irma relief

Retailers lend hand in Hurricane Irma relief

NEW YORK — Retailers stepped forward to help with relief efforts for Hurricane Irma even as they continued their own recovery efforts to get stores and other facilities back into operation. Across Florida, where Irma made landfall in the continental United States last Saturday, drug chains, supermarkets and mass merchandisers shuttered stores as winds topping

CVS to acquire ProMedica pharmacies in Ohio

CVS to acquire ProMedica pharmacies in Ohio

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is acquiring six outpatient pharmacy locations in Ohio from the ProMedica health system. Financial terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. CVS said Wednesday that it plans to convert two Toledo locations — The Pharmacy Counter on S. Byrne Road and ProMedica Pharmacy Counter on Navarre Avenue — to CVS Pharmacy

CVS to deploy health-and-wellness vending machines

CVS to deploy health-and-wellness vending machines

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Over the coming weeks, CVS Pharmacy plans to roll out automated vending machines selling “better-for-you” snacks, personal care items and over-the-counter health products in high-traffic public venues. CVS said Thursday that the first 25 CVS Pharmacy vending machines will be deployed in New England and New York through the end of October.

CVS Pharmacy to kick off Project Health

CVS Pharmacy to kick off Project Health

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy is set to launch its annual free health screening campaign, Project Health. CVS said Wednesday that from Sept. 7 to Dec. 17, it plans to hold 450 Project Health wellness events and provide more than $5 million of free health services at CVS Pharmacy locations in 10 multicultural communities with

Fagen decides to sell its 20 stores to CVS

Fagen decides to sell its 20 stores to CVS

DEMOTTE, Ind. — CVS Health has agreed to purchase 20-store Fagen Pharmacy. Terms were not disclosed. Plans call for eight of the stores to be converted and rebannered to CVS Pharmacy by late September. The other 12 are slated to be closed, with their prescription files transferring to nearby CVS pharmacies. The outlets to be

CVS, MinuteClinic affiliate with Franciscan Health

CVS, MinuteClinic affiliate with Franciscan Health

MISHAWAKA, Ind. — Regional health care system Franciscan Health has formed a clinical affiliation with CVS Health. Under the clinical collaboration, Franciscan Health patients in Indiana and Illinois will have access to clinical support, medication counseling, chronic disease monitoring and wellness programs at CVS Pharmacy drug stores and CVS MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics. CVS Health

Hurricane Harvey forces store closures

Hurricane Harvey forces store closures

HOUSTON — Along with residents, retailers in southeast Texas were pounded by Hurricane Harvey as the storm drenched the region with historical levels of rainfall. The hurricane, which hit the Texas Gulf Coast on Friday and has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, caused massive flooding throughout the region and forced hundreds of pharmacies

CVS urges Rx patient preparedness for Hurricane Harvey

CVS urges Rx patient preparedness for Hurricane Harvey

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — With Hurricane Harvey set to strike the Texas Gulf Coast, CVS Pharmacy is helping customers be prepared for the storm, including their prescription drug needs. CVS on Friday urged pharmacy patients to check with their local store to make sure they enough medication for the duration of the hurricane. “In light of

CVS extending health care reach

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health plans to extend its Transform Diabetes Care initiative to four more disease states over the next two years. The program is expected to also cover asthma, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and depression by midsummer 2019. Launched late last year, Transform Diabetes Care is designed to lower pharmacy costs through aggressive trend management

New era in mass retailing about to dawn

New era in mass retailing about to dawn

In the aftermath of the failed Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) acquisition of Rite Aid Corp., very little has happened. Rather, it’s like the event itself, or the nonevent, was an ending, a development so sudden and final that nothing else could happen. WBA continues to gather momentum, adding sales and stores in the U.S.

CVS to expand disease management program

CVS to expand disease management program

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health plans to extend its Transform Diabetes Care initiative to four more disease states over the next two years. The program is expected to also cover asthma, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and depression by midsummer 2019. Launched late last year, Transform Diabetes Care is designed to lower pharmacy costs through aggressive trend management

CVS Health tops analysts’ 2Q earnings forecast

CVS Health tops analysts’ 2Q earnings forecast

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health beat Wall Street’s earnings forecast for the second quarter and bumped up the bottom of its 2017 guidance despite declined sales in its retail pharmacy business unit. CVS said Tuesday that net income for the second quarter ended June 30 totaled $1.1 billion, or $1.07 per diluted share (GAAP), compared

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