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CVS Health

Kantar sheds light on potential of health, wellness

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Retailers in the U.S. are sitting on a gold mine of health and wellness opportunities, but they need to know where and how to dig. This was the essential theme of the Kantar Retail Health and Wellness Conference held here last month. By 2025, according to Kantar, health and wellness has

Former SEC chairman Mary Schapiro joins CVS board

Former SEC chairman Mary Schapiro joins CVS board

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health shareholders re-elected all 11 members of the company’s board and voted to elect Mary Schapiro, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as a new director. The elections took place Wednesday at CVS Health’s annual shareholders meeting at the company headquarters in Woonsocket, R.I. Directors re-elected to the

CVS’ Andrew Sussman to head university

CVS’ Andrew Sussman to head university

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada — Andrew Sussman, executive vice president of clinical services at CVS Health, has been named chief executive officer of St. George’s University in Grenada. St. George’s University said Sussman, also associate chief medical officer for CVS, will lead all of the institution’s executive functions, focusing in particular on expanding educational opportunities, programs,

Longs Drugs serves up hepatitis A vaccines

Longs Drugs serves up hepatitis A vaccines

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is urging Hawaii residents to get vaccinated for hepatitis A after imported frozen raw tuna (ahi) cubes distributed on Oahu tested positive for the virus. CVS said late Wednesday that Longs Drugs stores and MinuteClinic health clinics in Hawaii have hepatitis A vaccines available and can administer the immunization to

Marsh Supermarkets sells Rx files to CVS

Marsh Supermarkets sells Rx files to CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has bought the prescription files of Marsh Supermarkets’ 37 pharmacies in Indiana. CVS said the Marsh pharmacy files will be transferred to nearby CVS Pharmacy locations between May 3 and 5. Financial terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. “CVS and Marsh will work together to ensure that pharmacy patients experience

CVS Health tops Wall Street’s 1Q forecast

CVS Health tops Wall Street’s 1Q forecast

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Despite declines in its retail pharmacy business, CVS Health saw sales rise and beat Wall Street’s earnings projections for its fiscal 2017 first quarter. CVS said Tuesday that for the quarter ended March 31, revenue totaled $44.51 billion, up 3% from $43.22 billion a year earlier. Sales in the company’s Retail/LTC Segment, which

CVS Health examines perceptions of opioid epidemic

CVS Health examines perceptions of opioid epidemic

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Americans see prescription drug abuse as a growing problem that is increasingly impacting their lives, a new report from CVS Health has found. Released on Thursday, ahead of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, the report also finds that 75% of respondents believe the problem of prescription

CVS appoints chief policy officer

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has appointed Thomas Moriarty to the new position of chief policy and external affairs officer. He had been executive vice president, general counsel and chief strategy officer. In addition, CVS has consolidated corporate communications, legal, government affairs and public policy into one operating unit under Moriarty, who continues to report

Surescripts raises bar for e-prescriptions with Sentinel

Surescripts raises bar for e-prescriptions with Sentinel

ARLINGTON, Va. — Surescripts aims to sharpen the accuracy of electronic prescribing with the launch of its new Sentinel automated e-prescription monitoring system. Announced this week, Sentinel will boost patient safety, care quality and workflow efficiency by pinpointing areas for improvement and analyzing e-prescribing trends for better patient care, the health information network said. Sentinel

Public policy challenges take center stage

Public policy challenges take center stage

CVS Health earlier this month named Tom Moriarty to the new position of chief policy and external affairs officer. As explained by president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo, the rationale behind the creation of the role is to “deliver an integrated approach to policy development and external engagement so the company can contribute to

CVS showcases new front-of-store experience

CVS showcases new front-of-store experience

NEW YORK — As shown by the evolution of its front-end strategy, CVS didn’t change its name to CVS Health and remove tobacco products from its stores more than two years ago for nothing. Executives at the interactive brand showcase CVS held Wednesday in Manhattan noted that health and well-being underpins virtually all facets of

CVS Pharmacy pushes ahead with front-end plan

CVS Pharmacy pushes ahead with front-end plan

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has unveiled the next phase of its front-end strategy, including new store designs, more better-for-you food and health-focused products, expanded beauty offerings and informational signage storewide. CVS said more than 800 stores nationwide have been remodeled with the new front-end design and assortment, and over 3,400 locations now have expanded

CVS MinuteClinic expands veterans’ access to care

CVS MinuteClinic expands veterans’ access to care

PHOENIX — CVS Health’s MinuteClinic is taking part in a public-private alliance to expand access to health care services for veterans in the Phoenix area. Under an initiative by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Phoenix VA Health Care System (HCS), the TriWest Healthcare Alliance and CVS MinuteClinic, nearly 120,000 veterans enrolled in the

CVS Health honored for supplier diversity

CVS Health honored for supplier diversity

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has been recognized by Billion Dollar Roundtable for reaching its goal of spending more than $1 billion with diverse suppliers. With the honor, CVS Health joins the ranks as one of 26 major U.S.-based corporations that provide thought leadership and solutions-driven exploration of key issues in supplier diversity. “We are

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