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CVS Pharmacy

CVS deploys time-delay safes to thwart opioid robberies

CVS deploys time-delay safes to thwart opioid robberies

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — In line with its efforts to fight the opioid abuse epidemic, CVS Pharmacy has rolled out time-delay safes in Ohio and Kentucky to prevent robberies of controlled substances. CVS said it has deployed the technology in more than 170 locations in the Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, markets, as well as in nearby

CVS Health, Cigna take new approach to care

CVS Health, Cigna take new approach to care

WOONSOCKET, R.I., and BLOOMFIELD, Conn. — CVS Health and Cigna say they’re ushering in a new health care and drug coverage model with the launch of Cigna Health Works, which joins Cigna-administered health benefits with CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic retail pharmacy and health services. CVS and Cigna said Thursday that Cigna Health Works is designed

CVS Pharmacy acquires Doc’s Drugs

CVS Pharmacy acquires Doc’s Drugs

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy plans to buy Doc’s Drugs, a chain of 14 drug stores in Illinois. Financial terms of the acquisition weren’t disclosed. CVS said all of the Doc’s stores will be converted and rebannered as CVS Pharmacy by late July. The Doc’s stores being acquired — including one Sartoris Drugs location —

CVS Health achieves social responsibility goals

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Expanding its offerings of healthier food and beverages and removing parabens and other such ingredients from its store brand beauty and personal care products were two of the many accomplishments highlighted in CVS Health’s 10th annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, released last month. Titled “Prescription for a Better World,” the report

Sephora, Ulta turn up the heat in beauty care

Sephora, Ulta turn up the heat in beauty care

NEW YORK — Sephora and Ulta Beauty have altered the beauty care landscape, siphoning off customers from both department and mass stores. And both specialty retailers show no signs of slowing down — suggesting that mass retailers must find new strategies to stem the losses, especially of Millennials and Generation Z customers. Market researcher Euromonitor

Earwax MD launches at Amazon; CVS rollout planned

Earwax MD launches at Amazon; CVS rollout planned

DALLAS — Eosera Inc. has launched its Earwax MD earwax removal solution on Amazon Exclusives and plans to roll out the product to CVS Pharmacy stores this summer. Eosera said Tuesday that Amazon.com is the first retailer to carry Earwax MD. Amazon Exclusives focuses on new and innovative products only sold on Amazon, including items

CVS Pharmacy sharpens focus on skin health

CVS Pharmacy sharpens focus on skin health

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has kicked off Long Live Skin, an in-store and multimedia campaign to promote sun protection and skin health. CVS said Monday that Long Live Skin starts with a focus on sun safety during May, which is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and will continue through the summer. The campaign includes store

CVS moves to elevate shopping experience

CVS moves to elevate shopping experience

NEW YORK — CVS Pharmacy has reimagined its store design, highlighting an expanded offering of health and beauty products and “better for you” food products. The new layout’s “discovery zones” in key health categories take a holistic approach to care and product selections. Together with new health services and innovative digital programs, the changes represent

Perez-Tenessa leaves CVS to join Amazon

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Alex Perez-Tenessa, the chief beauty care merchant who helped steer CVS Pharmacy’s campaign to forge a link between health and beauty, has left the company to join e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. Perez-Tenessa joined CVS in January 2013 to lead beauty and personal care merchandising after the retailer promoted beauty retail veteran Cheryl

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

2017 NACDS Annual Meeting gets under way

2017 NACDS Annual Meeting gets under way

The 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting got going on Saturday at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz. Headlining the day’s events were Meet the Retailer sessions with CVS Health, Walgreens, Fred’s Pharmacy, Sam’s Club, Cardinal Health and The Vitamin Shoppe. NACDS also held its board of directors meeting. “We’re very customer-first; we’re creating the very best customer

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