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CVS raises transparency in beauty marketing

CVS raises transparency in beauty marketing

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is bringing more transparency to beauty care marketing with the introduction of the CVS Beauty Mark, a watermark highlighting imagery that hasn’t been materially altered. Plans call for the CVS Beauty Mark to begin appearing on CVS Pharmacy-produced beauty images — including for stores, websites, social media and marketing materials — this

CVS Health gives update on 2018 outlook

CVS Health gives update on 2018 outlook

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — In an update for investors, CVS Health executives expressed confidence in its growth outlook and noted that the recently passed tax overhaul package should boost its cash flow by an estimated $1.2 billion. The remarks came yesterday in a conference call after the company’s announcement of its earnings expectations for 2018. CVS

Kevin Hourican honored as top pharmacy exec

Kevin Hourican honored as top pharmacy exec

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Kevin Hourican is a relative newcomer to community pharmacy, but that hasn’t prevented him from helping CVS Health live up to its positioning as a pharmacy innovation company. Since being named executive vice president of retail pharmacy and supply chain 18 months ago, Hourican, who was trained in economics and supply chain

CVS’ Helena Foulkes to speak at NRF ‘Big Show’

CVS’ Helena Foulkes to speak at NRF ‘Big Show’

WASHINGTON — CVS Health’s Helena Foulkes has been tabbed as one of the keynote speakers at the National Retail Federation’s 2018 annual convention in Manhattan. Foulkes, executive vice president of CVS Health and president of CVS Pharmacy, will address the theme “empowering customers to make everyday health care better” in her presentation, scheduled for Jan.

Merlo discusses potential of CVS-Aetna merger

Merlo discusses potential of CVS-Aetna merger

NEW YORK — Acquiring Aetna Inc. will better position CVS Health to improve health outcomes and bring affordable health care to more Americans, CVS president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo told National Public Radio (NPR). The addition of a health insurer like Aetna will allow CVS to provide a more comprehensive care offering to

CVS, Aetna set to merge in transformative deal

CVS, Aetna set to merge in transformative deal

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health plans to acquire health insurer Aetna for roughly $69 billion in a first-of-its kind deal aimed at fending off challenges in retail and health care. The landmark CVS-Aetna merger deal comes at time when insurers are under pressure to lower medical costs, and retailers are under attack from new competitors,

Drug chains could benefit from ubiquity of AI

Drug chains could benefit from ubiquity of AI

NEW YORK — It sounds like a science fiction plot: machines and computers operating with intelligent and human-like behavior. But artificial intelligence (AI) is real and relevant to any task involving the intellect, and AI applications affect nearly all aspects of modern human life. In industry, AI is so ubiquitous that it often goes unnoticed,

CVS goes live with same-day Rx delivery in Manhattan

CVS goes live with same-day Rx delivery in Manhattan

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy this week launched free, same-day delivery for prescription drugs and certain over-the-counter products in Manhattan. CVS said Wednesday that the delivery service is being offered at all locations in Manhattan. Prescriptions and OTC items can be delivered directly from CVS Pharmacy in secure, tamper-proof packaging to the customer’s door. OTC

CVS Health to buy Aetna for $69 billion

CVS Health to buy Aetna for $69 billion

WOONSOCKET, R.I., and HARTFORD, Conn. — Following mounting speculation over the past month, CVS Health has unveiled a cash-and stock-deal to acquire health insurer Aetna Inc. for $69 billion. CVS and Aetna said Sunday evening that under the merger pact, Aetna shareholders will receive about $207 per share, including $145 in cash and 0.8378 CVS

CVS survey serves as flu shot reminder

CVS survey serves as flu shot reminder

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has released findings from a poll on flu immunization as it urges families to get their shots during National Influenza Vaccination Week with the approach of peak flu season. A recent CVS survey found that 61% of Americans get a flu vaccine every year or plan to get one this

CVS Health plans real-time benefits visibility

CVS Health plans real-time benefits visibility

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has announced that its pharmacy benefits manager (PBM), CVS Caremark, will begin providing real-time visibility to member-specific medication costs and available lower-cost therapeutic alternatives at the point of prescribing and at the pharmacy. This enhanced visibility to the patient’s benefit across all points of care can help eliminate potential dispensing delays, improve

CVS to offer next-day prescription delivery

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy will launch next-day prescription delivery nationwide in early 2018. As part of the CVS next-day prescription delivery rollout, same-day delivery will be available in selected cities, with the service beginning in New York next month. “Our goal is to meet the needs of all of our customers wherever, however and

CVS Health makes naloxone available in three more states

CVS Health makes naloxone available in three more states

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has announced today that naloxone opioid overdose-reversal medication is now available without an individual prescription at all of the 300 CVS Pharmacy locations in Michigan, including those located inside Target stores.  In addition, the retailer announced it will be available at 77 CVS locations in Oaklahoma and 20 CVS locations

CVS to go national with next-day Rx delivery

CVS to go national with next-day Rx delivery

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Early next year, CVS Pharmacy plans to begin next-day delivery of prescriptions to patients nationwide. CVS said Monday that the next-day delivery service will bring prescriptions directly to customers’ doors. In addition, CVS will offer same-day delivery of prescriptions within hours in select cities. Plans call for CVS Pharmacy to launch free,

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