CVS Pharmacy

CVS’ removal of tobacco cuts retail cigarette purchases

CVS’ removal of tobacco cuts retail cigarette purchases

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health’s removal of tobacco products from its drug stores over two years ago continues to impact retail cigarette sales. A new study from the CVS Health Research Institute, published online Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health, found that dropping tobacco from all CVS Pharmacy stores reduced the number of

CVS Health closes fiscal year on high note

CVS Health closes fiscal year on high note

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health topped Wall Street’s earnings-per-share forecast and, driven largely by its PBM unit, saw double-digit sales gains for the 2016 fourth quarter and full year. CVS said Thursday that for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, revenue totaled $45.97 billion, up 11.7% from $41.15 billion a year earlier. For the 2016

CVS offers low-cost EpiPen alternative

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is providing a low-cost alternative Mylan’s EpiPen epinephrine auto-injector for anaphylaxis. CVS has made Impax Laboratories’ epinephrine auto-injector available at all CVS Pharmacy drug stores at a cash price of $109.99 for a two-pack. That compares with a cash price of $649.99 for the branded EpiPen and $339.99 for the

CVS pledges to raise $10 million for women’s heart health

CVS pledges to raise $10 million for women’s heart health

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has become a new national sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement supporting women’s heart health. CVS said Wednesday that it has committed to raise at least $10 million over the next three years, including through an in-store donation program, to help fund cardiovascular research and

CVS beauty care mix brings new energy

CVS beauty care mix brings new energy

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy is unleashing a bevy of new items to prove it can compete with specialty beauty care merchants and lure younger beauty-crazed shoppers. Competitors offering the latest trends had siphoned off some of those customers, but now CVS is finding a path to add newness at lightning speed — and at

CVS serves up low-cost EpiPen option

CVS serves up low-cost EpiPen option

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — In the wake of the public outcry over pricing for Mylan’s EpiPen epinephrine auto-injector for anaphylaxis, CVS Health announced that it’s providing a low-cost alternative. CVS said Thursday that Impax Laboratories’ authorized generic for the Adrenaclick epinephrine auto-injector is now available at all CVS Pharmacy drug stores at a cash price of $109.99

Pharmacy chains point to rising flu activity

Pharmacy chains point to rising flu activity

NEW YORK — Reports from pharmacy retailers indicate that flu activity has been on the rise. Supercenter chain Meijer Inc. said Monday that purchases of over-the-counter cold and flu remedies at its stores have climbed 30% in recent weeks. The sales increase, according to Meijer pharmacists, suggests a troubling trend: Many consumers may have passed

Larry Merlo named Health Care Exec of the Year

Larry Merlo named Health Care Exec of the Year

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As Larry Merlo sees things, health care delivery in the United States is a tale of two incompatible models, a costly, inefficient one rooted in the past, and another focused on a future of increased patient access, improved outcomes and lower costs. “At the moment, it’s as if we have two health

CVS to build distribution center in Kansas City

CVS to build distribution center in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — CVS Health plans to build a new distribution center in Kansas City, Mo., to serve CVS Pharmacy locations in the region. The Kansas City Area Development Council said Wednesday that the 762,000-square-foot CVS distribution center will be located at 108th Street and North Congress in Skyport Industrial Park. The 71-acre facility,

CVS, OptumRx are teaming up

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy is partnering with OptumRx, the PBM subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, to boost convenience and lower costs for consumers and clients while improving outcomes. The two companies will offer employers a new pharmacy network program providing eligible OptumRx members the option to fill 90-day prescriptions at prices equal to home delivery

WUNDERBROW eyebrow gel to hit shelves at CVS

WUNDERBROW eyebrow gel to hit shelves at CVS

MIAMI — KF Beauty has landed retail distribution for its WUNDERBROW eyebrow gel at CVS Pharmacy. The company said WUNDERBROW, part of its WUNDER2 beauty care line, will be sold in more than 500 CVS drug stores nationwide as well as online at CVS.com. CVS will offer WUNDERBROW in five shades: blonde, brunette, black/brown, jet black

CVS, HHS examine pharmacy outreach in disaster planning

CVS, HHS examine pharmacy outreach in disaster planning

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Automated pharmacy notifications prompt patients with chronic conditions to refill prescriptions before a forecasted natural disaster, a new study by CVS Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finds. CVS said the research also affirmed that public-private partnerships can aid pharmacy outreach as part of community-based natural disaster

Rite Aid, CVS offer flu shot incentives

Rite Aid, CVS offer flu shot incentives

NEW YORK — In support of National Influenza Vaccination Week, Rite Aid and CVS Pharmacy are giving consumers more reasons to come to their pharmacies for a flu shot. Rite Aid is offering customers $5 off the cash price of a flu vaccination through Dec. 17. The standard trivalent flu shot costs $27.99 and the

CVS Pharmacy partners with OptumRx

CVS Pharmacy partners with OptumRx

WOONSOCKET, R.I., and CHICAGO — UnitedHealth Group’s OptumRx aims to bring more prescription drug and pharmacy care options to clients and members through a new partnership with CVS Pharmacy. The companies said Tuesday that they will offer employers a new pharmacy network solution enabling eligible OptumRx members to fill 90-day prescriptions at the more than

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