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Helena Foulkes

NACDS elects new officers, board members

NACDS elects new officers, board members

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced new officers, a new executive committee member and two new board members for the 2017-18 term. NACDS said Monday that Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, was elected chairman of the NACDS board of directors at the 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting

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 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

The leaders are there; who will stand out in chain drug?

The leaders are there; who will stand out in chain drug?

Going into the new year, several key personnel questions await answers, foremost among them the age-old problem of determining who, in 2017, will emerge as the most influential senior staffers at America’s drug chains. The determination is made more difficult by the fact that, as of this writing, Walgreens’ acquisition of Rite Aid remains unresolved.

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

2017 Retail Forecast: Times Are A Changin’

2017 Retail Forecast: Times Are A Changin’

“The times they are a changin’,” Nobel laureate Bob Dylan sang in 1964. It’s as true now as it was 53 years ago, especially for the chain drug industry. With the incoming administration of Donald Trump, all bets are off with health care. The Affordable Care Act appears set for demise, but no one in

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

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

Barra, Foulkes on most powerful women list

NEW YORK — CVS Pharmacy president Helena Foulkes and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. co-chief operating officer Ornella Barra were among those recognized by Fortune magazine as the “Most Powerful Women” in business for 2016. Foulkes, who is also executive vice president of CVS Health, was ranked 12th on the list of 51 women in the

CVS in-store fundraiser supports cancer therapy research

CVS in-store fundraiser supports cancer therapy research

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has launched an in-store fundraising campaign to benefit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program that supports cancer research to facilitate new therapies and help save more lives. CVS said Tuesday that through Oct. 1, customers can make a $1, $3 or larger donation to SU2C at checkout in CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide

Receipts at CVS enter digital age

Receipts at CVS enter digital age

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy is offering digital receipts for all members of the ExtraCare rewards program. The new option will eventually be available in 7,900 stores. Customers can opt out of receiving paper receipts for all in-store purchases when completing their transactions in the front of the store. Once the onetime process is completed,

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