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Helena Foulkes

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 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,

CVS makes moves to strengthen PBM business

CVS makes moves to strengthen PBM business

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has announced two major agreements to boost pharmacy benefit management ­services. The company late last month introduced a 30,000-store performance-based pharmacy network anchored by CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens designed to deliver savings and improved clinical outcomes for CVS Caremark PBM members. That followed the company’s announcement of a five-year deal

CVS kicks off in-store fundraiser for cancer research

CVS kicks off in-store fundraiser for cancer research

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has launched its fourth annual in-store fundraising campaign to benefit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) at CVS Pharmacy stores nationwide. Through Nov. 19, CVS Pharmacy customers can support Stand Up To Cancer by making a $1, $3 or larger donation at checkout or online at StandUpToCancer.org/CVSHealth. Funds raised will support Stand

CVS Caremark unveils performance-based Rx network

CVS Caremark unveils performance-based Rx network

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — For its CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit manager, CVS Health next year plans to roll out a new 30,000-store pharmacy network anchored by CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens. CVS said late Tuesday that the performance-based network also will include up to 10,000 independent community pharmacies nationwide. Besides yielding unit cost savings, the CVS Caremark

Industry does its part as another natural disaster hits

NEW YORK — Community pharmacy operators continue to respond to an unprecedented string of natural disasters across the United States. CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Rite Aid Corp., Discount Drug Mart, Albertsons Cos., Kroger Co. and Walmart are among the community pharmacy operators contributing funds and other assistance. The Albertsons Cos. Foundation organized an in-store fund-raiser to

Drug chains contribute to Hurricane Maria relief

Drug chains contribute to Hurricane Maria relief

NEW YORK — Chain drug retailers have stepped forward with donations and other aid for relief efforts on Puerto Rico, which is still reeling from the infrastructural damage wrought by Hurricane Maria. Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid and Discount Drug Mart are among the chains contributing funds and other assistance to the U.S. territory, where

NACDS keeps pharmacy in D.C. discourse

NACDS keeps pharmacy in D.C. discourse

Amid the political turmoil in Washington and the unpredictability in the health care arena over the Affordable Care Act’s uncertain future, retail pharmacy operators and their customers are fortunate to have a powerful voice in D.C.: the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. NACDS has been closely monitoring the turbulent health care debate, defending the position

NACDS stays course amid disarray in Washington

NACDS stays course amid disarray in Washington

The confusion and anxiety unleashed by Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act are unlikely to be put to rest anytime soon, despite the collapse of the Senate leadership’s repeated attempts to secure enough support to enact a bill undercutting President Obama’s signature domestic achievement. After the Republican-controlled chamber failed to pass

CVS and Cigna try new patient care model

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Cigna and CVS Health recently rolled out Cigna Health Works, a new partnership that aligns Cigna-administered health benefits with CVS Pharmacy and CVS MinuteClinic retail health care services to deliver an innovative consumer-friendly experience for Cigna self-funded employer-sponsored health plans. This collaboration brings together the health benefits insights of a global health

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 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

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

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