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Walgreens expands drive-thru testing to seven states

Walgreens expands drive-thru testing to seven states

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Furthering its commitment to provide greater access to COVID-19 testing and community resources, Walgreens is working to expand drive-thru testing to 15 new sites in seven states, the company announced Tuesday. The states included are Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas. The expansion is a next step building on Walgreens’

CVS offers rapid COVID-19 testing in Lowell, Massachusetts

CVS offers rapid COVID-19 testing in Lowell, Massachusetts

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Building on learnings from the company’s pilot COVID-19 testing site launched in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts in March, CVS Health on Tuesday announced the launch of a new rapid testing site in Lowell, Massachusetts in conjunction with federal and state officials. The site will provide Massachusetts residents with on-the-spot COVID-19 testing and results at

CVS opens rapid COVID-19 testing sites

CVS opens rapid COVID-19 testing sites

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — To help support local communities and the overall health care system in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, CVS Health has joined forces with federal and state officials to announce the opening of rapid COVID-19 drive-through testing sites in Georgia and Rhode Island. The test sites will bolster state efforts to manage the spread of the

Walgreens rolls out additional safety measures

Walgreens rolls out additional safety measures

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Ensuring the health and safety of its team members, customers and communities is Walgreens top priority, now more than ever. The company is committed to providing a safe environment in stores chain-wide, and is taking additional measures for team members on the frontlines of care, as well as those across its supply

COVID-19 response needs pharmacist empowerment

COVID-19 response needs pharmacist empowerment

WASHINGTON –More than eight-in-ten Americans see a vital role for pharmacists in helping patients deal with COVID-19, and with illnesses that could be neglected in an overwhelmed healthcare system, according to a March 26-28 survey by Morning Consult commissioned by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS). “These results show that Americans know pharmacies

WBA’s Q2 sales and earnings top projections

WBA’s Q2 sales and earnings top projections

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. posted better than expected second quarter sales and earnings Thursday. The company’s adjusted earnings per share of $1.52 topped Wall Street’s forecast of  $1.46. Sales of $35.82 billion beat the projection of $35.27 billion. The quarter ended February 29, before the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. swelled

Walgreens, Postmates expand delivery services

Walgreens, Postmates expand delivery services

DEERFIELD, Ill. — To address the rising need for home delivery, Walgreens and Postmates have expanded on-demand delivery to now service consumers nationwide. With this expansion, consumers in cities across the country can get health and wellness items, including select over-the-counter medications, and other household essentials and convenience products they need delivered to them from

CVS Health supports community and employee needs

CVS Health supports community and employee needs

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced the company and its foundations are giving more than $1 million in new investments to address food insecurity and other community needs in response to ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CVS Health Foundation will also match up to $1 million in employee contributions to the CVS

Walgreens expands drive-thru services

Walgreens expands drive-thru services

DEERFIELD, Ill. — As more and more people across the country continue to look for safe and convenient options to pick up daily essentials amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Walgreens is now offering select products at its more than 7,300 pharmacy drive-thrus nationwide. The offering provides greater convenience while also helping to promote social distancing, and

CVS helps protect supply of medicines potentially useful for COVID-19 treatment

CVS helps protect supply of medicines potentially useful for COVID-19 treatment

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark, the pharmacy benefit management business of CVS Health, is working with clients to implement new measures to balance the burgeoning interest in off-label use of certain medicines to treat COVID-19 pneumonia with the ongoing needs of members who use these drugs for chronic conditions. These medicines include hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, one

CVS Health to provide bonuses, add benefits

CVS Health to provide bonuses, add benefits

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — In recognition of the essential role CVS Health employees are playing as the country faces the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is awarding bonuses to employees who are required to be at CVS facilities to assist patients and customers in this time of unprecedented need. Bonuses will range from $150 to $500 and will be awarded

Walgreens announces one-time bonus plan

Walgreens announces one-time bonus plan

DEERFIELD, Ill. — In further appreciation of the role Walgreens team members in its stores and distributions centers are playing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for their ongoing commitment to customer care, the company announced a one-time bonus for these employees. The bonus payment of $300 for full-time and $150 for part-time hourly team members

CVS opens COVID-19 testing site

CVS opens COVID-19 testing site

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced that the retailer has opened a COVID-19 testing site for a limited population in the parking lot of a CVS Pharmacy in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. With the opening of the testing site, the company issued the following statement: “As announced on March 13, we have been working with the administration and

Hy-Vee makes changes in response to COVID-19 outbreak

Hy-Vee makes changes in response to COVID-19 outbreak

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces Thursday additional changes to its operations in response to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Effective Friday, March 20, customers will no longer be allowed to bring in reusable bags until further notice since it is difficult to monitor their cleanliness. Because it is not always easy to

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