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CVS Health study says more Americans plan to get a flu shot

CVS Health study says more Americans plan to get a flu shot

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Marking the start of flu vaccine availability, a new survey from CVS Health found that one in five (22%) of consumers surveyed who didn’t get a flu vaccine last year say that knowledge of last year’s flu season which had flu levels that were the highest observed since 2009 makes them more likely

MinuteClinic Video Visits now available with new app

MinuteClinic Video Visits now available with new app

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As digital technology continues to change the health care landscape, CVS Health today announced that MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic, is rolling out a new virtual health care offering for patients with minor illnesses and injuries, skin conditions and other wellness needs. MinuteClinic Video Visits, a telehealth offering, will provide patients

CVS Health commits $10 million to American Cancer Society

CVS Health commits $10 million to American Cancer Society

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced a pledge to contribute a minimum of $10 million to the American Cancer Society through in-store fundraising over the next three years and to serve as the official retail pharmacy partner of the nation’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. The new funding will be raised to support

CVS Health highlights efforts in fighting opioid abuse

CVS Health highlights efforts in fighting opioid abuse

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health  announced today the latest milestones in the company’s more than six year effort to help address and prevent prescription opioid abuse and misuse.  Over the past several months, the company has dramatically increased access to safe medication disposal sites, helped its clients reduce opioid utilization for members when clinically appropriate, strengthened

CVS Health, Truth Initiative calling for women’s colleges to go tobacco-free

CVS Health, Truth Initiative calling for women’s colleges to go tobacco-free

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health and Truth Initiative are asking women’s colleges in the United States to apply for their grant program dedicated to helping colleges and universities advocate for, adopt and implement 100% smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies. Currently, only 10 of 38 women’s colleges, and just 1,853 of all colleges and universities in the United States have

CVS Health increases commitment to vets

CVS Health increases commitment to vets

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health today announced the expansion of the company’s participation in the Department of Defense SkillBridge Initiative, which helps service men and women transition from military life to private sector civilian careers, to new locations in Hampton Roads (Virginia) and Schofield Barracks (Hawaii). Active duty military at these bases can begin training with

CVS responds to request for info on Trump Administration’s Blueprint

CVS responds to request for info on Trump Administration’s Blueprint

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —  CVS Health  submitted its comments in response to the Request for Information (RFI) on the Trump Administration’s Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices.  In a cover letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar summarizing the full comments submitted to HHS, the company underscored support for the Administration’s goals and emphasized the

CVS donates more than $330,000 to combat opioid abuse in California

CVS donates more than $330,000 to combat opioid abuse in California

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced today that the CVS Health Foundation will award $330,000 in grants to community health centers in California focused on increasing access to opioid addiction treatment and recovery services. Concurrently, the company is expanding its safe medication disposal initiative in California, installing 62 safe medication disposal units in CVS Pharmacy locations

CVS Health expands initiatives to fight opioid abuse in Maryland

CVS Health expands initiatives to fight opioid abuse in Maryland

WOONSOCKET, R.I — As part of CVS Health’s national commitment to address and prevent opioid abuse and misuse, the company has installed 19 safe medication disposal units in CVS Pharmacy locations across Maryland and the CVS Health Foundation has provided $85,000 to Total Health Care in Baltimore, a community health center dedicated to supporting opioid addiction

CVS gets perfect score on the 2018 Disability Equality Index

CVS gets perfect score on the 2018 Disability Equality Index

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — In recognition of the company’s commitment to prioritizing the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the workplace, CVS Health  announced it has been named a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” on the annual Disability Equality Index (DEI). The company received a perfect score of 100 for the second year in

MinuteClinic offering hepatitis A vaccine in Ohio following outbreak

MinuteClinic offering hepatitis A vaccine in Ohio following outbreak

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, is encouraging unvaccinated Ohio residents to receive the hepatitis A vaccine following an increase in confirmed cases of the virus. According to the Ohio Department of Health, more than 80 hepatitis A cases have been confirmed across the state since the start of 2018. To date, Montgomery, Lawrence and Lucas Counties have had

CVS makes statement on Ohio Department of Medicaid’s report on PBM performance

CVS makes statement on Ohio Department of Medicaid’s report on PBM performance

WOONSOCKET, R.I.— CVS Health has issued the following statement regarding Ohio Department of Medicaid’s report on PBM performance for managed care plans: “CVS Health is pleased that a report issued today that was commissioned by the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) on pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) performance for the state’s Medicaid managed care plans confirms that our

CVS Health’s Merlo to discuss health care at 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival

CVS Health’s Merlo to discuss health care at 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo will join an exceptional mix of business experts and thought leaders who will share their insights on the accelerated pace of change in health care and how innovation, investments in technology, emerging business models and new competition are transforming the $3.6 trillion health care industry sector during Spotlight Health,

CVS Health expands safe drug disposal to locations in Arizona

CVS Health expands safe drug disposal to locations in Arizona

PHOENIX  —  CVS Health has expanded its safe medication disposal program to select CVS Pharmacy locations in Arizona to help facilitate proper and timely disposal of opioids and other medications that could be diverted or misused if left in medicine cabinets. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich attended the launch of the program at a Phoenix CVS Pharmacy

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