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CVS installs time delay safes in all of its Virginia pharmacies

CVS installs time delay safes in all of its Virginia pharmacies

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy announced Monday that it has completed the rollout of time delay safes in all of its 353 CVS Pharmacy locations in Virginia, including pharmacies located in Target stores. The safes are anticipated to help prevent pharmacy robberies and the diversion of controlled substance narcotic medications by keeping them out of

CVS Health giving $750K to California Harm Reduction Coalition

CVS Health giving $750K to California Harm Reduction Coalition

OAKLAND, Calif. — As part of its commitment to building healthier communities, CVS Health announced Thursday it will be providing $750,000 over the next three years to the national Harm Reduction Coalition to improve the health and wellness of California residents impacted by prescription opioid misuse and abuse. Harm Reduction Coalition, or HRC, is a

CVS Health rolls out Transform Oncology Care program

CVS Health rolls out Transform Oncology Care program

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday the Transform Oncology Care program, anchored on a first-of-its-kind precision medicine strategy for payors. The program uses genomic testing results at the point-of-prescribing to help patients start on the best treatment, faster and in addition, matches eligible patients to clinical trials. Transform Oncology Care also uses the

CVS installs time delay safes in all of its West Virginia pharmacies

CVS installs time delay safes in all of its West Virginia pharmacies

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy announced Monday that it has completed the rollout of time delay safes in all of its 58 CVS Pharmacy locations in West Virginia, including pharmacies located in Target stores. The safes are anticipated to help prevent pharmacy robberies and the diversion of controlled substance narcotic medications by keeping them out

CVS early leader in bid to remake Rx model

CVS early leader in bid to remake Rx model

Long anticipated and much discussed, a new era in community pharmacy is finally unfolding. Spearheaded by a small group of visionaries, traditional brick-and-mortar pharmacies have started to evolve into community-based health care centers, even as e-commerce companies try to shift the profession’s primary point of contact with patients from the physical to the digital realm.

CVS reports successful first year of Aetna integration

CVS reports successful first year of Aetna integration

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced Thursday it has successfully completed the first year of combined operations following the acquisition of Aetna in late 2018. The combined company has met or exceeded its first-year integration goals while introducing new, consumer-focused offerings as a result of its unmatched capabilities. CVS Health remains on track to meet

CVS Health encourages people to get flu shot during National Influenza Vaccination Week

CVS Health encourages people to get flu shot during National Influenza Vaccination Week

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that seasonal flu activity is increasing week over week, with cases reported in nearly all states. As National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 1-7) begins, CVS Health reminds customers that it is not too late to get a flu shot to

CVS Health to acquire IlliniCare Health

CVS Health to acquire IlliniCare Health

ST. LOUIS — Centene Corp. and CVS Health announced Monday that, in connection with the previously announced merger agreement between Centene and WellCare Health Plans, Centene has entered into a definitive agreement under which CVS Health will acquire Centene’s Illinois health plan subsidiary, IlliniCare Health Plan. The transaction entails the sale of Centene’s Medicaid and

New Aetna Medicare programs help combat social isolation, improve health outcomes

New Aetna Medicare programs help combat social isolation, improve health outcomes

HARTFORD, Conn. — Medical research shows that loneliness and social isolation are associated with negative health behaviors and a wide range of illnesses. In fact, the health impact of loneliness has been equated to smoking 15 cigarettes a day (Holt-Lunstad 2010). Loneliness and isolation are prevalent. A 2019 University of Michigan study found that 34% of

CVS Health beats Q3 earnings forecast

CVS Health beats Q3 earnings forecast

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health turned in another impressive showing  in the third quarter of 2019, as both adjusted earnings and revenues exceeded analysts’ estimates. Based on the solid performance, the company raised its full-year guidance on adjusted earnings. “Our third-quarter results build on the positive momentum we have seen across the company since the

Alzheimer’s Association and CVS Health team

Alzheimer’s Association and CVS Health team

CHICAGO — The Alzheimer’s Association and CVS Health announced Monday a three-year corporate partnership aimed at fighting Alzheimer’s disease – a disease impacting more than 5 million Americans and 16 million caregivers across the country. The partnership is launching with an in-store fundraising campaign that will provide $10 million to support Alzheimer’s Association programs, including

CVS to offer safe medication disposal chain-wide in 2020

CVS to offer safe medication disposal chain-wide in 2020

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced Thursday that all CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide will offer customers a free safe medication disposal option, beginning in 2020.  The company will add 1,000 in-store safe medication disposal units to the more than 1,700 units currently in CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide.  It will also donate up to 400 additional

UPS and CVS Health to explore drone delivery options

UPS and CVS Health to explore drone delivery options

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — UPS and CVS Health announced they have agreed to develop a variety of drone delivery use cases, including business-to-consumer operating models. The program will include delivery of prescriptions and retail products to the homes of CVS Pharmacy customers from its retail stores, in addition to other potential use cases from its other business

CVS Pharmacy expands medication disposal program in Massachusetts

CVS Pharmacy expands medication disposal program in Massachusetts

BOSTON — In its continuing commitment to help build healthier communities, CVS Health announced the expansion of its safe medication disposal program, giving customers access to safer, easier and more convenient drug disposal options at every CVS Pharmacy location in Massachusetts at no cost. As part of its expanded efforts, the company announced the completed