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CVS praises Hawaii for new Rx drug disposal law

CVS praises Hawaii for new Rx drug disposal law

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of its commitment to helping build healthier communities, CVS Pharmacy on Tuesday applauded Governor David Ige and the state legislature for enacting new legislation (HB-1272) that will enable the installation of safe medication disposal units this month in many Longs Drugs locations across Hawaii. CVS Health and CVS Pharmacy operate Longs Drugs

CVS Health announces new plans to combat e-cigarette use

CVS Health announces new plans to combat e-cigarette use

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Given the significant increase in the number of teens using e-cigarettes, CVS Health Monday announced that it and its charitable foundations will award a total of more than $10 million in 2019 to support youth smoking and e-cigarette prevention strategies and education delivered in classrooms, by clinicians and in communities across the United States.

CVS Health introduces new benefits service

CVS Health introduces new benefits service

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health on Tuesday announced the availability of Vendor Benefit Management, a new service developed to help CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management (PBM) clients more easily contract, implement and manage their choice of available and emerging third-party health and wellness benefit solutions both digital and non-digital. This new service offers clients a

CVS outlines strategy to accelerate growth

CVS outlines strategy to accelerate growth

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The executive team of CVS Health on Tuesday outlined a series of transformation initiatives at its 2019 Investor Day event, showing how the company plans to accelerate enterprise growth, simplify a consumer health system that is confusing and inconvenient, and position the company for long-term growth and increased shareholder value. The company also

CVS fights rise of e-cigarette use at colleges

CVS fights rise of e-cigarette use at colleges

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of its commitment to building healthier communities, CVS Health Tuesday announced more than $1.4 million in new giving through the CVS Health Foundation to 82 U.S. colleges and universities, helping them to advocate for, adopt and implement 100% smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies, including limiting the use of e-cigarettes. The

Navagamuwa is CVS’ new CIO

Navagamuwa is CVS’ new CIO

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has named a new chief information officer tasked with integrating its information technology and data with IT systems used by Aetna, which the company acquired last year. Roshan Navagamuwa, who over the past year served as interim CIO, was named executive vice president and CIO of the combined health industry

CVS Health offers $1 million grant fight opioid epidemic

CVS Health offers $1 million grant fight opioid epidemic

WINCHESTER, Va. — In its ongoing effort to help combat the nation’s opioid epidemic across the country, CVS Health announced Friday the Aetna Foundation’s $1 million grant to the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition (the Coalition), which will help fuel the Coalition’s new Law Enforcement Overdose Intervention Program. The multi-year grant was formally announced by the Aetna

Moriarty addresses prescription drug affordability at Roll Call Live

Moriarty addresses prescription drug affordability at Roll Call Live

  WASHINGTON — In the midst of a very important discussion around prescription drug pricing in Washington, D.C., CVS Health sponsored an event earlier this week with CQ Roll Call titled “Empowering Patients as Partners in Health Care” to focus on the issue and the consumer experience in health care. At the event, policymakers and

CVS picks CIO to head Aetna integration

CVS picks CIO to head Aetna integration

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — According to published reports in the Wall Street Journal, CVS Health has named a new chief information officer tasked with integrating its information technology and data with IT systems used by Aetna, which the drugstore chain acquired last year in a $70 billion deal. Roshan Navagamuwa, who over the past year served

CVS ahead of Q4 earnings forecasts

CVS ahead of Q4 earnings forecasts

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health posted stronger-than-expected fourth quarter earnings Wednesday but issued 2019 profit guidance that fell short of Wall Street forecasts linked to “significant additional deterioration” in its long-term care business. CVS Health’s adjusted earnings for the three months ended in December came in at $2.14 per share, up 11.5% from the same

CVS Health to present at SVB Leerink Global Healthcare Conference

CVS Health to present at SVB Leerink Global Healthcare Conference

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced that Eva Boratto, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will be speaking to investors at the SVB Leerink Global Healthcare Conference on February 28, 2019, at approximately 9:30 a.m. est. An audio webcast of the event will be broadcast simultaneously on the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Health

CVS Health unveils new concept stores

CVS Health unveils new concept stores

HOUSTON — CVS Health has unveiled a new health-focused store concept here that’s designed to help the pharmacy chain become more of a health-care provider. The three HealthHUB pilot stores that opened in the Houston area in December are part of the company’s vision for its $70 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna. In addition

CVS offering free heart health screenings in February

CVS offering free heart health screenings in February

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of its ongoing commitment to building healthier communities, CVS Health announced Monday it will be offering no cost “Know Your Numbers” heart health screenings at MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic, every Thursday in February, including Valentine’s Day. MinuteClinic locations can be found inside select CVS Pharmacy and Target stores in