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Dr. Troyen Brennan

CVS Health rolls out Return Ready

CVS Health rolls out Return Ready

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has launched Return Ready, a comprehensive, customizable COVID-19 testing solution for employers and universities. The solution helps return employees to worksites and students, faculty and staff to campuses, and integrates COVID-19 testing for ongoing business continuity. With flexible technology options for on-site testing and/or drive-thru testing at CVS Pharmacy locations, organizations

Epic’s software helps deliver COVID-19 tests at over 1,000 CVS test sites

Epic’s software helps deliver COVID-19 tests at over 1,000 CVS test sites

VERONA, Wis. — As states cautiously re-open their economies, convenient access to COVID-19 testing is important so that people with the virus can self-isolate quickly to minimize its spread. Epic’s software is playing a key role by helping deliver COVID-19 test results via MyChart as part of an effort to increase nationwide testing capacity being

CVS Health expands rapid COVID-19 drive-through testing sites to Connecticut

CVS Health expands rapid COVID-19 drive-through testing sites to Connecticut

WOOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health  announced the launch of a new rapid COVID-19 drive-through testing site in New Haven, Connecticut, in conjunction with federal and state officials. The site will provide state residents with rapid COVID-19 testing and on-the-spot results at no cost, using the new Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 test. CVS Health opened similar

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

CVS announces additional COVID-19 resources focused on patient access

CVS announces additional COVID-19 resources focused on patient access

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —  CVS Health is taking additional steps across the company to address the COVID-19 outbreak and protect patient access to medication. “Being committed to the welfare of those we serve means being responsive to evolving needs and acting swiftly. This is particularly true in times of uncertainty,” said Dr. Troyen Brennan, executive vice president

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 expands free wellness screenings in California

CVS expands free wellness screenings in California

LOS ANGELES — As part of its commitment to building healthier communities across the country, CVS Health announced Wednesday it is expanding its free health and wellness screening campaign statewide in California throughout 2019, including in Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco. Project Health, which provides access to care in multicultural communities with a large number of uninsured or underinsured Americans,

CVS applauds FDA restricting flavored tobacco products

CVS applauds FDA restricting flavored tobacco products

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health, the nation’s first and only national pharmacy chain to have eliminated the sale of tobacco products from its retail stores, today announced its support for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s plans to restrict access to flavored tobacco and e-cigarette products in the retail setting and impose stricter age-verification requirements for

CVS Health providing free wellness screenings in Boston

CVS Health providing free wellness screenings in Boston

BOSTON — In its continuing commitment to improve access to affordable health care for all Americans, CVS Health is kicking off its annual Project Health campaign at CVS Pharmacy locations in the Boston area Thursday, November 1, with free health and wellness screenings. A total of 24 Project Health events will take place locally through mid-December in

CVS says managed care model can save millions

CVS says managed care model can save millions

WOONSOCKET, R.I .— New research from CVS Health shows that state Medicaid programs that use a Managed Care Organization (MCO) and a contracted pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) to administer prescription drug coverage have significantly lower overall drug costs than those states that manage their own formulary. Further, researchers found that when states switched to managing

CVS offering free wellness screenings across U.S.

CVS offering free wellness screenings across U.S.

WOONSOCKET, R.I — In its continuing commitment to improve access to affordable health care for all Americans, CVS Health  is kicking off its annual Project Health campaign at select CVS Pharmacy locations in 11 communities across the country this Thursday, September 6, with free health and wellness screenings. A total of 528 Project Health events will

CVS says better transparency helping cut Rx costs

CVS says better transparency helping cut Rx costs

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health released new data showing that the company’s real-time benefits program, powered by its proprietary engine, Script Intelligence, can save CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management (PBM) members between $120 to $130 per prescription fill. The company found that, when provided with access to member-specific pharmacy benefit and formulary information at the point-of-prescribing, prescribers are often