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Eileen Howard Boone

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 Be The First youth anti-smoking drive in 3rd year

CVS Be The First youth anti-smoking drive in 3rd year

 WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of its “Be The First” multiyear smoking cessation campaign, CVS Health plans to award $10 million this year to support youth smoking prevention and education programs and strategies nationwide. CVS said Monday that the new commitments, funded through the company and the CVS Health Foundation, are part of its

CVS Health Foundation expands support of Alzheimer’s program

CVS Health Foundation expands support of Alzheimer’s program

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The CVS Health Foundation is making a $550,000 grant to the Alzheimer’s Association to boost its support for a new program to enhance disease diagnosis and assessment with clinicians and to educate them about care and support programs to help families. CVS said the grant, which is being shared with six local

CVS Health Foundation grants $1 million to cancer centers

CVS Health Foundation grants $1 million to cancer centers

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The CVS Health Foundation has awarded $1 million dollars in grants to eight Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) member cancer centers. CVS said Wednesday that the grants will help support new smoking cessation programs or expand current ones nationwide, which will enable each cancer institute to reach more at-risk patient populations.

CVS targets youth e-cigarette use

CVS targets youth e-cigarette use

CVS Health continues to back up its mantra of getting people “on the path to better health” with action. Having dropped tobacco from its stores and refocused its front end on better-for-you products, CVS is taking aim at e-cigarettes. The company has made a three-year, $500,000 grant to bring the CATCH Global Foundation’s youth e-cigarette

Drug chains contribute to Hurricane Maria relief

Drug chains contribute to Hurricane Maria relief

NEW YORK — Chain drug retailers have stepped forward with donations and other aid for relief efforts on Puerto Rico, which is still reeling from the infrastructural damage wrought by Hurricane Maria. Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid and Discount Drug Mart are among the chains contributing funds and other assistance to the U.S. territory, where

CVS Health steps up tobacco-free campus push

CVS Health steps up tobacco-free campus push

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is ramping up its efforts to curb tobacco use among young Americans. The CVS Health Foundation said Tuesday that it has teamed up with American Cancer Society and Truth Initiative to provide grants to help U.S. colleges and universities promote, adopt and implement 100% smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies. Along

Hurricane Harvey forces store closures

Hurricane Harvey forces store closures

HOUSTON — Along with residents, retailers in southeast Texas were pounded by Hurricane Harvey as the storm drenched the region with historical levels of rainfall. The hurricane, which hit the Texas Gulf Coast on Friday and has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, caused massive flooding throughout the region and forced hundreds of pharmacies

Future pharmacists raised on quality, performance

Future pharmacists raised on quality, performance

As pharmacy care models refocus on the quality rather than the quantity of care, the Pharmacy Quality Alliance and CVS Health Foundation are doing their part to prepare future pharmacists. The two organizations have ushered in the 2017-18 class of PQA-CVS Health Foundation Scholars. Now in year two, the program supports and recognizes pharmacy student

CVS steers more funds to tobacco-free campaign

CVS steers more funds to tobacco-free campaign

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has earmarked $10 million in new and expanded partnerships and programs for the second year of “Be The First,” its five-year, $50 million initiative to help deliver the nation’s first tobacco-free generation. CVS said Monday that the partnerships and programs — funded through CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation

CVS’ removal of tobacco cuts retail cigarette purchases

CVS’ removal of tobacco cuts retail cigarette purchases

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health’s removal of tobacco products from its drug stores over two years ago continues to impact retail cigarette sales. A new study from the CVS Health Research Institute, published online Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health, found that dropping tobacco from all CVS Pharmacy stores reduced the number of

CVS mobile pharmacy sets up at Baton Rouge-area store

CVS mobile pharmacy sets up at Baton Rouge-area store

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Over the weekend, CVS Pharmacy deployed a mobile pharmacy to serve customers of store damaged by the historic rainfall and flooding in greater Baton Rouge, La. CVS said it opened the mobile pharmacy on Saturday in the parking lot of its Denham Springs, La., store, which sustained water damage. The facility enabled

CVS: Rx reconciliation can cut hospital readmissions

CVS: Rx reconciliation can cut hospital readmissions

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —Medication reconciliation programs can help patients avoid hospital readmission and, in turn, unnecessary health care costs, according to a study from the CVS Health Research Institute. Also this week, the CVS Health Foundation announced a new grant to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help improve counseling by pediatric health care providers about tobacco and exposure

Cetaphil display at CVS supports Camp Wonder

Cetaphil display at CVS supports Camp Wonder

FORT WORTH, Texas — Cetaphil has unveiled a limited-edition product display at select CVS Pharmacy stores in partnership with the Children’s Skin Disease Foundation (CSDF) and its Camp Wonder initiative. The Galderma Laboratories skin care brand said Thursday that Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream (16 oz., $15.99) is being showcased at 1,500 CVS stores locations nationwide through