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Hurricane Harvey

PBS TV to air segment on ScriptDrop, Albertsons

PBS TV to air segment on ScriptDrop, Albertsons

COLUMBUS, Ohio — ScriptDrop and Albertsons Cos. will be featured on the educational television series “Success Files” for their efforts to provide patients with their prescription medications following Hurricane Harvey. Plans call for Success Files, hosted by Rob Lowe, to tape the ScriptDrop-Albertsons segment in Houston on Nov. 14 and air it nationally via PBS member

CVS stays atop regional health needs

CVS stays atop regional health needs

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has responded to regional crises to help meet the needs of residents in Florida and Houston. In Florida, CVS said this week it’s making the hepatitis A vaccine available to address an outbreak in the state. And in Houston, the company rescheduled its free Project Health screenings in light of

Industry does its part as another natural disaster hits

NEW YORK — Community pharmacy operators continue to respond to an unprecedented string of natural disasters across the United States. CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Rite Aid Corp., Discount Drug Mart, Albertsons Cos., Kroger Co. and Walmart are among the community pharmacy operators contributing funds and other assistance. The Albertsons Cos. Foundation organized an in-store fund-raiser to

Recovery from Hurricane Harvey begins

Recovery from Hurricane Harvey begins

ARLINGTON, Va. — Though Hurricane Harvey has dissipated, it has left many in the Greater Houston area as well as parts of southwestern Louisiana reeling in its aftermath. From initial estimates it appears Harvey’s economic impact will be every bit as staggering as its winds were. Financial analysis firm Moody’s Analytics tallies the costs of

RediClinic reopens Houston-area clinics shut by Harvey

RediClinic reopens Houston-area clinics shut by Harvey

HOUSTON and CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp.’s RediClinic subsidiary has reopened 21 of 22 in-store clinics in the greater Houston area that were closed because of Hurricane Harvey. Though Rite Aid doesn’t have any pharmacies in Texas, RediClinic operates 36 convenient care clinics inside H-E-B supermarkets in Houston, Austin and San Antonio. All

Hurricane Harvey shuts stores

Hurricane Harvey shuts stores

HOUSTON — The number of pharmacies that Hurricane Harvey forced to close — at least temporarily — ran into the hundreds late last month as the mammoth storm pounded southeast Texas. Drug chains, mass merchandisers and supermarketers shuttered stores with prescription counters throughout the region as Harvey battered the area with high winds and rain

McKesson steps up Hurricane Harvey support

McKesson steps up Hurricane Harvey support

SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson Corp. has boosted its Hurricane Harvey relief donations to more than $300,000 in support of recovery efforts in the inundated Houston area. McKesson and the McKesson Foundation late Thursday announced $100,000 cash donation to nonprofit Direct Relief and $150,000 in-kind donation of medical supplies to World Vision. The two organizations will

Harvey: Walmart mobile pharmacy goes into action

Harvey: Walmart mobile pharmacy goes into action

We’re setting up pharmacies at shelters & working to keep pharmacies open. For current closures & openings, visit: https://t.co/PvKV75ffxY. pic.twitter.com/N1wqfMYAED — Walmart (@Walmart) August 30, 2017 Walmart has deployed a mobile pharmacy for Hurricane Harvey evacuees seeking shelter at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Prescriptions placed at the shelter site will be

Walmart boosts aid for Hurricane Harvey

Walmart boosts aid for Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON — In response to the devastation in the Texas Gulf Coast region, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are donating up to $20 million to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Walmart said Wednesda0y evening that its support includes $10 million for American Red Cross shelters and $2 million for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at

Hurricane recovery, relief under way at Walgreens

Hurricane recovery, relief under way at Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — About 200 Walgreens stores in southeastern Texas and Louisiana remain closed due to widespread flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. Walgreens said Tuesday that local field leaders and store teams are working to reopen other stores in the region and restore pharmacy services as soon as possible. The company reported that more than

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

CVS urges Rx patient preparedness for Hurricane Harvey

CVS urges Rx patient preparedness for Hurricane Harvey

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — With Hurricane Harvey set to strike the Texas Gulf Coast, CVS Pharmacy is helping customers be prepared for the storm, including their prescription drug needs. CVS on Friday urged pharmacy patients to check with their local store to make sure they enough medication for the duration of the hurricane. “In light of