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Richard Baum

CVS redoubles efforts to tackle opioid abuse

CVS redoubles efforts to tackle opioid abuse

WOONSOCKET, R.I — CVS Health has unveiled a sweeping plan that marshals its integrated pharmacy assets to help stem the rising tide of drug misuse and abuse, namely opioid painkillers. CVS said Thursday that its enterprisewide strategy to fight the opioid epidemic includes initiatives for safe drug disposal and utilization management of pain medications, as

CVS’ Merlo talks health care with governors

CVS’ Merlo talks health care with governors

CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo recently shared his insights on health care with the nation’s governors. At the National Governors Association 2017 summer meeting in Providence, R.I., Merlo explained how elements of CVS’ integrated model — with retail/long-term care pharmacy, pharmacy benefits management and walk-in clinic unit — could be applied within states