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Troy Brennan

New health programs rolled out by CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — This month, CVS Health rolled out two health programs, one focused on preventive care and the other on a chronic disease. The first was the MinuteClinic providing free heart health screenings each week throughout the month. The second was an ongoing program called Transform Rheumatoid Arthritis Care. It was introduced to help

CVS brings deeper insight to Rx decision making

CVS brings deeper insight to Rx decision making

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has adopted the Epic Healthy Planet population health and analytics platform to gain insights on dispensing patterns and medication adherence behavior. CVS said Monday that Epic’s software will aid prescription decision making for patients and their care teams — including doctors, pharmacists and health insurers — by giving prescribers more

CVS simplifies patient Rxs with ScriptPath

CVS simplifies patient Rxs with ScriptPath

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy aims to improve medication adherence with the rollout of ScriptPath, a new prescription management system for patients on multiple medicines. CVS on Wednesday launched the ScriptPath Prescription Schedule, which pulls all of a patient’s CVS prescription information onto one document and employs icons designating the time of day and dosage

Project Health screening effort under way at CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has announced the schedule for Project Health, its annual campaign to provide free health screenings to customers. Through December 17, more than 450 CVS Project Health wellness events will deliver more than $5 million worth of free health services in selected CVS Pharmacy locations across 10 multicultural communities with a

CVS launches PBM Rx savings program

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health last month announced the launch of Reduced Rx, a prescription savings program offering discounts on certain medications directly to patients through the company’s pharmacy benefits manager, CVS Caremark. The announcement came a day after the company reported that prescription growth for CVS Caremark clients slowed in 2016 to its lowest

CVS to launch Reduced Rx savings program

CVS to launch Reduced Rx savings program

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health plans to serve up discounts on certain medications via a new prescription drug savings program called Reduced Rx. CVS said Thursday that Reduced Rx is designed to help patients with high out-of-pocket costs afford vital medications. The discounts will be offered directly to patients through CVS Caremark, the company’s pharmacy benefit

CVS program steps up fight against diabetes

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — In its ongoing effort to combat diabetes, CVS Health has introduced Transform Diabetes Care, a new program available to help the company’s pharmacy benefit management clients improve the health outcomes of their members, lower pharmacy costs through aggressive trend management and decrease medical costs by improving medication adherence, A1c control and lifestyle

CVS doubles down on anti-tobacco effort

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has pledged to spend $50 million over the next five years on an initiative with the ambitious goal of helping to deliver the nation’s first tobacco-free generation. The initiative, called “Be the First,” represents a further broadening of CVS’ reach as a health care advocate. Funded by CVS Health and

PBM clients at CVS see drop in Rx trend

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health says that prescription drug trend for its pharmacy benefit management clients dropped to 5% in 2015 from a high of 11.8% in 2014. The trend drivers — including brand, specialty and generic price inflation — were similar to what was seen in 2014, but CVS Health asserts that its pharmacy

CVS sees drop in PBM prescription drug trend

CVS sees drop in PBM prescription drug trend

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health reported a significant decrease in the prescription drug trend for its Caremark pharmacy benefit management (PBM) clients last year. CVS said Tuesday that the prescription trend, a growth measure of prescription spending, came in at 5% for 2015, down from a high of 11.8% in 2014. While the trend drivers

CVS’ tobacco decision making an impact, smoker poll shows

CVS’ tobacco decision making an impact, smoker poll shows

MIAMI — A survey of cigarette smokers shows that CVS Health’s removal of tobacco products from its stores is working as planned. Electronic cigarette maker V2 said Thursday that last week it polled 300 cigarette smokers nationwide, all of whom had previously purchased cigarettes from a CVS store. Of those respondents, 52% said CVS’ elimination

CVS Health expands clinical affiliations

CVS Health expands clinical affiliations

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has entered into new clinical affiliations with leading health care providers in California, Illinois, North Carolina and Michigan. CVS said Thursday that it has affiliated with John Muir Health in California; the University of Chicago Medical Center in Illinois; Novant Health, serving the Winston-Salem area, in North Carolina; and the

CVS/pharmacy promotes preventive care

CVS/pharmacy promotes preventive care

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has commenced its annual free health screening campaign, Project Health, which will visit select CVS/pharmacy stores in key markets nationwide. The company said the Project Health wellness program, which kicked off Thursday, will deliver more than $10 million of free health services over the next four months to multicultural communities

Research shows impact of CVS’ decision to exit tobacco

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Cigarette purchases across the retail spectrum have declined measurably in the year since CVS/pharmacy banned tobacco sales, CVS Health reported this month. “One year ago, we stopped selling tobacco products because it conflicted with our purpose of helping people on their path to better health,” said CVS Health chief medical officer Dr.