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Troyen Brennan

CVS’ Merlo to keynote at health insurance industry expo

CVS’ Merlo to keynote at health insurance industry expo

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo is slated to deliver a keynote address today on public health challenges at the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute and Expo in Las Vegas. Merlo, whose presentation is titled “Corporate America’s Role in Reducing Chronic Illness and Delivering Better Health,” is scheduled

CVS forms new health care partnerships

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has announced new clinical affiliations with health care providers in four states and said the partnerships will improve customers’ access to health care and improve their medication adherence. The health care providers are John Muir Health in California; University of Chicago Medical Center; Novant Health, in Winston-Salem, N.C.; and the

ScriptSync introduced at CVS

ScriptSync introduced at CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is launching a new pharmacy service, ScriptSync, enabling patients with multiple medications to pick up eligible maintenance prescriptions in a monthly visit to a CVS/pharmacy store. Patients or caregivers can manage ScriptSync prescriptions with what the company calls innovative online support tools. By aligning prescription fill schedules for customers, CVS

CVS researchers re-examine cholesterol treatments

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health Research Institute experts have urged cardiologists to consider changing their treatment guidelines for patients with high cholesterol as a new class of high-cost medications arrives on the market. A commentary published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association on August 10 argued that the new cholesterol-lowering drugs, known

CVS to offer employees incentives to quit smoking

CVS to offer employees incentives to quit smoking

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Next month, CVS Health plans to launch an employee smoking cessation program that reflects the findings of new research and continues the company’s efforts to reduce tobacco use. According to a study by the CVS Health Research Institute and researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, employer-sponsored smoking cessation programs that offer financial incentives show higher

Two new clinical affiliations formed by CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has entered into new clinical affiliations with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and with Tucson Medical Center in Tucson and its accountable care organization, Arizona Connected Care. These affiliations are intended to enhance access to high-quality, affordable health care services for patients. Through these clinical affiliations, CVS Health will

CVS traces impact of momentous decision on tobacco

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health marked the one-year anniversary of its decision to stop selling tobacco products in its stores by releasing data about the impact of its efforts to help Americans stop ­smoking. The company says that its messages about the importance of quitting smoking are reaching millions of Americans. And for customers who take

CVS to stop selling tobacco products

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark Corp. will halt all sales of cigarettes and other tobacco products through its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide by Oct. 1. The action makes CVS/pharmacy the first national drug chain to take this step. “Ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS/pharmacy is the right thing for