|CVS.com Named Best Consumer Health Product Internet Site|
Independent Panel Recognizes Newly Launched Web Site
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS.com, the Internet consumer home page for CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), was named "Best Overall Internet Site" for 2008 in the consumer healthcare product sales category by the eHealthcare Leadership Awards sponsored by eHealthcare Strategy & Trends magazine.
In addition, yourhealthconnection.com, a consumer health and information site operated by Consumer Health Interactive, a CVS Caremark subsidiary, shared second place honors for "Best Health Care/Health Content" in the consumer general healthcare category. The eHealthcare Leadership Awards program recognizes the best Web sites across a broad spectrum of healthcare organizations, including providers, health plans and healthcare organizations.
"We are thrilled the Internet healthcare industry has recognized several of our consumer web sites for providing meaningful healthcare information for our customers," said Helena Foulkes, senior vice president, health services for CVS Caremark. "CVS.com is an extension of our in-store experience and mission for more than 4 million customers who look to CVS/pharmacy for a broad spectrum of personal health and retail needs. This award is a result of our passion to deliver on our mission, which is: to improve the lives of those we serve by making innovative and high-quality health and pharmacy services safe, affordable and easy to access."
CVS.com, which was re-launched in July 2008, won the coveted platinum award for overall Web design, interactivity, integration, health content, medical care support and ease of navigation. yourhealthconnection.com was honored with a silver award for providing extensive balanced, current and organized consumer healthcare content presented in a customized format for individual consumers. The award-winning health information content in yourhealthconnection.com is identical to the Health Information section of CVS.com, which further demonstrates CVS/pharmacy's commitment to providing innovative solutions in an accessible and affordable way.
CVS.com and yourhealthconnection.com were chosen by an independent panel of judges among more than 1,100 entries competing in one of 17 areas across 12 different award categories. More information about the award program may be found on the Web at http://www.strategichealthcare.com/awards/.
About CVS Caremark
CVS Caremark is the largest provider of prescriptions in the nation. The Company fills or manages more than 1 billion prescriptions annually. Through its unmatched breadth of service offerings, CVS Caremark is transforming the delivery of health care services in the U.S. The Company is uniquely positioned to effectively manage costs and improve health care outcomes through its more than 6,800 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drugs stores; its Caremark Pharmacy Services division (pharmacy benefit management, mail order and specialty pharmacy); its retail-based health clinic subsidiary, MinuteClinic; and its online pharmacy, CVS.com. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site, at cvscaremark.com/investors, as well as through the press room section of the Company's Web site, at cvscaremark.com/newsroom.
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