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12-10-2013CVS Caremark And Cardinal Health Announce Creation Of Largest Generic Sourcing Entity In U.S.
- 50/50 joint venture combines deep sourcing expertise of two leading companies - New entity will collaborate with generic manufacturers to develop innovative supply chain and purchasing strategies - Will maintain CVS Caremark and Cardinal Health's leadership positions as they drive value for their customers, clients and shareholders in a capital-efficient manner - Companies separately announced a three-year extension of their existing pharmaceutical distribution agreements through June... 
12-09-2013Give Yourself and Your Family the Gift of Protection from the Flu This Holiday Season with a Flu Shot at CVS/pharmacy or MinuteClinic
CVS is reminding customers during National Influenza Vaccination Week that it's not too late to get their annual flu shot Get a flu shot at CVS/pharmacy or MinuteClinic and receive a 20% Off Shopping Pass; ExtraCare Pharmacy & Health Rewards members can receive $5 ExtraBucks Rewards for getting a flu shot at CVS/pharmacy WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of this year's National Influenza Vaccination Week, December 8th – 14th, CVS/pharmacy® and MinuteCli... 
12-06-2013CVS Caremark To Host 2013 Analyst Day For The Investment Community
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) will hold its annual Analyst Day in New York City on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, beginning at 8:00 a.m. (ET). Senior members of the CVS Caremark leadership team will provide an in-depth review of the company's strategies to drive long-term growth and enhance shareholder value. The company will also provide 2014 earnings guidance during the event. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO... 
12-03-2013CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Awards $25,000 to Nonprofits Nationwide on #GivingTuesday to Celebrate the Spirit of Volunteerism
CVS Caremark Colleagues Nominated Local Organizations to Receive a Grant as a Part of #GivingTuesday Initiative WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced the 25 organizations that will receive $1,000 in grants as a part of CVS Caremark's #GivingTuesday initiative, which invited CVS Caremark colleagues to nominate an organization in their community that they volunt... 
12-03-2013MinuteClinic Opens First Clinic Locations in New Hampshire
Clinical Collaboration with Dartmouth-Hitchcock to Include Medical Directors and Electronic Medical Record Integration   WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corporation and the largest provider of retail medical clinics in the United States, has expanded to its 28th state with the opening of clinic locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in New Hampshire. Clinics are now open in Concord and West Lebanon.  A Salem clinic w... 
11-27-2013CVS Caremark to Purchase Coram Infusion Business from Apria Healthcare, Expanding Specialty Pharmacy Offering
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Coram LLC ("Coram"), the specialty infusion services and enteral nutrition business unit of Apria Healthcare Group Inc. for approximately $2.1 billion. Coram is one of the nation's largest providers of comprehensive infusion services, providing infusion therapies and nutrition services to more than 20,000 patients each month.  Coram cares for patients primaril... 
11-25-2013CVS Caremark Appoints Helena B. Foulkes As President Of CVS/pharmacy
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Helena B. Foulkes has been named President of CVS/pharmacy, effective January 1, 2014.  With more than 7,600 stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, CVS/pharmacy is one of the largest pharmacy chains in the United States. Ms. Foulkes, 49, most recently served as the company's Chief Health Care Strategy and Marketing Officer responsible for Corporate Strategy and E... 
11-25-2013Mark Cosby Steps Down As President Of CVS/pharmacy
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Mark Cosby will step down as President of CVS/pharmacy effective December 31, 2013.  As Retail President, he has led the company since October 2011 with responsibility for all aspects of the company's Retail business including its more than 7,600 retail stores, 19 distribution centers and retail merchandising, supply chain, marketing, real estate, front store and pharmacy operations. "M... 
11-25-2013Beat the Rush & Avoid the Crowds with CVS/pharmacy Black Friday Sales Event
Starting November 28, shoppers can find incredible deals on must-have holiday gift items and decor Select Black Friday deals will be revealed to Facebook fans and Twitter followers along with a chance to win a $500 CVS/pharmacy gift card every week through Christmas week WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With more shoppers looking to trim their gift-giving budget this holiday season, CVS/pharmacy is helping customers save with significant deals and savings on great gifts... 
11-21-2013CVS Caremark Charitable Trust to Award $25,000 to Nonprofits Nationwide on #GivingTuesday to Celebrate the Spirit of Volunteerism
CVS Caremark Invites Colleagues Who Volunteer to Nominate Local Organizations to Receive Funding WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced that it will provide $25,000 in grants in honor of #GivingTuesday, a national movement when charities, individuals, schools, businesses and other community organizations will come together on Tuesday, December 3 to create a na... 
11-20-2013New CVS Caremark Report Projects Annual Specialty Drug Spending will Quadruple to $402 Billion by 2020
Where a drug is administered can significantly impact specialty pharmacy costs Management of the whole patient critical to improving outcomes, managing costs WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) report released today projects that specialty drug spend is expected to more than quadruple by 2020, reaching approximately $402 billion a year. The Insights report on specialty pharmacy prescribing trends and strategies for managing costs also re... 
11-18-2013CVS/pharmacy Partners with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® for Thanks and Giving® Campaign
Tenth annual in-store fundraiser runs through the end of December WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy today announced its annual in-store fundraiser for the tenth year to support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign, a unique holiday program to raise awareness and funds for the pioneering research and exceptional care provided at St. Jude. Since the campaign's inception, CVS/pharmacy and its customers have raised more than $37 mill... 
11-14-2013CVS Caremark Sponsors 2nd Annual Wake Forest Retail Innovation Challenge: Enhancing Seniors' Lives
Student teams from nation's top MBA and undergrad programs will compete to deliver the most innovative retail idea to better serve the aging population CVS Caremark President and CEO Larry Merlo to deliver keynote address on reinventing pharmacy for better health CVS/pharmacy Chief Marketing Officer Rob Price to moderate discussion panel on aging and serve as a Challenge judge WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it is sponsoring ... 
11-13-2013CVS Caremark Study Shows Genetic Marker for Improving Medication Safety is Underutilized in Cardiovascular Treatment Prescribing
Researchers cite prescriber uncertainty about interpreting pharmacogenetic test results WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study conducted by researchers at CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) and Brigham and Women's Hospital explores the impact of genetic testing on prescribing patterns for cardiovascular therapy.  The study, published in the November issue of the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes,  found that only one ... 
11-12-2013CVS Caremark Appoints Dr. William Shrank as Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Medical Officer, Provider Innovation and Analytics
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced the appointment of William Shrank, MD to the position of Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Medical Officer, Provider Innovation and Analytics.  In this role, Dr. Shrank will focus on the development of innovative pharmacy solutions to help improve the quality of care while lowering costs in order to help health care providers deliver services to distinct patient populations.  Dr. Shrank will overs... 
11-12-2013CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Supports Relief Efforts in the Philippines with $50,000 Donation and Matches Colleague Contributions Up to $50,000
Donation to American Red Cross will provide much-needed resources to bring relief to those that have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust today announced a donation of $50,000 to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts underway in the Philippines following this weekend's devastating Typhoon, which has impacted an estimated 4.3 million people in 36 provinces, with a potential total donation of up... 
11-07-2013CVS Caremark Pharmacy Advisor® Counseling Program Receives URAC Accreditation for Health Call Center
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that its Pharmacy Advisor® Counseling program has been awarded Health Call Center (HCC) accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.  This represents the first time that CVS Caremark has received the Health Call Center accreditation and the second accreditation that the Pharmacy Advisor Counseling pro... 
10-31-2013CVS Caremark Charity Classic Hosts Series Of Golf Clinics For Veterans Of All Abilities
Charitable Tournament Partners with Professional Golfers to Host Special Clinics in Multiple Cities WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its philanthropic mission, the CVS Caremark Charity Classic is hosting a series of golf clinics for veterans of all abilities. Headlining the clinics are some of the world's top professional golfers who participated in the 2013 Charity Classic, including Annika Sorenstam, Billy Horschel and Juli Inkster. (Photo: http://photos.prnew... 
10-24-2013CVS Caremark Receives URAC Accreditation for Pharmacy Benefit Management and Drug Therapy Management
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has been awarded Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) and Drug Therapy Management (DTM) accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.  "CVS Caremark is pleased to receive these accreditations," said Jon Roberts, President of CVS Caremark's Pharmacy Benefit Management business.  "This ... 
10-24-2013CVS/pharmacy Launches National Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program
Commits support for law enforcement efforts to safely remove unused prescription drugs from the community Program is part of CVS/pharmacy's on-going commitment to combat prescription drug abuse WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day being held this Saturday, October 26, CVS/pharmacy today announced the launch of the CVS/pharmacy Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program. The new program is designed to provide ... 
10-17-2013CVS/pharmacy Revolutionizes the Way Customers Experience the Sales Circular with Launch of myWeekly Ad
"What's Your Deal?" campaign featuring celebrity personalities launches in support of myWeekly Ad; showcases how the new circular experience caters to individual customer preferences WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy®, America's leading retail pharmacy, today announced the launch of a savings revolution that reinvents the American shopping staple – the weekly sales circular. Customers can now sign up for myWeekly Ad, a first-of-its-kind digital circular experie... 
10-17-2013Special Olympics Expands Healthy Young Athletes Program with Support from CVS Caremark
$50,000 Grant from CVS Caremark All Kids Can Program will bring 15 additional Healthy Young Athletes clinics to cities across the country WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark today announced that it has awarded a $50,000 grant to Special Olympics to help expand the organization's Healthy Young Athletes program, which provides healthcare services and support, early childhood intervention, and preventative education to children with intellectual disabilities aged 2-7 yea... 
10-16-2013First MinuteClinic Walk-in Medical Clinics Open Inside Select CVS/pharmacy Stores in Northern California
Clinics in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties to Support Growing Insured Patient Population Created By Affordable Care Act WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The first MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics in Northern California and the Bay Area have opened inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.  MinuteClinic is a division of CVS Caremark Corporation and the largest provider of retail medical clinics in the United States.  Three MinuteClinic l... 
10-15-2013CVS/pharmacy to Help Patients Save Time and Money During Annual Medicare Part D Enrollment Period
Patients can receive personalized plan comparisons in minutes with CVS/pharmacy's new automatic system in the store, online or on the phone Comparing and choosing the right Medicare Part D plan for patients could help them save WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), announced today that it will offer its senior patients a new and easy way to compare Medicare Part D prescription drug plans when the Annual Enrollm... 
10-09-2013MinuteClinic Enters Louisiana With Eight Locations in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Thibodaux Areas
--Clinics to Support Growing Insured Patient Population Created By Affordable Care Act-- WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding to its 27th state, MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corporation and the largest provider of retail medical clinics in the United States, has opened its first locations in Louisiana inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in Baton Rouge, Mandeville, Slidell and Thibodaux. Four additional clinics will open later the month in Kenner, Metairie, New Or... 
10-04-2013Humana and CVS/pharmacy Announce Partnership to Educate Customers about Health Coverage Options under the Affordable Care Act
LOUISVILLE, Ky. & WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Humana Inc. (HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, and CVS/pharmacy, America’s leading retail pharmacy, today announced a strategic retail partnership designed to educate individuals and their families about their health care coverage options under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Humana representatives will be present at CVS/pharmacy’s Project Health events starting this month. Humana will also be holding in... 
10-03-2013CVS Caremark Recognizes the Important Role Pharmacists Play in Improving Health Outcomes for their Patients
During October's American Pharmacists Month, CVS Caremark is thanking its pharmacists for helping the company reinvent pharmacy through innovative programs and services WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of American Pharmacists Month in October, CVS Caremark is thanking its pharmacists for their role in reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health. CVS Caremark's 26,000 pharmacists are improving patient care and lowering health care costs every... 
09-26-2013MinuteClinic To Open Its First Walk-in Medical Clinic in Hawaii
Seven Clinics Inside Select Longs Drug Stores to Bring High Quality, Convenient and Affordable Medical Services to Oahu WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corporation and the largest provider of retail medical clinics in the United States, will open today its first walk-in medical clinic in Hawaii at the Longs Drug store on South King Street in Honolulu near the University of Hawaii, Manoa. It is the first of seven MinuteClinic locations ... 
09-25-2013CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.225 (22.5 cents) per share on the corporation's common stock. The dividend is payable on November 1, 2013, to holders of record on October 21, 2013. About CVS Caremark CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people on their path to better health as the largest integrated pharmacy company in the United States. Through the com... 
09-19-2013MinuteClinic Signs Clinical Collaboration with Baptist Health Care for Clinic Locations in Three-County Region of Northwest Florida
Electronic Medical Record Integration Included In Agreement to Improve Care Coordination WOONSOCKET, R.I. and PENSACOLA, Fla., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) and Baptist Health Care, the largest health care network in northwest Florida with a staff of more than 600 physicians, has entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance access to high quality, affordable health care services in Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa c... 
09-18-2013CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Provides $10,000 in Support of Flash Floods in Colorado
Financial Support Provided to American Red Cross for Shelters & Meals WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, today announced a donation of more than $10,000 in support of families and communities that have been affected by the flash floods in Larimer and Boulder counties in north-central Colorado.  Since last week, areas of Colorado have been affected by heavy rains which have displaced thousands of residents, destroy... 
09-13-2013CVS Caremark Showcases Program to Inform Customers About Health Insurance Options
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Visits CVS/pharmacy in Orlando to see resources available to educate and inform consumers   WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today showcased the details of a company-wide information and outreach program to help customers make informed decisions about their insurance options under the new health care law during a store visit in Orlando with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The progra... 
09-12-2013CVS Caremark Research Finds New, More Accurate Method for Classifying Patient Medication Adherence Behaviors
Results can help health care providers tailor interventions through better understanding of why patients don't take their medicines Study utilizes group-based trajectory models to predict adherence WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS) and Brigham and Women's Hospital have found that a new approach to classifying patients by their long-term medication adherence behavior may be more accurate than traditional approaches. In a study publi... 
09-09-2013Master-Crafted Essence of Beauty® Fine Fragrance Bath & Body Collection Available Exclusively at CVS/pharmacy®
New Specialty Scent Collections Debut Luxurious Ingredients and Advanced Formulations WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, today announced new introductions to their number one best-selling fragrance and body care line, Essence of Beauty. The expanded and refreshed bath and body collection, available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy, delivers four new evocative fragrances created by renowned perfumers and features luxurious formul... 
09-06-2013Double Quarterly ExtraBucks is Back by Popular Demand: ExtraCare Members Can Earn Double This Fall at CVS/pharmacy
From September 16 through December 15, shoppers who sign up for this promotion can earn Double Quarterly ExtraBucks® Rewards on nearly all front store purchases WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy®, America's leading retail pharmacy, today announced the return of a celebrated promotion and additional savings opportunities throughout September. For a limited time only, members of the ExtraCare® program, the nation's largest retail rewards program with more than 70... 
09-05-2013CVS/pharmacy's Project Health Campaign Focuses on Preventive Health Screenings, Expanding Access to Care
Wellness program to include information on new health care coverage options WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today the kickoff to the second half of its annual Project Health wellness campaign. Project Health, known as Proyecto Salud in Spanish, will deliver more than $15 million worth of free health screenings to multicultural communities across the United States by the end of 2013.   During the months of September, October and November, more than... 
08-30-2013CVS Caremark to Attend the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Larry Merlo, president and chief executive officer of CVS Caremark; Dave Denton, executive vice president and chief financial officer of CVS Caremark; and Jon Roberts, executive vice president of CVS Caremark Corporation and president of CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services, will participate in a panel discussion at the Morgan Stanley Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at a... 
08-29-2013MinuteClinic Opens Its First Walk-in Medical Clinic in Southwest Virginia
--Five Additional Locations Planned for September and October-- WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States, has opened a new walk-in medical clinic inside the CVS/pharmacy store in Christiansburg at 550 N. Franklin St. With the opening, there are now 27 MinuteClinic locations in Virginia. Five additional MinuteClinic locations are expected to open in Southwest Virginia in September and October in Holl... 
08-22-2013CVS Caremark Uses Data to Combat National Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic; Program Details Published in New England Journal of Medicine Online
Pharmacy Innovator Urges Greater Transparency in Controlled Substance Prescribing WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing efforts to combat the national prescription drug abuse epidemic, CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) is tapping its extensive database to identify and halt inappropriate prescribing of high risk drugs such as opioid painkillers.  By evaluating data on prescriptions filled at CVS/pharmacy, CVS Caremark identified providers with extreme patte... 
08-20-2013Aetna Collaborates With CVS Caremark And Dovetail Health To Help Members Manage Their Prescriptions
-- Program offers pharmacist counseling to help at-risk members stay healthy and out of the hospital -- HARTFORD, Conn. and WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced today a new pilot program called the Aetna Rx Home Success ProgramSM.  Supported by CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), the Aetna Rx Home Success Program works with CVS Caremark pharmacists and Dovetail Health to support Aetna members who are taking multiple medications. The program helps members... 
08-20-2013CVS Caremark Hosts Grand Opening of State-of-the-Art Mail Service Pharmacy and Customer Center
Governor Quinn and U.S. Representative Schneider joined CVS Caremark President and CEO and other state and local officials to tour the new facility in Mount Prospect, IL High tech Customer Center serves as catalyst to spur pharmacy and health care innovation WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS) held a grand opening event today at its new state-of-the-art Mail Service Pharmacy and Customer Center in Mt. Prospect, IL. The 150,000 square foot facility, ... 
08-08-2013CVS/pharmacy Launches New Online Drug Information Center
Comprehensive health resources provide access to prescription information and interactive tools to help consumers make more informed, confident decisions WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy® today announced the launch of a new online Drug Information Center on CVS.com. This new resource was developed to help consumers take control of their health by providing them with best-in-class drug information and a variety of innovative resources. The Drug Information Cente... 
08-08-2013CVS Caremark's Accordant Health Services Launches New Member-Focused Web Site
Members now have access to on-line support at Accordant.com to supplement ongoing coaching, disease education and therapy management WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that Accordant Health Services has launched an updated web site and member portal which provides new features and services for program members and helps support and improve member engagement and participation for clients. Accordant.com now provides eligible members with ... 
08-07-2013Shop Smarter with Back-to-School Savings from CVS/pharmacy
ExtraCare members can earn a $5 gift card when spending $20 on everyday essentials featured in the circular during the back-to-school shopping season WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the back-to-school shopping season, CVS/pharmacy® today announced a new "Classroom Gift Card" promotion that allows customers to earn gift cards when shopping for essentials at more than 7,500 locations nationwide. Starting on August 11 and ending on August 31, members of the ExtraC... 
08-02-2013CVS Caremark Announces Agreement in Principle with the Securities and Exchange Commission
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) confirmed today that it has reached an agreement in principle with the staff of the Boston Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to resolve an investigation by the SEC of certain events that occurred in 2009.  This investigation, which CVS Caremark previously disclosed after it began in 2011, has focused on events that occurred in the third and fourth quarters of 2009... 
07-25-2013CVS Caremark Survey Spotlights Affordable Care Act Knowledge Gap
Overall Awareness of the Affordable Care Act is up, but 36 Percent of Those Likely to Enroll in Exchanges Say They Need Help Only 48 Percent of Those Eligible for a Subsidy Believe That They Are WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As states prepare their health insurance exchanges for open enrollment beginning October 1, a new survey from CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) shows that while there has been an overall increase in awareness of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many o... 
07-24-2013CVS Caremark to Highlight Diversity Initiatives at 2013 National Urban League Conference in Philadelphia
WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States, is an official sponsor of the National Urban League's 2013 Conference in Philadelphia this week. The company will exhibit at the conference, offering attendees a glimpse into the company's wide array of diversity programs, including workforce initiatives, health screenings and multicultural product offerings. "CVS Caremark is proud to partner with the Na... 
07-15-2013MinuteClinic Partners With DASH for Health To Create Personalized Weight Loss Program
WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark and the largest provider of walk-in medical clinics in the United States, has created the Weight Loss Program at MinuteClinic, a convenient, personalized program to help patients lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle incorporating the proven DASH diet health plan. The DASH diet has been ranked the No. 1 Overall Diet by U.S. News & World Report for the past three years. The Weight Loss Program at Minu... 
07-10-2013CVS/pharmacy® Launches New In-Store Discounts for Veterans
Veterans Advantage members get 20% discount on CVS/pharmacy Brand products WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy® and Veterans Advantage Inc. today announced a new in-store savings program for Veterans Advantage's VetRewards Card members, honoring military and veteran families with savings on thousands of CVS/pharmacy Brand products at its 7,400 stores nationwide. U.S. Active Duty Military, Veterans, National Guard & Reserve and their families using the VetRewards C... 
07-10-2013CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.225 (22.5 cents) per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable August 2, 2013, to holders of record on July 22, 2013. About CVS Caremark CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people on their path to better health as the largest integrated pharmacy company in the United States. Through the company's more than 7,5... 
06-27-2013CVS Caremark Medication Adherence Report Identifies Significant Opportunities for Health Care Cost-Savings Across All 50 U.S. States
Second annual State of the States report provides in-depth overview of adherence rates WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. health care system could avoid hundreds of millions of dollars in medical costs if medication adherence rates improved, according to the CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) 2013 State of the States:  Adherence Report released today. Drawing on data from the 2012 CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management (PBM) book of business, the State of the States re... 
06-26-2013MinuteClinic and Parkridge Health System Join Forces To Extend High-Quality Affordable Medical Care To Patients
WOONSOCKET, R.I. and CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) and Parkridge Health System, a division of HCA/TriStar, have partnered to enhance access to high quality, affordable health care services in Bradley, Hamilton and Marion counties. Under the partnership agreement, Parkridge Health System physicians will serve as medical directors for seven MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics. The clinics are open sev... 
06-24-2013CVS Caremark Receives URAC Accreditation for Mail Service Pharmacy
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has been awarded Mail Service Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. "CVS Caremark is committed to providing high quality mail pharmacy services because we recognize that mail is such an important dispensing mechanism in opening access and reducing costs in pharmacy care," said Jon... 
06-24-2013MinuteClinic Opens Its First Medical Clinics in Lehigh Valley
Clinics Bring Accessible, Convenient and Affordable Health Care Services to CVS/pharmacy stores in Bethlehem and Macungie WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States, has opened its first two walk-in medical clinics in the Lehigh Valley. Open seven days a week with no appointment necessary, the clinics are located inside two CVS/pharmacy stores in Bethlehem and Macungie and are part of M... 
06-20-2013CVS Caremark's Innovative Pharmacy Advisor® Program Highlighted in New National Report Released by IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics
IMS Health report focuses on cost savings opportunities from using medicines more responsibly WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark's (NYSE: CVS) innovative Pharmacy Advisor® program is featured in a national report issued by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. The report, Avoidable Costs in U.S. Healthcare: The $200 Billion Opportunity from Using Medicines More Responsibly, found that avoidable costs of more than $200 billion are incurred each year due to m... 
06-12-2013CVS/pharmacy Adds Tasty Treats to Exclusive Gold Emblem Line
Latest snack options include delicious snack bars and unexpected nut flavors, and the introduction of Gold Emblem Select, featuring premium bagged coffees WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy®, America's leading retail pharmacy with more than 7,400 locations nationwide, today announced the newest additions to its recently revamped Gold Emblem™ line, including the launch of Gold Emblem™ Select, an assortment of items that celebrate the exceptional in every day food... 
06-11-2013CVS Caremark Receives URAC Accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.  "Specialty Pharmacy is a critical component of pharmacy care services offered by CVS Caremark," said EVP of Specialty Pharmacy, Alan Lotvin, M.D.. "We aspire to provide the highest level of quality servic... 
06-04-2013CVS/pharmacy® Offers Gifts for Every Dad's Style and Taste this Father's Day
Shoppers can find gadgets, personalized photo keepsakes, cooking essentials for the grill and more - all conveniently located under one roof WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoppers looking to avoid long lines and crowded malls can find everything they need for Father's Day in one convenient location. With more than 7,400 stores across the United States, CVS/pharmacy® has an array of affordable, high-quality gifts that suit every dad's taste. Whether customers have planned... 
06-03-2013CVS/pharmacy Launches In-store Fundraising Campaign to Support Research Aimed at Finding a Cure for ALS
Advancing Medical Research campaign to help fund new gene silencing therapy WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy has launched its annual in-store Advancing Medical Research fundraising campaign to support medical research and help improve the quality of life for those living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  Funds raised through the campaign will benefit the ALS Therapy Alliance (ATA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing ALS resea... 
06-03-2013CVS Caremark To Present At William Blair & Company's 33rd Annual Growth Stock Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Dave Denton, executive vice president and chief financial officer of CVS Caremark Corporation, will be speaking at William Blair & Company's Growth Stock Conference on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at approximately 10:00 a.m. CDT (11:00 a.m. EDT). An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Caremark website for all i... 
05-23-2013CVS Caremark Supporting Tornado Relief Efforts in Oklahoma and Texas
CVS Caremark Charitable Trust donating $25,000 to American Red Cross; will also match CVS Caremark employee donations to Red Cross up to an additional $25,000 CVS/pharmacy® donating supplies to Feed the Children; pharmacy locations and MinuteClinic in Moore, OK open to serve community's health needs WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark, today announced that it will donate $25,000 to the American ... 
05-20-2013CVS/pharmacy® Reminds Patients with Diabetes about the Importance of Regular Testing to Help Manage Their Disease
Continues to accept Medicare insurance for diabetes testing supplies Offers all major brands of diabetes test strips and low cost 90-day prescriptions for supplies to all Medicare patients WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy is reminding patients with diabetes that one of the most important ways they can manage their disease is to perform regular testing of their blood sugar (glucose) levels. While the number of providers that will accept Medicare coverage for ... 
05-14-2013CVS Caremark Research Finds Women and Non-White Patients More Likely to be Non-Adherent to Medications
Non-white patients have 50 percent greater odds, women have 10 percent greater odds of being non-adherent to statin medications for treatment of high cholesterol WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- High cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke,[1] which can be well managed with available prescription medications. New research sheds light onto the impact of gender and race on medication adherence for statins used... 
05-14-2013CVS Caremark Donates Over $750,000 to The One Fund Boston
Month-long in-store fundraising campaign in Boston-area CVS/pharmacy locations raises more than $650,000 to support victims of Boston Marathon attack CVS Caremark's private foundation previously donated $100,000 to The One Fund Boston WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark announced today that a month-long, in-store fundraising campaign at CVS/pharmacy locations throughout Greater Boston raised over $650,000 in donations from customers to The One Fund Boston, whic... 
05-13-2013CVS Caremark to Present at the Barclays Capital Americas Select Franchise Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Dave Denton, executive vice president and chief financial officer of CVS Caremark, will be speaking at the Barclays Capital Americas Select Franchise Conference in London, England, on May 21, 2013, at approximately 1:45 p.m. BST (8:45 a.m. EDT). An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Caremark website for al... 
05-09-2013CVS Caremark Publishes New Corporate Social Responsibility Report
In-depth view of its CSR priorities, from helping people on their path to better health to reducing environmental impacts WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today released its 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which gives stakeholders an inside view of the company's CSR strategy, priorities and performance on its sustainability goals and CSR initiatives. The report is available online on the company's website at www.cvscaremark.com/CSR... 
05-09-2013CVS/pharmacy® Launches New Exclusive Line of Household Essentials, Total Home™, Now Available Nationwide
Total Home™ brand embodies reliability, quality and affordability in products used to keep a house feeling like home WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, CVS/pharmacy announced the official launch of Total Home™, a new home care product line built on performance, reliability and premium quality that is now available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide. The new Total Home line includes a wide range of products for everyday home care, ranging from cleaning and coo... 
05-07-2013Don't Forget Mom this Mother's Day with Thoughtful Last-Minute Gifts and Cards from CVS/pharmacy®
Shoppers pressed for time can discover delicious sweets, sentimental cards and revitalizing beauty items all in one convenient location WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvy shoppers looking for thoughtful and affordable gifts for mom in the days leading up to Mother's Day can find a variety of unique presents and heartfelt greeting cards at one of more than 7,400 CVS/pharmacy® locations across the country. From luxurious beauty essentials to personalized photo keepsakes an... 
04-30-2013CVS Caremark to Participate in White House Effort to Hire Veterans and Military Spouses
Company commits to hiring veterans and military spouses as part of expanded "Joining Forces" initiative WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) was among several national companies represented at an event hosted today by President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, as part of the Joining Forces initiative. During the event, the Administration asked companies participating in the Joining Forces initiative to hir... 
04-26-2013CVS Caremark Offers Advice on Proper Management, Storage and Disposal of Medications in Light of New Study on Teen Abuse of Prescription Drugs
CVS Caremark is a Gold sponsor of The Partnership at Drugfree.org's Medicine Abuse Project, whose new national study shows teen misuse and abuse of Rx medication is up 33 percent since 2008 CVS is committed to helping the Partnership prevent a half million teens from abusing medicine by 2017 with practical advice and convenient resources WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With National Drug Take Back Day scheduled for Saturday, April 27 and in light of a new national stu... 
04-24-2013CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Awards 21 "Innovations in Community Health" Grants in Partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers
Grants are part of a $3 million, multi-year initiative to help people nationwide manage and prevent chronic diseases Survey unveils public's misconception and understanding of chronic diseases; Majority of respondents admit they're not doing enough to prevent chronic diseases WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced the recipients of the "Innovations in Community ... 
04-18-2013CVS Caremark to Support The One Fund Boston's Mission to Raise Money for Those Affected by the Boston Marathon Tragedy
- CVS Caremark Charitable Trust to donate $100,000 to One Fund Boston - - CVS/pharmacy® stores in Greater Boston to hold customer donation campaign for the Fund - WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it will come together with the Boston business community to support The One Fund Boston, established by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to raise money for victims and families who have been affec... 
04-12-2013Free Smartphone Offer Provides Easy Access to CVS/pharmacy's® Top-Rated Mobile App
The free smartphone offer* allows shoppers to enjoy the convenience of the CVS Mobile app, so they can refill prescriptions, access personalized savings and shop on-the-go WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy® today announced that up to one million free smartphones* will be offered to eligible customers, allowing easy access to its convenient mobile app.  Upon receipt of the phone, consumers will receive a text message prompt to download the CVS Mobile app t... 
04-11-2013CVS Caremark Industry-Leading Generic Dispensing Rate Reduces Client Traditional Drug Spend by 3.6 Percent for 2012
CVS Caremark focus on medication adherence saved PBM clients more than $643 million in 2012 WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today released its annual Insights report, which reviews drug trend and highlights key issues in pharmacy care.  In a pivotal finding, the 2012 analysis revealed that the increased availability of generics combined with CVS Caremark's industry-leading generic dispensing rate (GDR) of 77.4 percent helped reduce spending ... 
04-05-2013South Carolina DHHS Director Tony Keck Visits Columbia MinuteClinic
Visit Coincides with Expanded Medicaid Coverage at MinuteClinic COLUMBIA, S.C., April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- South Carolina's Director of Health and Human Services, Tony Keck, toured the MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic earlier today inside the CVS/pharmacy store in downtown Columbia on Assembly Street. Andrew Sussman, M.D., president, MinuteClinic and senior vice president/associate chief medical officer, CVS Caremark Corporation, joined him for the tour. Director Keck was instrume... 
04-03-2013CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Supports Non-profits Nationwide with $2.6 Million in Funding
Funding part of $5.6 million granted by CVS Caremark to increase access to health care services and children's health-related programs WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), announced today that $2.6 million in grants has been awarded to 66 non-profit organizations across the country to provide them with much-needed funding. The new grant recipients w... 
04-01-2013MinuteClinic and Sharp HealthCare Form Clinical Affiliation in San Diego County
Clinical Collaboration Will Increase Access to Care WOONSOCKET, R.I. and SAN DIEGO, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and Sharp HealthCare – one of Southern California's largest integrated health systems – have entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance access to high-quality, affordable health care services throughout San Diego County, the second most populous county in California.  Min... 
03-25-2013CVS/pharmacy Launches Innovative New iPad App Featuring a 3D Virtual Store and Digital Pharmacy Experience
New CVS/pharmacy iPad app makes it easy for customers to manage prescriptions and shop from their tablets WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy today launched a first-of-its-kind interactive app, delivering a unique digital drugstore experience for customers using Apple iPads. With the new CVS iPad app customers can explore a virtual 3D CVS/pharmacy and quickly access services from the Pharmacy, ExtraCare, Photo Center and MinuteClinic, as well as browse their favori... 
03-19-2013CVS Caremark Research Finds Medication Adherence Can Improve Outcomes and Reduce Costs for Patients with Coronary Artery Disease
Findings suggest medication adherence to commonly prescribed medications can result in cost savings of up to $868 per patient per year WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart disease costs the United States $108.9 billion each year according to the Centers for Disease Control, but there are ways those costs can be controlled. Research published in the April issue of the American Journal of Medicine found that patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) who are adherent to the... 
03-14-2013CVS Caremark MinuteClinic President Discusses Primary Care Innovation at London Healthcare Conferences
Andrew Sussman, M.D., highlights CVS Caremark's growing retail health clinic model WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrew Sussman, M.D., President, MinuteClinic and Senior Vice President/Associate Chief Medical Officer of CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS), travelled to London this week to discuss how MinuteClinic, CVS Caremark's provider of retail-based medical clinics, is improving care and access at substantially lower cost. On Tuesday, March 12, Sussman participated in the Inn... 
03-12-2013CVS Caremark Emphasizes Commitment to Older Americans at Annual American Society on Aging Conference
Company highlights the importance of medication adherence in helping seniors on their path to better health WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS) will highlight how medication adherence plays a vital role in helping older Americans on their path to better health at the 2013 Annual American Society on Aging Conference, which is being held in Chicago this week. CVS Caremark, a Titanium Sponsor of the conference, will also be participating in a numbe... 
03-07-2013MinuteClinic Named Official Sports Physical Provider of Pop Warner
-- Special Offer Available to Pop Warner Football, Dance and Cheerleading Team Members -- WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark and the largest provider of walk-in medical clinics in the United States, announced today that it has been named the official sports physical provider of Pop Warner Little Scholars, a non-profit organization that provides youth football, dance, and cheerleading programs across the country. The collaboration is des... 
03-06-2013CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.225 (22.5 cents) per share on the corporation's common stock. The dividend is payable on May 3, 2013, to holders of record on April 23, 2013. About CVS Caremark CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people on their path to better health as the largest integrated pharmacy company in the United States. Through the company's more... 
03-06-2013Accordant Health Services, a CVS Caremark Company, Receives URAC Case Management Accreditation
WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that Accordant Health Services has been awarded Case Management Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.  Accordant Health Services met URAC's Case Management Accreditation standards, which require companies to establish processes to assess, plan and implement case management interventions... 
03-04-2013CVS/pharmacy's Project Health Targets Chronic Disease Through Free Health Screenings
Wellness program to provide $15 M of preventive health screenings in multicultural communities WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today the kickoff of its annual Project Health wellness campaign. In 2013, Project Health, known as Proyecto Salud in Spanish, will deliver more than $15 million worth of free health screenings to multicultural communities across the United States. More than 750 Project Health events will be held at select CVS/pharmacy reta... 
02-27-2013MinuteClinic Signs Clinical Affiliation With North Shore-LIJ Health System for Present and Future Retail Locations
Agreement Includes Electronic Medical Record Integration and Clinical Collaboration To Increase Access To Care GREAT NECK, N.Y., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) and North Shore-LIJ Health System (North Shore-LIJ), one of the nation's largest health care providers, have signed a clinical collaboration to enhance access to high-quality health care services in Nassau and Suffolk counties and the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens... 
02-26-2013CVS Caremark CEO Addresses Economic Club of Pittsburgh on Reinventing Pharmacy for Better Health
Larry J. Merlo presents $50,000 check to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC during community visit WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), was the guest speaker at a luncheon hosted by the Economic Club of Pittsburgh at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh today. During his remarks, Merlo discussed ways that CVS Caremark is reinventing pharmacy and helping people on their path to better health. "Tradition... 
02-21-2013CVS/pharmacy Launches Revamped Gold Emblem Line, Featuring Enhanced Ingredients, New Snack Options and More Flavors
Gold Emblem brand boasts new look incorporating nutritional information on the front of packaging to empower shoppers to make informed purchasing decisions WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoppers looking for great-tasting snacks for the entire family will be delighted to try the satisfying additions and enriched flavors and variations of the revamped Gold Emblem™ line, available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide. The popular line, which includes a wide variet... 
02-14-2013MinuteClinic and Greenville Hospital System Form Clinical Affiliation in Upstate South Carolina
Clinical Collaboration Will Increase Access To Care WOONSOCKET, R.I. and GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and Greenville Hospital System (GHS) – South Carolina's largest health system, with five medical campuses, outpatient and specialty centers and a large network of physician practices – have entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance access to high quality, affordable healthcare services in the Up... 
02-12-2013CVS Caremark To Present At The RBC Healthcare Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Dave Denton, executive vice president and chief financial officer of CVS Caremark, will be speaking at the RBC Healthcare Conference on February 26, 2013, at approximately 10:00 a.m. (ET). An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Caremark website for all interested parties. To access the webcast, visit... 
02-11-2013CVS Caremark Appoints New Chief Digital Officer to Lead Digital Innovation Team
Brian Tilzer joins the company from Staples WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today the appointment of Brian Tilzer to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer. Tilzer will develop and lead teams driving CVS Caremark's company-wide digital innovation efforts. Tilzer will focus on connecting current and future digital initiatives and ensuring that CVS Caremark continues to use the most innovative technology available to seaml... 
02-07-2013CVS Caremark Extends Pharmacy Advisor™ Program to Cover Five Additional Chronic Conditions
Intervention program increases patient engagement, reduces medical costs through improved medication adherence WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) has extended its innovative Pharmacy Advisor™ program to cover an additional five chronic conditions, including asthma, breast cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, and osteoporosis.  The condition-based program alerts pharmacists when patients are not adherent to their medication regime... 
02-05-2013CVS/pharmacy Offers a Variety of Creative and Classic Valentine's Day Treats to Sweeten Your Holiday
Find a wide assortment of thoughtful gifts, cards and candy, customers can show their love to family and friends WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 7,400 locations across the country, CVS/pharmacy is a convenient one-stop shop for customers looking for cards, candy and gifts this Valentine's Day. At their local CVS/pharmacy, shoppers can expect to find a wide selection of traditional Valentine's Day needs like cards and candy to one-of-a-kind gift options such ... 
02-05-2013CVS Caremark Encourages Heart Healthy Behavior During American Heart Month
Reminds patients to get preventative screenings, adhere to medication regimens WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of American Heart Month this February, CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) reminds patients that health screenings and adherence to medication regimens play an important role in the prevention of heart disease. When combined with healthy lifestyle choices, scheduling regular check-ups and taking prescribed medication in accordance with doctor's order... 
02-04-2013CVS/pharmacy Expands ExtraCare Program with New Pharmacy & Health Rewards
Nationwide, opt-in program to help ExtraCare members on their path to better health provides more choices to earn bigger rewards, including $5 ExtraBucks Rewards for every 10 prescriptions filled at CVS/pharmacy WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS/pharmacy today announced the launch of ExtraCare Pharmacy & Health Rewards™, the latest evolution of the company's ExtraCare program, the most successful retail savings and rewards program in the U.S. The new ExtraCare Ph... 
01-25-2013CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Donates $50,000 to Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund
Support will Help in the Recovery and Rebuilding Efforts in Local Communities throughout New Jersey WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to assist those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced that it is donating $50,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Established by Governor Chris Christie and chaired by First Lady Mary Pat Christie,... 
01-24-2013Barnabas Health And MinuteClinic Enter Into Clinical Collaboration in Monmouth and Ocean Counties
Agreement Includes Electronic Medical Record Integration and Clinical Collaboration To Increase Access To Care WOONSOCKET, R.I. and WEST ORANGE, N.J., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) and Barnabas Health in New Jersey have signed a clinical collaboration to enhance access to high quality, affordable health care services in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Under the agreement, Barnabas Health physicians will serve as medica... 
01-22-2013CVS Caremark Sponsored Hiring Our Heroes Hiring Fair at Rhode Island National Guard Armory
CEO Larry J. Merlo Signed Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve Members WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) joined forces with the Rhode Island National Guard and Reserve and sponsored a "Hiring Our Heroes" Hiring Fair at the National Guard Armory in Warwick, RI this morning. The job fair helped veterans, active military members and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities at CVS Caremark. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prn... 
01-18-2013CVS Caremark Statement and Response to CMS Action
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) is working to resolve service issues related to its SilverScript Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan.  Issues with SilverScript enrollment processing resulted from an enrollment system conversion and brought about an increase in call volume and issues related to claims processing, including, in some instances, not being able to have claims adjudicated at the pharmacy.  As a consequence, the Centers ... 
01-17-2013CVS Caremark and United Food & Commercial Workers Union Announce Cooperation Agreement in 500 Stores
Five-Year Agreement Broadens Longstanding Relationship Between Company and Union in Three California Metro Areas Woonsocket, RI and Washington, DC—CVS Caremark and the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) today announced they have signed a Cooperation Agreement giving CVS/pharmacy employees at approximately 500 stores in the metropolitan Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego areas the opportunity to vote on whether or not they want to be represented by the union.   According ... 
01-03-2013CVS Caremark Sponsored Research Examines Impact of Patient's Social Support Network on Medication Adherence
Medication reminders, assistance with the purchasing or administering therapy and other practical support most closely associated with improved adherence WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The clinical and financial impact of medication nonadherence on the U.S. health care system – estimated at nearly $300 billion a year – has motivated numerous researchers to evaluate interventions to identify cost-effective best practices to address the issue. In addition, while a patient's social... 
12-28-2012CVS Caremark To Present At The 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Larry Merlo, the company's president and chief executive officer, will be making a presentation to investors at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 9, 2013.  Mr. Merlo is scheduled to present at 9:30 a.m. local time (12:30 p.m. ET). An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Caremark website for... 
12-24-2012CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Final Results of Tender Offers
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today the final results of its previously announced cash tender offers (the "Tender Offers") commenced on November 26, 2012, for (1) any and all of its 6.60% Senior Notes due 2019 (the "Any and All Notes"), and (2) up to a maximum amount of its 6.125% Senior Notes due 2016 and 5.750% Senior Notes due 2017 (collectively, the "Maximum Tender Offer Notes" and, together with the Any and All Notes, t... 
12-18-2012CVS Caremark Website for PBM Members Recognized with eHealthcare Leadership Awards
Caremark.com web site receives Platinum award for best overall internet site and Gold award for best interactive site  WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that Caremark.com, the company's website for its pharmacy benefit management (PBM) members, was recognized with top honors from the 2012 eHealthcare Leadership Awards. The awards were presented during the 16th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada, in mid-No... 
12-14-2012CVS/pharmacy to Acquire 19 Medicine Chest Pharmacy Locations in Texas
9 locations to be re-named CVS/pharmacy; 10 others to be relocated to existing CVS stores Medicine Chest Will Continue to Operate 3 Long Term Care Pharmacies and 7 Retail Pharmacies WOONSOCKET, R.I. and SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy and Medicine Chest Pharmacy announced today that CVS will acquire 19 Medicine Chest drug stores in Texas during the last weekend of December. CVS/pharmacy will operate nine of the acquired locations and relocate ten oth... 
12-13-2012CVS Caremark Provides Strong Growth Outlook for 2013 and Beyond, Announces 38%Dividend Increase and Outlines Strategic Growth Framework
Company uniquely positioned to drive results through its distinctive model, creating greater value for clients, customers and shareholders WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 2013 Guidance: Adjusted EPS expected to be in the range of $3.84 to $3.98, up 13% to 17% GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations expected to be in the range of $3.59 to $3.73 Free cash flow expected to be between $4.8 billion and $5.1 billion Cash from operations expected to be between $6.4... 
12-11-2012Savvy Shoppers Find One-Stop-Shopping for Holiday Decor and the Hottest Gifts This Year at CVS/pharmacy
From the latest in tech gadgets, popular toys and holiday decor, CVS/pharmacy offers an unexpected selection of gifts and all the trimmings at a great value this holiday season WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- By offering a wide assortment of gifts and decorating essentials in one place, CVS/pharmacy is the secret to smart shopping without the hassle this Christmas season. Customers will be surprised to find a large selection of holiday decor, such as ornaments and nutcrac... 
12-10-2012CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today the early tender results, applicable Reference Yields and consideration payable in connection with its previously announced cash tender offers (the "Tender Offers") commenced on November 26, 2012 for (1) any and all of its 6.60% Senior Notes due 2019 (the "Any and All Notes") and (2) up to a maximum amount of its 6.125% Senior Notes due 2016 and 5.750% Senior Notes due 2017 (collectively, ... 
12-06-2012CVS/pharmacy Adds New Health and Shopping Features to the CVS Mobile Suite
Latest updates to CVS Mobile app and site include letting customers schedule immunizations, identify medications, and shop the entire product catalog from their smartphones and tablets WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the number of Americans shopping and managing their health via mobile sites and devices continues to grow, CVS/pharmacy is introducing a variety of new features to its mobile suite to meet that demand. The CVS Mobile suite, which consists of the CVS Mobile ... 
12-04-2012Creating Personalized, Thoughtful Gifts is Quick and Convenient this Holiday Season at CVS/pharmacy Photo Centers Nationwide
CVS/pharmacy Photo Centers offer 1,000 NEW card designs for holidays, plus new customizable smartphone cases, that make personalized gift giving the perfect option for family and friends this year WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers looking for standout gifts that won't break the bank will love the variety of affordable photo card and gift options available in-store and online at CVS/pharmacy. With new offerings this year, including one thousand greeting card designs... 
12-03-2012CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Remind Families about the Importance of Getting Their Flu Shots during National Influenza Vaccination Week
- CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic provide flu shots every day in all locations with no appointment needed - Company is partnering with the CDC and the NFL Retired Players Association to promote the importance of getting vaccinated this flu season - NFL Hall of Famer Carl Eller receives flu shot at CVS/pharmacy to kick off National Influenza Vaccination Week WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the U.S. enters the busy 2012 holiday season, CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic ar... 
11-30-2012CVS Caremark To Host 2012 Analyst Day For The Investment Community
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS) will hold its annual Analyst Day in New York City on Thursday, December 13, 2012, beginning at 8:00 a.m. (ET). Senior members of the CVS Caremark leadership team will provide an in-depth review of the company's strategies to drive long-term growth and enhance shareholder value. The company will also provide 2013 earnings guidance during the event. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO... 
11-27-2012MinuteClinic Signs Clinical Collaboration with Virtua for Clinic Locations in South Jersey
Electronic Medical Record Integration Included In Agreement to Improve Care Coordination WOONSOCKET, R.I. and MARLTON, N.J., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS), and Virtua, South Jersey's largest health care provider with a clinical staff of more than 1,800 physicians, have entered into a clinical collaboration to enhance access to high quality, affordable health care services in three counties in the region. Under the agr... 
11-26-2012CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Cash Tender Offers for its 6.60% Senior Notes due 2019 (CUSIP NO. 126650BN9), 6.125% Senior Notes due 2016 (CUSIP NO. 126650BE9) and 5.750% Senior Notes due 2017 (CUSIP NO. 126650BH2)
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has commenced cash tender offers (the "Tender Offers") for (1) any and all of the 6.60% Senior Notes due 2019 (the "Any and All Notes") and (2) up to a maximum amount of the 6.125% Senior Notes due 2016 and 5.750% Senior Notes due 2017 (collectively, the "Maximum Tender Offer Notes" and together with the Any and All Notes, the "Notes") such that the aggregate principal amount of th... 
11-21-2012CVS Caremark Statement Addressing Fiscal Cliff
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Caremark, today issued the following statement: "CVS Caremark customers are the hard working American families who are making decisions now about how to budget for the holidays and early next year. Their confidence has already been tested by persistent high unemployment and fragile economic growth. Our customers want to know that our leaders in Washington are working on their behalf to solve the real... 
11-19-2012CVS/pharmacy Partners with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® for 9th Annual Thanks and Giving® Campaign
Annual in-store fundraiser runs through Dec. 8 WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy today announced its annual in-store fundraiser for the ninth year to support the St. Jude Children's Thanks and Giving campaign, a unique holiday program that raises awareness and funds for the pioneering research and exceptional care provided at St. Jude. Since the campaign's inception, CVS/pharmacy and its customers have raised more than $31 million to support the lifesaving mis... 
11-19-2012Shoppers Can Unwrap Savings this Christmas at CVS/pharmacy Starting with a Black Friday Sales Event
Customers can shop with ease now through Christmas to find incredible deals on hot gift items and a variety of stocking stuffers for everyone on the list WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the holiday shopping season officially kicks off, CVS/pharmacy is offering shoppers significant deals on great gifts both online and in-store on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Plus, additional savings and rewards are available for ExtraCare® members all season long. From hot electronics and ... 
11-15-2012New Affiliation Between UT Medicine San Antonio and MinuteClinic Will Increase Access to Health Care Services in San Antonio
Clinical Collaboration and Electronic Medical Record Integration Included In Agreement WOONSOCKET, R.I. and SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and UT Medicine San Antonio, the academic medical practice of the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, have entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance access to high-quality, affordable health care services in the region... 
11-15-2012CVS/pharmacy Making it Easier for Customers to Access Prescription Medications in Communities Affected by Hurricane Sandy
Copays waived at selected stores in hard hit neighborhoods for those who cannot pay Mobile pharmacy open in Rockaway Beach WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing efforts to help communities affected by Hurricane Sandy, CVS/pharmacy is waiving prescription copayments, deductibles and other financial liability related to prescription medications for patients who cannot pay at selected stores in the hardest hit neighborhoods in New York City and su... 
11-14-2012NACo Prescription Discount Card Program Has Saved Americans More than $500 Million on Prescription Drugs
Program, administered by CVS Caremark, designed to help uninsured and under-insured WASHINGTON and WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Residents in counties across the country that participate in the National Association of Counties (NACo) Prescription Discount Card Program have saved more than $500 million on their prescription medications since the launch of the program in 2004, according to data released today by NACo and CVS Caremark. Today more than 1,400 counties ac... 
11-14-2012Accessing Smartphone Images is Easier Than Ever with a New Image Uploading Option at CVS/pharmacy Photo Centers
CVS/pharmacy shoppers can now easily access and upload smartphone and tablet images to create photo gifts, greeting cards and more at Kodak Picture Kiosks WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy announces that shoppers can now wirelessly upload images from their mobile devices to a KODAK Picture Kiosk, to create a wide variety of photo products such as Photo Books, Personal Greetings, Calendars, and more, at CVS/pharmacy Photo Center locations nationwide. This new se... 
11-13-2012MinuteClinic Recognizes National Nurse Practitioner Week and Invests in the Education and Advancement of Clinicians Across the U.S.
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Nurse Practitioner Week (Nov. 11-17), MinuteClinic, the nation's largest provider of retail-based medical clinics, salutes the outstanding patient care delivered by nurse practitioners and continues to expand its role as a leader in creating educational and career development opportunities for members of the profession. "Every day, thousands of individuals across the United States see evidence of the compassion, care... 
11-09-2012CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Continue to Support Communities Affected by Hurricane Sandy
Nearly all CVS locations affected by the storm have re-opened CVS using mobile pharmacies to provide patients access to their prescriptions in NJ and NY Monetary and product donations, in-kind support from CVS colleagues continue WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As communities in New Jersey and New York continue to recover from Hurricane Sandy, CVS/pharmacy has re-opened nearly all of its stores in affected areas and is assisting with local disaster relief efforts. A... 
11-08-2012CVS/pharmacy and Veterans Advantage Partner to Provide Active Military, Veterans and their Families with Savings on CVS.com
Veterans Advantage members get 10 % off every order at CVS.com and other unique offers throughout the year WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy and Veterans Advantage Inc. today announced a special savings program for Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card members, honoring military and veteran families with savings on thousands of products available at www.CVS.com. U.S. Active Duty Military, Veterans, National Guard & Reserve and their families holding the Vetera... 
11-08-2012CVS/pharmacy Highlights Nail Offering with First-Ever Nail HQ™
New Nail Kiosks Showcase Newest Nail Trends and Product Innovation WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, today announced the launch of the new Nail HQ™, special in-store kiosks that showcase the hottest nail trends and product innovation.  Available in more than 2,000 CVS/pharmacy locations starting this month, the Nail HQ™ is the latest advancement for beauty shoppers, providing easy access to nail innovations, including drugs... 
11-08-2012MinuteClinic Supporting Diabetes Month with Free Diabetes Screenings
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic is helping take a stand against diabetes by offering free diabetes screenings at clinic locations throughout November. The screenings, sponsored by Bayer Healthcare, will enable thousands of individuals at risk for diabetes or pre-diabetes to monitor their risk and begin taking steps to control it. The screening is available to patients at over 600 MinuteClinic locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores. MinuteClinic is open seven... 
11-07-2012CVS/pharmacy to Launch Flu Shot Donation Campaign Benefiting the USO During Week of Veterans Day
- Company pledges up to $100,000 to USO to benefit troops and their families through a donation made for every flu shot given by CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic from November 11 - 17 - - Those who protect our country should protect themselves with a flu shot; service members, veterans and their families who are TRICARE patients pay nothing for flu shots at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic - WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of Veterans Day on Novembe... 
11-05-2012CVS Caremark To Present At Lazard Capital Markets 9th Annual Healthcare Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Dave Denton, executive vice president and chief financial officer of CVS Caremark, and Jon Roberts, executive vice president and president of CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services, will participate in a panel discussion at the Lazard Capital Markets Annual Healthcare Conference in New York City on Tuesday, November 13th, at approximately 9:00 a.m. EST. An audio webcast of the presentation will be... 
11-01-2012CVS/pharmacy Partners with the American Diabetes Association to Sponsor "A Day in the Life of Diabetes" for National Diabetes Month
CVS/pharmacy co-hosts Twitter Chat and Facebook Photo Sharing Campaign in November WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy® is partnering with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as the sponsor of "A Day in the Life of Diabetes" campaign – a photo sharing campaign on the ADA's main Facebook page. The CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes® program will donate $1 to the American Diabetes Association for every photo or image uploaded, up to $25,000. CVS/ph... 
10-31-2012CVS Caremark Donates More Than $100,000 to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
Support will help communities affected by the storm WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark today announced a donation of more than $100,000 to the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund to provide much-needed support to communities that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.  A donation of $50,000 was made from the Company's foundation, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust.  In addition, CVS/pharmacy is providing snacks and bottled water valued at more t... 
10-29-2012CVS/pharmacy Helping Customers in Stores and Online to Weather Hurricane Sandy
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy is helping its customers weather Hurricane Sandy as it makes landfall today on the East Coast and in the days to come. While complying with any mandatory evacuation orders given by local officials, CVS/pharmacy will keep its stores in affected areas open for as long as possible and has stocked them with storm preparedness items such as water, batteries, flashlights and other products to help in an emergency. Any stores that close due... 
10-29-2012CVS/pharmacy Expands ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes® Program with New Support and Savings for the 26 Million Americans Living with Diabetes
ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes® offers $5 coupon when joining and $130 in special savings for National Diabetes Month Free glucose screenings available at Project Health events and at MinuteClinic locations inside CVS/pharmacy WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Diabetes Month in November, CVS/pharmacy® is expanding its continued commitment to the growing community of people living with diabetes in the U.S. with new support and savings for members of... 
10-24-2012MinuteClinic Opens Its First Walk-in Medical Clinics Inside CVS/pharmacy Stores in Asheville Market
-- Additional Locations Planned Later this Year -- WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States, has opened three walk-in clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores in the Asheville, North Carolina area. The clinics are located in Arden, Asheville and Hendersonville. Three additional clinics are expected to open by the end of the year in Asheville, Brevard and Waynesville. The clinics operate seven days a we... 
10-22-2012In Light of New Study Revealing Benefits of Daily Vitamin Consumption, CVS/pharmacy Shares Three Simple Tips for Staying on a Path to Better Health
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --With significant new findings on the positive effect of daily vitamin regimens released this week by Brigham and Women's Hospital and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, there is more evidence than ever to demonstrate it is the small, everyday steps consumers take that can have the biggest impact on their overall wellness. In keeping with its purpose to help customers on their path to better health, CVS/pharmacy ... 
10-18-2012CVS Caremark Appoints Dr. Alan Lotvin Executive Vice President of Specialty Pharmacy
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced the appointment of Alan Lotvin, MD to the position of Executive Vice President, Specialty Pharmacy.  In this role, Dr. Lotvin will have overall responsibility for the company's Specialty Pharmacy strategy with a focus on identifying opportunities for growth and innovation in this fast-growing segment of the health care industry.  Dr. Lotvin has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical be... 
10-15-2012CVS Caremark Issues Statement on RxAmerica Civil Settlement with the United States Department of Justice
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has reached a civil settlement with the United States Department of Justice regarding its investigation into certain business practices of a subsidiary of Longs Drug Stores Corporation which began prior to the acquisition of Longs by CVS Caremark in October 2008.  Pursuant to the settlement agreement, RxAmerica has expressly denied any liability. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com... 
10-15-2012Calling all Trick-or-Treaters: CVS/pharmacy gets into the Halloween Spirit with Family Halloween Parties at Locations Nationwide on Sunday, October 21
Children dressed in costume will receive a free Halloween gift with purchase and more than $15 in exclusive Halloween coupons at all locations nationwide WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy is excited to announce its second annual Family Halloween Party, a fun and festive customer appreciation event hosted at all 7,400 stores nationwide. With the decorations to make your house the spookiest on the block, a vast selection of classic and popular costumes and a huge va... 
10-15-2012CVS/pharmacy Ready to Help Medicare Part D Patients During Annual Enrollment Period
Program features information kiosks in stores and benefit fairs in select markets CVS pharmacists prepared to assist seniors with plan comparisons WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the start of Annual Enrollment Period today for Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, CVS/pharmacy is ready to help pharmacy patients who are enrolling in Medicare Part D for the first time or want to make a change to their current coverage plan.  The October 15 to December 7, 2012 Annual... 
10-11-2012CVS/pharmacy Survey: Half of Consumers Say They Won't Get a Flu Shot This Year
Many consumers risk getting sick this flu season because they do not plan to get a flu shot WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that everyone 6 months or older get a flu vaccine every year, just over half (51%) of the respondents to a consumer survey conducted by CVS/pharmacy say they do not plan to get a flu shot this season. The top reasons consumers cite in the survey for not getting vac... 
10-04-2012MinuteClinic Opens Its First Walk-in Medical Clinics Inside CVS/pharmacy Stores in Cincinnati and Dayton
-- Additional Locations Planned Later this Year and in 2013 -- WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States, has opened three walk-in clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores in the Cincinnati and Dayton metropolitan areas.  Three more clinics, two in the Cincinnati area and one in Dayton, are expected to open over the next four months with additional locations in both markets anticipated in 2013. The clin... 
10-03-2012MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider with TRICARE in Western States
--Care Now Offered to TRICARE Military Families at MinuteClinic Locations Nationwide-- WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the walk-in medical clinic inside CVS/pharmacy and the largest provider of retail medical clinics in the United States, announced that it has become an in-network provider with TriWest, the Western region plan contractor for TRICARE, the health care insurance program for Uniformed Service members, retirees and their families. TRICARE provides h... 
10-01-2012SilverScript Insurance Company, a CVS Caremark Company, Introduces New Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Options for 2013
New plan option, SilverScript Choice, among the lowest-cost plans in many regions when considering both premium and deductible WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SilverScript Insurance Company, a CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) company, announced today that a variety of new Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) options are available for 2013.  Medicare beneficiaries can choose from three SilverScript plans whether they are looking for affordable yet comprehensive coverage, are ... 
09-27-2012CVS Caremark Survey: Pharmacists Say Cost is Biggest Barrier to Medication Adherence
In recognition of American Pharmacists Month in October, new survey underscores role of pharmacist and physician collaboration to help patients take their medicine as directed WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of American Pharmacists Month in October, CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) releases results from a new survey of CVS retail pharmacists which underscore that cost remains a key barrier to medication adherence and reinforce the important role of the pharmacist in ... 
09-24-2012CVS Caremark Helps Launch The Partnership at Drugfree.org's National Campaign to Curb Teen Medicine Abuse
Company encourages millions of customers to "take the pledge" to help stop teen prescription abuse WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of CVS Caremark's sponsorship of The Partnership at Drugfree.org's The Medicine Abuse Project, which aims to prevent a half-million teens from abusing medicine over the next five years, the pharmacy innovation company announced today it will ask millions of its customers to take the project's pledge to learn about teen medicine abuse, to... 
09-19-2012CVS Caremark Corporation Announces New Share Repurchase Authorization for up to $6 Billion of Common Stock
Company Also Announces Quarterly Dividend WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a new share repurchase program for up to $6.0 billion of the company's outstanding common stock. The share repurchase authorization, which is effective immediately, permits the company to effect the repurchases from time to time through a combination of open market repurchases, privately negotiate... 
09-18-2012University of Oklahoma Physicians (OU Physicians) and MinuteClinic Sign Clinical Collaboration for Oklahoma Clinic Locations
Electronic Medical Record Integration Included In Agreement to Improve Care Coordination WOONSOCKET, R.I. and OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and OU Physicians, Oklahoma's largest physician group with more than 560 doctors, have entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance access to high quality, affordable health care services in Oklahoma. The agreement includes four MinuteClinic walk-in medical cli... 
09-17-2012CVS Caremark Appoints Thomas M. Moriarty as Executive Vice President and General Counsel
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Thomas M. Moriarty has been named Executive Vice President and General Counsel of CVS Caremark.  CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy innovation company in the United States, and across its integrated network is a market leader in mail order pharmacy, retail pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, and retail clinics, and is a leading provider of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. (Logo:  http://photos... 
09-17-2012Customers Are Seeing Double at CVS/pharmacy This Fall, With More Rewards for ExtraCare Members
Double Quarterly ExtraBucks® Rewards offers ExtraCare members 4% back on nearly every dollar spent at CVS/pharmacy from September 16 through December 15 WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare® program, the largest retail rewards program with more than 70 million active members, today announced a new promotion that gives shoppers the ability to earn bigger rewards on most purchases during the peak fall and winter shopping season. From September 16 through... 
09-11-2012CVS Caremark Sponsored Research Finds Consumers Hear Less About Medication Risks When Drugs Switch from Prescription to Over-the-Counter
Research published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New research sponsored by CVS Caremark and published in this week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) identifies differences between consumer-directed advertisements for drugs when they are available by prescription-only vs. when they transition to over-the-counter (OTC) status.  The researchers found that advertisements for t... 
09-06-2012CVS Caremark to Sponsor The Partnership at Drugfree.org Campaign to Curb Medicine Abuse
Five-year goal is to prevent half a million teens from abusing prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines The Partnership's "Medicine Abuse Project" will launch the week of September 23-29, 2012   WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark has joined with a group of public and private sector partners and will sponsor the "The Medicine Abuse Project," a multi-year effort by The Partnership at Drugfree.org to raise awareness and curb the abuse of prescript... 
09-06-2012CVS Caremark to Present at Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Larry Merlo, president and chief executive officer of CVS Caremark Corporation, will be speaking at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at approximately 9:45 a.m. EDT. An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Caremark website for all interested parties. To access the ... 
08-31-2012CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and CVS/pharmacy Provide Much-Needed Support for Hurricane Isaac Relief Efforts
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and CVS/pharmacy today announced a donation of more than $20,000 in support of communities that have been affected by Hurricane Isaac.  The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust has donated $15,000 to the American Red Cross to support relief and recovery efforts.  CVS/pharmacy is also providing nearly 1,000 much-needed first aid kits and nearly $5,000 in additional financial support to Red Cross shelters ac... 
08-28-2012CVS/pharmacy Ready in Stores and Online to Help Customers Affected by Tropical Storm Isaac
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy is taking steps to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to become a hurricane and make landfall in the Gulf Coast area within 24 hours.  While complying with any mandatory evacuation order given by local officials, CVS/pharmacy is keeping its stores in affected areas open for as long as possible and stocking them with storm preparedness items such as water, batteries, flashlights and other products to help in an... 
08-28-2012CVS Caremark To Present At Goldman Sachs 2012 Global Retailing Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Dave Denton, executive vice president and chief financial officer of CVS Caremark Corporation, will be speaking at the Goldman Sachs 2012 Global Retailing Conference on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at approximately 10:35 a.m. EDT. An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Caremark website for all intereste... 
08-22-2012Smartphone Users Are Now Only A Few Taps Away From Printing Images Anywhere, Anytime with Free CVS/pharmacy Mobile App
Now through August 31, customers can get 10 cent prints - ordering right from their phones - with guaranteed same day pick up at their local CVS/pharmacy WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy has unveiled a new photo feature to the already popular CVS Mobile app, providing a new service for customers by allowing them to easily print photos directly from their smartphone camera or from their CVSphoto.com account for same day pick up, with no additional cost, at any ... 
08-20-2012CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Give Consumers Five Reasons To Get a Flu Shot
Vaccinations available now every day at every store WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic announced today that flu vaccinations are now available at all of their locations nationwide. "Getting a flu shot is the first and most important step you can take to protect yourself and your family from getting sick with influenza," said Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark.  "Flu season can be unpredictable and, because it... 
08-15-2012HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Tours CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic in Jacksonville, FL to Highlight Services for Seniors
New health benefits and options help Medicare beneficiaries stay healthier WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited a CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic in Jacksonville, Florida to highlight new benefits and options for Medicare beneficiaries that will help them stay healthier.  These services include a free Annual Wellness Visit, allowing patients to meet with their doctor and discuss health concerns and th... 
08-06-2012CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic Is First Retail Clinic Provider to Earn Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Three Consecutive Accreditation Periods
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its established record for clinical quality, MinuteClinic, the walk-in medical clinics inside CVS/pharmacy, has become the first retail clinic provider to achieve three consecutive accreditation awards from The Joint Commission. MinuteClinic has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ a third time by demonstrating compliance with the commission's national standards for health care quality and safety. The Joint Commissio... 
07-31-2012MinuteClinic Joins with American Heart Association to Help Americans Reduce High Blood Pressure
Program embraces training and education of practitioners and patients WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of an ongoing effort to help Americans reduce high blood pressure, MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), is joining with the American Heart Association in a nationwide effort to improve the identification, treatment and management of high blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, one in three American adults has h... 
07-30-2012CVS/pharmacy's "Project Health" Bringing Free Health Screenings to 10 Cities During August
Wellness program to raise awareness in multicultural communities about influenza preparedness during National Immunization Awareness Month Qualifying participants to receive vouchers redeemable for a flu shot at CVS/pharmacy or MinuteClinic this flu season WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout the month of August, which is National Immunization Awareness Month, CVS/pharmacy's Project Health ("Proyecto Salud" in Spanish) is offering free health screening events focusing... 
07-30-2012CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Launch Flu Shot Voucher Program for Patients in Need This Flu Season
Qualifying patients can receive vouchers at free health screening events at select CVS/pharmacy locations in August WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic will support people in need this flu season through a flu shot voucher program being held in August as part of CVS/pharmacy's Project Health free screening events. Qualifying patients who attend a "Flu Voucher Fridays" Project Health event, complete the screenings, and identify themselves as not having... 
07-26-2012CVS Caremark to Showcase Commitment to Diversity at National Urban League 2012 Annual Conference in New Orleans
Company will highlight diversity programs, offer health screenings and distribute multicultural product samples WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), the nation's largest pharmacy innovation company, will exhibit at the National Urban League's 2012 Annual Conference in New Orleans this week and engage attendees with information on the company's diversity programs, including workforce initiatives, health screenings focused on urban communities and multi... 
07-26-2012MinuteClinic Readies Students for Back to School and Fall Sports Practice
--Clinics Offer One-Stop Location for Obtaining Required Vaccinations, College and Sports Physicals; New Vaccine Requirements in Several States-- WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the time of year when parents are looking to see what tasks they can check off the back to school to-do list. MinuteClinic, the walk-in medical clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores in 25 states and the District of Columbia, makes it easy for parents by offering a convenient one-stop location where s... 
07-25-2012MinuteClinic Signs Clinical Collaboration with UCLA Health System for 11 Clinic Locations in Los Angeles County
Electronic Medical Record Integration Included In Agreement to Improve Care Coordination WOONSOCKET, R.I. and LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and UCLA Health System have entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance access to high quality, affordable health care services in Los Angeles County. Under the agreement, UCLA Health System physicians will serve as medical directors for 11 MinuteClinic walk-in m... 
07-24-2012CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Partners with National Association of Community Health Centers to Create Innovative Grant Program Focused on Managing Chronic Disease
$3M in grants to be awarded to community health centers nationwide through "Innovations in Community Health" program Grants will support collaborative community-based health care models that are increasing access to quality care and producing better health outcomes, while reducing costs for patients and health care systems WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today anno... 
07-19-2012CVS Caremark Raises 2012 Estimate of Impact From Walgreens / Express Scripts Stalemate by 5 Cents
Company Expects to Retain At Least 50% of the Prescription Business Gained From the Stalemate in the Fourth Quarter   WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of this morning's news that Walgreens will re-enter Express Scripts broadest network on September 15th, 2012, CVS Caremark is now better able to clarify what we believe will be the overall estimate of the impact from the impasse for the remainder of 2012. The Company's existing guidance only reflects the estimated ... 
07-16-2012CVS Caremark Research Identifies Positive Link Between Medication Adherence and Employee Productivity
Research shows when employees are adherent to medications for common chronic conditions, time out of the office is significantly reduced WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol impact nearly 70 percent of working-age adults in the U.S. While research has demonstrated the impact of medication adherence on reducing overall health care costs, there has been less evidence available to date on wh... 
07-05-2012CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.1625 (16.25 cents) per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable August 3, 2012, to holders of record on July 23, 2012.   About CVS Caremark CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people on their path to better health as the largest integrated pharmacy company in the United States. Through the company's ... 
07-03-2012CVS Caremark Recognized as Top Healthy Employer by National Business Group on Health
Company receives Platinum Award for Healthy Lifestyles Programs WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) has been selected by the National Business Group on Health as a Platinum winner for their 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards. CVS Caremark's workforce well-being program was noted to be a role model for other companies striving to improve employee health, productivity and well-being.  The award was presented at the Business Group's In... 
06-28-2012CVS/pharmacy Beauty Board Gets Makeover to Bring Fans More Expert Advice
ExtraCare Beauty Club® Enhances Member Experience through Interactive Content from Updated Panel of Health and Beauty Experts WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, today unveiled a "makeover" of its Beauty Board, a panel of beauty experts who provide interactive content and advice for fans of the CVS Beauty Club Facebook page. Launched in June 2011 to bring additional value, exclusive beauty insight and real-time advice to Ext... 
06-27-2012CVS Caremark Appoints New Chief Information Officer
Stephen J. Gold joins the company from Avaya, Inc. WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced the appointment of Stephen J. Gold to the position of Chief Information Officer.  Gold joins CVS Caremark on July 9 and will focus on bringing new and differentiating technology solutions to the company's retail and pharmacy benefit management businesses. Gold has more than 30 years of experience in designing and implementing large-scale techno... 
06-21-2012CVS/pharmacy Unveils New Personalized Digital Experience on CVS.com to Help Customers on Their Path to Better Health
The new site provides an unparalleled pharmacy and shopping experience featuring extensive health information and resources in addition to customized deals and savings information WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today CVS/pharmacy announced the launch of the new CVS.com, an interactive website that offers shoppers a highly personalized pharmacy and retail experience. The new CVS.com seamlessly extends the access to pharmacy services found in-store to shoppers' homes and mobile... 
06-13-2012Florida Hospital Medical Group and MinuteClinic Enter Into Clinical Collaboration in Central Florida
Agreement Includes Electronic Medical Record Integration and Clinical Collaboration To Increase Access To Care WOONSOCKET, R.I. and MAITLAND, Fla., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), is partnering with Florida Hospital Medical Group (FHMG), a multi-specialty physician group affiliated with Florida Hospital, in a clinical affiliation that expands access to convenient, affordable health care services in Central Florida. U... 
06-12-2012CVS/pharmacy Offers One-Stop Shopping this Father's Day
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This Father's Day, shoppers will find everything they need to surprise Dad in one convenient stop at CVS/pharmacy. From holiday musts like a thoughtful or funny card, to a bigger-than-ever selection of gifts for every type of Dad, shoppers can save time and money by heading to their local CVS/pharmacy. Customers can mix and match from a wide assortment of items to make a perfect gift for every Dad's unique personality. CVS/pharmacy also offers ... 
06-11-2012CVS Caremark To Present At Jefferies 2012 Global Consumer Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Mark Cosby, executive vice president and president of CVS/pharmacy, will be speaking at Jefferies 2012 Global Consumer Conference on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at approximately 9:00 a.m. EDT. An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Caremark website for all interested parties. To access the webcast, visit htt... 
06-05-2012VSA and CVS Caremark Announce 2012 Annual All Kids Can CREATE Exhibition
featuring Artwork from Children of All Abilities Representing Each State to Debut at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library WASHINGTON, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VSA, the international organization on arts and disability and an affiliate of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, along with CVS Caremark All Kids Can, have announced the 102 students of all abilities that will be featured in the 2012 All Kids Can CREATE exhibition "What Inspires Me."  All Kids Can CRE... 
06-01-2012CVS Caremark Research Finds 78 Percent of Consumers Who Qualify for Health Care Reform Subsidies Never Heard of State Insurance Exchanges
Consumers say they are not well informed about health care reform and need help navigating the future health insurance environment   WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS) research has found that 78 percent of consumers who would be eligible for new health care coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have never heard of the state-based health care exchanges where they will have to shop for coverage beginning in 2014. In addi... 
06-01-2012CVS Caremark To Present At William Blair & Company's 32nd Annual Growth Stock Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Dave Denton, executive vice president and chief financial officer of CVS Caremark Corporation, will be speaking at William Blair & Company's Growth Stock Conference on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at approximately 8:50 a.m. CDT (9:50 a.m. EDT). An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Caremark website for al... 
05-31-2012CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Opens 2012 Grant Application Process
Private Foundation Seeks Non-profit Organizations Aligned with its Philanthropic Focus: Health Care and Children WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation, today announced the 2012 grant application process is now open to eligible non-profit organizations seeking funding.  The Trust's mission is to provide funding for health care, education and community involvement initiatives that hel... 
05-29-2012CVS/pharmacy Launches In-store Fundraising Campaign to Support ALS and Cystic Fibrosis
Led by CVS/pharmacy, ALS Therapy Alliance and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Advancing Medical Research Campaign Aims to Help More People Living with ALS and Cystic Fibrosis WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 27, CVS/pharmacy launched a new in-store fundraising campaign named Advancing Medical Research, to support medical research and help improve the quality of life for those living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and cystic fibrosis (CF).  Funds raised through ... 
05-24-2012CVS Caremark Sponsored Research Finds Targeted Adherence Interventions to be More Effective than Broad Adherence Education
Interventions targeted at cardiovascular patients identified as nonadherent were more likely to lead to improved adherence than interventions offered to all patients WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New research sponsored by CVS Caremark found that adherence interventions targeted to patients identified as nonadherent were more effective than broad interventions that cast a wide net to encompass all medication takers. In fact, more than one-third of adherence intervent... 
05-24-2012Report: CVS Caremark to Contribute Billions to Michigan Economy
$520 million annual contribution to Michigan GDP in jobs, income and taxes on track to grow over next ten years WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today released a report showing CVS Caremark's contribution to the economy of Michigan, where the company maintains extensive operations.  According to the findings of the study, which Anderson Economic Group, LLC conducted for CVS Caremark, the company's Michigan operations directly and indirectl... 
05-23-2012CVS Caremark Sponsored Research Finds FDA Drug Warnings Can Have Immediate Negative Impact on Medication Adherence, Even if Not Related to Safety
Research suggests only small percentage of patients who stop therapy due to FDA warning switch to another medication WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New research sponsored by CVS Caremark examined the effects of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drug warnings on medication adherence when the warnings are not delivered with clear clinical recommendations. The research found that immediately following a high-profile FDA communication questioning the efficacy for a cholester... 
05-23-2012Let CVS/pharmacy Fuel Your Summer Travel Plans with New "Free Gas" Promotion
ExtraCare® members can earn free $10 gas cards when spending $30 on everyday essentials advertised in the circular during select weeks this May through August WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to AAA, approximately 30.7 million people will drive to destinations 50 miles or more away from home during Memorial Day weekend, the start of the peak driving season in the United States. To help families save on gas costs, CVS/pharmacy today announced the return of its popu... 
05-23-2012MinuteClinic and Hackensack University Health Network Sign Clinical Collaboration for Northeast New Jersey
Agreement Allows for Electronic Medical Record Integration to Facilitate Patient-Centered Care WOONSOCKET, R.I. and HACKENSACK, N.J., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail healthcare division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), is partnering with Hackensack University Health Network, the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient health services in New Jersey, in a clinical affiliation that expands access to convenient, affordable healthcare services in northeast New Jersey. Un... 
05-23-2012MinuteClinic Signs Clinical Collaboration with Atlantic Health System for Clinic Locations in Five-County Region of Northern and Central New Jersey
Electronic Medical Record Integration Included In Agreement to Improve Care Coordination WOONSOCKET, R.I. and MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) and Atlantic Health System, one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey comprised of Morristown Medical Center, Goryeb Children's Hospital, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, N.J. and Newton Medical Center have entered into a clinical affiliation... 
05-17-2012CVS Caremark All Kids Can and Cedars-Sinai Partner to Bring COACH for Kids and their Families® Mobile Medical Clinic to Four Additional Los Angeles Schools
Grant ensures more vulnerable children in Los Angeles have access to free quality healthcare services   LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark, through its All Kids Can program, today announced a partnership with Cedars-Sinai to expand the medical center's COACH for Kids and their Families® program to provide health services to more vulnerable children in South Los Angeles who otherwise would not have access to health services, including immunizations and denta... 
05-16-2012CVS Caremark Focus on Medication Adherence Saves PBM Clients Nearly $2.4 Billion in 2011
Annual Insights report cites lowest drug trend in seven years driven by ongoing weakness in the economy, lower drug utilization and higher generic dispensing rates   WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today released its annual Insights Report, which reviews drug trend and highlights key issues in pharmacy care.  In 2011, the drug trend for the company's pharmacy benefit management (PBM) employer clients (2.1 percent) and health plan clients... 
05-14-2012South Side Chicago Students Participate in Diabetes Awareness Screening and Treatment Program
Outreach supported by coalition of health care organizations including MinuteClinic, University of Illinois Hospital; Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation; Jay Cutler Foundation; Chicago Diabetes Project; and Access Community Health Network. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears QB and Diabetes Patient, to Visit, Inspire Students at Screening CHICAGO, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail clinic division of CVS Caremark Corporation, has joined a coalition of organizations ded... 
05-10-2012CVS Caremark Releases 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Report demonstrates how the company is fulfilling its purpose of "Helping People on Their Path to Better Health" WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today released its 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which provides an overview of the company's commitments to environmental stewardship and diversity, the improvement of patient health outcomes, its continued status as an employer of choice and to helping people – especially children and... 
05-10-2012MinuteClinic Opens Its First Walk-in Medical Clinics Inside CVS/pharmacy Stores in San Antonio
--45 Clinics Now Located in Four Texas Markets-- WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States, has opened two walk-in medical clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores in San Antonio.  A third clinic is slated to open later this year. The clinics operate seven days a week including weekday evenings and no appointment is necessary. MinuteClinic launched its first retail clinics in Texas in 2006 and now has 45... 
05-03-2012CVS/pharmacy has Gifts for Every Mom Covered this Mother's Day
Shoppers can find everything from designer fragrances and gardening tools to greeting cards and candies, all in one convenient stop at CVS/pharmacy WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In just one convenient stop, CVS/pharmacy has gifts for every type of mom covered this Mother's Day. Shoppers can show their appreciation with a variety of gifts tailored to any mother's interests that will be sure to please this holiday. Quality gifts ranging from high-end fragrances, candies and... 
05-02-2012CVS Caremark to Support Million Hearts™ with Free Blood Pressure Checks on Fridays in May at MinuteClinic
WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark announced today that it is supporting Million Hearts™ during National High Blood Pressure Education Month in May through a number of patient-focused initiatives. Launched by the Department of Health and Human Services and led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Million Hearts™ is a national initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. over the next... 
05-01-2012CVS/pharmacy Mobile App Transforms Smartphones into Digital ExtraCare Cards
Redesigned and Updated CVS Mobile App Gives Shoppers Instant Access to ExtraCare Cards WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy introduced an updated mobile app that allows shoppers to digitally store their ExtraCare card in their smartphone, eliminating the need to carry an ExtraCare card when shopping. The CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare Rewards Program is the largest retail rewards program with more than 69 million active cardholders, and the redesigned and updated CVS mobile ap... 
04-25-2012CVS Caremark Partners with The Miracle Project to Implement Musical Theater Training Programs in San Diego and San Jose
Creative workshops and artistic programs designed specifically to connect children with autism through theater, music and dance SAN DIEGO, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark announced today its partnership with The Miracle Project, a non-profit organization that creates social skills programs for children with autism through the performing arts, to expand The Miracle Project School Inclusion Program to public schools in San Diego and San Jose, California.  Supported by a $5... 
04-17-2012CVS Caremark and Brigham and Women's Hospital Research Finds Sharp Drop in Adherence to Cardiovascular Medications for Patients in Medicare Part D "Donut Hole"
While study finds coverage gap exposure is not associated with increased rates of short-term cardiovascular events, long-term health impact is unclear WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Research published today in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes found that Medicare Part D beneficiaries with cardiovascular conditions who had no financial assistance during the "donut hole" coverage gap were 57% more likely to discontinue their cardiovascular medicati... 
04-11-2012MinuteClinic Helping with Diabetes Care this Spring by Providing Free Monitoring Service
WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic is helping patients with diabetes stay on top of their condition this spring by offering a free monitoring visit. This service helps patients with diabetes keep their health in check between visits to a primary care provider, and is available seven days a week at the walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores across the United States. The complimentary monitoring service administered by a MinuteClinic nurse practit... 
04-06-2012CVS Caremark Ranks Among Top 25 Most Reputable Companies in America on Forbes List
WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) has been named as one of the Most Reputable Companies in America by Reputation Institute, in partnership with Forbes Media. The survey rankings are based on Reputation Institute's 2012 U.S. RepTrak™ Pulse, a study that measures the 150 largest U.S. public companies. Of the companies included in the survey of more than 10,000 consumers, CVS Caremark ranked 25th.  Last year the company ranked 30th. Survey respon... 
04-04-2012CVS/pharmacy's Project Health Highlights National Minority Health Month With Free Health Screenings Available in 10 Major Cities Throughout April
No appointment necessary for free blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and BMI screenings WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, officially announced today the April schedule of Project Health (Proyecto Salud in Spanish), a wellness program delivering more than $21 million worth of free health screenings to multicultural communities throughout 2012. As part of National Minority Health Month, CVS/pharmacy will offer free health scre... 
03-30-2012CVS Caremark Announces PBM Succession Plan
Per Lofberg, President of PBM Extends His Contract Through December 2013 Jon Roberts, Chief Operating Officer of PBM, to Assume Role of President Effective September 2012 WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today outlined succession plans for its PBM business. During the company's Analyst meeting this past December, Per Lofberg announced his intention to extend his employment agreement with CVS Caremark through December 2013. T... 
03-29-2012CVS Caremark to Highlight Commitment to Older Americans at American Society on Aging Conference
Company to showcase how it is helping aging "Boomers" on their path to better health WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark announced today it would outline its unique position to help older Americans on their path to better health and its senior-focused initiatives at Aging in America, the 2012 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging, which is being held in Washington, D.C. this week. CVS Caremark will participate in a number of panels and workshops o... 
03-27-2012CVS Caremark Publishes State of the States: Adherence Report
Review of medication adherence rates in all 50 states highlights differences in medication-taking behavior, focuses on four chronic diseases Report builds on ongoing research collaboration of CVS Caremark, Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital that highlights the value of adherence WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark today issued two new reports that highlight research the company is conducting around medication adherence, including one study that re... 
03-21-2012CVS Caremark to Sponsor PoliticoPro Briefing on Upcoming Supreme Court Hearing on Affordable Care Act
WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark will sponsor a PoliticoPro Health Care Breakfast Briefing at the Newseum on Thursday, March 22, entitled "Supreme Court Preview: What to Watch," during which a panel of legal experts will discuss the pending U.S. Supreme Court hearing about the constitutionality of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was signed into law almost two years ago. A live streaming webcast of the event will be available at www.POLITICO.com/live... 
03-14-2012Walk-in Spring Sports Physicals Offered for Young Athletes Seven Days a Week at MinuteClinic Medical Clinics
WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sign-ups are underway for baseball, softball, lacrosse and other spring sports adding physical exams to parents' to-do lists before kids take the field. MinuteClinic medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores across the U.S. are making it easy and affordable by offering sports physicals seven days a week, including evenings and weekends, with no appointment necessary. Pre-participation physicals, required by many states, schools ... 
03-07-2012CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.1625 (16.25 cents) per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable May 3, 2012, to holders of record on April 23, 2012. About CVS Caremark CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States with integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care. We are a pharmacy innovation... 
03-05-2012CVS/pharmacy Helping People on Their Path to Better Health Through Improved Medication Adherence
Guidance from health research points to the importance of a "pharmacy home" Thousands of patients telling their "myCVS Pharmacist Story" on Facebook WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy is informing pharmacy customers about the importance of a single "pharmacy home" for all of their prescriptions to help them on their path to better health. Guidance gained from CVS Caremark's extensive health policy research with Harvard University and Brigh... 
03-05-2012CVS Caremark's Chief Medical Officer Troyen Brennan is Named to the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform
Independent commission formed to look at ways to change physician payments with an eye to reining in health care costs and improving quality WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Troyen A. Brennan, MD, MPH, executive vice president and chief medical officer of the company, has been named to the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform, an independent commission that will assess how physicians are paid, and how pay incen... 
03-01-2012CVS Caremark to Present at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Per Lofberg, executive vice president and president of CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services and Dave Denton, executive vice president and chief financial officer of CVS Caremark Corporation, will be speaking at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference on March 13, 2012, at approximately 9:00 a.m. (EDT). An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through th... 
02-29-2012Michael J. Fox Foundation and CVS Caremark's Accordant Health Services Collaborate to Provide Resources and Opportunities for Engagement to Parkinson's Patients
Parkinson's disease patients supported by Accordant to receive news of Foundation Web resources, research initiatives and new tool to streamline clinical trial participation WOONSOCKET, R.I. and NEW YORK, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Accordant Health Services, a CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) company, and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research today announced a collaboration to provide patients with Parkinson's disease who are enrolled in Accordant-sponsored care management progra... 
02-24-2012MinuteClinic and TriStar Health Form Clinical Affiliation in Middle Tennessee
Agreement Includes Electronic Medical Record Integration and Clinical Collaboration To Increase Access To Care WOONSOCKET, R.I. and NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and HCA's TriStar Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in Middle Tennessee, have entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance access to high quality, affordable health care services in the Nashville metrop... 
02-23-2012CVS Caremark Study of Newly Diagnosed Diabetes Patients Finds Physicians Do Not Consistently Follow ADA Recommended Guidelines for Prescribing Medications
Clinical practice by doctors treating newly diagnosed diabetes patients has implications for rising health care costs WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) study has found that physicians in 35 percent of cases involving more than 250,000 newly diagnosed diabetes patients did not follow the American Diabetes Association/European Association for the Study of Diabetes consensus guidelines for recommended treatment. In addition to the quality of care im... 
02-21-2012CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic to Deploy Allscripts EHR Nationally
Allscripts to be core operating system for nation's largest retail health clinic network CHICAGO and WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic, the leading retail health clinic in the United States, will transition from its existing, proprietary Electronic Medical Record system to the AllscriptsMyWay Electronic Health Record. This transition will assist MinuteClinic in its mission of delivering high quality accessible medical care in hundreds of retail clinic... 
02-17-2012CVS Caremark Executive at Wharton Health Care Conference Shows How Integrated Businesses Promote Health and Wellness
Focus on pharmacy care innovations through personalized pharmacy counseling and clinic services help patients on the path to better health PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark's chief health care strategy officer today outlined how the company's integrated offerings -- retail pharmacy, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and retail clinics -- are helping patients achieve better health by working to increase medication adherence and targeting behaviors to improve treat... 
02-16-2012CVS Caremark to Present at the RBC Healthcare Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Dave Denton, executive vice president and chief financial officer of CVS Caremark, will be speaking at the RBC Healthcare Conference on February 28, 2012 at approximately 8:00 a.m. (EST). An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Caremark website for all interested parties. To access the webcast, visit http:... 
02-14-2012Report: CVS Caremark Contributes Billions to Rhode Island Economy
$1.2 billion annual contribution to Rhode Island GDP in jobs, income and taxes on track to grow to as much as $35 billion over next ten years WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today released an economic impact study of CVS Caremark's contribution to the economy of Rhode Island, the state where the company's national headquarters is located.  According to the findings of the study, which PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) conducted for CVS Ca... 
02-09-2012CVS/pharmacy Offers Free Health Screenings and Hosts Pharmacist Facebook Chat During American Heart Month in February
- Heart Smart Guides at select CVS/pharmacy locations and special offers through the ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes program also available during the month - WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing that cardiovascular disease affects about 80 million people in the U.S. and is the number one killer of Americans, CVS/pharmacy announced today that it is providing several free services, educational information and special product offers during February's Ame... 
02-08-2012CVS/pharmacy's "Project Health" Will Deliver More Than $21 Million Worth of Preventive Health Screening Events Across the U.S. in 2012
Wellness program aims to help African American and Hispanic consumers on their path to better health with more than 1,000 free health screening events WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, announces today the launch of Project Health (Proyecto Salud in Spanish), a wellness program delivering more than $21 million worth of free health screenings to multicultural communities. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.co... 
02-07-2012CVS Caremark Charitable Trust "Surprises" Non-Profits With $4.3 Million in Funding
Company Representatives Elate and Excite on Doorsteps Around the Country WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today representatives of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), kicked off a "Day of Giving" by surprising several deserving non-profits, with the grant funding they had requested. The emotional visits, hosted by several of the company's executives, were timed to coincide with the announcement that $4... 
02-06-2012This Valentine's Day, CVS/pharmacy Offers Classic Gift Options and Sweet Savings
With a wide selection of candy, fragrances and other items available at CVS/pharmacy, shoppers don't have to travel far to find the perfect gift for their loved ones   WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy makes Valentine's Day shopping convenient with thoughtful gifts and sweet treats available at every location. With more than 7,300 stores nationwide, shoppers can head to their local drugstore to conveniently choose from a wide selection of fine chocolates a... 
02-02-2012CVS Caremark Appoints New Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
Larry D. Burton joins company from Business Roundtable WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced the appointment of Larry D. Burton to the position of Senior Vice President of Government Affairs.  Burton will join the company as of February 27th and will be focused on continuing to grow the company's role as a pharmacy innovation company working to help improve health care access, reduce overall costs and improve health outcomes at state... 
02-01-2012CVS/pharmacy Helps Customers Save Time with New Prescription Text Alerts
Customers using cell phones can opt in to receive a text message when their prescription is ready at CVS/pharmacy WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy today announced the launch of Order Ready Text Messaging. Customers can enroll in the program to receive immediate notification via text message when their prescription is ready to be picked up at over 7,300 CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide. "CVS/pharmacy's new prescription Order Ready Text Messaging Program allows... 
01-26-2012Pertussis Cases on the Rise in 2012; DTaP and Tdap Vaccinations Available Daily at MinuteClinic Medical Clinics Nationwide
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With at least a dozen states reporting confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough) during the first three weeks of January, MinuteClinic, the largest provider of retail medical clinics in the United States, is urging parents and guardians to obtain a DTaP shot (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) for unvaccinated children under seven.  Booster shots, known as Tdap, are also encouraged for all pre-teens, teens and adults. ... 
01-16-2012CVS/pharmacy Launches Enhanced "Send to Card" Digital Options for Redeeming ExtraBucks® Rewards
CVS/pharmacy's ExtraCare Rewards program members can now choose between printing quarterly ExtraBucks® Rewards and sending them directly to their ExtraCare Card WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy's ExtraCare Rewards Program, the largest retail rewards program with more than 69 million active cardholders, today announced that ExtraCare cardholders can now send their quarterly ExtraBucks® Rewards to their ExtraCare cards, eliminating the need for sho... 
01-12-2012FTC Ends Investigation of CVS Caremark
Company enters into consent order relating to business practices of subsidiary company that occurred prior to acquisition by CVS Caremark No allegations of antitrust law violations or anti-competitive behavior related to CVS Caremark's business practices, products or service offerings are made WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has concluded its investigation under the Federal Tra... 
01-10-2012CVS Caremark Executive Outlines Integrated Pharmacy-Based Program At Health Affairs Forum on Diabetes
Presentation Outlines how Pharmacy Advisor™ helps patients on their path to better health by improving medication adherence through outreach and counseling   WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark's chief health care strategy officer today outlined how the company's integrated pharmacy-based program for chronic diseases such as diabetes, called Pharmacy Advisor™, increased medication adherence rates and physician initiation of prescriptions for concomitant medicatio... 
01-09-2012CVS Caremark Study Finds Integrated Pharmacy-Based Program Improved Diabetes Medication Initiation and Adherence Rates
Pharmacy Advisor™ program improved patient medication behavior through patient outreach and counseling; face-to-face interactions achieve the best results WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A CVS Caremark study found that the company's integrated pharmacy-based program – Pharmacy Advisor™ – increased medication adherence rates and physician initiation of prescriptions for concomitant medications, improving care for diabetes patients and resulting in savings for health plan... 
01-03-2012New Online Service Helps TRICARE Members Easily Transfer Their Prescriptions to CVS/pharmacy
Company pledges donation of up to a total of $50,000 to USO for every visit to www.cvs.com/tricare from January 1 - 31, 2012 WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, which accepts nearly all Express Scripts insurance plans including TRICARE, has launched a new service on its CVS.com website to assist military service members, veterans and their families who need to transfer their prescriptions to a pharmacy that lets them continue using their TRICARE prescription insuran... 
12-28-2011CVS Caremark to Present at the 30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Larry Merlo, the company's president and chief executive officer, will be making a presentation to investors at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 10, 2012.  Mr. Merlo is scheduled to present at 7:30 am local time (10:30 am EST). An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Caremark webs... 
12-21-2011Clinical Collaboration with MinuteClinic and UMass Memorial Health Care is the First of its Kind in Massachusetts
Agreement includes integration of electronic medical records WOONSOCKET, R.I. and WORCESTER, Mass., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care system in Central and Western Massachusetts and the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School have entered into a clinical collaboration to enhance access to high quality health care services in Central Massachu... 
12-20-2011CVS Caremark Outlines Strong Growth for 2012 and Confirms 2011 Guidance
Company is Reinventing Pharmacy for Better Health and Better Shareholder Value WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) executives shared plans to address the challenges facing health care during the Company's annual Analyst Day in New York City today. The company is uniquely positioned to offer solutions to these challenges through innovative products and services that meet the rapidly changing demands of the marketplace and are expected ... 
12-19-2011CVS/pharmacy Offers Last Minute Shoppers Unexpected Gifts for Everyone on Their Christmas List
From classic stocking stuffers to the latest gifts and gadgets, stress-free shopping available at more than 7,300 CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With Christmas less than a week away, last-minute shoppers can still find unexpected gifts and great deals at their local CVS/pharmacy. With a larger-than-ever selection of gifts in more than 7,300 stores nationwide, customers will find everything they need in one convenient sto... 
12-16-2011Carolinas HealthCare System and MinuteClinic Enter Into Clinical Collaboration
Agreement Includes Electronic Medical Record Integration   WOONSOCKET, R.I. and CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail healthcare division of CVS Caremark Corporation, and Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS), which provides medical services at more than 650 care locations in North and South Carolina, have entered into a clinical collaboration that includes 16 MinuteClinic locations in the greater Charlotte area. MinuteClinic is the largest provider ... 
12-15-2011CVS Caremark Receives Logistics Best Practice Award at 2011 Supply Chain Logistics Summit
- Award recognizes CVS Caremark's implementation of innovative processes and technology that improved productivity and lowered costs throughout its retail distribution network - WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark announced today that it has been awarded the 2011 Supply Chain Distinction Award North America in the Logistics Best Practice Category. The awards were announced last week at the annual Supply Chain Logistics Summit held in Dallas, Texas. The L... 
12-08-2011CVS/pharmacy and Salma Hayek Win 2011 Beauty Inc Award for Nuance Salma Hayek
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy and actress Salma Hayek were honored today with the "Launch of the Year: Mass" Award at the 2011 Beauty Inc Awards in New York City. The award was presented by Beauty Inc, a Women's Wear Daily special-issue magazine, for the introduction of the exclusive beauty collection, Nuance Salma Hayek. Announced at the 10th Annual Beauty Inc Awards breakfast at The Four Seasons restaurant and in the December issue of the magazine, t... 
12-07-2011CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Expiration of Cash Tender Offer for its 6.302% Enhanced Capital Advantaged Preferred Securities (CUSIP NO. 126650BK5)
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS) announced today the expiration and final results of its previously announced tender offer (the "Tender Offer") as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time on December 7, 2011 for any and all of its $1,000,000,000 outstanding 6.302% Enhanced Capital Advantaged Preferred Securities (the "Notes"). (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) The Tender Offer commenced on November 29, ... 
12-07-2011CVS Caremark Announces 2011 Analyst Day
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS) will hold its annual Analyst Day in New York City on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, beginning at 8:00 a.m. (EST). Senior members of the CVS Caremark leadership team will present an overview of their strategies to drive long-term growth and shareholder value. The Company will also provide initial 2012 earnings guidance at the event. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) ... 
12-07-2011CVS/pharmacy Debuts Complete Mobile Shopping Platform
Full CVS.com catalog and photo purchasing now available on smartphones WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent study from IBM, the percentage of people in the U.S. using mobile devices to shop nearly tripled during the past year. To stay ahead of this growing consumer trend, CVS/pharmacy has made the entire CVS.com catalog available to shoppers through its mobile site (m.cvs.com). Whether looking for household, wellness or personal care items or searching for th... 
12-05-2011CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Remind Families to "Vaccinate Before They Celebrate" the Holidays by Getting Their Flu Shot During National Influenza Vaccination Week
- It's not too late to get a flu shot; CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic continue to vaccinate every day with no appointment needed - WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Influenza Vaccination Week from December 4-10, CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic are reminding families to "vaccinate before they celebrate" the holidays and receive their annual flu shot before the flu season peaks. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/NE50800LO... 
12-01-2011CVS Caremark Appoints Randy Falkenrath Senior Vice President of Specialty Pharmacy
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced the appointment of Randy Falkenrath to the position of Senior Vice President, Specialty Pharmacy.  In this role, Falkenrath will be responsible for the ongoing development of clinical programs and product management to support the company's Specialty Pharmacy business.  Falkenrath brings more than twenty-six years of experience in the health plan, pharmaceutical and medical device industri... 
12-01-2011CVS/pharmacy Photo Cards and Gifts Offer Simple Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer
New Card and Stationery Shop on CVSphoto.com makes it easy to create personalized greeting cards and invitations that can be picked up same-day at your local CVS/pharmacy WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy today announced the launch of a new Card and Stationery Shop on CVSphoto.com, as well as an enhanced and expanded collection of greeting card and invitation options for those looking to add a personal touch to holiday tidings. With more holiday and occasion them... 
11-29-2011CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Cash Tender Offer for its 6.302% Enhanced Capital Advantaged Preferred Securities (CUSIP NO. 126650BK5)
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has commenced a cash tender offer (the "Tender Offer") for any and all of its $1,000,000,000 outstanding 6.302% Enhanced Capital Advantaged Preferred Securities (the "Notes"). The purpose of the Tender Offer is to refinance a portion of CVS Caremark's outstanding indebtedness. Notes validly tendered at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 7, 2011 (such date and time,... 
11-21-2011CVS/pharmacy Announces Participation in Thanks and Giving® Campaign to Benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®
Eighth annual in-store fundraiser runs through December 11 WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today its annual in-store fundraiser for the eighth year to support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign. For the first time this year, CVS/pharmacy customers will have more options to support St. Jude's lifesaving research. From now through December 11, CVS/pharmacy store colleagues will encourage customers to add $1 or $... 
11-21-2011Save Time and Money this Black Friday and All Season Long at CVS/pharmacy
Now through Christmas, CVS/pharmacy customers can snag hot deals on toys, electronics, beauty items and stocking stuffers with Black Friday bargains, special promotions on Facebook and Twitter, and a free gift card promotion each week WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- This holiday season, CVS/pharmacy is making it easier than ever for customers to save on Christmas gifts and holiday necessities. With more than 75 percent of the U.S. population living within three mile... 
11-21-2011MinuteClinic and Emory Healthcare Announce Clinical Affiliation
Agreement Includes Electronic Medical Record Integration and Clinical Collaboration To Increase Access To Care WOONSOCKET, R.I. and ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and Emory Healthcare, the largest and most comprehensive hospital system in Georgia, have entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance access to high quality, affordable health care services in communities throughout the Atlant... 
11-18-2011New CVS/pharmacy Mobile Features Offer Convenience for On-The-Go Shoppers
Customers using smartphones can now scan refills, check ExtraBucks Rewards and order prints from CVS/pharmacy Photo Centers WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy today announced enhanced shopping and prescription refill functionality for its mobile site (m.cvs.com) as well as iPhone and Android apps for on-the-go customers.  Shoppers can now use mobile devices to manage their ExtraCare Rewards accounts, scan and send prescription refills and even order prints of th... 
11-17-2011CVS Caremark Appoints Kevin Murphy President of Accordant Business
Experienced Health Care Leader joins company from Mercer WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced the appointment of Kevin Murphy to the position of President for Accordant Health Services, a CVS Caremark company that provides disease management and case management services for people with rare chronic conditions.  Murphy is charged with integrating the company's leading rare disease management programs with its specialty pharmacy programs ... 
11-17-2011MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States and in Arizona, announced that it has become a contracted provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, the state's largest locally based health insurance company. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona provides health insurance products, services or networks to 1.2 million individuals. These individuals will now have access to 16 MinuteClinic walk-in medical c... 
11-16-2011MinuteClinic Salutes Nurse Practitioners During National Nurse Practitioner Week
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Nurse Practitioner Week (Nov. 13 – 19), MinuteClinic applauds the outstanding patient-centered care delivered by practitioners across the United States and supports their role in helping to create broader access to high-quality, affordable medical treatment as the nation's primary care shortage grows. MinuteClinic, the retail clinic division of CVS Caremark Corporation, is one of the largest employers of nurse practiti... 
11-10-2011CVS Caremark Joins First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Supporting Employment Opportunities for Veterans and Military Spouses
CVS Caremark Sponsoring U.S. Chamber of Commerce "Hiring our Heroes" Program Company Named as a Finalist for Women Veteran and Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring Award WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) will be joining First Lady Michelle Obama and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at the fourth annual "Business Steps Up: Hiring our Heroes" event to be held in Washington, D.C. today. CVS Caremark, a Chairman's Circle sponsor of Hiring our He... 
11-09-2011CVS Caremark Launches Chronic Cardiovascular Disease Medication Adherence Program
Pharmacy Advisor(TM) reinventing the way pharmacists support patients with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- In an effort to attack the high costs of cardiovascular illnesses and to improve the treatment outcomes of cardiac patients, CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) has launched Pharmacy Advisor(TM) for chronic cardiovascular care, a pharmacy-based approach to managing one of the most p... 
11-07-2011CVS/pharmacy Recognizes Veterans Day by Supporting the USO and Encouraging Those Who Protect Our Country to Protect Themselves with a Flu Shot
- Service members, veterans and their families with TRICARE health coverage pay nothing for flu shots at CVS/pharmacy - - Company Pledges $50,000 to USO to benefit troops and their families through a donation made for every flu shot given by CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic during Week of Veterans Day - WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- As Veterans Day approaches, CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, is reminding all Americans, including veterans, militar... 
11-07-2011MinuteClinic Responds to New Texas Mandate Requiring Meningitis Vaccination for Every College Student
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Following a bill signed into law last May, Texas will become the first state in the country to require that all college students receive one dose or booster of the meningococcal vaccine for bacterial meningitis. In response, MinuteClinic has prepared all Texas-based walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores for an increased demand for the vaccine as the requirement goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2012. Bacterial meningitis... 
11-03-2011CVS/pharmacy and Direct Relief USA Hold Free Flu Shot Clinic in Dallas for People Without Health Insurance
Event at Healing Hands Ministries part of CVS Caremark's Donation of $6 Million in Free Flu Shots to Direct Relief for Uninsured Patients of Community Clinics and Health Centers Across the U.S. Texas State Senator John Carona Applauds Free Flu Shot Program WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy and Direct Relief USA teamed up to provide free flu vaccinations at a flu shot clinic held today in Dallas, Texas. During the free flu shot clinic, CVS pharmacists vac... 
11-03-2011CVS Caremark Hosts Live Facebook Chats for American Diabetes Month
Company Offers Broad Support of Diabetes Patients Through Outreach, Education and Testing WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- As part of its broad support for patients with diabetes, and in recognition of American Diabetes Month, CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) will be hosting live Facebook chats to answer patients' questions about diabetes and chronic condition management. Among other topics, the discussions will address how diabetes patients and their families can best manage... 
10-28-2011CVS Caremark to Present at Upcoming Conferences
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that executives from the company will present at two investor conferences in the month of November. Larry Merlo, president and chief executive officer of CVS Caremark, will be making a presentation to investors at the Credit Suisse Healthcare Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on Thursday, November 10th, at approximately 10:00 a.m. MST (12:00 p.m. EST). Mr. Merlo and Dave Denton, executi... 
10-27-2011CVS Caremark Chief Medical Officer Outlines Employer Options When Health Exchanges Take Center Stage in 2014
Presentation to National Business Group on Health analyzes impact of wellness and disease management programs on medical costs BOSTON, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Employers face a fundamental decision concerning employee health care benefits when health reform-required insurance exchanges take center stage in 2014: Should their companies continue employer-sponsored insurance plans or should they move employees to programs offered through public exchanges? Troyen A. Brennan, MD, M... 
10-26-2011CVS Caremark Sponsored Research Finds Twenty Four Percent of New Prescriptions Never Filled
Review of e-prescriptions uncovers issue of primary non-adherence affected by systems integration and medication out-of pocket costs WOONSOCKET, R.I.,, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Twenty four percent of patients given a new medication by their doctor did not fill the prescription, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital and CVS Caremark and published this week in the American Journal of Medicine. Most prior research of patient... 
10-24-2011CVS Caremark Announces Retail Pharmacy Leadership Promotions
Company Expands Roles of Three of its Seasoned Retail Executives WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark today announced the promotion of three senior executives within its retail pharmacy organization. With more than 7,200 stores in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, CVS/pharmacy is the leading retail pharmacy in the United States. Judith Strauss Sansone has been named Senior Vice President of Merchandising for CVS/pharmacy. A seasoned mer... 
10-19-2011CVS/pharmacy Hosts a Spooktacular Halloween Costume Party and Customer Event at Stores Nationwide on October 23
Children in costume will receive a free Halloween gift pack and complimentary photo with any purchase WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy today announced its first annual "2011 Halloween Party and Customer Event," a spooky and spectacular customer appreciation event at all 7,200 locations nationwide. Kids who slip on a Halloween costume and purchase any item at any CVS/pharmacy location on Sunday, October 23, 2011 during regular store hours will receive one... 
10-18-2011CVS/pharmacy Survey Reveals Consumer Misconceptions Standing in the Way of Getting a Flu Shot
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent CVS/pharmacy survey shows that while consumers are concerned about picking up germs, they are not doing all they can to protect themselves and their loved ones from the flu, including receiving an annual flu shot as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC recommends that anyone ages 6 months or older should get a flu shot, including those who were vaccinated last flu season. Despite this recommendatio... 
10-17-2011Save Big This Fall with CVS/pharmacy's Free Gift Cards Promotion
Spend $30 on Select Items in the Circular Each Week to Earn Free $10 Gift Cards for a Variety of Popular Retailers WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- To reward loyal shoppers, CVS/pharmacy today announced a new promotion that allows customers to earn multiple free gift cards just by shopping for essentials at more than 7,200 locations nationwide. The new promotion began on Sunday October 16 and will go through December 25, 2011. Members of CVS/pharmacy's ExtraCare Rewa... 
10-17-2011CVS/pharmacy Adds Social Network Connectivity to In-Store KODAK Picture Kiosks
Customers can now print photos directly from FACEBOOK® from their local CVS/pharmacy Photo Center, and can try the service for free by participating in "Free Print Week" now through October 23 WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today that Social Network Connectivity is now available at all CVS/pharmacy Photo Centers with KODAK Picture Kiosks. Effective immediately, customers can visit their local CVS/pharmacy Photo Center to access and print thei... 
10-14-2011CVS/pharmacy Ready to Provide Assistance During Medicare Part D Annual Enrollment Period
Annual Enrollment is October 15 to December 7 this year All Medicare beneficiaries should evaluate their prescription drug coverage WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- As annual open enrollment season begins for Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, CVS pharmacists are available to answer questions and provide guidance on how to complete plan comparisons. From October 15 to December 7, Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to review their current prescription... 
10-13-2011CVS Caremark Launches Android Application for Caremark.com
Android users can now access prescription drug information and CVS Caremark plan members can manage their prescriptions WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today the release of the Caremark.com Droid application. Available at no cost at the Android Market, this new application provides Android users with the ability to access the Drug Information Database to learn more about various prescription drugs and allows CVS Caremark plan membe... 
10-13-2011CVS Caremark Partners With Hispanic Heritage Foundation to Identify and Inspire Future Latino Health Care Leaders
Company Sponsors New Health Care Category of Prestigious HHF Youth Awards to Help Address Underrepresentation of Hispanics in Health Care Fields WOONSOCKET, R.I. and WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) today announced a new partnership to identify, inspire and prepare young Latinos to join health care fields, through a new Health Care category of the prestigious HHF Youth Awards program. This fall and winter,... 
10-04-2011MinuteClinic Opens Walk-in Medical Clinics Inside Two CVS/pharmacy Stores in Savannah Area
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MinuteClinic, the largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States, has opened two walk-in medical clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores in Savannah and Richmond Hill. They are the first retail medical clinics to open in the Savannah region and join 31 other MinuteClinic locations in Georgia situated throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. The clinics are part of MinuteClinic's plans to open 100 new clinics nationw... 
10-03-2011CVS Caremark Recognizes its Pharmacists for Their Role in Improving Patient Care and Lowering Health Care Costs
October's American Pharmacists Month celebrates pharmacists as most accessible and among the most trustworthy health care providers - WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark, the nation's largest pharmacy health care provider, is taking the opportunity during October's American Pharmacists Month to recognize the critical role that its pharmacists play in programs and services that are delivering solutions that improve the health of patients while lowering the ov... 
10-03-2011Aetna and CVS/pharmacy Team up to Offer Co-Branded Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
HARTFORD, Conn., Oct 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Aetna (NYSE: AET) and CVS/pharmacy today announced the launch of a new co-branded Medicare prescription drug plan. The new Aetna CVS/pharmacy Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) is available in 43 states and Washington, DC and offers Medicare beneficiaries outstanding value along with access to experienced CVS pharmacists and the convenience of shopping at their own neighborhood CVS/pharmacy. The plan offers a $26 monthly plan premium and has no deduct... 
09-29-2011CVS/pharmacy Continues Digital "MoneyTrashers" Campaign, Enlists Shoppers to Pledge to "Stop Money Trashing"
ExtraCare Rewards Program Encourages Shoppers to Redeem Their ExtraBucks® Rewards on October 1 with New Wave of Fun Digital Resources on Facebook and CVS.com WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy's ExtraCare Rewards program, the largest retail rewards program with more than 69 million active cardholders, today announced the continuation of its successful "MoneyTrashers" campaign with the launch of several fun and useful digital resources on CVS.com and the C... 
09-29-2011CVS Caremark Announces Agreement with Dovetail Health to Develop Hospital Readmission Prevention Program
Proactive hospital transition care focused on medication optimization and adherence can help improve member health and reduce total costs WOONSOCKET, R.I. and NEEDHAM, Mass., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Industry research finds that one in five seniors are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge, representing a prevalent and costly issue for health plan sponsors. Moreover, it is estimated that nearly 70 percent of adverse health events that take place after hospita... 
09-28-2011CVS/pharmacy Hosts Federal and State Officials at Grand Opening of Its New York Distribution Center
- U.S. Senator Schumer, U.S. Representative Reed and Lieutenant Governor Duffy among the officials who attended a ribbon cutting and tour of new facility in Chemung, NY - - CVS/pharmacy's Gold LEED(C)-certified distribution center will create 600 new jobs in the region; part of CVS Caremark's hiring for 5,000 positions throughout the company - WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy held a grand opening event today at its Distribution Center in Chemung, New ... 
09-26-2011Study of Diabetes Social Media Sites Finds Few Standards for Membership, Communications or Information Oversight
CVS Caremark-sponsored research identifies need to improve site guidelines as use of social media as a health care resource grows WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- As consumers and patients increasingly use social media as a health care tool and resource, a survey by Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital and CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) researchers demonstrates that there is great variability in the standards used to ensure sites effectively provide informatio... 
09-21-2011CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.125 (12.5 cents) per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable November 1, 2011 to holders of record on October 21, 2011. About the Company: CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. Through our integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care, we... 
09-19-2011CVS Caremark Reaches $1 Million Mark in Donations to Children's Hospital Boston for Children with Disabilities
To commemorate this milestone, Children's Hospital Boston patient from Brookline, Mass. will "take the mound" at Fenway Park and participate in on-field check presentation WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark and Children's Hospital Boston will celebrate a mutually significant milestone at Fenway Park this evening. Just prior to the Boston Red Sox/Baltimore Orioles game, the two will recognize hitting the $1 million mark in funds donated to the Hospital by ... 
09-13-2011CVS Caremark Donating $6 Million in Free Flu Shots to Direct Relief USA for Uninsured Patients of Community Clinics and Health Centers
- More than 400 participating clinics across the country to distribute vouchers redeemable at any CVS/pharmacy or MinuteClinic location for a free flu shot - - CVS Caremark has committed $14 million in free flu shots to patients in need over past 3 years - WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark announced today that it has partnered with Direct Relief USA to offer up to $6 million in free flu shots to community clinic and health center patients who lack heal... 
09-01-201110th Annual CVS/pharmacy In-Store Fundraising Campaign Provides $4.3 Million Boost to ALS research
Country Music Star Ty Herndon joins former NFL Player Kevin Turner and other ALS patients to take part in pre-game traditions at Fenway Park to mark donation to ALS Therapy Alliance WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A former NFL player, a country music star and two men from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, who have been friends since childhood, will gather at Fenway Park this evening with a common goal. They will celebrate the success of CVS/pharmacy's 10th annual in-store fundra... 
09-01-2011MinuteClinic Opens Walk-in Medical Clinic Inside CVS/pharmacy Store in Charleston
First of Eight Locations Expected Along South Carolina Coast-- WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MinuteClinic, the largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States, has opened a new walk-in medical clinic inside the CVS/pharmacy store in downtown Charleston at 59 George St. It is the first retail medical clinic to open in the Charleston metropolitan area and MinuteClinic's 17th location in South Carolina joining clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy s... 
09-01-2011CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and CVS/pharmacy Provide Over $100,000 in Disaster Relief To Communities Impacted by Hurricane Irene
-- $75,000 donation to American Red Cross to support relief efforts -- $30,000 in water, ice and other supplies being distributed directly to affected communities WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, the private foundation managed by CVS Caremark, announced today a donation of $75,000 to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts for communities on the east coast of the United States impacted by Hurricane Irene. In addition, ... 
08-26-2011CVS/pharmacy Helps Customers and Communities Prepare For Hurricane Irene
As Hurricane Nears Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, CVS/pharmacy Prepares Stores and Offers Consumer Tips WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy is taking steps to prepare for Hurricane Irene which is expected to affect the East Coast over the weekend. Every effort is being made to fill prescriptions prior to the weekend, move generators into targeted areas and stock stores with hurricane preparedness items such as water, batteries, flashlights and other products ... 
08-25-2011CVS/pharmacy's New York Distribution Center Awarded LEED® Gold Certification
- New CVS facility in Chemung County is the largest building in NY State to receive LEED Gold certification - - One of the 10 largest LEED-certified buildings in the U.S. to achieve Gold level - WOONSOCKET, R.I. and LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy and Gray Construction announced today that the recently opened CVS/pharmacy distribution center in Chemung County, New York has been awarded LEED® Gold certification. Gray is the design-build firm responsible ... 
08-25-2011CVS Caremark to Present at Upcoming Conferences
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that it will present at two investor conferences in the month of September. Dave Denton, executive vice president and chief financial officer of CVS Caremark, will be making a presentation to investors at the Goldman Sachs Eighteenth Annual Global Retailing Conference on September 7, 2011. Mr. Denton will also be presenting at the 2011 Stifel Nicolaus Healthcare Conference on Septembe... 
08-24-2011CVS Caremark Corporation Announces New Share Repurchase Authorization for up to $4 Billion of Common Stock
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its board of directors has approved a new share repurchase program for up to $4.0 billion of the company's outstanding common stock. The share repurchase authorization, which is effective immediately, permits the company to effect the repurchases from time to time through a combination of open market repurchases, privately negotiated transactions, accelerated share repurchase tra... 
08-22-2011You vs. Flu: Flu Shots Available Now at All CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Locations to Help You Win Against the Flu
- Flu vaccinations given every day by CVS pharmacists and MinuteClinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants with no appointment necessary - - Direct medical billing available and many insurance plans accepted, including Medicare Part B and TRICARE - - $5 CVS gift card provided if flu shot is not covered by insurance – - Fluzone® High-Dose available for patients age 65 and over - WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic announce... 
08-22-2011CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Receipt of Requisite Consents, Termination of Replacement Capital Covenant and Expiration of Consent Solicitation Relating to its 6.125% Senior Notes due August 15, 2016 (CUSIP NO. 126650BE9)
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today the results of its previously announced solicitation of consents (the "Consent Solicitation") from the registered holders as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time on August 8, 2011 (the "Record Date") of its 6.125% Senior Notes due August 15, 2016 (the "Notes") to terminate the replacement capital covenant, which was entered into on May 25, 2007, for the benefit of the holders of the Notes... 
08-22-2011CVS Caremark Appoints Mark S. Cosby as President of CVS/pharmacy
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Mark S. Cosby has been named President of CVS/pharmacy effective October 1, 2011. With more than 7,200 stores in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, CVS/pharmacy is one of the largest pharmacy chains in the United States. Cosby, 52, most recently served as Macy's president of stores where he was responsible for all Macy's store operations and support functions nationwide.... 
08-16-2011CVS/pharmacy Offers Customers Safe Disposal Program for Medications
- TakeAway Environmental Return System(TM) now available in 7,200 CVS/pharmacy locations - - Convenient, affordable solution for customers to safely dispose their unwanted drugs - - U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse applauds availability of program at CVS/pharmacy - WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS/pharmacy announced today that all 7,200 of its locations now offer the Sharps Compliance Corp.'s Environmental Return System, which provides customers with the ability ... 
08-16-2011CVS Caremark, Harvard and Brigham and Women's Researchers Say Medicare 'Donut Hole' Can Lead to a Decrease in Medication Adherence
Study of prescription use in Medicare coverage gap shows beneficiaries more likely to drop medications than move to less expensive or generic drugs WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medicare Part D beneficiaries who enter the "donut hole," where they have to pay 100 percent of previously subsidized prescription costs, are twice as likely to discontinue their medications as they are to switch to more affordable or generic medications, a new study published today in PLo... 
08-11-2011CVS MinuteClinic and Indiana University Health Announce Clinical Affiliation
Agreement Includes Electronic Medical Record Integration and Clinical Collaboration To Increase Access To Care WOONSOCKET, R.I. and INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and Indiana University Health (IU Health), the largest and most comprehensive health system in Indiana, have entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance access to the high quality, affordable health care services they provide in ... 
08-10-2011CVS/pharmacy and Salma Hayek Introduce Nuance Salma Hayek
Exclusive Beauty Collection Launches at CVS/pharmacy Locations Nationwide WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, today announced the introduction of the exclusive beauty collection, Nuance Salma Hayek. Co-developed by actress Salma Hayek and CVS/pharmacy, Nuance Salma Hayek is a full beauty line offering high-quality products designed to enhance every woman's individual beauty, at a price that she can afford. The comprehe... 
08-10-2011MinuteClinic Offers Vaccinations and Sports Physicals as Students and Parents Prepare for Back to School
Both Services Required By Many States and School Districts- WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores are making it easy to send kids back to school healthy by offering adolescent vaccinations and sports physicals seven days a week, with no appointment necessary. Immunizations are an important part of public health, and state laws often require students to be vaccinated to protect them and others again... 
08-09-2011CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Consent Solicitation Relating to Its 6.125% Senior Notes Due August 15, 2016 (CUSIP NO. 126650BE9)
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it is soliciting consents (the "Consent Solicitation") from the registered holders as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time on August 8, 2011 (the "Record Date") of its 6.125% Senior Notes due August 15, 2016 (the "Notes") to terminate the replacement capital covenant, which was entered into on May 25, 2007, for the benefit of the holders of the Notes in connection with the issuance of... 
08-02-2011CVS/pharmacy Launches New Digital Savings Option for ExtraCare, the Nation's Largest Retail Rewards Program
New "Send to Card" Feature Makes it Easier and More Convenient for Shoppers to Choose How They Want to Receive Select ExtraCare Offers WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy's ExtraCare Rewards Program, the largest retail rewards program with more than 67 million active cardholders, today announced the launch of a "Send to Card" digital savings option, a new feature that gives cardholders the ability to send select ExtraCare coupons received by email directly t... 
08-01-2011MinuteClinic Reaches 10 Millionth Patient Visit Milestone as Industry Celebrates National Convenient Care Clinic Week
Innovation and high quality making basic medical services more convenient MinuteClinic increasing collaborative role with national health systems WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) and largest provider of walk-in medical clinics in the United States, announced that it has surpassed 10 million patient visits. MinuteClinic opened the industry's first retail-based clinic in Minneapolis in 2000 and to... 
07-29-2011CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Prepared to Help Customers Fight the Flu This Season
Nearly 1 in 5 adults chose to receive a flu shot in a retail setting last year Flu shots anytime, direct medical billing and 7,800 CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations will make getting a flu shot easier than ever before WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic announced today that they are prepared to help customers fight the flu this season with the most convenient access to receiving a flu shot once influenza vaccine becomes available in... 
07-28-2011CVS Caremark Showcases Workplace and Marketplace Diversity at 2011 National Urban League Conference
Company and National Urban League deepening partnership with goal of building career paths Conference exhibit engages attendees with health screenings and product samples BOSTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), the nation's largest pharmacy health care provider, will welcome thousands of delegates to the 2011 National Urban League Conference as a title sponsor of the event that is taking place in Boston this week. "We are excited to partner with the Nati... 
07-28-2011CVS Caremark MinuteClinic and Henry Ford Health System Announce Clinical Affiliation
WOONSOCKET, R.I. and DETROIT, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MinuteClinic and Henry Ford Health System are collaborating to improve access to health care in metropolitan Detroit. MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark, has 10 walk-in clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in Southeast Michigan, staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants who can treat common illnesses, as well as offer wellness and prevention services, seven days a week. The ne... 
07-27-2011CVS Caremark All Kids Can Program Invests in Easter Seals' Make the First Five Count(SM) Initiative to Assure Children Receive Critical Early Intervention Services
CHICAGO, IL, Jul 27, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- CVS Caremark continues to demonstrate its commitment to children with disabilities through its All Kids Can Program. Through this signature program, CVS Caremark has partnered with Easter Seals over the past six years to support children at risk of autism, developmental delays or disabilities so they can be school-ready and build a foundation for a lifetime of learning. Every year, millions of young children with disabilities or at risk of d... 
07-27-2011CVS Caremark CEO Says Reducing Tax Rate Could Spur Investments in Jobs, Technology, Infrastructure; Help Lower U.S. Health Care Costs
WASHINGTON, D.C. July 27, 2011 -- The President and Chief Executive Officer of CVS Caremark Corporation, Larry Merlo, told a key Senate committee today that lowering the maximum corporate tax rate would allow the company  to accelerate investments in U.S. jobs, technology, and infrastructure – all of which could  ultimately help lower health care costs and strengthen the economy. Merlo, who appeared before the Senate Finance Committee during a hearing regarding How the Tax Code Affect... 
07-08-2011CVS/pharmacy Launches Digital "MoneyTrashers" Campaign to Encourage Shoppers to Redeem ExtraBucks(TM) Rewards
ExtraCare Rewards Program Introduces New ExtraBucks(TM) Rewards Receipt Design to Prompt Cardholders to Take Advantage of Earnings WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS/pharmacy's ExtraCare Rewards program, the largest retail rewards program with more than 67 million active cardholders, today announced the launch of a new interactive digital campaign that encourages cardholders to take advantage of their rewards, as well as a new look for the ExtraBucks® rewards coupon.... 
07-07-2011CVS Caremark, Harvard and Brigham and Women's Research Shows Generic Medications are Changing the Economics of Treating Chronically Ill Patients
Researchers Call on Policy Maker to Focus on Generics as a way to Lower Health Care Costs WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- As the nation seeks to expand health care coverage to more citizens without adding burdensome costs, researchers from Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital and CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) reported that preventative health care may be significantly less costly than previously thought, due to expanded use of cost-effective generic medication... 
07-06-2011CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.125 (12.5 cents) per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable August 2, 2011 to holders of record on July 22, 2011. About the Company: CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. Through our integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care, we are un... 
06-22-2011CVS/pharmacy Offers Expert Advice to ExtraCare® Beauty Club Members with Launch of "Beauty Board"
ExtraCare® Beauty Club Enhances Member Benefits through Interactive Content from Panel of Beauty and Style Industry Experts WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, today announced the introduction of the "Beauty Board," a panel of beauty and style experts who will provide interactive content and advice for the CVS Beauty Club Facebook Page. The ExtraCare Beauty Club, which launched in January 2011, is an extension of the C... 
06-20-2011CVS/pharmacy Encourages Consumers to Consult With Pharmacists
CARE 1on1(TM) program offers dedicated time with pharmacists to review savings, safety and side effects when transferring or filling a new ongoing medication WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Nearly half of Americans take at least one prescription drug per month(1), according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, yet many do not take advantage of the one healthcare professional who can be the most helpful when it comes to their medications: their pharmacist... 
06-14-2011Find the Best in Gadgets, Grilling and Grooming in Just One Stop This Father's Day at CVS/pharmacy
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy provides shoppers with both fun and practical Father's Day gift options at more than 7,200 convenient locations nationwide. Shoppers have come to expect to find the unexpected at CVS/pharmacy with a larger-than-ever selection of gifts, goods and everyday needs. From popular gadgets and electronics to grooming and grilling supplies, CVS/pharmacy offers the hottest gear and thoughtful keepsakes perfect for every dad, even at ... 
06-13-2011CVS Caremark to Present at the Jefferies 2011 Global Consumer Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Dave Denton, executive vice president and chief financial officer of CVS Caremark, will be making a presentation to investors at the Jeffries 2011 Global Consumer Conference on June 22, 2011. Mr. Denton is scheduled to present at 10:40 AM EDT. An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Caremark websi... 
06-10-2011New Clinical Affiliation Between MinuteClinic and OhioHealth Enhances Convenient Care in Central Ohio
Agreement Includes Clinical Collaboration and Integration of Electronic Medical Records WOONSOCKET, R.I. and COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and OhioHealth, a nationally recognized not-for-profit, charitable health care organization based in Columbus, Ohio, have entered into a clinical affiliation that will enhance the high quality, affordable health care services they provide in central Ohio. ... 
06-09-2011MinuteClinic Forms Clinical Collaboration With Cleveland Clinic Florida
Agreement Includes Plans for Integration of Electronic Medical Records WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and Cleveland Clinic Florida, widely recognized as one of the world's leading hospitals and physician group practices as part of the Cleveland Clinic health system, have entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance the high quality, affordable health care services they provide. Expandin... 
06-08-2011VSA and CVS Caremark Announce 2011 All Kids Can CREATE Student Artists and Unveil National Exhibition in Washington, D.C.
Artwork from Children of All Abilities Representing Each State to Debut in Washington, D.C. and Visit Major Cities in National Tour WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark All Kids Can, a $25 million commitment to support children with disabilities, and VSA, the international organization on arts and disability are showcasing their commitment to supporting inclusive arts education with the announcement of the 2011 All Kids Can CREATE student artists. All Kids Can CREA... 
06-06-2011CVS/pharmacy Launches 10th Annual In-Store Fundraising Campaign to Support ALS Research
Country Star Ty Herndon and Former NFL Player Kevin Turner serve as celebrity sponsors of the CVS/pharmacy "Researching a Cure" campaign WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- On June 5, CVS/pharmacy kicked-off its 10th annual in-store fundraising campaign -- "Researching a Cure" -- to support the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Funds raised through the campaign benefit the ALS Therapy Alliance (ATA), a leading organization dedicated to advancing ALS rese... 
06-03-2011CVS Caremark Enhances Hepatitis C Support Program to Help Patients Manage New Triple Therapy Regimen
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it is enhancing its hepatitis C patient support program following the recent FDA approval of two new add-on therapies for hepatitis C.  While the new therapies offer improved response rates and a shorter treatment regimen for patients, they still result in uncomfortable and challenging side effects.  The dedicated Hep C CareTeam educates patients about their disease and treatment regimen and su... 
06-03-2011CVS Caremark and Area Colleagues Provide $40,000 of Support to Tornado Relief Efforts in Joplin, MO
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark announced today that it has donated approximately $40,000 in monetary and in-kind donations to support residents of Joplin, MO, including some of the company's pharmacy benefit management (PBM) clients and their members, who were impacted by the recent tornado. CVS Caremark and CVS/pharmacy colleagues in the region collected and donated first aid and personal care supplies valued at approximately $35,000 to local relief efforts in Jopli... 
06-03-2011MinuteClinic Offers Free Comprehensive Diabetes Monitoring Package to Help Diabetics Stay Healthy
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores across the United States are offering a free comprehensive diabetes monitoring package this summer. The complimentary monitoring package administered by a MinuteClinic practitioner includes: hemoglobin A1c and blood glucose test, blood pressure check, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol test, comprehensive foot exam, and microalbumin test (kidney function check). The practitione... 
06-01-2011CVS/pharmacy Brings its "To Your Health" Program to Chicago, IL Hosting More Than 80 Free Health Screening Events in the Community
CHICAGO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, brings its "To Your Health" free health screening program to Chicago, IL on Saturday, June 4. The program will provide free preventive health screenings for Chicago area residents at more than 80 events now through September as a way to help citizens determine their risk for chronic diseases and get them on a path to better health. The "To Your Health" program will kick off with "The Makeover Mile" – a on... 
05-27-2011CVS Caremark Awarded Integrated 3-Year Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Contract
Will Continue to Provide FEP's Retail and Clinical PBM Services Beginning 2012, Will Also Provide Mail Order and Specialty Pharmacy Services WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract to provide integrated pharmacy benefit services for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Government-wide Service Benefit Plan, also known as the Federal Employee Program (FEP), based on the best overall... 
05-26-2011CVS Caremark Developing New Ways to Help Patients Take Medications as Directed
National Press Club Forum Highlights Research Collaboration with Harvard and Brigham and Women's Hospital Research Results Call for Increased Focus on Adherence and Recommendations to Improve Pharmacy Care WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Researchers at Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital and CVS Caremark today outlined their findings on the issue of medication adherence and made recommendations for how their research to date can be used to help improve the w... 
05-25-2011New CVS Caremark, Harvard and Brigham and Women's Research Finds Family Caregivers Likely to be Non-Adherent to their own Medications
Doctors and pharmacists encouraged to identify and work with caregivers to improve chronic disease management and medication adherence WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A new study by researchers at Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital and CVS Caremark finds that 45 percent of people who provide care and support to relatives say they are more likely to be non-adherent to their personal medication regimen than to neglect providing medications to a loved one ... 
05-24-2011CVS Caremark Research Tailors Consumer Communications to Encourage Better Medication Behavior
Findings highlighted today at Consumer Health Engagement Conference WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark today outlined the results of an innovative, personalized consumer communications program designed to encourage patients to take their medications as doctors direct. Early results of the program show increases in consumers signing up for automatic prescription refills and more readily substituting generic medications for brand medicines to lower costs. T... 
05-20-2011CVS Caremark to Present at the Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Larry Merlo, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be making a presentation to investors at the Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference on June 1, 2011. Mr. Merlo is scheduled to present at 2:00 pm EDT. An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Caremark website for all interested pa... 
05-19-2011MinuteClinic Forms Strategic Affiliation With Inova Health System in Northern Virginia
Agreement Includes Clinical Collaboration and Integration of Electronic Medical Records WOONSOCKET, R.I. and FALLS CHURCH, Va., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and Inova Health System, a leading Northern Virginia health care provider serving more than one million patients a year, have entered into a clinical affiliation that will enhance the high quality, affordable health care services they provide in communiti... 
05-19-2011CVS Caremark to Participate in the Citi Investment Research 2011 Global Consumer Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Larry Merlo, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be making a presentation to investors at the Citi Investment Research 2011 Global Consumer Conference on May 25, 2011. Mr. Merlo is scheduled to present at 2:10 pm EDT. An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Caremark website for all interested... 
05-18-2011Earn Free Gas All Summer Long While Shopping for Essentials at CVS/pharmacy
Spend $30 on Select Items Each Week in the Circular to Earn Free $10 Gas Card WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- With summer around the corner and gas prices reaching $4 per-gallon nationally,CVS/pharmacy has announced a new program designed to allow customers to earn free gas all summer just by shopping for essentials at more than 7,200 locations nationwide. From May 22 - August 28, 2011, members of CVS/pharmacy's ExtraCare Rewards program can earn one $10 gift card to... 
05-18-2011CVS/pharmacy Debuts Its "To Your Health" Program in Philadelphia, Bringing More than 50 Free Health Screening Events to the Community
Dr. Ian Smith's "Makeover Mile" will kick off the CVS/pharmacy "To Your Health" Program in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 21 PHILADELPHIA, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, brings its "To Your Health" free health screening program to Philadelphia on Saturday, May 21. The program will provide free preventive health screenings for Philadelphia area residents at more than 50 events now through October as a way to help citizens determine th... 
05-17-2011MinuteClinic Offers Camp Physicals for the Millions of Summer Campers Heading to the Woods and Shores
$20 Savings for a Limited Period - WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --More than 11 million campers attend one of approximately 12,000 camps in the United States on an annual basis according to the American Camp Association. As parents prepare to send kids off to summer camp, MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores are making it easy and more affordable for campers to get the physicals they need to be able to participate in camp and sports... 
05-16-2011CVS Caremark to Pilot Electronic Prior Authorization to Help Speed Patient Access to Prescription Medication
Real-time, integrated capability would provide prescribers with tool that fits their work-flow WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Obtaining prior authorization for prescription medications is a time-consuming process for prescribers, patients and pharmacists that currently requires phone calls, faxes and hard-copy request forms. While some on-line solutions are available, they do not provide both a real-time solution and one that is integrated with available e-prescribi... 
05-12-2011CVS Caremark Named as Finalist for 2011 URAC Award for Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection
Pharmacy Advisor Program Will Be Among Distinguished Award Winners at URAC's 12th Annual Quality Summit, October 4-6, 2011 WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark was selected as one of 20 finalists for the 2011 URAC Awards for Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection. URAC, the nation's leading accreditation organization, will honor the finalists during URAC's 12th Annual Quality Summit, October 4-6, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. CVS Car... 
05-11-2011CVS Caremark Uniquely Integrated Business Well-Positioned to Deliver Shareholder Value
CEO Tells Stockholders Integrated Pharmacy Services Model Enhances Access to Care While Lowering Health Care Costs and Improving Health Outcomes Outlines Strategy and Key Initiatives That will Drive Performance Goals WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark's (NYSE: CVS) uniquely integrated pharmacy care business is well-positioned to deliver shareholder value, CEO Larry Merlo told attendees today at CVS Caremark's Annual Meeting of Stockholders. "Our combined b... 
05-10-2011CVS/pharmacy Brings Its "To Your Health" Program to Washington, D.C. Hosting More Than 100 Free Health Screening Events in the Community
Event Includes Dr. Ian Smith's "Makeover Mile" in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 14 WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, brings its "To Your Health" free health screening program to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 14. The program will provide free preventive health screenings for Washington, D.C. area residents at more than 100 events now through November as a way to help citizens determine their risk for chronic diseases... 
05-10-2011CVS Caremark Publishes 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Company sets carbon intensity reduction goal, encourages better medication adherence and provides $50 million in support to local communities WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today released its 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which provides an overview of the Company's commitments to environmental stewardship, improving patient health outcomes, ensuring its continued status as an employer of choice, and positively impacting ... 
05-03-2011CVS Caremark Relaunches Caremark.com Website for PBM Members
New site incorporates user-centered design and engagement techniques to enhance member experience and encourage positive behavior change WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today the relaunch of Caremark.com to further enhance the on-line experience for the company's pharmacy benefit management (PBM) members. The updated website unveils a new look to the site as well as enhanced functionality to provide members with an on-line destinatio... 
04-29-2011CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and CVS/pharmacy Provide Disaster Relief to Alabama Communities Impacted by Tornadoes
CVS Caremark Charitable Trust donating $75,000 to American Red Cross CVS/pharmacy donating $130,000 in water, ice and other supplies to affected communities WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, the private foundation managed by CVS Caremark, announced today a donation of $75,000 to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts in Alabama for communities impacted by tornadoes earlier this week. In addition, CVS/pharmacy lo... 
04-28-2011CVS Caremark to Complete Acquisition of Universal American's Medicare Part D Business
Combination will strengthen CVS Caremark's position in fast growing Medicare market; Focus to turn to integration and providing beneficiaries the best service WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced it expects to complete the acquisition of the Medicare Part D business of Universal American on Friday, April 29, 2011. As previously announced, CVS Caremark will pay Universal American shareholders cash consideration of $1.25 billion pl... 
04-25-2011MinuteClinic Increases Access to Care with Addition of Vitamin B-12 Injections and Vaccination to Protect Against HPV
WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MinuteClinic, the largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States, has expanded its suite of accessible and affordable health care services to include Vitamin B-12 injections and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination (GARDASIL(R)). "There is an increasing medical need for patients to gain more convenient access to B-12 injections and HPV vaccinations," said Nancy Gagliano, M.D., MinuteClinic chief medical ... 
04-15-2011CVS Caremark Issues Statement on Settlement Concerning Retail Pharmacy Reimbursements for Certain Medicaid Patients
WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, and a number of state Attorneys General to resolve a civil complaint concerning how its CVS/pharmacy retail pharmacies submitted reimbursement claims in certain statesfor prescriptions filled for "dual eligible" patients who have coverage under both Me... 
04-14-2011CVS Caremark Insights 2011 Report Highlights Lowest Drug Trend in Six Years and Increased Utilization of Generics
Despite tough economy and rising health costs, report shows benefit of integrated pharmacy service to manage impact of pharmacy care WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today released its annual Insights Report, which reviews drug trend and highlights key areas to watch in pharmacy care. In 2010, the average drug trend for the company's pharmacy benefit management (PBM) client segments -- employers, health plans and third party administrators -... 
04-14-2011CVS Caremark to Offer Medical Benefit Drug Management Services to Clients
WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced a new medical benefit drug management service for the company's pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and specialty pharmacy clients. The offering is the first of its kind to provide a comprehensive management solution for the buy-and-bill drug model currently used by physicians (whereby the physician purchases specialty medications, administers them to the patient and directly bills the... 
04-07-2011New Affiliation Between MinuteClinic and Advocate Health Care Increases Access to Medical Services in Chicagoland
Clinical Collaboration and Integration of Electronic Medical Records Included in Agreement WOONSOCKET, R.I. and Oak Brook, Ill., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), has entered into a clinical affiliation with Advocate Health Care and Advocate Physician Partners to enhance the high quality, affordable health care services provided to patients in communities throughout Chicagoland and central Illinois. It is the lar... 
04-06-2011CVS/pharmacy Debuts the "To Your Health" Program in Atlanta Bringing 60 Free Health Screening Events to the Community
Dr. Ian Smith's "Makeover Mile" will kick off the CVS/pharmacy "To Your Health" Program in Atlanta on Saturday, April 9 ATLANTA, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, brings its "To Your Health" free health screening program to Atlanta on Saturday, April 9. The program will provide free preventive health screenings for Atlanta area residents at 60 events now through November as a way to help citizens determine their risk for chronic disea... 
04-05-2011CVS Caremark Named One of America's Most Reputable Companies by Reputation Institute
WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark has been named as one of the most reputable companies in the United States, according to the 2011 Most Reputable Companies list published today by Forbes magazine in partnership with the Reputation Institute. Of the 150 companies included in the survey, CVS Caremark ranked 30th. Survey respondents rated companies on financial performance, products and services, innovation, workplace, governance, citizenship and leadershi... 
03-29-2011CVS Caremark Names Helena Foulkes EVP & Chief Health Care Strategy and Marketing Officer
CVS Caremark veteran to bring together key strategy and marketing capabilities into one integrated organization to deliver even better results in dynamic health care environment WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced that it has named Helena B. Foulkes to the newly created position of Executive Vice President & Chief Health Care Strategy and Marketing Officer. In the new role Foulkes will bring together the Company's capabilities in... 
03-29-2011CVS Caremark Begins Sixth Year as National Premier Sponsor of Easter Seals Walk With Me
Through National Corporate Support and Local Associate Fundraising Teams, CVS Caremark Will Support Children with Disabilities in More Than 60 Cities Nationwide CHICAGO, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark, through its All Kids Can™ Program, will be the National Premier Sponsor of Easter Seals Walk With Me in 2011 – its sixth straight year. Demonstrating the company's continued commitment to children with disabilities and their families, CVS Caremark expects to raise more tha... 
03-25-2011CVS Caremark Research Finds "Dispense as Written" Prescriptions May Add $7.7 Billion to Annual Health Care Costs
About five percent of prescriptions are designated "Dispense as Written" Practice adds to health care costs and decreases medication adherence WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately five percent of prescriptions submitted by CVS Caremark Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) members in a 30-day period during 2009 included a "dispense as written" (DAW) designation. This practice – whereby doctors or patients demand the dispensing of a specific brand-name drug and not a gen... 
03-23-2011CVS/pharmacy Debuts the "To Your Health" Program in Los Angeles Bringing 240 Free Health Screening Events to the Community
Dr. Ian Smith's "Makeover Mile" will kick off the CVS/pharmacy "To Your Health" Program in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 26 LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, brings its "To Your Health" free health screening program to Los Angeles, Calif. on Saturday, March 26. The program will provide free preventive health screenings for Los Angeles area residents at 240 events now through December as a way to help citizens determine ... 
03-15-2011CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Makes Initial Donation of $100,000 to Relief Effort in Japan
American Red Cross receiving funds CVS Caremark Charitable Trust also to match up to an additional $100,000 in CVS Caremark employee donations through the month of March WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust announced today a donation of $100,000 to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts underway in Japan following last week's tragic earthquake and tsunami, with a potential total donation of up to $300,000 through the matc... 
03-09-2011National Association of Counties Prescription Discount Card Program Helped Americans Save More than $107 Million on Prescriptions in 2010
Free program, administered by CVS Caremark, designed to help uninsured and under-insured Americans save money on their prescriptions WOONSOCKET, R.I. and WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- In 2010, residents in counties across the country that participate in the National Association of Counties (NACo) Prescription Discount Card Program saved more than $107 million on their prescription medications, with an average discount per prescription of 24 percent, according to data re... 
03-09-2011CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.125 (12.5 cents) per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable May 3, 2011 to holders of record on April 22, 2011. About CVS Caremark CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy care provider in the United States with our integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care. We are uniquely positi... 
03-03-2011Convenient Sports Physicals Offered at MinuteClinic Walk-in Medical Clinics Inside Select CVS/pharmacy Stores for just $39
Additional Online Team Discount Available- WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --As children and teenagers head to the field to participate in organized sports activities, MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores across the country are making it easy and more affordable for them to get the physicals they need to play. Beginning March 1 and continuing through May 31, 2011, MinuteClinic will offer spring sports physicals at $39 ($20 off the... 
03-02-2011CVS/pharmacy Debuts the 'To Your Health' Program in Houston, Texas, Bringing More Than 75 Free Health Screening Events to the Community
Dr. Ian Smith's "Makeover Mile" will kick off the CVS/pharmacy "To Your Health" Program in Houston on Saturday, March 5 HOUSTON, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, brings its "To Your Health" free health screening program to Houston, Texas starting Saturday, March 5. The program will provide free preventive health screenings for Houston-area residents at more than 75 events now through November as a way to help citizens determine their... 
03-02-2011CVS Caremark Announces Agreement With ActiveHealth Management for Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Support
NEW YORK and WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- ActiveHealth Management, an independent subsidiary of Aetna (NYSE: AET), and CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS) today announced a three-year agreement designed to help further improve the health of CVS Caremark members. Under the agreement, CVS Caremark will apply the evidence-based, clinical intelligence of the ActiveHealth CareEngine(R) to health care claims for its pharmacy benefit management (PBM) customers in order to identify op... 
03-01-2011CVS Caremark and Universal American Announce Termination of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period
WOONSOCKET, R.I. and RYE BROOK, N.Y., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- In connection with the previously announced acquisition of the Medicare Part D business of Universal American (NYSE: UAM) by CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), both companies announced today that the Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. This represents a significant step forward towards completion of the transaction. The transaction is expected to clos... 
03-01-2011Larry J. Merlo Assumes Role of Chief Executive Officer of CVS Caremark
Merlo recognized for success in integrating major acquisitions, building collaborative teams and delivering outstanding results WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today that Larry J. Merlo has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer. Merlo, now President and Chief Executive Officer of CVS Caremark, succeeds Thomas M. Ryan who will remain Non-Executive Chairman until his retirement at the company's Annual Meeting of Sha... 
03-01-2011CVS Caremark to Present at the Raymond James 32nd Annual Institutional Investors Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Larry Merlo, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Dave Denton, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be making a presentation to investors at the Raymond James Annual Institutional Investors Conference on March 7, 2011. Messrs. Merlo and Denton are scheduled to present at 11:00 am EST. An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneou... 
02-28-2011CVS/pharmacy Launches National Health Challenge to Encourage First Steps Toward a Healthier Life
Dr. Ian Smith's "Makeover Mile" will kick off CVS/pharmacy "To Your Health" Program offering free health screenings in communities across America WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- To help Americans determine their risk for chronic diseases and get them on a path to better health, CVS/pharmacy announced today the launch of the 2011 "To Your Health" program, offering free preventive health screenings at more than 800 events in communities across the country. The program... 
02-23-2011CVS/pharmacy Simplifies Shopping for Value with Just the Basics
Exclusive new line offers a wide selection of quality essentials at the lowest prices everyday WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Today CVS/pharmacy announced the introduction of Just the Basics(TM), a new line of household essentials that brings smart simplicity to shopping for everyday value. With nearly 100 items available today, and plans to expand the line, Just the Basics offers customers' quality essentials at the lowest prices on CVS/pharmacy shelves every sing... 
02-18-2011CVS Caremark Awarded Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute Rx Benefit Innovation Award for Pharmacy Advisor Program
Program offers integrated approach to pharmacy care to help manage costs, close gaps in care and improve medication adherence for diabetes patients WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) awarded the company and its PBM client ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel company, the 2011 Rx Benefit Innovation Award. The award recognizes the Pharmacy Advisor program, which was develop... 
02-16-2011CVS/pharmacy and Weight Watchers Team Up to Offer Savings and Rewards
CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare cardholders can receive special discounts on Weight Watchers Meetings Weight Watchers members receive ExtraBucks® offers WOONSOCKET, R.I. and NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy and Weight Watchers International today announced mutually beneficial rewards for CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare cardholders and Weight Watchers members to encourage and reward people for adopting a healthier lifestyle. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/NE50800LO... 
02-08-2011Love is in the Air this Valentine's Day at CVS/pharmacy
CVS/pharmacy offers unexpected gifts for everyone on your Valentine's Day shopping list WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy makes Valentine's Day shopping sweet with thoughtful gifts and delightful treats conveniently available at more than 7,100 locations nationwide. Shoppers can pick from a wide selection of fine chocolates and candy, heartfelt greeting cards and spa-at-home products, as well as personalized photo keepsakes. "Showing loved ones that you ... 
01-24-2011CVS Caremark Announces Next Stage of CEO Succession Plan
Larry Merlo Named Chief Executive Officer Effective March 1, 2011 Tom Ryan Remains Non-Executive Chairman Until His Retirement in May 2011 WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced the next stage of its transition plan outlined during its Annual Shareholders meeting last year. After the successful transition of day-to-day responsibilities for the company's retail operations earlier this month, the company has announced th... 
01-19-2011CVS Caremark Study Evaluates Which Pharmacy Channel Consumers Choose When Given Choice of Mail or Retail Prescriptions
First-Of-Its-Kind Study Reviews Beginning Months of Maintenance Choice Decisions and Finds Consumers Like Having a Choice WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- When consumers are offered a cost-neutral choice to fill their 90-day prescription medications in a retail store or through a mail-order pharmacy, they split their preferences largely depending on their past experiences, a first-of-its-kind study from CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) has found. The study, published in th... 
01-18-2011CVS Caremark Announces Interim Leadership for Retail Business
Mike Bloom, EVP Merchandising and Supply Chain and Scott Baker, EVP Internal Operations and Real Estate to lead CVS/pharmacy until New Retail President is Named WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced that it has appointed its two highest ranking retail executives to jointly lead its CVS/pharmacy business, reporting directly to Larry Merlo, President and Chief Operating Officer of CVS Caremark. Effective immediately, Mike Bloom, EVP ... 
01-11-2011CVS Caremark Corporation Increases Quarterly Dividend by 43%
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in its quarterly dividend of approximately 43%, to $0.125 (12.5 cents) per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable February 2, 2011 to holders of record on January 21, 2011. This increase translates into an annual rate of 50 cents per share, up 15 cents per share from the previous annual rate of 35 cents. At its Analys... 
01-11-2011New CVS/pharmacy Survey Reveals 56 Percent Still Have Not Received a Flu Shot as Peak Flu Season Arrives
It's not too late to get vaccinated at any CVS/pharmacy or MinuteClinic WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- As we enter peak flu season, flu activity is steadily increasing in the United States, with eight states now reporting widespread outbreaks of influenza cases according to the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report(1). Despite this surge in flu activity, a recent CVS/pharmacy "Flu Review" survey shows 56 percent of respondents still ... 
01-11-2011New Research Provides Insight Into How Doctors View Effectiveness, Quality and Safety of Generic Medications
Although most physicians are comfortable with generics, study finds small segment still have negative perceptions WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A new study by researchers at Harvard, Brigham and Women's Hospital and CVS Caremark finds that 23 percent of doctors' have negative perceptions of the effectiveness and quality of generic drugs and that may lead to doctors prescribing unnecessarily expensive medications. In a study published in the Annals of Pharmacothera... 
01-10-2011CVS Caremark Study Finds Patients with Complex Therapies Struggle to Stay Adherent to their Medications
Researchers Recommend Establishing 'Pharmacy Home' to Help Chronically Ill Patients Better Coordinate Pharmacy Care WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Patients with chronic heart disease are likely to have multiple doctors and take nearly a dozen medications that are filled in at least two different pharmacies -- and that is a problem that is resulting in many patients struggling to keep their medications straight, according to a new study conducted by researchers from... 
01-06-2011CVS Caremark Study Finds Medication Adherence Leads to Lower Health Care Costs, Even After Accounting for Increased Prescription Drug Spending
Reductions in emergency room visits and hospitalizations saved as much as $7,800 annually per patient WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A new CVS Caremark study analyzing annual pharmacy and medical costs over a three-year period for patients with one or more of four chronic diseases concludes that patients who take medications as doctors direct may save the health care system as much as $7,800 per patient annually. The study findings revealed robust reductions in emer... 
01-05-2011CVS/pharmacy Launches ExtraCare Beauty Club
CVS/pharmacy Beauty Club to be Announced During PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2011; Nation's Largest Retail Loyalty Program Expands to Provide Additional Beauty-Specific Benefits for Customers WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan, 5, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, is launching the first-ever beauty club program for the chain-drug channel during the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2011 on CBS tonight at 9 PM EST. The CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare Beauty Club, an extension of the... 
12-31-2010CVS Caremark to Purchase Universal American's Medicare Part D Business
Combination Will Strengthen Company's Position in Fast Growing Medicare Market and Provide Beneficiaries with Lower Cost Pharmacy Care WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Medicare Part D business of Universal American (NYSE: UAM) for approximately $1.25 billion. Universal American is a leading MedicarePrescription Drug Plan (PDP) sponsor based in Rye Brook, New York. The acquisition ... 
12-29-2010CVS Caremark to Present at the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Larry Merlo, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Per Lofberg, Executive Vice President and President of Caremark Pharmacy Services, will be making a presentation to investors at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 12, 2011. Messrs. Merlo and Lofberg are scheduled to present at 8:00 am local time (11:00 am EST). An audio webcast of the presentation will be br... 
12-23-2010New CVS Caremark Study Finds Health Information Technology May Help Promote Adherence, But More Information and Direction Needed
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A new study that reviews more than four decades of medical journal articles about the impact of health information technology (HIT) and electronic communications on medication adherence concludes that while there is evidence to suggest that simple electronic reminders are an effective and low-cost means to improve adherence, there are few studies that show how HIT can be leveraged to more thoughtfully engage or motivate patients to take... 
12-22-2010New Study Finds Pharmacists and Nurses are the Most Effective Health Care 'Voices' in Promoting Medication Adherence
Research Provides Insight into How Communications between Health Care Professionals and Patients Can Boost Adherence WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A new study looking at in-person, electronic, telephonic, fax and mail communications that counsel patients to stay on their medications concludes that pharmacists at a retail store are the most influential health care "voice" in getting patients to take medicine as prescribed. The research, based on a review of more ... 
12-21-2010CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Awards $3.3 Million to Nonprofit Organizations
More than 70 Organizations Receive Funding for Programs focused on Autism, Technology, Life and Workforce Skills and Access to Health Care WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust announced today that $3.3 million in grants have been awarded to 72 nonprofit organizations across the country. About half of these grants align with CVS Caremark All Kids Can, a signature program focused on making life easier for children with disabilities and the... 
12-20-2010MinuteClinic Becomes First Retail Clinic Provider to Launch Partnership with National Patient Safety Foundation for Ask Me 3(TM) Program
Agreement Promotes Health Literacy and Patient/Provider Communication to Improve Health Outcomes WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States, has entered into an agreement with the National Patient Safety Foundation to become the nation's first retail clinic provider to implement the Ask Me 3 health literacy program. MinuteClinic will launch the program in early 2011 in its a... 
12-16-2010MinuteClinic and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals Form Clinical Collaboration to Improve Access to Health Care in Southern Nevada
Agreement is Second Between MinuteClinic and Catholic Healthcare West WOONSOCKET, R.I. and LAS VEGAS, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals in southern Nevada, members of the Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) system, have entered into a clinical collaboration to enhance the high quality, affordable health care services they provide in communities throughout the Las Vegas metropolitan are... 
12-14-2010CVS/pharmacy Launches CVS Express Photo App for Facebook
Customers Can Print Photos Directly From Facebook and Pick Up In About An Hour at CVS/pharmacy WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, today announced the launch of their new CVS Express Photo App. With this easy-to-use application, Facebook users can order prints from their Facebook albums without leaving the website, with prints ready for pick up in about an hour at their local CVS/pharmacy. Customers can find the appl... 
12-03-2010CVS Caremark Appoints Hank Mullany as President of CVS/pharmacy
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced that it has appointed Hank Mullany as President of CVS/pharmacy effective December 6. Mullany, 52, is a seasoned retail executive with nearly thirty years of retail experience and a strong background in operations, finance and strategic planning. Previously as EVP and President of Walmart North, Mullany was responsible for the operation of 1,300 stores across 19 states. Earlier in his career, Mullan... 
12-02-2010CVS Caremark Receives URAC Accreditation for Pharmacy Benefit Management and Drug Therapy Management
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has been awarded Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) and Drug Therapy Management (DTM) accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS Caremark had previously received accreditation for PBM and DTM from URAC in 2007. "CVS Caremark is pleased to receive these accreditations," said Per L... 
11-23-2010Start Early and Save Big during the CVS/pharmacy Black Friday Sales Event
Find deals on exciting electronics, stocking stuffers and decor starting November 25 WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy is making it easy for shoppers to save on holiday and everyday items with great Black Friday deals. Starting Thursday, November 25 through Saturday, November 27, customers can shop smart with deep discounts on must-have gifts, toys and electronics, and enjoy additional incentives through the ExtraCare program. "This year, CVS/pharmacy... 
11-19-2010CVS Caremark Customer Care Team Awarded Silver Medal for Best Customer Service at Contact Center World's Global Top Ranking Performers Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark's (NYSE: CVS) Pharmacy Benefit Management Customer Care team was ranked second in the world for Best Customer Service with an Internal Contact Center by Contact Center World at the organization's Global Top Ranking Performers Awards Conference in Las Vegas. The awards recognize the best in the contact center industry worldwide. "This is a great honor," said Rosemarie Donzanti, Senior Vice President, Customer Care of CVS C... 
11-18-2010MinuteClinic President Addresses World Economic Forum Session on Innovation in Health Care Delivery
MinuteClinic's approach to walk-in care featured as model innovation at the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MinuteClinic, CVS Caremark's network of walk-in medical clinics, was highlighted as a breakthrough innovator in health care delivery by the World Economic Forum's Innovative Health Care Delivery Project. MinuteClinic President and CVS Caremark Senior Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer Andrew Sussman, M... 
11-18-2010VSA and CVS Caremark All Kids Can Announce National Call for Children's Art
All Kids Can CREATE program encourages children of all abilities to submit original artwork WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Calling all young artists! VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, and CVS Caremark All Kids Can are furthering their commitment to fostering inclusion by kicking off the 2011 All Kids Can CREATE Call for Art, inviting children ages 5-15 to explore and share their artistic talents. This year's theme, "Imagination Across America," ... 
11-17-2010CVS/pharmacy Helps Seniors Evaluate Medicare Part D Options and Identify Potential Ways to Save on Prescription Drugs in 2011
Health care reform changes bridge coverage gap next yea WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- As families gather for the holidays in the coming weeks, CVS/pharmacy encourages older adults and their caregivers to make family health part of the conversation. Not only is it valuable to know one's family health history, it's also important to discuss the financial aspect of heath care and best ways to manage heath care expenses. With annual enrollment for Medicare Part D un... 
11-16-2010CVS Caremark Research Finds Correlation Between Amount of Patient Co-pay and Prescription Abandonment
Research conducted with Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital enables new opportunities for early intervention WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A new study by Harvard, Brigham and Women's Hospital and CVS Caremark researchers has found a direct correlation between the amount of a patient's out-of-pocket co-pay and likely abandonment of the prescription, with patients having a co-pay of $50 almost four times more likely to abandon a prescription at a pha... 
11-10-2010Simplify Holiday Shopping with the Season's Hottest Gifts and Stylish Home Decor... all at CVS/pharmacy
From unexpected electronics and the most popular toys to affordable decorations and personalized gifts, CVS/pharmacy is the one-stop-shopping destination for the holiday season WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy is making holiday shopping a snap this season with a stand-out selection of gifts, including the latest electronics and toys, festive stocking stuffers and all that anyone would need for gift-giving all in one convenient location. Additionally, CVS... 
11-05-2010CVS Caremark to Present at Upcoming Conferences
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that several members of its senior management team will present at the following two investor conferences: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) Tom Ryan, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Per Lofberg, Executive Vice President and President of Caremark Pharmacy Services... 
11-02-2010Study of Diabetes Information Shared on Facebook Identifies Patient Benefits, Potential Risks of Health 2.0
Research Sponsored by CVS Caremark Offers Qualitative Analysis of Patient-to-Patient Interaction in Social Media WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --At a time when patients are increasingly turning to social media such as Facebook for information about medical conditions and their treatment, a new study by Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers raises disturbing questions about the accuracy of the information on these sites - and its sources. ... 
11-02-2010CVS Caremark Reiterates Support for FDA Implementation of Approval Pathway for Biogeneric Drugs
Company comments on benefits of providing patients and payors with access to safe and effective biogeneric options that can reduce costs WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark reiterated the company's support that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implement regulations necessary to approve biogeneric drugs under the Affordable Care Act. The company's Senior Vice President of Specialty Pharmacy Operations, Scott Reid, testified before the FDA today duri... 
11-01-2010CVS/pharmacy Finds Economic Concerns a Barrier to Care for Some Diabetic Patients
Daily glucose testing and proper diet suffer most, according to recent survey of patients with diabetes Findings confirm patient need for discounts on diabetes supplies through programs like ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy today announced results of a survey examining various aspects of disease management and lifestyle for patients with diabetes. Among the findings was the effect that economic concerns are having on pat... 
10-29-2010CVS Caremark to Present at Credit Suisse Annual Healthcare Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Larry Merlo, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Per Lofberg, Executive Vice President and President of Caremark Pharmacy Services, will present at the Credit Suisse Annual Healthcare Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on Thursday, November 11, 2010, at approximately 9:30 a.m. local time (11:30 a.m. EST). An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously... 
10-25-2010MinuteClinic Marks American Diabetes Month With Free A1c Tests at Locations Across the Country Through Nov. 25
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct 25, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --In recognition of American Diabetes Month(R) in November, MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores across the country are offering complimentary A1c tests beginning today and continuing through Nov. 25. The free tests, sponsored by Bayer Diabetes Care, are available while supplies last. MinuteClinic is open seven days a week, including evenings and weekends and no appointment is necessary. "Our goal is pr... 
10-22-2010CVS/pharmacy Photo Takes Convenience to the Next Level With Express Pick Up
Customers Can Now Create Photo Books, Cards and Calendars Online for In-store Pick Up In About An Hour WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, today introduced its Express Pick Up photo service. Customers can now create photo books, calendars, cards and order prints online at CVSphoto.com and pick up their finished products in about an hour at CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide. The Express Pick Up service available exclusiv... 
10-18-2010MinuteClinic Improves Access to Health Care Services for District of Columbia's Northeast Neighborhoods; New Medical Clinic Opens in Ward 7
WASHINGTON, Oct 18, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail medical clinics in the United States, held a ribbon cutting today to mark the opening of a second MinuteClinic inside a CVS/pharmacy store in the District of Columbia. MinuteClinic is a division of CVS Caremark Corporation. The new MinuteClinic, located inside the CVS/pharmacy at 320 40th Street NE in the Benning neighborhood, serves residents in Ward 7 and is within walking distance ... 
10-14-2010CVS Caremark Research Highlights How Innovative Plan Designs Help Clients Reduce Drug Spend and Improve Generic Dispensing Rates
Data presented at Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 2010 Education Conference WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) is presenting data at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) 2010 Educational Conference illustrating how innovative approaches to traditional plan designs can help clients reduce drug spend, improve generic dispensing rates (GDR) and minimize member disruption. The company is sharing results from three different client experiences... 
10-14-2010CVS/pharmacy Launches iPhone Application for Mobile Customers
Mobile users can now manage prescriptions, locate stores and plan shopping trips on-the-go WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --- CVS/pharmacy today announced the launch of its mobile application for customers using the iPhone(R) and other Apple mobile devices. Available as a free, downloadable application from iTunes and the Apple App Store, the CVS/pharmacy application leverages the tools available on CVS.com including managing prescriptions, planning shopping trips and ... 
10-14-2010CVS/pharmacy Announces Agreements With U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Attorneys' Offices
Lapse in controls of PSE sales in certain CVS/pharmacy stores in 2007 and 2008 relates to electronic monitoring system flaw that has been corrected Settlement amount fully reserved and previously disclosed; should have no further effect on company's financial results WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS/pharmacy today announced agreements with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the U.S. Attorneys' Offices for the Central District of California and the ... 
10-08-2010CVS Caremark Ready to Support Patients and Payors Through Coming Era of Health Care Expansion
Company Well-Positioned for Continued, Long-Term Industry Leadership, CEO and Chairman Tom Ryan to Tell Analysts Today NEW YORK, Oct 08, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) is leading the private-sector effort to address health care cost and quality issues, with several recently introduced initiatives now set to deliver long-term value, Chairman and CEO Tom Ryan, President and Chief Operating Officer Larry Merlo and other senior executives will report at the company's 2010... 
10-07-2010CVS Caremark Appoints Jonathan C. Roberts as PBM Chief Operating Officer
Expanded operating role will support PBM direction and longer-term success WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct 07, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has appointed Jonathan C. Roberts as Chief Operating Officer of its pharmacy benefit management business. Roberts, who is currently Executive Vice President, Rx Purchasing, Pricing and Network Relations, will now also assume the leadership of PBM operations, mail service pharmacy and specialty pharmacy. (Logo:... 
10-01-2010ALS Research Gets a $4.1 Million Boost from CVS/pharmacy Fundraising Campaign
CVS Caremark colleague and ALS patient to assist in presenting check to benefit ALS Therapy Alliance at Fenway Park Tonight WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct 01, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- In just 21 days, CVS/pharmacy's ninth annual in-store fundraising campaign to support the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) brought in $4.1 million. The funds raised by the campaign will be donated to the Boston-based ALS Therapy Alliance (ATA) to support the funding of new clinical research aimed ... 
10-01-2010CVS Caremark Recognizes Its 26,000 Pharmacists During October's American Pharmacists Month
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct 01, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --October is American Pharmacists Month and CVS Caremark is recognizing its 26,000 pharmacists who provide outstanding care to their patients every day in its retail pharmacies, mail service pharmacies and specialty pharmacies across the country. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) American Pharmacists Month is a time to recognize the sig... 
09-29-2010CVS Caremark Announces 2010 Analyst Day
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) will hold its annual Analyst Day in New York City on Friday, October 8, 2010, beginning at 8:00 a.m. (EDT). Senior members of the CVS Caremark leadership team will present an overview of the company's growth strategy, business outlook and capital allocation policies. A live simultaneous webcast of the event will be available on the Company's web site for all interested parties. Presentations and s... 
09-22-2010CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.0875 (8.75 cents) per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable November 2, 2010 to holders of record on October 22, 2010. About CVS Caremark CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. Through our integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care, we... 
09-20-2010CVS Caremark and Direct Relief USA Announce Nearly 350 Community Clinics and Health Centers to Receive Free Flu Shot Vouchers For Their Uninsured Patients
Vouchers Redeemable at any CVS/pharmacy or MinuteClinic as Part of CVS Caremark's Donation of Up To $5 Million in Free Flu Shots to the Uninsured WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept 20, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark and Direct Relief USA announced today that nearly 350 community clinics and health centers across the country have agreed to participate in CVS Caremark's donation of up to $5 million in free shots to patients who lack health insurance. The participating clinics and health center... 
09-15-2010CVS Caremark Maintenance Choice Program Improves Medication Adherence for US Airways Employees and Dependents
Program provides US Airways with cost savings of mail-order, wins high marks from employees for flexibility and convenience WOONSOCKET, R.I. and TEMPE, Ariz., Sept 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Since US Airways implemented CVS Caremark's (NYSE: CVS) Maintenance Choice program in January 2009, the company's employees and dependents have become more consistent in refilling their maintenance medications - a key driver of overall employee health, CVS Caremark and US Airways reported at a Nat... 
09-09-2010CVS Caremark Presents Ongoing Behavioral Change Research Partnership Research to the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health
Research into Voice-Recorded Options Seeks to Improve Medication Adherence Rates WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept 09, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today said that ongoing research into how behavioral economics impacts health care choices found that when consumers are presented with a clear and active choice in a voice-recorded message to select automatic prescription refills, rather than a passive default notification, they are twice as likely to choose the automatic option. ... 
09-08-2010CVS Caremark to Offer $5 Million in Free Flu Shots to Uninsured Patients of Community Clinics and Health Centers Beginning September 20
CVS Caremark will partner with Direct Relief USA to issue vouchers to clinics and health centers across the country redeemable for free flu shots at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept 08, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark announced today that it will partner with Direct Relief USA to offer up to $5 million in free flu shots to community clinic and health center patients who lack health insurance. Direct Relief USA is a non-profit organization that works with 1,100 ... 
08-30-2010Sixth Season of CVS Caremark-Boston Red Sox Partnership Smashing Success
Approximately 200 New England youth baseball players with disabilities participated in 2010 CVS Caremark All Kids Can Baseball Camps WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug 30, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark and the Boston Red Sox have hit another home run with the 2010CVS Caremark All Kids Can Baseball Camps at Fenway Park. For the sixth season, the team endeavor by CVS Caremark and the Red Sox brought countless smiles to New England children with disabilities through action-packed, dream-fulfill... 
08-23-2010CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Offer 'Flu Shots Your Way' at All Locations Nationwide
Every CVS/pharmacy location now providing flu shots My Flu Shot Scheduler on CVS.com lets customers make a flu shot appointment at the time, date and CVS location of their choice All MinuteClinic locations provide flu shots 7 days per week with no appointment needed WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, and MinuteClinic, the largest retail health care clinic provider in the U.S., today announced that flu vaccinations ar... 
08-23-2010CVS/pharmacy and Boundless Playgrounds Join the Pepsi Refresh Challenge to Support Children of All Abilities
Public Invited to Vote for Favorite Playground 'Idea;' Winner Will Receive $70,000 to Build All-Inclusive Playground WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy, Boundless Playgrounds, and Pepsi are inviting the public to join them as they work together to provide all children with the opportunity to play together in a truly inclusive environment. The partnership is part of the Pepsi Refresh Project, a groundbreaking effort that funds ideas, big and small, that can r... 
08-18-2010CVS Caremark Behavioral Change Research Partnership Presents Ongoing Research at Center for Disease Control Symposium
Research into Timing and Presentation of Consumer Options Could Lead to Programs that Improve Medication Adherence Rates WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug 18, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today said that preliminary findings from ongoing research about how consumers make health care choices shows that if a consumer is proactively presented with a decision to select automatic versus manual refills before they fill a prescription, they are twice as likely to choose the automatic ... 
08-16-2010CVS/pharmacy Enters Omaha Market
Holds grand opening at new 24-hour store in Omaha with Mayor Jim Suttle and City Councilmember Thomas Mulligan Caps a year of high profile new market entries in St. Louis, Memphis and Puerto Rico Announces sponsorship of Walk to Defeat ALS events in Nebraska WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug 16, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy celebrated its entry into the Omaha market today with a grand opening at one of its two new stores in the city of Omaha. Joining CVS officials at the ceremony were ... 
08-02-2010MinuteClinic Salutes Practitioners in Celebrating Inaugural National Convenient Care Clinic Week
Growth of Store-Based Clinics Continues as Services are Expanded to Respond to Patient Demand WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug 02, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States, joins the Convenient Care Association in celebrating the inaugural National Convenient Care Clinic Week, August 2-8, 2010. National Convenient Care Clinic Week, as designated by the United States Senate, recognizes the role of retail-based ... 
08-02-2010MinuteClinic Medical Walk-in Clinics at Select CVS/pharmacy Stores Offer One-Stop Shopping For Back-to-School Services
College Physicals and Immunizations for Meningitis and Other Diseases Required For Many College Freshmen WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug 02, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --It's time for back-to-school physicals and immunizations, but it's not just for children. Most young adults beginning their freshmen year need to obtain a pre-college health exam and have their immunization record updated to protect against meningitis and other diseases. College physicals and vaccines, sports physicals and acne trea... 
07-29-2010MinuteClinic Forms Clinical Affiliation With St. Vincent's HealthCare in Jacksonville
Agreement Includes Clinical Collaboration and Integration of Electronic Medical Records WOONSOCKET, R.I. and JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and St. Vincent's HealthCare, a regional health system in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia that includes St. Vincent's Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, St. Vincent's Primary Care and St. Catherine Laboure' Manor, have entered into a clinical ... 
07-27-2010Aetna Awards Long-Term Contract to CVS Caremark to Provide PBM Services
- Collaboration under 12-year strategic agreement to improve care management and reduce costs - - Aetna to retain ownership of PBM and clinical program management; will benefit from CVS Caremark's focus, scale and capabilities - - CVS Caremark chosen for its integrated model, innovative products and services and overall value proposition - - Contract to support 9.7 million Aetna PBM members representing approximately $9.5 billion in annual drug spend - HARTFORD, Conn. and WOONSOCKET, R.I.,... 
07-27-2010CVS Caremark Corporation to Hold Conference Call to Discuss: Second Quarter 2010 Results, and New 12-Year Contract To Provide PBM Services To Aetna
WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) will be holding a conference call on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. (ET) with analysts and investors to discuss its second quarter 2010 financial results as well as the recently-announced strategic agreement with Aetna. An audio webcast of the conference call will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Caremark Web site for all interested parties. T... 
07-26-2010CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Ready for Upcoming Flu Season
- All CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations nationwide prepared to administer flu shots as soon as vaccine is available - Consumer survey shows many still need to be educated on importance of getting a flu shot WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The 2010 flu season will be upon us sooner than we think, which is why CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic today launched an informational campaign in its retail stores and clinics, as well as online at CVS.com and minuteclinic.com... 
07-26-2010CVS Caremark Launches iPhone Application for Caremark.com
iPhone users can now access prescription drug information and CVS Caremark plan members can manage their prescriptions WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today the release of the Caremark.com iPhone application. Available at no cost at the iPhone App Store, this new application provides iPhone users with the ability to access the Drug Information Database to learn more about various prescription drugs and allows CVS Caremark plan memb... 
07-09-2010CVS Caremark Customer Care Team Awarded Gold Medal for Best Customer Service by ContactCenterWorld.com
Customer Care team also awarded silver medal for Best Community Spirit WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 9, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark's (NYSE: CVS) Pharmacy Benefit Management Customer Care team was awarded a gold medal for Best Customer Service (America's region) and a silver medal for Best Community Spirit by ContactCenterWorld.com at the organization's Top Ranking Performers Awards Conference in Orlando. The awards recognize the best in the contact center industry. "We are hono... 
07-08-2010CVS/pharmacy Named National Sponsor of NCOA's National Institute of Senior Centers
CVS/pharmacy Will Provide Support for National Senior Center Month WASHINGTON, and WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 8, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is pleased to announce that it has named CVS/pharmacy as the national sponsor of NCOA's National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC). NISC is a national network for senior center professionals that supports efforts to improve the aging experience in all communities.   CVS/pharmacy will provide targeted educ... 
07-07-2010CVS/pharmacy and the 50 Million Pound Challenge Distributing Free Health and Nutrition Guide in Stores
Comprehensive guide part of partnership designed to help Americans take positive steps toward improving health WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 7, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- As part of their ongoing partnership to help Americans improve their health and curb the onset of chronic diseases like diabetes, CVS/pharmacy and the 50 Million Pound Challenge announced today the availability of the 32-page 50 Million Pound Challenge Guide in all CVS/pharmacy retail locations. To view the multimedia asse... 
07-07-2010CVS Caremark Study Finds State Policies Can Significantly Impact Rates of Generic Substitution and Medicaid Costs
Study Reviews Generic Laws as Set by States and Finds Less Restrictive Regulations Could Result in Savings of More than $100 Million WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 7, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- States struggling to pay for increasing health care costs through their Medicaid programs can save more than $100 million over the next several years by changing generic substitution laws to permit easier and faster substitutions of generics for brand medications, a new CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) has found.... 
07-07-2010CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 7, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.0875 (8.75 cents) per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable August 2, 2010 to holders of record on July 22, 2010. About CVS Caremark CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. Through our integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care, we are ... 
07-07-2010CVS Caremark Annual Insights Report Points to Success in Controlling Pharmacy Costs in a Challenging Economy
2010 Insights Report shows increase in generic dispensing rates while plan member contributions declined WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 7, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today released its 2010 Insights Report, which provides an annual review of drug trend performance for the company's pharmacy benefit management (PBM) client segments, including employers, health plans and third party administrators. The 2009 drug trend shows that CVS Caremark clients were able to manage ph... 
06-18-2010CVS Caremark and Walgreens Announce New PBM Network Pharmacy Agreement
WOONSOCKET, R.I., and DEERFIELD, Ill., June 18, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) and Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced that the companies have reached an agreement on terms under which Walgreens will continue participating in the CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management (PBM) national retail network for existing, new or renewal plans. The companies are not disclosing the financial terms of the new contract. "We are very pleased with the outc... 
06-17-2010CVS/pharmacy Launches 'To Your Health' Program in Philadelphia Area, Providing Free Health Screenings
Events provide free comprehensive health risk assessments and screenings valued at $150 WASHINGTON, June 17, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, brings its "To Your Health" community wellness program to the Philadelphia area starting June 19. More than 80 events are planned at various CVS/pharmacy retail locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey through September. The community health screening events, also taking place this year in Atl... 
06-15-2010CVS Caremark's Proactive Approach to Employee Health Recognized with Gold Award from National Business Group on Health
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) has been named one of the nation's leading corporations for its proactive approach to workplace health and its investment in programs that help employees and their families make better choices about their health and well-being. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) This recognition came with CVS Caremark's inclusion on the 2010 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles list unveiled thi... 
06-15-2010From Gadgets to Grilling Tools, CVS/pharmacy Offers One-Stop-Shopping for Father's Day
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS/pharmacy, the one-stop destination for Father's Day essentials, provides convenient and even last-minute gift options for any dad. Whether looking to suit an outdoorsman or find gadgets for a technology lover, shoppers can find affordable and personalized gifts at any CVS/pharmacy location nationwide. In addition to a wide selection of gift options, CVS/pharmacy also offers greeting cards, wrapping paper and a collection of gift cards... 
06-14-2010CVS Caremark Corporation Announces New Authorization of Repurchase Program for up to $2 Billion of Common Stock
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a new share repurchase program for up to $2.0 billion of its outstanding common stock. The share repurchase authorization, which is effective immediately and expires at the end of 2011, permits the Company to effect the repurchases from time to time through a combination of open market repurchases, privately negotiated transactions, accelerated s... 
06-10-2010CVS/pharmacy Launches 'To Your Health' Program in Washington D.C. Area, Providing Free Health Screenings
Dr. Ian Smith, nationally known doctor and diet expert, headlines first health event on June 12 Program provides free comprehensive health risk assessments and screenings WASHINGTON, June 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, brings its "To Your Health" community wellness program to the Washington, D.C. area. About 100 events are planned at various CVS/pharmacy retail locations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia starting June 12 and ... 
06-09-2010CVS Caremark Announces Plan To Remove Walgreens From PBM Pharmacy Network and Transition Pharmacy Care To Participating Providers
Walgreens' Demands Would Have Increased Pharmacy Costs For Payors and Plan Members WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 9, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that, while it has worked diligently to come to terms with Walgreens on an agreement that would allow Walgreens to continue as a member of the CVS Caremark PBM pharmacy network, it has no choice but to terminate Walgreens' participation in its retail pharmacy networks effective 30 days from today, or as... 
06-09-2010CVS Caremark to Present at the Jefferies 2010 Global Consumer Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 9, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Larry Merlo, President and Chief Operating Officer, and David Denton, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be making a presentation to investors at the Jefferies 2010 Global Consumer Conference on June 22, 2010. The Company is scheduled to speak at approximately 10:45 a.m. ET. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) An audio webca... 
06-07-2010CVS Caremark 'All Kids Can' Brings Children Together from Across the Country to Experience 'State of the Art' Exhibition in Washington D.C.
Artwork from 51 students representing each state on display as part of 2010 International VSA Festival WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 7, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark's All Kids Can, a philanthropic program to enrich the lives of children with disabilities, and VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, announce the official ribbon cutting tomorrow of the "State of the Art" exhibition at Union Station in Washington, D.C. as part of the 2010 International VSA Festival. T... 
06-07-2010CVS Caremark Issues Statement in Response to Walgreens Unexpected Announcement
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 7, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --In response to the announcement from Walgreens today that it would not be participating in CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) PBM pharmacy networks on a go forward basis, the Company issued the following statement: As the nation's largest pharmacy services company, the mission of CVS Caremark is to manage pharmacy costs for our clients and their members, improve health care outcomes and provide broad access and choice for consumers. We were surpri... 
06-07-2010CVS/pharmacy Kicks Off 9th Annual ALS Fundraising Campaign in Stores Nationwide
Two young fathers from Overland Park, Kansas and Pine Mountain Valley, Georgia are ALS patients serving as honorary co-chairs of campaign WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 7, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS/pharmacy has kicked-off its ninth annual in-store fundraising campaign to support the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Since 2002, CVS/pharmacy has partnered with the ALS Therapy Alliance (ATA) to help advance ALS research. To date, CVS/pharmacy has raised more than $19 million i... 
06-02-2010CVS Caremark and Generation Health Outline Target Medications That Will Be the Focus of New Pharmacogenomics Partnership
Company Strengthens Pharmacogenomic Testing for Specialty Pharmacy and Offers New Pharmacogenomic Tests through PBM WOONSOCKET, R.I. and UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., June 2, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), the nation's largest pharmacy health care provider, and Generation Health, Inc., today announced they will offer an integrated Genetic Benefit Management (GBM) service utilizing the industry's first Best Test(TM) Genetics Network for coordination of testing directed a... 
06-02-2010MinuteClinic Offers Convenient Physicals for Athletes, Campers and Students Seven Days a Week
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 2, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Parents of children heading to camp, sports practice or college this summer can turn to the walk-in MinuteClinic medical centers inside select CVS/pharmacy stores for quick and easy physicals available seven days a week. With camp season, team practices and summer sports leagues just weeks away, administrators will soon be asking for completed physical examination forms before a child or teen is cleared to participate, and that's where ... 
05-26-2010CVS/pharmacy and National Council on Aging Educate New Hampshire Seniors on Medication Management and How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs
MANCHESTER, N.H., May 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Eight out of ten older Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. According to CVS/pharmacy, fifty percent of seniors take an average of eight or more prescriptions regularly. With increased use of medications, both prescription and over-the-counter treatments, comes increased risk of adverse drug interactions and increased costs. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090129/NE64... 
05-26-2010CVS Caremark Progress Report to Congress: More Than One Million Youths Introduced to Pharmacy Career Paths Since 2000
CVS Caremark Pathways to Pharmacy Program Also Created More Than $4 million in Summer Internship Wages WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), the nation's leading pharmacy health care provider, has surpassed its 10-year "Pathways to Pharmacy" goal of introducing one million youths to pharmacy as a potential career and met its target of $4 million in summer internship wages for high school students since 2000, the company reported today to Congress's... 
05-25-2010CVS Caremark Named to Conceive magazine's Annual List of 50 Best Companies for Fertility and Adoption Benefits
WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 25, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced that it has been named to Conceive magazine's annual "50 Best Companies" list, a showcase of employers who are leading the way in corporate America with their generous family-building benefits, despite the challenging economy. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) Released in the Summer 2010 issue of Conceive, and available on www.ConceiveOnline.com, the list highli... 
05-20-2010CVS Caremark to Present at the Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 20, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Tom Ryan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Per Lofberg, President of Caremark Pharmacy Services, will be making a presentation to investors at the Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference on June 2, 2010. The Company is scheduled to speak at approximately 10:00 a.m. ET. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) An audio webcast of t... 
05-19-2010MinuteClinic Opens Walk-in Health Care Centers Inside CVS/pharmacy Stores in Hanover and Quincy
WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail-based health care centers in the United States, has expanded its Massachusetts-based clinics to 20 with today's opening of two new MinuteClinic locations inside CVS/pharmacy stores in Hanover and Quincy. The walk-in clinics are located at 207 Rockland Street in Hanover and 600 Southern Artery in Quincy and are open seven days a week with no appointment necessary. MinuteClinic has... 
05-19-2010MinuteClinic Names New Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer
Vermont State Commissioner Paulette J. Thabault to begin new role with MinuteClinic in July WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MinuteClinic announced today that it has named Paulette J. Thabault, RNC, MS, JD, as its new Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer. In this role, Thabault will provide professional leadership to clinicians who staff MinuteClinic health centers and will help lead MinuteClinic's clinical and service excellence. MinuteClinic, the retail health care div... 
05-13-2010CVS Caremark to Participate in the Citi Investment Research 2010 Food & Drug Retail Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that members of its senior management team will be speaking to investors at the Citi Investment Research 2010 Food & Drug Retail Conference on May 25, 2010. Tom Ryan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Larry Merlo, President and Chief Operating Officer, and David Denton, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, are scheduled to speak at approximately 12:30 p.m. ET. (Lo... 
05-12-2010CVS Caremark Announces CEO Succession Plan
- Thomas M. Ryan Announces He Will Retire as CEO in May 2011 - Larry J. Merlo Named President and Chief Operating Officer and Joins Board of Directors - Office of the Chairman Formed to Provide for Smooth Transition WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced that Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas M. Ryan will retire from his position as Chief Executive Officer of the Company at next year's Annual Meetin... 
05-11-2010CVS/pharmacy Joins Forces with The 50 Million Pound Challenge to Help Americans Get Their Diabetes in Control
The partnership is part of a broad effort to support patients with diabetes through education, chronic monitoring services, and new ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes savings program WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Nearly 24 million Americans - about one out of every 10 adults over the age of 20 - have diabetes(1). For those with the disease, keeping it in control is a lifelong challenge that requires the support of a knowledgeable healthcare team to advise on proper car... 
05-11-2010CVS/pharmacy Launches ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes(TM)
Nation's Largest Retail Loyalty Program Expands to Provide Additional Benefits for Diabetes Patients and Caregivers WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Today, CVS/pharmacy announces ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes, a new program available to ExtraCare cardholders which provides savings and rewards on the purchase of over-the-counter diabetes-related products in addition to wellness education benefits. With the introduction of ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes, CVS/pharmac... 
05-11-2010CVS Caremark to Host Webcast of Annual Meeting of Stockholders
WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) will hold its annual meeting of stockholders in Woonsocket, R.I. on Wednesday, May 12, 2010. CVS Caremark will also be hosting a simultaneous audio webcast of the Company Update portion of the meeting on the Company's web site beginning at approximately 9:15 a.m. (EDT). To access the webcast or an archive of the meeting, visit the Company's Investor Relations web site at http://info.cvscaremark.com/investors. The... 
05-11-2010CVS Caremark Releases 2009 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Company's health care, workplace, environmental and community leadership highlighted WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the U.S., today released its 2009 Corporate Social Responsibility report, providing an overview of the company's business practices and its health care, workplace, environmental and community leadership during 2009. "Updating our stakeholders on our progress as a company is importan... 
05-11-2010CVS Caremark Launches Program to Help Pharmacy Benefit Management Clients Improve Diabetes Care
Pharmacy Advisor(TM) program reduces overall costs, improves member engagement and medication adherence, and closes gaps in care WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced the launch of a new program aimed at strengthening pharmacy care for diabetes patients by improving member engagement through enhanced interactions with their pharmacists. The program is being offered to the company's pharmacy benefit management (PBM) clients for impleme... 
05-10-2010Free A1c Tests Available at MinuteClinic to Help Diabetes Patients Monitor Blood Sugar Levels
WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Patients with diabetes seeking convenient A1c monitoring can receive a complimentary test at walk-in MinuteClinic medical centers inside select CVS/pharmacy stores. The free A1c test, sponsored by Bayer Diabetes Care, is available through June 12, or while supplies last. No appointment is necessary and MinuteClinic is open seven days a week, including evenings and weekends. In addition to daily self-testing of glucose levels, diabetic... 
05-06-2010CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Donates $100,000 to American Red Cross for Flood Relief Efforts in Southeastern U.S.
Additional $13,000 in food and personal care items donated to local community organizations - WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 6, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust announced today that it is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to support flood relief efforts in the Southeastern United States, including the states of Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. "The Red Cross has implemented a coordinated effort to assist victims of these devastating... 
05-05-2010Last Minute Shopping Made Easy with Ideal Gifts at CVS/pharmacy
Nation's leading retail pharmacy offers a wide selection of thoughtful presents for Mom WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 5, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS/pharmacy, the one-stop destination for all your Mother's Day needs, makes shopping -- even at the last minute -- convenient and easy. From gardening tools and home decor to pampering products and makeup essentials, CVS/pharmacy offers shoppers a wide variety of unexpected personalized presents as well as greeting cards, wrapping paper and other es... 
05-05-2010Accordant Health Services, a CVS Caremark Company, Receives URAC Case Management Re-Accreditation
WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 5, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that Accordant Health Services has been awarded Case Management Re-Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. URAC's Case Management Accreditation standards require companies to establish a process to assess, plan and implement case management interventions. Accordant initially received Case Ma... 
05-04-2010CVS Caremark's Retail Health Clinic Poised to Help Meet Need for Care Driven by Health Care Expansion
MinuteClinic Offers Access to Convenient Quality Care as Coverage Expands and US Forecasts Primary Care Physician Shortage WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 4, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --As MinuteClinic passes the milestone of its first decade of delivering convenient access to quality care and with the U.S. facing an historic expansion of the market for primary health care, the network of retail health clinics operated by CVS Caremark is poised to help primary care physicians handle the influx of 32... 
05-03-2010CVS/pharmacy Completes Voluntary Recall of Certain Over the Counter Children's and Infant Products Issued by McNeil Consumer Healthcare
WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 3, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS/pharmacy announced today that it has completed the voluntary recall issued by McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Friday, April 30 for certain over the counter children's and infant liquid products. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090129/NE64371LOGO ) The Company implemented its product removal procedures for the affected items on Friday evening at all of its stores. To further protect its customers, CVS/pharmacy placed a ... 
04-29-2010CVS Caremark and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Study Finds Many Patients With Chronic Illnesses are Not Filling Initial Prescriptions
Study Using E-Prescribing Data, Finds Failure to Fill Initial Prescriptions for Chronic Medications Range between 20 and 34 Percent WOONSOCKET, R.I. and NEWARK, N.J., April 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --A significant number of patients with chronic illnesses are not filling their prescriptions according to a new study conducted by CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ). The study, published this week in the American Journal of Pharmacy... 
04-29-2010MinuteClinic Forms Strategic Affiliation with Catholic Healthcare West in Phoenix
Agreement Includes Clinical Collaboration and Integration of Electronic Medical Records WOONSOCKET, R.I. and PHOENIX, April 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), the eighth largest hospital provider in the nation, have entered into a clinical collaboration to enhance the high quality, affordable health care services they provide in communities throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area. ... 
04-20-2010CVS Caremark Patient Survey Finds Specialty Pharmacies Instrumental in Encouraging Medication Adherence
Majority of patients credit CVS Caremark specialty pharmacy teams with providing critical support to help them take their medications as directed WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 20, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced results of a survey of the company's specialty pharmacy patients that provides insights into their views on medication adherence and their perceptions about the role of their specialty pharmacy. The survey results show nearly 70 percent of respondents ... 
04-15-2010CVS/pharmacy to Provide Free Health Screenings in Urban Communities With 'To Your Health' Program
Nearly 300 events to take place in Atlanta, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, announced today the introduction of the "To Your Health" program, offering free health screenings and consultations. The national community program is part of efforts by CVS/pharmacy to improve access to preventative care in urban communities. Starting April 17, CVS/pharmacy will host nearly 300 "To Your ... 
04-15-2010MinuteClinic Helps Patients Breathe Easy and Take Control of Their Seasonal Allergies
WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --As trees blossom and shed their pollen and grasses and weeds germinate in yards and fields across America, allergy sufferers are retreating indoors with seemingly no relief in sight. MinuteClinic, the walk-in medical clinic inside select CVS/pharmacy stores, can help patients breathe easier and take control of their allergies this spring with treatment services available seven days a week, including weekday evening hours. "It's simpl... 
04-15-2010CVS Caremark Ranks 18th on 2010 Fortune 500 List
WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark, the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States, announced today that FORTUNE magazine has ranked the company 18th on the 2010 FORTUNE 500 list, the magazine's annual list of U.S. Companies ranked by revenue, and #1 in its industry sector. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) "We are proud to deliver quality pharmacy health care services to millions of consumers and health p... 
04-13-2010CVS Caremark Examining Consumer Mindset and Why Some Patients Stop Taking their Medicine
Some Patients Say they want to be Adherent but Still Drop Medications WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced the results of a study of why some patients who say they want to be adherent to their medications still stop taking them. The company enlisted psychologists for its newest study to find out if individuals know what is motivating them to stop taking medicine, or if they don't recognize assumptions they are making that are prom... 
04-07-2010CVS Caremark Research Highlights Successful Approaches for Improving Medication Adherence and Reducing Drug Spend
Data presented at 22nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 7, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) presented data at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) that illustrate successful methods for improving adherence to medication and lowering prescription drug costs. The company showed results from three studies which demonstrated the positive impact of various tools available to pharmacy benefit mana... 
04-05-2010CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Donates $100,000 to American Red Cross for Flood Relief Efforts in Rhode Island
WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 5, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust announced today that it is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support flood relief efforts across Rhode Island. "This week's floods made a devastating impact on Rhode Island and we want to do everything we can to help the state and its residents recover as quickly as possible," said Eileen Howard Dunn, Vice President of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. "The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust ... 
04-01-2010MinuteClinic Offers New Health Condition Monitoring Services for Patients With Diabetes, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure and Asthma
Monitoring Made Easy(TM) Provides Support Between Visits to Primary Care Providers WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 1, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MinuteClinic, the largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States, has introduced a series of convenient health condition monitoring services to help patients previously diagnosed with diabetes, asthma, high cholesterol and high blood pressure overcome the challenges of living with their conditions. Health condition monitoring is a... 
04-01-2010CVS Caremark Receives URAC Accreditation for Mail Service Pharmacy
WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 1, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has been awarded Mail Service Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090129/NE64371LOGO ) "CVS Caremark is pleased to receive this accreditation," said Chris Luthin, Executive Vice President, Operations Management, Caremar... 
03-30-2010CVS Caremark Receives URAC Accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy
WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 30, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. "CVS Caremark Specialty Pharmacy is honored to receive this accreditation," said David Golding, Executive Vice President, CVS Caremark Specialty Pharmacy Services. "This accreditation demonstrates the com... 
03-29-2010CVS/pharmacy To Support World Wildlife Fund with Sales of GreenBagTag
In celebration of Earth Day, CVS/pharmacy begins donating five cents to World Wildlife Fund for every GreenBagTag sold; GreenBagTag holders earn rewards each time they decline a plastic bag WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CVS/pharmacy today announced its support of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in conjunction with the GreenBagTag program launched last fall. Starting on April 1st, for one year, CVS/pharmacy will begin donating 5 cents to World Wildlife Fund for every Gree... 
03-26-2010CVS/pharmacy Takes Action to Protect Environment in Rhode Island; Will Collect Unused Medications at Store Events in April
Consumers invited to dispose of expired or unwanted drugs at CVS collection events in Coventry and Cranston as Earth Day 2010 approaches -WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today that it will collect expired or unused medications from the public at two collection events in Rhode Island to be held at stores in the town of Coventry and the city of Cranston in April. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090129/NE64371LOGO ) As the 40th an... 
03-25-2010MinuteClinic Names New Chief Medical Officer
Massachusetts General Hospital Senior Vice President Nancy J. Gagliano, M.D. to take on new role in MayWOONSOCKET, R.I., March 25, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- MinuteClinic announced today that it has named Nancy J. Gagliano, M.D. as its new Chief Medical Officer. In her new role, Dr. Gagliano will be responsible for the overall delivery of high quality clinical care to MinuteClinic patients, the provision of appropriate physician supervision to nurse practitioners in collaborative practice ... 
03-15-2010Connecticut Senior Center Recognized with 'Prescription for Better Health Award' from the National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy
--Groton, Conn., Senior Center is honored for its dedication to promoting a healthy lifestyle for seniors in its community --Four other centers also named award recipientsCHICAGO, March 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- At the Aging in America Conference today in Chicago, Ill., the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and CVS/pharmacy announced the recipients of the Prescription for Better Health Award after a nationwide competition for programs that provide seniors in their communities with acces... 
03-11-2010Stedman Graham to Speak Today at Kent State University and Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy as Part of CVS Caremark Program
Presentations further CVS Caremark's commitments to help inspire high school students and increase diversity in the pharmacy professionWOONSOCKET, R.I., March 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 11/PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark, the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States, is pleased to sponsor nationally known author, educator and entrepreneur Stedman Graham to speak today at Kent State University andNortheastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine an... 
03-11-2010CVS Caremark Annual Employer Survey Finds Majority of Employers Rate Managing Costs as Top Priority in 2010
Employers also looking to PBM programs to help improve the member experienceWOONSOCKET, R.I., March 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced the results of the Company's annual employer client benefit survey about priorities for PBM services in the coming year. The majority of employers surveyed (94 percent) said they will seek opportunities to improve savings even more in 2010, while they look for ways to improve the overall member experience. Overall, employ... 
03-10-2010CVS Caremark to Present at the Barclays Capital 2010 Global Healthcare Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Tom Ryan, Chairman, President and CEO, and Per Lofberg, Executive Vice President and President of Caremark Pharmacy Services, will be making a presentation to investors at the Barclays Capital 2010 Global Healthcare Conference on March 23, 2010. The Company is scheduled to speak at approximately 9:00 a.m. ET. An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously... 
03-10-2010CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.0875 per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable May 4, 2010 to holders of record on April 23, 2010. About CVS Caremark CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. Through our integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care, we are uniquely positio... 
03-08-2010CVS Caremark Named Best In Industry by FORTUNE Magazine
Magazine Ranks CVS Caremark No. 1 in Food and Drug Stores Sector of World's Most Admired Companies SurveyWOONSOCKET, R.I., March 8, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States, announced today that FORTUNE Magazine has named CVS Caremark the most-admired company in its industry, the Food and Drug Stores sector, as part of the magazine's annual listing of the World's Most Admired companies. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com... 
03-02-2010CVS Caremark Launches the Behavior Change Research Partnership to Develop Ways to Encourage Adherent, Healthy Behaviors While Saving Patients Money
Company Enlists Experts in Behavioral Economics and Social Marketing from Leading Universities to Study How Consumers are Influenced by Financial Incentives, Education and CommunicationWOONSOCKET, R.I., March 2, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- As part of its efforts to improve pharmacy health care for American consumers, CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced it is expanding its research efforts to include the creation of a Behavior Change Research Partnership. The partnership will help health... 
02-16-2010CVS Caremark Study Finds Value Based Insurance Designs Can Increase Adherence in Diabetes Patients
Benefit Design Plans that Offer Participants Financial Incentives Result in Significant improvements to medication adherenceWOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb 16, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A study by CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), published this week in the American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits, finds that insurance benefit designs that reduce the cost of medications for plan participants result in patients being more likely to start and stay on their medication therapy. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-... 
02-15-2010CVS Caremark Data Illustrates How Clinical Pharmacist Interventions can Improve Diabetes Outcomes
Polk County, Florida empowers its employees to manage Type 2 diabetes and related chronic diseasesWOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A case study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists, demonstrates the positive impact of a diabetes management program designed to educate and motivate members to engage in their health care. The program was implemented by CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) and Polk County, Florida, a self-insured governmen... 
02-10-2010CVS/pharmacy Begins Free Health Screenings in Communities Nationwide Through 'A Su Salud' Program
2010 health fairs kick off this weekend, providing easy access to preventative healthcare servicesWOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, today announced its "A Su Salud" (To Your Health) health fairs for 2010. The community wellness program offers free comprehensive health risk assessments and screenings to help people in underserved areas with early detection and disease prevention. More than 800 events are scheduled for 201... 
02-04-2010Valentine's Day Gift-Giving Made Simple and Sweet at CVS/pharmacy
Unexpected gifts and great savings - right around the corner at America's leading retail pharmacyWOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb 04, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Finding memorable Valentine's Day gifts is now easier than ever with sweet and simple selections at CVS/pharmacy or online at www.cvs.com. With more than 7,000 locations nationwide, 75 percent of the US population lives within three miles of a CVS/pharmacy. Shoppers will be delighted to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list from t... 
02-03-2010CVS/pharmacy Enters Memphis, TN
Holds grand opening at its first store in city of Memphis Announces fulfillment of $16 million commitment for the expansion of Rehabilitation Services Center at Memphis-based St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) through the hospital's annual Thanks and Giving(R) campaign WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb 03, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, celebrated the grand opening of its first store in the city of Memphis today. Shelby County Mayor Joseph Ford ... 
02-01-2010CVS/pharmacy Customers Can Now Make Cash Donations to American Red Cross Haitian Relief Efforts for Free Through MoneyGram
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb 01, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- WHAT: CVS/pharmacy customers who wish to use MoneyGram© ExpressPayment© to make cash donations to the American Red Cross can now do so for free. MoneyGram will not be applying any fees to donations made to the relief efforts in Haiti between now and April 1, 2010, making it easier than ever for customers to give generously to those in need. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090129/NE64371LOGO ) HOW: Any customer wishing to ... 
01-21-2010CVS/pharmacy Enters St. Louis Market
--Holds grand opening at new store in Ellisville with Mayor Matt Pirrello and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley --Announces $10,000 donation in funding and products to benefit the St. Louis Area FoodbankWOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, celebrated its entry into the St. Louis market today with a grand opening at its new store in Ellisville, Mo. Joining CVS officials at the ceremony were Charlie A. Dooley, St. Lo... 
01-19-2010CVS Caremark Names David Casey as New Diversity Officer
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) has announced the appointment of David Casey as Vice President and Diversity Officer, CVS Caremark. In this new role, Casey will lead the company's efforts related to strategic diversity management. "CVS Caremark has a longstanding commitment to diversity," said Lisa Bisaccia, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, CVS Caremark. "To that end, we're delighted that David Casey has joined CVS Care... 
01-19-2010CVS/pharmacy Delivers More Rewards, Value and Savings to Customers
ExtraCare cardholders earned a record $76 million in Extra Bucks last quarter; 2010 kicks-off with Double Bucks promotionWOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy today announced that ExtraCare cardholders received a combined total of more than $1.9 billion in savings and rewards throughout 2009, simply by using their ExtraCare card each time they shopped at CVS/pharmacy or online at CVS.com. These savings represent a sizable increase from last year's total. In the f... 
01-14-2010CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Awards $6.3 Million to Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprofits serving children with disabilities and the uninsured receive surprise notification of grant awards during 'Day of Giving'WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust announced today that it awarded $6.3 million to nonprofit organizations across the country in grants in 2009. These grants align with CVS Caremark All Kids Can, a signature program focusing on children with disabilities, as well as provide support for medical services for t... 
01-12-2010CVS Caremark Corporation Increases Quarterly Dividend 15%
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in its quarterly dividend of approximately 15%, to 8.75 cents per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable February 2, 2010 to holders of record on January 22, 2010. This increase translates into an annual rate of 35 cents per share, up 4.5 cents per share from the previous rate of 30.5 cents. (Logo: http://www.newscom.... 
01-11-2010CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Urging More Americans to Get Their H1N1 Flu Vaccine During National Influenza Vaccination Week
--H1N1 vaccine now available at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic in 34 states and Washington, D.C. --Educating consumers about vaccine availability and the importance of getting an H1N1 vaccine through expanded TV, radio advertising, and in-store marketingWOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy and MinuteClinic, the largest retail health care provider in the U.S., is urging more Americans to protect themselves and their families ... 
01-08-2010CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic Becomes First Retail Clinic Provider to Achieve Consecutive Accreditation Awards From The Joint Commission
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan 08, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) and the pioneer and largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States, has become the first retail clinic to be re-accredited and earn the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval(TM) for consecutive evaluation periods by having demonstrated compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety. "This reco... 
01-07-2010CVS Caremark Announces e-Prescribing Agreement with Allscripts
WOONSOCKET, R.I. and CHICAGO, Jan 07, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced an agreement with Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) that will position both companies to help accelerate adoption of e-prescribing technology. This agreement between the nation's largest pharmacy health care provider and the largest provider of e-prescribing and Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions will enhance the ability of CVS Caremark to support its payer and employer clients in driving... 
01-05-2010CVS/pharmacy Expands H1N1 Flu Vaccine Availability in California
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan 05, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today that it has expanded the availability of H1N1 flu vaccine to more than 220 stores throughout the State of California. The vaccine is now available at select CVS/pharmacy locations in the following counties in southern, central and northern California: Alameda Madera Riverside San Joaquin Solano Contra Costa Monterey Sacramento San Mateo Sonoma El Dora... 
12-30-2009CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic to Provide H1N1 Vaccines in 8 New States
H1N1 flu vaccine available at CVS/pharmacy locations in Alabama, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New York and Pennsylvania and at MinuteClinic locations in Massachusetts and ConnecticutWOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec 30, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark announced today that it will provide H1N1 flu vaccinations at select CVS/pharmacylocations in the States of Alabama, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Pennsylvania and New York as well at MinuteClinic locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut beginning ... 
12-30-2009CVS Caremark Corporation to Present at the 28th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 13, 2010
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec 30, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Tom Ryan, Chairman, President and CEO, will be making a presentation to investors at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 13, 2010. Mr. Ryan is scheduled to speak at approximately 10:30a.m. ET (7:30a.m. PT). An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Caremark website for all interested parties. To ac... 
12-22-2009CVS/pharmacy to Provide H1N1 Vaccinations in Rhode Island by End of Week
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec 22, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today that it will provide H1N1 flu vaccinations at select store locations in Rhode Island by the end of this week. The vaccine will be available to all Rhode Islanders who wish to be vaccinated while supplies last. CVS/pharmacy is partnering with the Rhode Island Department of Health to provide vaccinations against H1N1 influenza. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090129/NE64371LOGO ) "Our custom... 
12-21-2009CVS Caremark Increases Investment in Generation Health
Company strengthens its commitment to personalized medicineWOONSOCKET, R.I. and UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., Dec 21, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), the nation's largest pharmacy health care provider today said it is taking an increased ownership interest in Generation Health, Inc., a genetic benefit management company (GBM). The two companies last month announced a strategic partnership to expand pharmacogenomic (PGx) clinical and testing services for CVS Carema... 
12-21-2009CVS Caremark Appoints Per Lofberg President of PBM Business
New President Brings Experience, History of InnovationWOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec 21, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced the appointment of Per G.H. Lofberg as president of its pharmacy benefit management business (PBM), effective January 4, 2010. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) Lofberg has more than 30 years experience in health care and the PBM industry including the role of Chairman for Merck-Medco Managed Care LL... 
12-21-2009CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Now Providing H1N1 Vaccinations in Arizona
H1N1 Vaccine also newly available at Select MinuteClinic locations in Illinois and NevadaWOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec 21, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Select CVS/pharmacy locations and all MinuteClinic medical clinics throughout Arizona are now offering H1N1 vaccinations. H1N1 vaccine is now also available at select MinuteClinic locations in Illinois in the Chicago area and in Nevada in the Las Vegas area on demand seven days a week with no appointment necessary. Priority group restrictions have b... 
12-18-2009CVS MinuteClinic Now Providing H1N1 Vaccinations On Demand at all Locations in Maryland, North Carolina and Tennessee
- Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Also Available -MINNEAPOLIS, Dec 18, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- MinuteClinic medical clinics in select CVS/pharmacy stores throughout Maryland, North Carolina and Tennessee are now offering H1N1 vaccinations on demand seven days a week with no appointment necessary. The H1N1 vaccinations can be obtained at MinuteClinic locations in Maryland in Baltimore and the Maryland suburbs outside the District of Columbia; in North Carolina in Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston... 
12-18-2009Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Made Easy at CVS/pharmacy
Shoppers enjoy additional savings on select items at America's leading retail pharmacy during the week of December 20WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec 18, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- With only a handful of days left in the holiday season, CVS/pharmacy invites deal seekers to enjoy a convenient, stress-free shopping experience - even at the last-minute - at any of its 7,000 locations nationwide. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090129/NE64371LOGO ) According to National Retail Federat... 
12-16-2009CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Providing H1N1 Vaccines in 20 States and Washington, D.C.
Availability of H1N1 vaccine growing at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinicMinuteClinic, in select CVS/pharmacy stores, restocking seasonal flu shotsWOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec 16, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic health care centers located in select CVS/pharmacy stores are now offering H1N1 vaccine in 20 states and Washington, D.C. While in some locations priority restrictions for receiving H1N1 vaccines continue, many states have lifted restrictions, allowing all patients to... 
12-11-2009CVS Caremark Names New Chief Human Resources Officer
Lisa Bisaccia to succeed Mike Ferdinandi, effective January 1, 2010 WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) has announced the appointment of Lisa Bisaccia as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective January 1, 2010. Bisaccia will replace Mike Ferdinandi who has announced his retirement. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) Bisaccia, who is currently Vice President, Human Resources, CVS Caremark, ha... 
12-07-2009CVS/pharmacy is the Unexpected One-Stop-Shopping Destination this Holiday Season
Savvy shoppers find thoughtful gifts while saving time and money at America's leading retail pharmacyWOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec 07, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- This season, shoppers can head to their local CVS/pharmacy to discover a wide array of high-quality holiday gifts that they wouldn't expect from the local drugstore. Both in-store and online at CVS.com, shoppers will find a wonderfully surprising selection of essential trimmings, like wrapping paper and holiday home decor, and great gifts... 
11-24-2009MinuteClinic Opens First Retail Clinic in Washington, D.C. at CVS/pharmacy Store in Northeast
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail-based health care in the United States, has opened its first retail health care center in Washington, D.C. inside a CVS/pharmacy store on Bladensburg Road. The clinic is open seven days a week and will serve patients in Northeast neighborhoods, including Trinidad, Carver Langston, Kingman Park, Atlas District, Ivy City and the Gallaudet University campus. "Through this conveniently located store-based... 
11-20-2009CVS/pharmacy Kicks Off Annual Thanks and Giving(R) Campaign for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
In store fundraiser runs through December 12 WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy kicks off its annual in store fundraiser for the sixth year to support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign, beginning this Sunday and running through December 12. CVS/pharmacy store colleagues will encourage customers to add $1 to their purchase at the register to support the lifesaving research of St. Jude, one of the world's premier centers for the research... 
11-12-2009Video: New CVS/pharmacy Data Reveals Older Americans Could Save An Average of $612 Annually By Switching Medicare Part D Plans
CVS/pharmacy and National Council on Aging Kick-Off Medicare Part D Educational Events To Help Seniors Realize Savings WOONSOCKET, R.I. and WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare Part D beginning on November 15, CVS/pharmacy and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) are urging older adults and their caregivers to review their Medicare Part D options in order to find the lowest cost plan that meets their needs. To view the Multimedia News Release, go... 
11-11-2009CVS Caremark Programs Help People with Diabetes Maintain Optimal Adherence to Therapy
Comprehensive programs improve optimal adherence rates for continuing patients and patients new to therapy WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) said the company's comprehensive adherence program for people with diabetes positively impacts medication adherence for both new and continuing patients. A review of data tracking the program found that 75.6 percent of patients continuing on a diabetes therapy who participated in the adherence program maintained optimal... 
11-11-2009MinuteClinic Celebrates National Nurse Practitioner Week and Recognizes Role of Practitioners in Helping To Close Primary Care Gap
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Nurse Practitioner Week (Nov. 8-14), MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail health care centers in the United States, salutes practitioners across the country who deliver patient-centered care and help to increase access to high-quality, affordable medical treatment. MinuteClinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants serve patients at about 500 MinuteClinic locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in... 
11-10-2009CVS Caremark and Generation Health Form Strategic Partnership to Offer Personalized Medicine
Integrated approach to pharmacogenomic medicine to improve patient outcomes and reduce cost WOONSOCKET, R.I. and UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), the nation's largest pharmacy health care provider, and Generation Health, Inc., a genetic benefit management company (GBM), today announced a strategic partnership to expand pharmacogenomic (PGx) clinical and testing services for CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management (PBM) clients to improve care for ... 
11-05-2009David Denton to Become CVS Caremark Chief Financial Officer
Denton replaces David Rickard who retires at year end Laird Daniels named Controller and Chief Accounting Officer WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 5, 2009-- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced the appointment of David M. Denton to the new role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2010. Denton will succeed David Rickard who announced in February of this year his intention to retire a... 
11-05-2009CVS Caremark Corporation Announces New Authorization of Repurchase Program for up to $2 Billion of Common Stock
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 5, 2009-- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a new share repurchase program for up to $2.0 billion of its outstanding common stock. The share repurchase authorization, which is effective immediately and expires at the end of 2011, permits the Company to effect the repurchases from time to time through a combination of open market repurchases, privately ... 
11-04-2009Company Appoints New SVP, Marketing for PBM Business
Len Greer Joins Company from ActiveHealth WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced the appointment of Len Greer to the position of SVP, Marketing for its pharmacy benefit management business. Greer assumes responsibility for the company's PBM marketing from Jack Bruner, who is transitioning to the new role of EVP, Strategic Development. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) Greer brings twenty years of experience i... 
11-03-2009MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider With Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov 03, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail health care in the United States, announced that it has become a participating provider with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, the state's oldest and largest private health insurer. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma provides health care benefit plans for more than 600,000 Oklahomans. Those members will now have access to MinuteClinic health care centers located inside select ... 
11-02-2009CVS/pharmacy Enhances Online Photo Experience With Re-Launch of CVSPhoto.com
New Site Presents Customers with Faster Uploads, Improved Navigation and New Products from Disney and Nickelodeon - Just In Time for the Holidays WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, today announced the re-launch of its newly enhanced Photo website, CVSPhoto.com. Newly added features include faster upload speeds, improved site navigation and improved product creation tools. In addition, CVSPhoto.com now offers a wider selection of products, i... 
11-02-2009CVS Caremark Extends Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Contract for Retail Pharmacy and Clinical Services
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2009-- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced it has extended its contract to provide retail pharmacy benefit services and all clinical services for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Government-wide Service Benefit Plan, also known as the Federal Employee Program (FEP). The three-year contract, originally due to expire at the end of 2010, has been extended through the end of 2011. FEP covers approximately 4.9... 
11-02-2009CVS Caremark Corporation to Present at Upcoming Conferences
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2009-- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that it will be presenting at two investor conferences during the month of November. Tom Ryan, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Credit Suisse Annual Healthcare Conference in Phoenix, AZ on November 12, 2009 at approximately 8:30a.m. local time (10:30a.m. EST). In addition, Mr. Ryan and Dave Rickard, E... 
10-29-2009CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic and Allina Hospitals & Clinics Form Strategic Partnership
WOONSOCKET, R.I. and MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and Allina Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota and western Wisconsin have formed a partnership to pursue collaborative activities that will focus on enhancing high-quality health care services in the communities they serve. MinuteClinic is the pioneer and largest provider of retail health care in the United States, with about 500 locations nationally and 24 loca... 
10-26-2009CVS/pharmacy Rewards Shoppers For Passing on Plastic Bags
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- According to The Wall Street Journal, approximately 100 billion plastic shopping bags are used in the U.S. each year, and only roughly one to three percent of those bags are recycled. To encourage shoppers to cut down on the use of single-use plastic bags, CVS/pharmacy has introduced a new product and program called GreenBagTag which rewards members of the company's ExtraCare loyalty program for declining plastic bags when making a purchase. As o... 
10-22-2009CVS/pharmacy Launches Interactive Web and Mobile Features on CVS.com
New website enhancements offer convenient customer tools for managing prescriptions and delivering valueWOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct 22, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, today announced it has added innovative new features to CVS.com to enhance the user experience by providing instant access to prescription management tools, important health information and customer savings. With the introduction of CVS.com Mobile (m.cvs.com), CVS/pharmacy provides custom... 
10-15-2009CVS Caremark Announces Updates to Flu Vaccine Program
CVS/pharmacy seasonal flu shot clinics to run through October 22 MinuteClinic to continue administering seasonal flu vaccines WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today that its seasonal flu shot clinics will run through October 22, in light of manufacturer delays in delivery of seasonal flu vaccine affecting all health care providers. However, MinuteClinic will continue to administer seasonal flu vaccines at its 500 locations in 25 states throughout the... 
10-14-2009CVS Caremark Undertakes Multi-Year Study to Improve Patient Medication Adherence
Improved Adherence Could Positively Impact Patient Health and Save Consumers and Health Plans Billions WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) is sponsoring research to investigate patient adherence to prescription drug therapies and identify ways to increase adherence. Working with researchers from Harvard and Brigham and Women's Hospital, the company expects knowledge gained from the research will help health professionals better understand patient behavior and lead... 
10-13-2009CVS Caremark Research Illustrates How Innovative Pharmacy Benefit Plan Design Optimizes Generic Utilization
Data presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Educational Conference WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) presented data at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Annual Educational Conference, which illustrates how innovative pharmacy benefit plan design can impact generic utilization. The study further underscores how pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) can work with plan sponsors to manage costs and improve health outcomes by working t... 
10-02-2009CVS Caremark Statement Regarding Results of 2010 Medicare Part D Bidding Process
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 2, 2009-- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced that the number of low income subsidy (“LIS”) members enrolled in its Silverscript and Accendo Medicare Part D plans will likely decline by approximately 30 to 35% in 2010. The Company based its conclusions on a preliminary review of the results of the 2010 Medicare Part D competitive bidding process recently released by the Centers for Medicare an... 
10-01-2009CVS Caremark Celebrates Outstanding Pharmacy Care to Patients During American Pharmacists Month in October
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark announced today that it will celebrate American Pharmacists Month in October by recognizing its outstanding pharmacy teams. The Company employs about 25,000 pharmacists in its 7,000 retail stores, mail service pharmacies and specialty pharmacies across 44 states and Washington DC. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) CVS Caremark pharmacists are dedicated to improving the lives of their patients. ... 
10-01-2009CVS Caremark Launches Distribution of $3 million in Free Seasonal Flu Shot Vouchers to the Unemployed
Nationwide flu vaccination campaign kicks off today in Boston WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- With the unemployment rate currently at the highest in over two decades, CVS Caremark today announced it has begun to provide 100,000 free seasonal flu shots to the unemployed as part of its efforts to help keep Americans healthy this flu season. The initiative kicks off today at The Work Place, a member of the Massachusetts Career One-Stop Initiative in Boston. (Logo: h... 
09-29-2009CVS Caremark and Microsoft HealthVault Expand Partnership to CVS/pharmacy Customers
CVS/pharmacy customers can now securely download their prescription history from cvs.com to their Microsoft HealthVault record WOONSOCKET, R.I. and REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced the expansion of its partnership with Microsoft HealthVault. Now, CVS/pharmacy customers have the ability to securely download their prescription histories to their individual Microsoft HealthVault record. By visiting CVS.com, consumers who fill thei... 
09-29-2009CVS/pharmacy Brings Free F-Line MUNI Rides to San Francisco's Fleet Week
Residents and Visitors Can Take a Pass on Traffic and Enjoy Free Public Transportation on October 10 and 11WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept 29, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, today announced that it will sponsor free fares on all F-line MUNI trolleys on October 10(th) and 11(th), Saturday and Sunday of San Francisco's annual Fleet Week. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090129/NE64371LOGO ) "CVS/pharmacy strives to make a positive... 
09-24-2009CVS/pharmacy Celebrates Grand Opening of its 7,000th Store
CVS/pharmacy President Larry Merlo to cut ribbon at new Little Canada, MN store WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy reached a milestone today with the grand opening of its 7,000th store in Little Canada, Minnesota. Larry Merlo, President of CVS/pharmacy, will mark the occasion by cutting the ribbon this morning along with Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner, Dan McElroy and Little Canada's Mayor, Bill Blesener. (Logo: htt... 
09-22-2009CVS Caremark and Boundless Playgrounds Named Finalists for U.S. Chamber Partnership Award
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept 22, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) has recognized CVS Caremark for its partnership with Boundless Playgrounds, Inc. to build inclusive playgrounds for children of all abilities throughout the country. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) "This year has truly brought home the fact that none of us can solve problems alone, but together we can make a difference," said BCLC V... 
09-18-2009CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 18, 2009-- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved its quarterly dividend of $0.07625 per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable November 3, 2009 to holders of record on October 22, 2009. About CVS Caremark CVS Caremark is the largest provider of prescriptions in the nation. The Company fills or manages more than 1 billi... 
09-01-2009CVS Caremark Corporation to Present at the 2009 Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference on September 11th
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 1, 2009-- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that David Rickard, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, will be making a presentation to investors at the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference on September 11, 2009. Mr. Rickard is scheduled to speak at approximately 10:55a.m. EDT. An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast ... 
08-31-2009CVS Caremark to Provide $3 Million in Free Flu Shots to the Unemployed
Company will offer 100,000 seasonal flu shots to job seekers as part of a nationwide flu vaccination effort WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a broad-reaching effort to keep Americans healthy this flu season, CVS Caremark today announced its commitment to providing 100,000 free seasonal flu shots to the unemployed. The program will include on-site flu clinics at One-Stop Career Center locations and distribution of vouchers for free flu shots at CVS/pharmacy or MinuteCl... 
08-31-2009Video: CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Encourage Americans to Protect Themselves Early With a Seasonal Flu Shot
Seasonal Flu Vaccinations Conveniently Available at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Health Care Centers Nationwide WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 31, /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, and MinuteClinic, the largest retail health care clinic provider in the U.S., today announced the availability of seasonal flu vaccinations and urged Americans to protect themselves early against the flu. CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic are divisions of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), the largest p... 
08-31-2009MinuteClinic Says Rand Corporation Study in Annals of Internal Medicine Study on Quality, Affordable Care at Retail Clinics Affirms Internal Information
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study by Rand Corporation, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, concludes retail clinics provide quality care at lower costs and equal or better quality than other urgent care options. The study was based in part on data from MinuteClinic and illustrates the value that retail clinics offer in the effort to provide quality care and lower medical costs, MinuteClinic officials said today. MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of r... 
08-27-2009CVS Caremark Data Finds More than 50 Percent of Adults 45-years and Younger are not Adherent to Cholesterol Lowering Medications
CVS Caremark Proactive Pharmacy Care approach applies education and personalized outreach earlier to improve adherence WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A study released today by CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) found that more than 50 percent of patients under the age of 45 who are prescribed a medication to treat high cholesterol are not optimally adherent to their therapy. In fact, the data showed that 58 percent of adults between the ages of 18-34 are not taking their cholester... 
08-21-2009CVS/pharmacy Raises $4.4 Million for ALS Research Through Annual ALS Fundraising Campaign
Check to benefit ALS Therapy Alliance to be presented at Fenway Park Tonight WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today that it has raised $4.4 million in just 21 days through its annual in-store fundraising campaign for ALS research. This is the eighth year of the annual fundraising effort which, to date, has raised $19.3 million for ALS research, $1 at a time. This year's fundraiser took place in CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide from June 7 to 27. "... 
08-17-2009MinuteClinic Introduces New Services Just In Time for Back to School
New Acne Care Provides Help for Teenagers Conscious About Skin Conditions MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail-based health care in the United States, is making it easy and affordable for students to go back to school healthy by offering a series of new services that include acne care, sports and college physicals and treatment for minor skin conditions. The expanded services, provided at convenient MinuteClinic locat... 
08-13-2009CVS/pharmacy Helping Consumers with Challenge of Filling Prescriptions on Time
Nearly one-third of patients forget to fill prescriptions on time New ReadyFill(R) Program can help improve medication compliance WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- There are lots of reasons consumers say they do not take their medications, but being busy or simply forgetting top the list. A new study from CVS Caremark found that nearly three in ten consumers (28%) sometimes forget to refill their prescriptions on time, and this is despite the fact th... 
08-13-2009CVS Caremark Announces Results of 2009 Health IQ Study
Findings underscore need to improve health outcomes, increase access and control costs WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today the results of its 2009 Health IQ study which examined consumer attitudes and behaviors around health care and prescription usage. Among its findings, the study underscores the need for expanded health care coverage along with cost savings realized by improving health c... 
08-04-2009CVS Caremark and Inverness Medical Innovations Launch Strategic Alliance to Provide Enhanced Health Management Services to Clients
WOONSOCKET, R.I., and WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) and Inverness Medical Innovations (NYSE: IMA), through its Alere health management business, today announced a strategic alliance which will enhance the companies' ability to deliver more timely, highly coordinated and personalized health management services. The companies said the alliance will improve participants' health care outcomes while helping payers and employers more efficiently ma... 
08-03-2009'See What's Free' Campaign Launches at CVS/pharmacy Locations Nationwide
Nation's largest drugstore chain is offering free 'thank you' gifts to ExtraCare cardholders all month long WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy with 6,900 convenient locations nationwide, today announced the launch of its second annual "See What's Free" campaign. This special promotion for ExtraCare cardholders will make more than 50 million customers eligible for a free 'thank you' gift simply by shopp... 
07-30-2009CVS/pharmacy Enhancing Accessibility for the Visually Impaired To Its Web Site and Store Point of Sales Devices
Initiative Announced In Collaboration with State and National Organizations for the Blind WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's largest retail pharmacy, announced today that it is implementing functional improvements to benefit its customers with visual impairments and other disabilities. The Company has installed tactile keypads in all CVS stores and it will enhance its website in 2009. Today's announcement is the result of a collaboration betw... 
07-28-2009CVS Caremark Names Andrew J. Sussman, M.D., as President/Chief Operating Officer of MinuteClinic
Former EVP, Chief Operating Officer of UMass Memorial Medical Center to begin September 1 WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has named Andrew J. Sussman, M.D., as the new President/Chief Operating Officer of MinuteClinic, the company's retail-based health clinic subsidiary, and as Senior Vice President/Associate Chief Medical Officer of CVS Caremark. In his new roles, Dr. Sussman will be... 
07-27-2009American CareSource Holdings Increases ACS Network's Convenience and Quality With MinuteClinic Signing
DALLAS and WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- American CareSource Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANCI), the nation's leading ancillary health care system, today announced the expansion of its ancillary services provider network with the signing of MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail-based health care centers in the United States with about 500 locations in select CVS/pharmacy stores in 25 states. Minneapolis-based MinuteClinic is a subsidiary of CVS Caremark Corpo... 
07-10-2009The National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy Educate Tampa Seniors on Medication Management and How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs
Pack Your Bag(TM) Events Bring Educational Outreach to Senior Centers Throughout Florida This Summer TAMPA, Fla., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight out of ten older Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. According to CVS/pharmacy, fifty percent of Medicare Part D participants take an average of eight or more prescriptions regularly. With increased use of medications, both prescription and over-the-counter treatments, comes incr... 
07-08-2009CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 8, 2009-- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved its quarterly dividend of $0.07625 per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable August 3, 2009 to holders of record on July 23, 2009. About CVS Caremark CVS Caremark is the largest provider of prescriptions in the nation. The Company fills or manages more than 1 billion pre... 
06-30-2009CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Receive Award of Excellence from National Influenza Vaccine Summit
- Award Recognizes Campaign to Vaccinate 1.2 Million Americans - WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic, CVS Caremark's retail clinic division, have received the National Influenza Vaccine Summit 2009 Immunization Excellence Award for a Corporate Campaign. The award, co-sponsored by the American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was presented yesterday evening in Dallas as health care leaders from more than 100 ... 
06-29-2009The National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy Educate Pennsylvania Seniors on Medication Management and How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs
--Pack Your Bag(TM) Events Bring Educational Outreach to Senior Centers PHILADELPHIA, June 29, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Throughout Pennsylvania This Summer Eight out of ten older Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. According to CVS/pharmacy, fifty percent of Medicare Part D participants take an average of eight or more prescriptions regularly. With increased use of medications, both prescription and over-the-counter treatments,... 
06-26-2009CVS Caremark Recognized with Gold Award from National Business Group on Health for Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Employees
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) is proud to announce that it has been named as one of the nation's leading corporations for innovative programs promoting a healthy workplace and for helping its employees and their families to make better choices about their own health and well-being. CVS Caremark received the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award at the National Business Group on Health's Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. this week. C... 
06-25-2009CVS/pharmacy Launches Virtual Gift Cards on CVS.com
--America's largest retail pharmacy invites shoppers to craft personalized e-gifts for all occasions, which can be conveniently redeemed in-store at any CVS location nationwide WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 25, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, today announced the availability of interactive, customizable online gift cards that can be created and purchased at www.cvs.com/giftcards. The personalized gift cards are sent to recipients via email and may be ... 
06-24-2009MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider in All CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Plans
MINNEAPOLIS, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail health care in the United States, announced that it has become a participating provider in all insurance plans offered by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. CareFirst is the largest health care insurer in the mid-Atlantic region. MinuteClinic was previously a participating provider with CareFirst's preferred provider and federal employee plan... 
06-16-2009CVS/pharmacy Makes Father's Day Gift Giving a Snap with Convenient Locations Nationwide
Nation's largest retail pharmacy offers affordable, last-minute gifts perfect for every dad WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, provides convenient, last-minute Father's Day gift options with both exclusive product lines and national brand favorites. From electronics like GPS devices and portable DVD players to grilling essentials and grooming necessities, shoppers can find the perfect gifts at any CVS/pharmacy location nation... 
06-11-2009CVS Caremark Praises FTC Report Supporting Pro-Consumer Approach to Biogeneric Competition
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today applauded a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report issued this week for its pro-consumer leadership in the debate about how to create a legislative pathway for the approval of biogenerics that reasonably balances innovation with competition. Dave Golding, R.Ph., Executive Vice President for Specialty Pharmacy services at CVS Caremark, participated in an FTC Roundtable event last fall on the issue. In additio... 
06-08-2009Video: CVS/pharmacy Kicks Off 8th Annual ALS Fundraising Campaign in Stores Nationwide
--National Campaign runs from June 7 - 27 WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 8, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy has kicked-off its annual in-store fundraising campaign to support the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Since 2002, CVS/pharmacy has partnered with the ALS Therapy Alliance (ATA) to help advance ALS research. To date, CVS/pharmacy has raised more than $15 million in its stores -- a single $1 donation at a time -- to support the funding of new clinical trials with ... 
06-08-2009CVS Caremark Ranks Among 50 Best Fertility- and Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in America
--Conceive Magazine recognizes CVS Caremark's focus on family-building benefits for its employees WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 8, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) is proud to announce it has been named one of Conceive Magazine's 50 Best Companies in the country for offering superior family-building benefits, such as health insurance coverage for fertility diagnosis and treatment, financial assistance for adoptions, and paid and unpaid leave for birth and adoptions. CVS Carema... 
05-28-2009CVS/pharmacy Introduces New Coupon Center on CVS.com
Nation's largest retail pharmacy makes it easy for customers to save time and money with the addition of new coupon-printing features on CVS.com WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, recently introduced a new online 'Clip and Print' Coupon Center on CVS.com, offering shoppers the ability to collect coupons that can be redeemed at any CVS/pharmacy location. Featuring coupons for everything from household items and snacks, to health... 
05-18-2009Video: CVS/pharmacy and National Council on Aging Help Seniors Get the Cost-Saving Benefits they Need
BenefitsCheckUp.org/cvs offers resources to help defray cost of health care, utilities, meals and more; Pharmacists counsel on ways to save on medication WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The economic downturn continues to challenge Americans, with seniors perhaps being hit the hardest by dwindling retirement funds, loss in home value and rising health care costs. And with eight out of 10 older Americans suffering from at least one chronic health condition, the monthly cost... 
05-15-2009CVS Caremark Hosts Annual Analyst/Investor Day
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 15, 2009-- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today hosted its Annual Analyst/Investor Meeting, an archive of which is available at the Company’s Investor Relations Web site at cvscaremark.com/investors. In a series of senior executive presentations, in addition to reiterating its recently increased earnings guidance, the Company highlighted the following: Proactive Pharmacy Care is ... 
05-12-2009The National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy Educate Georgia Seniors about Medication Management and Ways to Save Money on Prescription Drugs
Pack Your Bag(TM) Events Bring Educational Outreach to Senior Centers Throughout Georgia to Mark Older Americans Month ATLANTA, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight out of ten older Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. According to CVS/pharmacy, fifty percent of Medicare Part D participants take an average of eight or more prescriptions regularly. With increased use of medications, both prescription and over-the-counter treatments... 
05-11-2009CVS Caremark Data Confirms Improved Outcomes for Women with Osteoporosis Who are Adherent to Therapy
Non-adherent women up to six times more likely to experience a fracture WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Data released today by CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) indicates that 87 percent of women 18 years and older with osteoporosis, who were taking a drug therapy to treat the disease, did not experience a fracture during the two-year study period. The CVS Caremark data also found that those women with osteoporosis between the ages of 18-64 who were not on therapy were 5.7 times mo... 
05-06-2009From Practical to Pampering: CVS/pharmacy Offers a Wide Selection of Department Store-Quality Gifts at Affordable Prices for Mother's Day
Last-minute Mother's Day essentials conveniently available at America's largest retail pharmacy WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, provides shoppers with a variety of affordable department store-quality gifts to choose from for Mother's Day. CVS/pharmacy makes the shopping experience easy -- especially for last minute shoppers -- for a variety of gifts as well as Mother's Day greeting cards, wrapping paper and other essentials... 
05-05-2009CVS Caremark Releases New Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Report highlights progress and ongoing commitment to CSR WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Caremark, the largest provider of prescriptions and pharmacy health care in the U.S., today released its 2008 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which is available online at http://www.cvscaremark.com/CSR. Titled Improving Outcomes, the company's second annual CSR report includes new and updated information about CVS Caremark's environmental, social and economic... 
05-04-2009Video: CVS/pharmacy Pays Tribute to Caregivers and Announces Winners of the 'For All the Ways You Care' Contest
Pat Pumphret of Winthrop, Mass., awarded $25,000 grand prize for lifelong dedication to fostering chronically ill children; nine finalists receive $10,000 each for their acts of caring WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, celebrates the role of caregivers in America by honoring ten remarkable caregivers for their commitment to others. As part of its For All the Ways You Care contest, a nationwide search for in... 
05-01-2009Electronic Prior Authorization Program to Help Patients Get Faster Access to Prescription Medication
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to Launch New CVS Caremark eHealth Technology CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., NEWARK, N.J. and WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaining prior authorization for prescription medication requires phones calls, faxes and request forms, which often can be time-consuming. Fortunately for both providers and patients, help is on the way to streamline and accelerate this process. (Logo: http://www.newscom.co... 
05-01-2009CVS Caremark to Host Webcast of Annual Analyst/Investor Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 1, 2009-- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS) will hold its annual investor conference in New York City on Friday, May 15, 2009, at 8:15 a.m. (EDT). CVS Caremark will also be hosting a simultaneous audio webcast of the conference on the Company's web site for all interested parties. To access the webcast or an archive of the conference, visit the Company's Investor Relations web site at http://cvscarema... 
04-30-2009Video: CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Awards $4.2 Million in Grants Benefiting Children with Disabilities, Uninsured
Grantees include 92 nonprofit organizations in 22 states and Washington, D.C. WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark announced today that $4.2 million in grants have been awarded to organizations supporting children with disabilities and those who are under-insured or uninsured. Ninety-two organizations from around the country have received the grants awarded through its private foundation, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, and the CVS Caremark All Kids Can progr... 
04-29-2009MinuteClinic is Educating Consumers About Swine Flu
--Flu Testing Services, Treatment and Prevention Available-- MINNEAPOLIS, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail health care centers in the United States, is prepared to answer consumers' questions about the swine flu (H1N1) and provide rapid testing services, treatment and prevention for all types of influenza when medically appropriate. MinuteClinic is coordinating with local health departments to establish working relationships for sur... 
04-28-2009MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider With Highmark Inc.
MINNEAPOLIS, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail health care in the United States, announced that it has become a participating provider with Highmark Inc., the largest health care insurer in Pennsylvania based on membership. Members of Highmark's health plans now have access to MinuteClinic health care centers located inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Pittsburgh market. "This is an important development in the growth of our... 
04-28-2009CVS/pharmacy Offers Additional Prescription Savings to Help Customers Manage Health Care Costs
From May 1 through June 15, nation's leading drugstore will double Extra Bucks rewards on prescription purchases WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, today announced a special promotion called "Double My Bucks!" that offers double Extra Bucks rewards to customers purchasing prescriptions from May 1 through June 15 at any of CVS/pharmacy's more than 6,900 locations. By simply presenting a Double My Bucks! certificate along w... 
04-08-2009CVS Caremark Launches Spanish Version of Caremark.com
CVS Caremark plan participants have access to most comprehensive Spanish-language Web site in PBM industry WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced the launch of a Spanish version of Caremark.com. The Web site makes it easier for Spanish-speaking CVS Caremark plan participants to engage in their health care by providing them with online information and access to help manage their prescription benefits. Plan participants can access the Spa... 
04-06-2009CVS Caremark Study Documents Changes in Prescription Drug Use to Treat High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol and Diabetes in Children and Adolescents
Results reflect impact of pediatric obesity epidemic and evolving approach to treatment of co-morbidities WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A study by CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) published today in the April 2009 issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, found that over a two-and-a-half year period ending in June 2007, the use of medications to treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes among children increased 15.2%. Observed changes in... 
04-06-2009CVS Caremark Discusses Role of Health IT to Optimize Pharmacy Health Care
Presentation at HIMSS Annual Conference & Exposition reviews how Proactive Pharmacy Care approach leverages technology and face-to-face interactions to provide earlier, easier and more effective access to medications WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) discussed the role health IT is playing in optimizing the delivery of pharmacy health care at the HIMSS09 Annual Conference & Exhibition, in Chicago, IL. At the conference, Helena Foulkes, Executive Vic... 
04-02-2009CVS Caremark Announces Results of Annual Employer Survey Validating Proactive Pharmacy Care Approach
Company highlights client adoption of programs designed to improve health outcomes and reduce costs WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced results of their annual client survey noting that a majority of the company's employer clients said they were more focused on strategies to change plan participant behavior and improve engagement rather than programs that achieved overall savings by simply shifting costs to the member. In fact, 65 pe... 
04-02-2009CVS Caremark Awarded Platinum Honors for Best Practices in Consumer Health Improvement by URAC
Drug Therapy Management program provides access to one-on-one counseling and support for patients with complex pharmacy needs WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) was awarded Platinum honors for Consumer Health Improvement by leading health care accreditation organization, URAC. The honor was announced at the 2009 Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards Gala on April 1-2 in Orlando, Florida. The awards are designed to ... 
03-17-2009Michigan Senior Center Recognized with 'Prescription for Better Health Award' from the National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy
Traverse City Senior Center, MI is honored for their dedication to promoting a healthy lifestyle for seniors in their community. Five other centers also named award recipients. LAS VEGAS, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Aging in America Conference today in Las Vegas, Nevada, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and CVS/pharmacy announced the recipients of its Prescription for Better Health Award, after a nationwide competition for programs that provide seniors in their communitie... 
03-04-2009CVS/pharmacy Offers Free Prescription History Just in Time for Tax Season
CVS.com Prescription Management makes it simple to see your full prescription medication history online and print records for your taxes WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- With tax season just around the corner, millions of Americans are gathering receipts for health care expenditures as they look for ways to get the most out of their health care dollars. CVS/pharmacy, the nation's largest retail pharmacy, offers a simple way to get full access to your prescription history ... 
03-04-2009CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 4, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved its quarterly dividend of $0.07625 per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable May 4, 2009 to holders of record on April 22, 2009. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) About CVS Caremark CVS Caremark is the largest provider of prescriptions in the nation. The Company fills or manages mo... 
03-02-2009CVS Caremark Health Management Programs Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients Better Manage Weight Issues and Improve BMI
Review finds more than half of MS patients are overweight or obese WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today said it is working to help Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients manage their weight after reviewing data that found more than half of individuals with MS can be classified as being either overweight or obese. A recent review of CVS Caremark health management clients' plan participants with MS, found 32 percent reported height and weight indicating... 
02-26-2009CVS Caremark Corporation to Present at the Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference on March 10th
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb 26, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that David Rickard, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, will be making a presentation to investors at the Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference on March 10, 2009. Mr. Rickard is scheduled to speak at approximately 8:05 a.m. EDT. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) An audio webcast of t... 
02-26-2009Video: CVS/pharmacy and National Council on Aging Kick Off Medication Management Program for Seniors
2009 Pack Your Bag(TM) Program Brings Educational Outreach to Senior Centers Nationwide WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight out of ten older Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. With many of these older adults taking multiple medications, some could be at risk for drug interactions when certain medications are combined. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/cvs/37123/ ... 
02-18-2009MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider for Health Net Federal Services/TRICARE North, Insurer for Military Families
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail health care in the United States, announced that it has become a participating provider in the network of Health Net Federal Services/TRICARE North. TRICARE is the uniformed services health care program for active duty service members and their families, retired service members and their families, members of the National Guard and Reserve and their families, survivors, and others who are ... 
02-18-2009CVS Caremark Issues Statement on Settlement Concerning Disposal of Patient Information at its Retail Stores
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) concerning disposal of patient information at its retail pharmacy stores. The agreement resolves an investigation prompted by media reports from 2006 about alleged incidents of inadvertent disposal of patient informati... 
02-13-2009Cleveland Clinic Enters into Agreement with MinuteClinic
Clinical collaboration and integration of electronic medical records to be provided at locations throughout NE Ohio CLEVELAND, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleveland Clinic has entered into a clinical collaboration with MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail health care in the United States, at several locations inside select northeast Ohio CVS/pharmacy stores. These locations, which provide a convenient, seven-day-a-week option for those with acute minor illnesses, wi... 
02-05-2009CVS/pharmacy Announces Plans for New Distribution Center in Southern New York
CVS facility expected to open in 2011 and bring 600 new jobs to the region WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, announced today that it is finalizing plans to build a 750,000 square foot distribution center in Chemung County, New York. CVS/pharmacy's proposed distribution center, which is subject to final negotiations and approvals from state and local agencies, would support the inventory and fulfillment needs of approximate... 
02-05-2009MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider With Preferred Blue Network of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail health care in the United States, announced that it has become a participating provider in the Preferred Blue network of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. BlueCross' Preferred Blue and Medicare Advantage members now have in-network access to MinuteClinic health care centers located in the Columbia and Greenville markets. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licens... 
02-05-2009CVS/pharmacy Launches 2009 'A Su Salud' Health Fairs Providing Free Health Screenings to the Community
With focus on early detection of disease, A Su Salud revealed high incidence of diabetes, osteoporosis, hypertension and high cholesterol among participants and provided $55 million in free and low cost medical services in 2008 WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, today announced its 2009 schedule of "A Su Salud" (To Your Health) health fairs, providing free health screenings in cities including Miami, Los Angeles, Dallas/For... 
02-04-2009Caremark Customer Care Centers Recognized for Customer Satisfaction Excellence by J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program(SM)
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb 04, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that its Caremark Customer Care Centers have again been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence by J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program(SM). This is the third time that the Company has received this distinction, which acknowledges Caremark's call center operations as providing "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience." "CVS Caremark is extremely pleased that... 
02-04-2009CVS/pharmacy Taking Health to Heart in February
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb 04, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Health services, educational resources and special product offerings available in store during American Heart Health Month CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, will mark American Heart Health Month in February by educating patients about maintaining heart health and preventing heart disease. CVS is also offering money-saving specials during the month on many heart health-related products. Heart disease is the leading cause... 
02-03-2009CVS Caremark Study Finds Non-Adherent Heart Failure Patients Almost Twice as Likely to be Re-Hospitalized Within a Year
CVS Caremark Proactive Pharmacy Care approach designed to help improve medication adherence to positively impact outcomes and manage costs WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A study released today by CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) found that nearly half of patients hospitalized for heart failure may not be adherent to recommended drug therapies, significantly increasing their risk for subsequent hospitalization within 12 months. The study found that among those patients who were no... 
02-03-2009CVS/pharmacy Announces Voluntary Recall of Gold Emblem Brand Candy Containing Peanuts
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today that it is voluntarily recalling four types of Gold Emblem candy containing peanuts that were sold in its stores from January 1, 2007 to January 29, 2009. The Company was notified by its candy manufacturer that these products contain peanuts from Peanut Corporation of America, which is the focus of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation into potential salmonella contamination of peanut butter food p... 
01-29-2009MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider With Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
MINNEAPOLIS and NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning February 1, 2009, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) members will have new options for routine medical care. Horizon BCBSNJ and MinuteClinic, the largest provider of retail health care in the United States, have reached an agreement that will make New Jersey based MinuteClinic health care centers participating providers with Horizon BCBSNJ. "We are delighted to be able to offer this convenie... 
01-29-2009CVS/pharmacy Announces National Contest for Stories of Extraordinary Caregiving
Second Annual "For All the Ways You Care" Contest Invites Participants to Share and Celebrate Accounts of Caregiving WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, today announced its second annual "For All the Ways You Care" contest created to celebrate and honor caregivers across America. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090129/NE64371LOGO ) CVS/pharmacy invites caregivers and others to submit stories of caring ... 
01-13-2009CVS Caremark Corporation Increases Quarterly Dividend 10.5%
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 13, 2009--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in its quarterly dividend of 10.5%, to 7.625 cents per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable February 3, 2009 to holders of record on January 23, 2009. This increase translates into an annual rate of 30.5 cents per share, up 2.9 cents from the previous rate of 27.6 cents. "... 
01-12-2009CVS/pharmacy Teams Up with Access Hollywood for an Award Season Gifting Suite That Gives Back
Celebrities step out for a worthy cause at Access Hollywood's 3rd Annual "Stuff You Must" Lounge benefiting Best Buddies and Lollipop Theater Network. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, once again donated $100,000 to two important charities on behalf of celebrities attending Access Hollywood's "Stuff You Must" Lounge this weekend. The donations are a part of CVS/pharmacy's third consecutive beauty sponsorship of the lounge, which ... 
01-08-2009CVS Caremark Corporation to Hold 2009 Earnings Guidance Conference Call
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2009--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today it will hold a conference call to discuss its 2009 earnings guidance tomorrow, Friday, January 9, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. ET. An audio webcast of the conference call will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Caremark website for all interested parties. To access the webcast, visit cvscaremark.com/investors.... 
01-07-2009MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider With Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail health care in the United States, announced that it has become a participating provider in the network of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF). More than 4 million BCBSF health care members now have in-network access to MinuteClinic. "We have a goal of creating consumer-driven health care solutions that provide convenient access and deliver cost savings," said Chip ... 
01-02-2009CVS Caremark Corporation to Present at the JPMorgan Health Care Conference on January 13th
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 2, 2009--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Tom Ryan, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be making a presentation to investors at the JPMorgan Health Care Conference on January 13, 2009. Mr. Ryan is scheduled to speak at approximately 10:30a.m. ET (7:30a.m. PT). An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Invest... 
12-17-2008It's Officially Last-Minute: Affordable High-Quality Holiday Gifts and Essentials Available at CVS/pharmacy
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, offers last-minute holiday gifts and essentials like wrapping paper and holiday decorations at great prices. From electronics and popular toys to beauty and fragrance gifts, CVS/pharmacy offers a wide selection of quality gift options, home decor staples and holiday specialty items to choose from. According to a new survey conducted by BIGResearch on behalf of the National Retail Federation ... 
12-12-2008CVS/pharmacy Wins 2008 WWD Beauty Biz Award for Launch of Beauty 360
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec 12, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, was presented the "Retailer of the Year" Award by Women's Wear Daily Beauty Biz in the magazine's annual Beauty Awards issue. The award was announced yesterday in New York City at the WWD Beauty Biz Awards breakfast. WWD Beauty Biz recognized CVS/pharmacy for its bold strategy in partnering with prestige and niche beauty brands to launch its Beauty 360 concept. "We are... 
12-08-2008CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Reach Goal of Delivering One Million Flu Vaccinations
Flu Shots Continue at MinuteClinic Health Care Centers in 55 Markets as CDC Kicks Off National Influenza Vaccination Week WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Fulfilling a commitment to keep families healthy and make it easier to get a flu shot, CVS/pharmacy, the nation's largest retail pharmacy, and MinuteClinic, the largest retail health care clinic in the U.S., announced that they have surpassed a goal of delivering one million fu vaccinations during this Fall's... 
11-25-2008CVS Caremark Presents Influenza Vaccine Data at Rescheduled 2008 DMAA Annual Meeting
Study Results Indicate Flu Vaccinations May Reduce Hospitalization Rates WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today the findings from a yearlong study, suggesting that influenza vaccinations can help reduce the risk of hospitalizations in patients with chronic conditions. These findings will be presented on Tuesday, November 25th at the annual meeting of DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance, in Hollywood, Fla. "This data furthers our unders... 
11-24-2008CVS/pharmacy Raising Funds for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) Thanks and Giving(R) Campaign to Support Expanded Rehabilitation Services Center
2008 Marks 5th Year of CVS/pharmacy Participation in National Campaign WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy will be participating in the fifth year of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign, which will run nationwide in CVS/pharmacy locations through December 13. CVS/pharmacy store colleagues will encourage customers to add $1 to their purchase at the register to support the lifesaving research of St. Jude, one of the world's premier... 
11-24-2008CVS Caremark Named Finalist in URAC Annual Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards
CVS Caremark Drug Therapy Management program provides patients with complex pharmacy needs access to one-on-one counseling and support WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced that the company's Drug Therapy Management program was selected by URAC, a leading independent accrediting organization, as a finalist in its Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards competition. CVS Caremark and the other finalists... 
11-19-2008Black Friday Shopping Event Starts Early at CVS/pharmacy
America's largest drugstore chain offers shoppers a head start on holiday savings starting November 23 WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, today unveiled a week-long holiday promotion offering shoppers a wide variety of doorbuster deals before "Black Friday" on high-quality gifts, affordable electronics, seasonal decor items and daily essentials. From Sunday, November 23 through Saturday, November 29, CVS/pharmacy customers ca... 
11-17-2008CVS.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 oper... 
11-13-2008CVS/pharmacy Enhances Online and Photo Kiosk Experience
Customers Can Now Order Photo Gifts Using the KODAK Picture Kiosks; CVSPhotoCenter.com Offers Advanced Sharing Capabilities WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the retail leader in photo imaging and services, today announced it has enhanced its KODAK Picture Kiosks and Online Photo Center (www.cvsphotocenter.com) as a part of CVS/pharmacy's ongoing commitment to providing customers with the best possible retail photo experience. Customers can, for th... 
11-13-2008CVS Caremark All Kids Can Announces the Opening of a Boundless Playground in Los Angeles to Serve Children of All Abilities
A $250,000 grant will ensure inclusive play for all children at Rosecrans Recreation Center in South Los Angeles WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark, Boundless Playgrounds and the City of Los Angeles announce today the grand opening of a new playground at the Rosecrans Recreation Center in Los Angeles that provides access for children of all abilities to play together. Construction of the playground is funded in part by a $250,000 grant from the... 
11-12-2008Video: CVS/pharmacy and National Council on Aging Help Seniors to Find the Right 'Prescription' for Medicare Savings
Online CVS/pharmacy Medicare Part D Calculator offers easy access to personalized Part D Plan comparisons WOONSOCKET, R.I. and WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Part D approaches, CVS/pharmacy -- the nation's leading retail pharmacy -- and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) are educating seniors on how to identify the right Medicare prescription drug plan at the most affordable cost. Among the resources is CVS/pharmacy's online Medica... 
11-12-2008CVS Caremark Names Troyen Brennan, MD, EVP, Chief Medical Officer
Practicing physician, hospital administrator and former Chief Medical Officer at Aetna WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Caremark today announced that it has appointed Troyen A. Brennan, MD, as executive vice president, chief medical officer. In this newly created role, Dr. Brennan will assume responsibility for the company's MinuteClinic, Accordant Health Care, clinical and medical affairs, and health care strategy. "Troy B... 
11-10-2008CVS Caremark Fertility Managed Plan Helps Couples Without Insurance Coverage Afford Fertility Medications
CVS Caremark Specialty Pharmacy Fertility Care Program delivers high quality, comprehensive, proactive pharmacy care WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Infertility affects approximately 7.3 million women and their partners in the United States, or about 12 percent of the reproductive-age population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the current economic climate, couples may find it difficult to afford the drug therapies they need... 
11-03-2008CVS/pharmacy Launches Beauty 360
Company pilots prestige beauty model with signature services offered at luxury shopping destination adjacent to convenient CVS/pharmacy locations WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS/pharmacy announces the launch of Beauty 360(TM), an innovative store concept designed to change the way women shop for prestige beauty. The unique concept offers an upscale shopping destination for the multi-faceted, time-starved woman. Beauty 360 uses an experiential model of sellin... 
11-03-2008CVS/pharmacy Helps Patients Manage Diabetes Care
Educational resources and special product offers available in store during American Diabetes Month in November WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, is educating patients about managing and preventing diabetes during American Diabetes Month in November. CVS is also offering money-saving specials during the month on products for patients with diabetes. Nearly 24 million children and adults in the U.S. -- alm... 
10-31-2008SilverScript Insurance Company, a CVS Caremark Company, Provides Variety of Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Options for 2009
Plan Options Provide Seniors with Affordable Access to Brand and Generic Medications as well as Gap Coverage WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- SilverScript Insurance Company, a subsidiary of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), announced today that it will continue to offer a variety of Medicare Prescription Drug Plan options for 2009 in all 34 domestic Medicare regions and Puerto Rico. Medicare beneficiaries can choose from three SilverScript plans depending on their individual hea... 
10-31-2008CVS Caremark Corporation to Present at the Credit Suisse Annual Global Health Care Conference on November 12th
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 31, 2008--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Dave Rickard, Chief Financial Officer, will be speaking to investors at the Credit Suisse Annual Global Health Care Conference on November 12, 2008. Mr. Rickard is scheduled to speak at approximately 11:00a.m. EST / 9:00a.m. MST. An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Caremark website for all in... 
10-30-2008CVS/pharmacy Announces Pharmacy Health Care Savings Program Targeted at the Uninsured
CVS/pharmacy Health Savings Pass Offers 90-Day Supply of More Than 400 Generic Drugs for $9.99 and a 10 Percent Discount at MinuteClinic WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, introduced a new pharmacy health care savings program aimed at helping the uninsured during this economic downturn. Starting November 9, consumers who obtain a CVS/pharmacy Health Savings Pass for a $10 annual enrollment fee can fill a 90... 
10-30-2008CVS Caremark Successfully Completes Acquisition of Longs Drug Stores
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 30, 2008--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Longs Drug Stores Corporation. The acquisition provides CVS Caremark with Longs' 521 retail drugstores in California, Hawaii, Nevada and Arizona as well as its Rx America subsidiary, which offers pharmacy benefits management ("PBM") services to over 8 million members and prescription drug plan benefits to approximately 450,000 Medicare ben... 
10-29-2008CVS Caremark Successfully Completes Tender Offer for Longs Shares
Expects to Effect Merger on October 30, 2008 WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2008--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced that it successfully completed the subsequent offering period of its tender offer for all of the outstanding common stock of Longs Drug Stores Corporation (NYSE: LDG). The subsequent offering period for the tender offer expired at 6:00 p.m., New York City time, on Tuesday, October 28, 2008. A total of approximately 28,317,338 shares of Longs... 
10-20-2008CVS Caremark Reports Successful Tender Offer for Longs Drug Stores Shares
76.51% of Longs' Shares Tendered Subsequent Offering Period Expiring October 28, 2008 Announced WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its tender offer for shares of common stock of Longs Drug Stores Corporation (NYSE: LDG) at a price of $71.50 per share has been successful. The offer period expired at 6:00 p.m., New York City time, on Friday, October 17, 2008. As of the expiration of the offer, a total of approximately 27,74... 
10-17-2008CVS Caremark Extends Tender Offer for Longs Drug Stores Shares by One Day
77.55% Tendered - Including Tenders Subject to Guaranteed Delivery Extension To Allow Time for Delivery of Shares Tendered Pursuant to Procedures for Guaranteed Delivery WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS - News) announced today that it has extended the expiration for its tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding common stock of Longs Drug Stores Corporation (NYSE: LDG - News), at a price of $71.50 per share in cash, until 6:00... 
10-16-2008CVS Caremark Extends Tender Offer for Longs Drug Stores Shares by One Day
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS - News) announced today that it has extended the expiration for its tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding common stock of Longs Drug Stores Corporation (NYSE: LDG - News), at a price of $71.50 per share in cash, until 9:00 p.m., New York City time, on Thursday, October 16, 2008. All other terms and conditions of the tender offer remain unchanged. As of midnight on October 15, 2008 (the date on which the ten... 
10-14-2008CVS Caremark Reminds Longs Drug Stores Stockholders to Tender before October 15 Deadline
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct 14, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS) today remindedstockholders ofLongs Drug Stores Corporation (NYSE:LDG)to tender their shares intothe previously announced tender offer of $71.50 per share in cash. The tender offeris scheduled to expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, at the end of Wednesday, October 15, 2008. Tom Ryan, Chairman, President and CEO of CVS Caremark, commented, "CVS Caremark's offerof... 
10-07-2008CVS/pharmacy Supports New Pediatric Dosing Directions for OTC Cough and Cold Products
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation, announced today that it will support the new pediatric dosing directions being implemented by the Consumer Health Products Association (CHPA), in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for certain oral over the counter (OTC) cough and cold products. OTC cough and cold medicines for children are safe and effective when used as directed. As part of the indus... 
10-03-2008CVS Caremark Cites Numerous Inaccuracies in Antitrust Memo Submitted to Longs Board
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS) today took strong exception with a memorandum recently submitted to the Board of Directors of Longs Drug Stores Corporation (NYSE:LDG) by a law firm retained by CtW Investment Group, as follows: We are aware that the Board of Directors of Longs recently received a memorandum from a law firm retained by the CtW Investment Group, which purports to offer an "independent" antitrust analysis of the regulatory timi... 
10-02-2008CVS/pharmacy Releases Survey Results on Consumer Plans for Flu Season
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct 02, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Flu Vaccines Are the Best Line of Defense; Now Available During CVS/pharmacy Flu Shot Clinics or at local MinuteClinic Locations Every Day On Demand WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As flu season approaches and authorities report vaccines are in ample supply, a new survey from CVS/pharmacy finds that only half of adults (50%) plan to get a flu shot this year. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends vaccinat... 
10-01-2008CVS Caremark Encourages Customers to 'Know Your Medicine, Know Your Pharmacist' During American Pharmacists Month in October
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark announced today that it will celebrate American Pharmacists Month in October by encouraging its customers to "Know Your Medicine, Know Your Pharmacist." The Company employs more than 20,000 pharmacists in its more than 6,300 retail stores, mail service pharmacies and specialty pharmacies across 44 states. CVS Caremark's pharmacists are dedicated to improving the lives of their patients. The theme of American Pharmacists Month to... 
09-25-2008CVS Caremark Comments on FTC Investigation into Anti-Trust Aspects of Walgreens Proposal to Acquire Longs
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 25, 2008--In response to the press release issued earlier today by Longs Drug Stores Corporation (NYSE:LDG) regarding the investigation by the Federal Trade Commission into the antitrust implications of a possible acquisition of Longs by Walgreens, CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS) issued the following statement: "The opening of an FTC investigation into the anti-competitive aspects of Walgreens' proposed acquisition of Longs, coupled wit... 
09-24-2008CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 24, 2008--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved its quarterly dividend of $0.069 per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable November 3, 2008 to holders of record on October 21, 2008. 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 br... 
09-17-2008CVS/pharmacy Re-Opens 140 Stores in Southeast Texas
CVS locations continue to re-open daily to provide pharmacy services to communities impacted by Hurricane Ike WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's leading retail pharmacy, announced today that it has re-opened more than 140 stores in Southeast Texas since Hurricane Ike impacted the region. Approximately two-thirds of CVS/pharmacy's locations in the region are now open. More CVS stores continue to re-open daily to provide pharmacy s... 
09-16-2008CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Donates $250,000 to American Red Cross for On-Going Hurricane Relief Efforts
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust announced today that it is donating $250,000 to the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund to support the organization's on-going relief efforts, including their current efforts in the aftermaths of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. "The American Red Cross is performing an outstanding job providing relief in communities impacted by the recent hurricanes," said Eileen Howard Dunn, Senior Vice President ... 
09-14-2008CVS Caremark Extends Tender Offer for Longs
-- CVS Caremark Stands Firm on $71.50 Offer to Acquire Longs -- WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 14, 2008--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has extended the expiration for its tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding common shares of Longs Drug Stores Corporation (NYSE: LDG), at a price of $71.50 per share in cash, to midnight, New York City time at the end of Wednesday, October 15, 2008. All other terms and conditions of the tender offer... 
09-10-2008Video: CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Announce Commitment to Flu Prevention with Goal of Delivering One Million Vaccinations
MinuteClinic Locations to Offer Flu Shots Every Day without an Appointment; CVS/pharmacy Stores Will Host More Than 7,500 Flu Shot Clinic Events Nationwide WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, and MinuteClinic, the largest retail health care clinic in the U.S., announced today a commitment to flu prevention with the goal of delivering one million flu vaccinations this year. Beginning October 1st, flu shots wi... 
09-10-2008Longs Drug Stores Announces Agreement to Settle Class Action Lawsuits Related to Pending Acquisition
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Longs Drug Stores Corporation ("Longs") (NYSE: LDG - News) today announced that Longs and CVS Caremark Corporation ("CVS") (NYSE: CVS - News) have agreed in principle with the shareholder plaintiffs to settle purported class action lawsuits filed in California relating to CVS Caremark's pending tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Longs. Under the terms of the proposed settlement, the claims of the n... 
09-08-2008CVS Caremark and Longs Drugs Stores Announce Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period for Acquisition of Longs Drug Stores
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 8, 2008--CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) and Longs Drug Stores Corporation (NYSE: LDG) announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 relating to CVS Caremark's pending tender offer for the outstanding shares of Longs Drug Stores expired at 11:59 p.m. on September 5, 2008, thereby satisfying a condition to the closing of the transaction. About CVS Caremark CVS Caremark is the largest provider ... 
09-05-2008CVS Caremark Presents Influenza Vaccine Data at 2008 DMAA Annual Meeting
Study Results Indicate Flu Vaccinations May Reduce Hospitalization Rates WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today the findings from a yearlong study, suggesting that influenza vaccinations can help reduce the risk of hospitalizations in patients with chronic conditions. These findings will be presented on Monday, September 8th at the annual meeting of DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance, in Hollywood, Fla. "This data furthers ou... 
09-05-2008Update: CVS Caremark Presents Influenza Vaccine Data at 2008 DMAA Annual Meeting
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The 2008 DMAA Annual Meeting has been unexpectedly postponed due to Hurricane Ike and the CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) data will be presented at a later date to be determined. 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... 
09-04-2008CVS/pharmacy Re-Opens 64 Stores in Louisiana
All stores in other Gulf Coast states are open CVS/pharmacy will also donate water, ice, diapers and baby wipes to local communities impacted by Hurricane GustavWOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept 04, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- CVS/pharmacy today announced that 64 store locations in Louisiana have re-opened since Hurricane Gustav in the following cities and towns: Abbeville Alexandria Baton Rouge Bogalusa Bossier City Broussard Covington Cutoff ... 
08-30-2008CVS/pharmacy Stores in the Northshore and Baton Rouge Remaining Open to Serve Southern Louisiana Community
CVS stores in Northern and Central Louisiana also ready to serve evacuees WOONSOCKET, Rhode Island: CVS/pharmacy announced today that its southern Louisiana stores in the Northshore and Baton Rouge are remaining open during their normal business hours to continue providing the community with access to prescription medication and emergency supplies as the region prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Gustav. CVS operates 18 stores in Baton Rouge and 8 in the Northshore. As part o... 
08-21-2008CVS Caremark Corporation to Present at Upcoming Conferences
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 21, 2008--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Tom Ryan, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be speaking to investors at two conferences during the month of September. Mr. Ryan will present at the Goldman Sachs Global Retailing Conference on September 3, 2008 at approximately 1:30p.m. EDT. In addition, Mr. Ryan will speak at the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference on September 4, 2008 ... 
08-12-2008CVS Caremark Corporation to Acquire Longs Drug Stores Corporation
--Provides Outstanding Store Network in Highly Attractive Central and Northern California and Hawaiian Markets-- --Broadens CVS Caremark's Geographic Footprint Facilitating Roll-Out of New Proactive Pharmacy Care Offerings-- --Expands CVS Caremark's Position as the #1 Provider of Prescriptions in the U.S.--WOONSOCKET, R.I. & WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Aug 12, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) and Longs Drug Stores Corporation (NYSE: LDG) today announced that they have ente... 
07-25-2008CVS/pharmacy Raises Record-breaking $4.4 Million for ALS Research Through Annual ALS Fundraising Campaign
Check to benefit ALS Therapy Alliance to be presented at Fenway Park Tonight WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today that this year it has raised a record-breaking $4.4 million in just 21 days through its annual in-store fundraising campaign for ALS research. This is the seventh year of the annual fundraising effort which, to date, has raised more than $15 million for ALS research. This year's fundraiser took place in CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide fr... 
07-23-2008CVS/pharmacy Makes Medication Management Easy with the Introduction of the New CVS.com
Site offers new prescription management tools, helps identify generic medication alternatives and provides health and wellness information for patients WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 23 -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's largest retail pharmacy, announced today that it is launching a new CVS.com that improves access to medications by making it easier than ever for consumers to manage their prescriptions online. The site offers new prescription manageme... 
07-16-2008CVS/pharmacy Shoppers Received More Than $1.5 Billion in ExtraCare Rewards Over the Past Year
Nation's largest retail rewards program reveals which U.S. cities save the most dollars by cashing in 'Extra Bucks' WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy with 6,300 convenient locations nationwide, today announced that its ExtraCare cardholders received a combined total of more than $1.5 billion in money-saving offers and rewards last year simply by using their ExtraCare card each time they shopped at a CVS/pharma... 
07-14-2008CVS/pharmacy and Kodak Help Customers Go Beyond Simply Printing Their Photos
CVS/pharmacy is First National Retailer to Offer In-Store Photo Book and KODAK Picture Movie DVD WOONSOCKET, R.I. and ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS/pharmacy and Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) today announced that CVS/pharmacy is the first national retailer to offer customers both Photo Books and KODAK Picture Movie DVDs. These innovative photo processing products turn customers' photos into hard-cover books and movies in minutes ... 
07-10-2008Howard University and CVS/pharmacy Announce Ribbon Cutting for the Howard University Pharmacy Practice Laboratory
WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Howard University and CVS/pharmacy officially opened Howard University's newly upgraded Pharmacy Practice Laboratory, where pharmacy students may sharpen their skills in a practice setting, learning how to dispense medication, counsel patients and utilize state-of-the-art technology found in many pharmacies. CVS/pharmacy donated $300,000 to the renovation of the laboratory, building upon the Company's strong partnership with the school to provi... 
07-09-2008CVS Caremark Corporation Increases Quarterly Dividend 15%
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 9, 2008--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in its quarterly dividend of 15%, to 6.9 cents per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable August 1, 2008 to holders of record on July 21, 2008. This increase translates into an annual rate of 27.6 cents per share, up 3.6 cents from the previous rate of 24 cents. "The Board's decision today to increase the dividend... 
06-26-2008CVS Caremark and Microsoft Team-up to Help People Manage Their Health
Consumers will be able to track prescription medications and health records online using Microsoft HealthVault. WOONSOCKET, R.I. and REDMOND, Wash., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark and Microsoft Corp. announced plans to collaborate to offer consumer health care solutions to help people manage their health and wellness, and control their health information using Microsoft HealthVault. Through this collaboration, consumers will be able to download a compre... 
06-20-2008CVS Caremark Employees Raise $1 Million and Increase Awareness for Children with Disabilities through Easter Seals Walk With Me Events Nationwide
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, thousands of CVS Caremark associates across the country will participate in Easter Seals Walk With Me events as part of the CVS Caremark All Kids Can(TM) program, one of the country's largest corporate commitments to children with disabilities. Easter Seals was selected as an All Kids Can national partner when the company introduced the program in 2006. Since 2006, CVS Caremark and its private foundation have contributed more th... 
06-19-2008CVS Caremark to Present Insights on Redefining the Consumer Health Care Experience at AHIP Institute 2008
Panel discussion focuses on benefits of Proactive Pharmacy Care model for health plans WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) will host a panel discussion at America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute 2008 to be held June 18-20, 2008 in San Francisco. The session, "Improving the Value of Health Care by Redefining the Consumer Experience" will discuss ways in which health plans can take a proactive approac... 
06-18-2008CVS/pharmacy Makes It Easier for Consumers to Save Money and Track Spending with Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 18, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- According to a recent study(1), more than 6.1 million Americans are currently enrolled in health savings account (HSA)-eligible insurance plans, a 35 percent increase since last year. Consumers are increasingly turning to health savings and flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to cut costs associated with health care. CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy with 6,300 convenient locations nationwide, is making it ... 
06-12-2008CVS/pharmacy Kicks Off Annual ALS Fundraising Campaign in Stores Nationwide
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, CVS/pharmacy begins its annual in-store fundraising campaign to support the fight against ALS. Since 2002, CVS/pharmacy has partnered with the ALS Therapy Alliance (ATA) to help advance amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research. To date, CVS/pharmacy has raised more than $10 million in its stores -- one $1 donation at a time -- to support the funding of new clinical trials with the hope of discovering a treatment or cure for this... 
05-21-2008CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Authorization of Repurchase Program for up to $2 Billion of Common Stock
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2008--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program for up to $2.0 billion of its outstanding common stock. Dave Rickard, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CVS Caremark, stated: "We're very pleased with the Board's decision and expect to repurchase shares in the open market from time to time, in 2008 and 2009, enhancing shareholder returns." ... 
05-19-2008CVS Caremark Partners with Google on the Launch of Google Health
Collaboration Provides Consumers with Secure Access to their Health Information and the Ability to Manage their Information Online WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced a partnership with Google Health, a new product launched today by Google, which allows users to securely store, organize and manage their medical records and health care information online. This partnership will facilitate and enhance communications between con... 
05-09-2008CVS Caremark Honors Heroes in Women's Health
Dr. Marianne Legato and Dr. Roseanna Means Recognized with the 2008 CVS Caremark Heroes in Women's Health Award WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of their outstanding contributions in the field of women's health, CVS Caremark has named Dr. Marianne Legato and Dr. Roseanna Means as recipients of the 2008 CVS Caremark Heroes in Women's Health Award. The honorees were recognized last evening at an event in New York City. The awards were presented... 
05-09-2008CVS Caremark to Host Webcast of Annual Analyst/Investor Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2008--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS) will hold its annual investor conference in New York City on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at 8:15 a.m. (EDT). CVS Caremark will also be hosting a simultaneous audio webcast of the conference on the Company's web site for all interested parties. To access the webcast or an archive of the conference, visit the Company's Investor Relations web site at http://investor.CVS.com. The archive will be available... 
05-06-2008CVS Caremark Releases Company’s First Corporate Social Responsibility Report
2007 Corporate Social Responsibility Report Woonsocket, RI (May 6, 2008) - CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the U.S., has released its first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, which is available online. The report covers a wide range of matters, including prescription safety, customer privacy, environmental management, and the safety of its products such as personal care items. In the report, the company also explains what it is... 
04-28-2008CVS Caremark and JVS Announce Grand Opening of the Boston Regional Learning Center
Center to Provide Significant Workplace Advancement Opportunities for the Boston Community, Including Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds BOSTON, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today CVS Caremark, in partnership with Jewish Vocational Service and their One-Stop Career Center, officially opened the company's first CVS/pharmacy Regional Learning Center in Boston. CVS Caremark and JVS share a similar goal, to empower disadvantaged individuals from diverse communities to find employ... 
04-17-2008CVS Caremark e-Prescribing Tool Helps Healthcare Professionals Identify and Assess Impact of Medication Noncompliance
Data to be Presented in Conjunction with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) in San Francisco, CA WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 17, 2008--CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, (Horizon BCBSNJ) will be presenting data on Friday, April 18th at the twentieth annual meeting of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), which demonstrate... 
04-07-2008CVS Caremark Awarded Consolidated AT&T Pharmacy Benefit Management Contract
Will Provide Fully Integrated Pharmacy Services for AT&T's Approximately 500,000 Plan Participants WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 2008--CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS) today announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide PBM services to AT&T's employees and retirees, effective January 1, 2009. CVS Caremark will provide a comprehensive suite of integrated pharmacy services, including claims processing, network management, rebate contracting, mail orde... 
03-28-2008CVS Caremark Presents at NCOA-ASA Conference on Company's Commitment to Recruiting and Retaining Mature Workers
Discussion focuses on innovative programs, partnerships, and intergenerational mentoring in the workplaceWOONSOCKET, R.I., March 28, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Today CVS Caremark, a leader in developing innovative workforce programs to recruit and retain employees, was joined by other business leaders at the 2008 NCOA-ASA Aging in America Conference in Washington, D.C. for a discussion on the multigenerational workforce and the importance of mature workers. Michael Ferdina... 
03-27-2008CVS/pharmacy and the National Council on Aging Extend 'Prescription for Better Health' Partnership
Joint program provides improved access to health education and benefits for seniors in communities across America WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Aging in America Conference today in Washington, D.C., CVS/pharmacy and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) announced a three-year extension of their partnership created to improve the health and well-being of older Americans. Their joint "Prescription for Better Health" program, underway since 2007, provide... 
03-24-2008CVS Caremark Marks the First Anniversary of Transformational Merger
Successful integration; Over-Achievement of Synergy Targets; New Contracts and Highly Positive Client Response to New Offerings, All Point to Significant Long-term Growth Company Rings NYSE Opening Bell to Mark its First Milestone Year WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 24, 2008--CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS) today marked the first anniversary of its successful, transformational merger as the largest integrated provider of prescriptions and health-relat... 
03-18-2008CVS Caremark Issues Statement on Settlement Concerning Retail Dispensing Practices for Ranitidine
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 18, 2008--CVS Caremark Corporation announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and a number of state Attorneys General to resolve an investigation into the practice of its CVS/pharmacy retail pharmacies of dispensing the generic drug ranitidine in capsule rather than tablet form to Medicaid recipients. Pursuant to the settlement agreement, the Company has expressly denied engaging in any wrongf... 
03-05-2008CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 5, 2008--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved its quarterly dividend of $0.06 (6 cents) per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable May 2, 2008 to holders of record on April 21, 2008. About CVS Caremark CVS Caremark is the largest provider of prescriptions and related health care services in the nation. The Company fills or manages more than 1 billion prescriptions ... 
03-05-2008MinuteClinic Hits 500th Clinic Mark; New Locations Open in Dallas, Los Angeles and Orlando CVS/pharmacy Stores
MINNEAPOLIS, March 5, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail health care in the United States, announced that the company will open its 500th clinic today with the addition of three new health care centers. These locations will open at CVS/pharmacy stores in the Dallas, Los Angeles and Orlando metropolitan areas. MinuteClinic (www.minuteclinic.com), a subsidiary of CVS Caremark Corporation, is continuing to develop a national ... 
03-03-2008Caregivers are Honored as CVS/pharmacy Announces Winners of the 'For All the Ways You Care' Contest
$25,000 awarded to Grand Prize winner Judy McAtee of Plato Center, IL for her dedication to foster and adopted children; nine finalists from across the country receive $10,000 for their acts of caring; CVS/pharmacy employee winner honored for kidney donation; one finalist donates prize to local scholarship fund NEW YORK, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Today CVS/pharmacy announced the Grand Prize winner and nine Finalists in the For All the Ways You Care... 
02-14-2008CVS Caremark Statement on State Settlement
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 14, 2008--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has resolved a multi-state consumer protection investigation of certain alleged PBM business practices of its legacy AdvancePCS and legacy Caremark subsidiaries. As previously disclosed, this investigation began in 2004 and is similar to multi-state consumer protection investigations of other major PBM companies. The Company's AdvancePCS (now known as CaremarkPCS) and Car... 
02-13-2008CVS Caremark and Universal American Will End Medicare Part D Strategic Alliance at Year-End 2008
Economics Will Be Preserved For Each Company in Amicable Split WOONSOCKET, R.I. & RYE BROOK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) and Universal American Corp. (NYSE: UAM) announced today that their strategic alliance covering the Prescription PathwaySM Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (PDP) program will end as of December 31, 2008, subject to regulatory approvals. Since the inception of the program in 2006, Universal American has offered Medicare Part D prescription drug... 
02-05-2008CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Awards $5.5 Million to Nonprofit Organizations Through its Annual Grants Program
Among recipients across the U.S. are programs providing medical services, educational support, and social services focusing on children with disabilities WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, the private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation, announced today that it has awarded approximately $5.5 million in grant funds to nonprofit organizations across the U.S. through its annual grants program.... 
01-23-2008Caremark Customer Care Centers Recognized for Customer Satisfaction Excellence By J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program(SM)
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan 23, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that its Caremark Customer Care Centers have again been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence by J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program(SM). This distinction, which the Company has held since 2006, acknowledges Caremark's call center operations as providing "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience." "We are delighted that J.D. Power and Ass... 
01-09-2008CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 9, 2008--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved its quarterly dividend of 6 cents per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable February 1, 2008 to holders of record on January 22, 2008. About CVS Caremark CVS Caremark is the largest provider of prescriptions and related healthcare services in the nation. The Company fills or manages more than 1 billion prescriptions ann... 
12-31-2007CVS Caremark Corporation to Present at The JPMorgan Health Care Conference on January 7th
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 31, 2007--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Tom Ryan, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be speaking to investors at the JPMorgan Health Care Conference on January 7, 2008. Mr. Ryan is scheduled to speak at approximately 11:00a.m. ET. An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Caremark website for all intereste... 
12-21-2007CVS CEO to Exercise Options
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec 21, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Tom Ryan, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer has initiated a 10b5-1 plan for pre-planned sales of stock. Mr. Ryan's plan calls for the exercise of 1,500,000 soon-to-expire options to buy CVS Caremark shares. The exercise of the options and sale of the resulting stock are expected to take place during 2008. As listed in the company's proxy for its 2007 annual... 
11-21-2007CVS Caremark Corporation to Present at the Merrill Lynch Health Services Conference on November 28th
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 21, 2007--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Tom Ryan, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be speaking to investors at the Merrill Lynch Health Services Investor Conference on November 28, 2007. Mr. Ryan is scheduled to speak at approximately 8:30 a.m. ET. An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Caremark webs... 
11-14-2007CVS/pharmacy Helps Seniors Navigate Medicare Part D Plan Changes
Easy-to-use online tool offers plan comparison and review of overall cost Trained pharmacists available to help review plans WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D approaches, CVS/pharmacy offers resources to help seniors select the most appropriate and cost-effective Medicare prescription drug plan. CVS pharmacists have been trained on Medicare Part D plan changes, and are available to provide counsel to seniors based on their... 
11-07-2007Thomas M. Ryan Named Chairman of the Board of CVS Caremark
Mac Crawford Announces His Retirement From the Board of DirectorsWOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov 07, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced that Thomas M. Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer, has been named Chairman of the Board effective immediately. Mr. Ryan will also continue to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mac Crawford has announced his retirement from the company's Board of Directors and position as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Rya... 
10-24-2007CVS/pharmacy Donates More Than $300,000 in Supplies to Aid Fire Relief Efforts in California
Healthcare and personal care items shipped to QualComm Stadium and other local shelters for distribution to evacuees Prescription delivery service from CVS to Qualcomm shelter established Displaced CVS/pharmacy customers may visit any CVS location to have their prescriptions filled WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation, announced today that it is donating more ... 
10-03-2007Caremark Pharmacy Services Receives New URAC Pharmacy Benefit Management and Drug Therapy Management Accreditations
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today that its pharmacy benefit management division, Caremark Pharmacy Services, has received accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. Caremark Pharmacy Services received accreditation in two new categories: Pharmacy Benefit Management and Drug Therapy Management. These are the first volunt... 
09-26-2007CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 26, 2007--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved its quarterly dividend of 6 cents per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable November 2, 2007 to holders of record on October 22, 2007. About CVS Caremark CVS Caremark is the largest provider of prescriptions and related healthcare services in the nation. The Company fills or manages more than 1 billion prescriptions a... 
09-04-2007MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider with Assurant Health
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic (http://www.minuteclinic.com), the pioneer and largest provider of retail health care in the United States, announced that it has become a participating provider with Milwaukee-based Assurant Health (http://www.assuranthealth.com), a national provider of individual medical, small group and specialty health insurance products. When visiting a MinuteClinic health care center, members enrolled with Assurant Health will receive in-netw... 
08-23-2007CVS Caremark Corporation to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2007 on September 6th
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 2007--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that David Rickard, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer; and Peter Clemens, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of its Caremark Pharmacy Services division, will be speaking to investors at the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2007 on September 6, 2007. Mr. Rickard and Mr. Clemens are scheduled to speak at app... 
07-24-2007MinuteClinic Reaches 200 Clinic Milestone with Opening of New Hartford Location
Continued Expansion Planned Nationally MINNEAPOLIS, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing on a path of national growth, MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail health care in the United States, has surpassed the 200 clinic mark with a new center opening last week in Hartford, Conn. MinuteClinic's goal of placing high- quality treatment of common family illnesses in the pathway of consumers is helping to meet the public demand for a more patient-centric... 
07-11-2007CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jul 11, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved its quarterly dividend of 6 cents per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable August 3, 2007 to holders of record on July 23, 2007. About CVS Caremark CVS Caremark is the #1 provider of prescriptions and related healthcare services in the nation. The Company fills or manages more than 1 billion prescriptions annually. Through its un... 
07-10-2007CVS/pharmacy and Caring Today Survey Shows Family Caregivers Find Caring for Loved Ones More Rewarding Than Anticipated
New Study Also Uncovers Confusion about Medications WOONSOCKET, R.I. and WESTPORT, Conn., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study released today by CVS/pharmacy and Caring Today magazine found that family caregivers find the caregiving experience more enjoyable than anticipated and form a greater bond with the care recipient than expected. Additionally it revealed that prepared caregivers have a more positive experience than those who were unprepared. The CVS/pharmacy an... 
07-06-2007'CVS All Kids Can' Announces $1.1 Million Pledge to Help Build Boundless(TM) Playgrounds Across America
Inclusive playgrounds to be built in Boston, Dallas and Los Angeles with funding from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust; grants for additional projects nationwide and scholarships will help communities across the country build universally accessible playgrounds WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS All Kids Can, a program of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and CVS/pharmacy, announced today a pledge of $1.1 million to Boundless Playgrounds as part of an... 
07-02-2007MinuteClinic Recognized for Bringing Innovation in Health Care Delivery to New England
-- Connecticut Award Cites Retail Health Care Leader for Performance Excellence -- MINNEAPOLIS, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Retail-based health care provider MinuteClinic has received the 2007 Connecticut Quality Improvement Award's entry level CQIA Innovation Prize for bringing more affordable, convenient and accessible health care solutions into consumers' daily lives. The Connecticut Quality Improvement Award is the oldest state-level award in Americ... 
06-08-2007MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider with Great-West Healthcare
MINNEAPOLIS, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail health care in the United States, announced today that it has become a participating provider with Great-West Healthcare, a national employee benefits provider. When visiting a MinuteClinic health care center, members enrolled in all Great-West Healthcare health plans will receive in-network health care services. Great-West Healthcare provides a health plan network to 2.2 million members n... 
06-06-2007CVS Caremark Wins 3-Year Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Contract Renewal for Retail Pharmacy and Clinical Services
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 6, 2007--CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced its Caremark Pharmacy Services division has been awarded a three-year contract renewal to provide retail pharmacy benefit services and all clinical services for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Government-wide Service Benefit Plan, also known as the Federal Employee Program (FEP). FEP covers approximately 4.7 million federal employees, retirees and dependents. The retail and clinical po... 
05-09-2007CVS/Caremark Corporation Announces Authorization of Repurchase Program for up to $5.0 Billion of Common Stock
WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 09, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CVS/Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program for up to $5.0 billion of its outstanding common stock. The authorization permits the Company to effect the repurchases from time to time through a combination of open market repurchases, privately negotiated transactions and/or accelerated share repurchase transactions. Dave Rickard, Executive Vice President and Chief Fi... 
05-09-2007Full Slate of 14 Directors Elected at CVS Caremark Annual Meeting
Full Slate of 14 Directors Elected at CVS Caremark Annual Meeting Woonsocket, RI (May 9, 2007) – CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced that based on preliminary results the full slate of 14 directors nominated to serve on the CVS Caremark Board of Directors was elected at the company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders this morning. The elected members of the CVS Caremark Board of Directors are as follows: E. Mac Crawford - Chairman, CVS Caremark Corporation Thomas ... 
04-25-2007CVS/Caremark Corporation Self Tender Offer to Purchase up to 150 Million Shares Expired Last Night
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 25, 2007--CVS/Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced the expiration and final results of its tender offer to purchase up to 150 million shares of its outstanding common stock at a price of $35.00 per share. The offer to purchase shares commenced on March 28, 2007 and expired at 12:00 midnight yesterday. As of yesterday's stock market close, CVS/Caremark's shares were trading at $36.71 per share, up approximately 7% since the tender of... 
04-23-2007CVS/pharmacy Workshops Teach Consumers Nationwide How to Make the Most of the Digital Photos 'Trapped' in Their Cameras
'Digital Sundays' to be Held at CVS/pharmacy Photo Counters Nationwide Starting April 29, 2007 WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the retail leader in digital imaging services and products, today announced the national launch of its first-ever "Digital Sundays" program -- free digital photography workshops for consumers in every store location with one-hour photo. To find a location near them, consumers can go to http://www.cvs.com/... 
04-23-2007CVS/Caremark Issues Statement in Support of CVS/Caremark Directors
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 23, 2007--CVS/Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) strenuously disagrees with the position taken by a group purporting to represent certain union pension funds urging CVS/Caremark shareholders to withhold their vote from two directors recommended for election at CVS/Caremark's shareholder meeting. "We are looking forward to working with Roger Headrick and Lance Piccolo as members of the CVS/Caremark Board," said Tom Ryan, President and Chief Ex... 
04-17-2007CVS/Caremark Corporation Ranks Among Best in J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Retail Pharmacy Satisfaction Study(SM)
Caremark Rx and PharmaCare Lead Mail Order Segment CVS/pharmacy Ranks Highly among National Chain Pharmacies WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS/Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced that its mail order and retail pharmacy businesses rank highly in the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Retail Pharmacy Satisfaction Study(SM) released today. The study was conducted in the Fall of 2006, prior to the closing of the CVS/Caremark merger. ... 
04-16-2007CVS/pharmacy Unveils 'Extra Bucks Now'
America's largest rewards program, ExtraCare, extends program to offer additional benefits including instant rewards to customersWOONSOCKET, R.I., April 16, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, today unveiled added benefits to customers through the ExtraCare program, including the introduction of "Extra Bucks Now." Extra Bucks Now delivers immediate payout of Extra Bucks tied to special offers on customers' receipts. CVS/pharmacy's Ex... 
04-12-2007CVS/pharmacy Announces Pill Bottle Label Improvements
Redesign enhances clarity with blue highlighting, larger typeface and a cleaner layout WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's largest retail pharmacy announced today that it has completed the national rollout of its new blue EasyRead(TM) prescription labels which feature larger typeface, a change from yellow to blue highlighting for easier reading, and a cleaner layout. The labels also include a physical description of ... 
03-29-2007CVS/Caremark Corporation Increases Quarterly Dividend 23%
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 29, 2007--CVS/Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in its quarterly dividend of approximately 23%, to 6 cents per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable May 4, 2007 to holders of record on April 24, 2007. This increase translates into an annual rate of 24 cents per share, up 4.5 cents from the previous rate of 19.5 cents. "Our dividend was increased in January fo... 
03-28-2007CVS/Caremark Corporation Commences Self Tender Offer to Purchase up to 150 Million Shares
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 28, 2007--Consistent with its previously announced plans, CVS/Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced the commencement of a tender offer to purchase up to 150,000,000 shares, or about 10%, of its outstanding common stock at a price of $35.00 per share. The offer to purchase shares, which is not conditioned upon any minimum number of shares being tendered, commenced today and will expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time on April 24... 
03-22-2007CVS/Caremark Corporation Announces Board of Directors
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CVS/Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced the members of the Company's Board of Directors. As previously disclosed, members of the 14-member Board of Directors were evenly split among designees from CVS Corporation and Caremark Rx, Inc. Former Caremark Chairman and CEO Mac Crawford has been elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the combined company. Tom Ryan will continue to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he ha... 
03-22-2007CVS/Caremark Merger Closes, Creating the Nation's Leading Pharmacy Services Company
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CVS Corporation and Caremark Rx, Inc. today announced that they have formally closed their transformative merger of equals, creating the nation's premier integrated pharmacy services provider. The combined company, renamed CVS/Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), unifies the nation's largest pharmacy chain with a leading pharmaceutical services company, creating the opportunity to deliver unique products and services that will help manage costs for employers and i... 
03-21-2007CVS/pharmacy to Introduce One Million Inner-City and Rural Youths to Careers in Pharmacy
Company launches national "Pathways to Pharmacy" internship program for 2007 and pledges $4 million in intern wages by 2010 in partnership with America's Promise WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, today announced the company's commitment to introduce one million inner-city and rural youth to careers in pharmacy as part of its partnership with America's Promise - The Alliance for You... 
03-20-2007CVS Corporation and Caremark Rx Provide Update on Closing of Merger
WOONSOCKET, R.I. & NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 20, 2007--CVS Corporation (NYSE:CVS) and Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE:CMX) today issued the following update regarding the closing date for the CVS/Caremark merger: "We have been advised by the independent inspector of election that the preliminary results of the Caremark shareholder vote certification are likely to be available Wednesday, March 21st, or Thursday, March 22nd. Therefore, the closing of the CVS/Caremark merger ... 
03-16-2007CVS Comments on Caremark Shareholder Approval of CVS/Caremark Merger
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 16, 2007--In response to the results of today's Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE: CMX) shareholder vote approving the CVS/Caremark merger, CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) issued the following statement: "Today's vote reinforces the compelling logic underpinning the merger of the nation's largest pharmacy chain with the leading pharmacy services company and speaks to the tremendous opportunity we have before us," said Tom Ryan, Chairman, President and Ch... 
03-15-2007CVS Reiterates Risks Inherent in Express Scripts ``Offer''
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 15, 2007--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today issued the following statement: CVS' best and final offer is by far the best option available to Caremark (NYSE:CMX) shareholders. In stark contrast, Express Scripts' (NASDAQ:ESRX) illusory offer is so conditional that should the CVS/Caremark deal be voted down, the Express Scripts transaction would likely still never close and Caremark shareholders would be left alone at the altar, the owners of ... 
03-15-2007CVS Shareholders Vote to Approve Transformative Merger of Equals with Caremark
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 15, 2007--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) said its shareholders have voted to approve the company's merger with Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE: CMX) at the special shareholder meeting held earlier today. Caremark shareholders are scheduled to vote on the transaction on March 16. "We are extremely pleased our shareholders strongly supported our proposed merger with Caremark today," said Tom Ryan, CVS Chairman, President and CEO. "This landmark combinat... 
03-14-2007CVS Urges Caremark Shareholders to Vote for Immediate Value and Long-Term Growth and against Uncertainty and Risk
Pleased With ISS Recommendation; Comments on Express Scripts' Proxy Statement WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 14, 2007--In advance of the CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) and Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE: CMX) shareholder meetings scheduled for tomorrow and Friday, respectively, CVS today reiterated the benefits of its merger with Caremark. CVS urged Caremark shareholders to vote for the certainty, value and long-term opportunities presented by the CVS/C... 
03-13-2007CVS Comments on ISS Recommendation in Support of CVS/Caremark Merger and Express Scripts' Announcement
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 13, 2007--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) said it is pleased Institutional Shareholders Services Inc. (ISS) has recommended that Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE: CMX) shareholders support the proposed merger with CVS. In addition, in response to Express Scripts' (NASDAQ: ESRX) announcement that its current offer to acquire Caremark is its "best and only" offer, CVS urged Caremark shareholders to consider that the highly conditional nature of Express Sc... 
03-13-2007CVS Corporation Underscores Benefits of CVS/Caremark Merger and Strength of Core Business at Bank of America Consumer Conference
Provides Merger-Related Earnings Accretion and Free Cash Flow Guidance For 2008 and 2009 WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 13, 2007--At Bank of America's 2007 Consumer Conference today in New York City, CVS Corporation (NYSE:CVS) addressed its solid recent performance and key drivers for future growth, as well as the strategic rationale and many anticipated benefits of its pending merger with Caremark Rx, Inc. "Over the past three years, our sales ... 
03-09-2007CVS/pharmacy Receives Top Honor for Mature Worker Initiatives
2007 ASA Business and Aging Award recognizes excellence in the field of agingWOONSOCKET, R.I., March 9, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, today announced it has received the 2007 ASA Business and Aging Award, presented at the Joint Conference of the American Society on Aging (ASA) and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) in Chicago. The ASA Business and Aging Awards distinguish large and small businesses that develop winning progr... 
03-08-2007CVS Announces 'Best and Final' Enhancements to Caremark Merger Proposal
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 8, 2007--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today the following enhancements to its proposal to merge with Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE: CMX): CVS and Caremark have agreed to increase the special cash dividend payable to Caremark shareholders promptly following closing of the merger to $7.50 per share. Consistent with (and in lieu of) the previously announced accelerated share repurchase program, promptly following closing ... 
03-07-2007CVS Pleased with Chancery Court Ruling Allowing Vote on Caremark Merger to Proceed
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 7, 2007--In response to the decision by the Delaware Chancery Court to deny the motions of Express Scripts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESRX) and the class plaintiffs to postpone the Caremark (NYSE: CMX) shareholder meeting, CVS (NYSE: CVS) issued the following statement: We are extremely pleased that today's decision by Chancellor Chandler will allow Caremark's shareholders' voices to be heard. In his decision, Chancellor Chandler described the clas... 
03-07-2007CVS Says Express Scripts' Second Request Confirms the Serious Antitrust Concerns Overhanging Its Highly Conditional Offer
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 7, 2007--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) issued the following statement today in response to the announcement by Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) that it expects to receive a second request for information from the Federal Trade Commission in connection with the hostile offer to acquire Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE: CMX): Today's announcement by Express Scripts validates the risky and highly conditional nature of its takeover offer, and serves as a st... 
03-06-2007CVS/pharmacy Announces Executive Promotions
New appointments will support the continued national growth of CVS in all of its markets WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 6, 2007--CVS/pharmacy today announced two executive promotions designed to support the national growth of CVS' retail front store and pharmacy operations. Helena Foulkes has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations Services. Previously the SVP of Marketing and Advertising, Foulkes will continue to oversee those ar... 
03-01-2007CVS Corporation to Present at Bank of America's 2007 Consumer Conference on March 13th
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 1, 2007--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Tom Ryan, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, will make a presentation to investors at Bank of America's 2007 Consumer Conference on March 13, 2007. Mr. Ryan is scheduled to speak at approximately 10:40 a.m. ET. An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS website for all interested parties. To a... 
02-27-2007CVS/pharmacy and the National Council on Aging Announce 'Prescription for Better Health' Campaign
Campaign is part of broader alliance to help seniors take better care of their health through education, prevention and access to benefits WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 27 -- CVS/pharmacy and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) announced today a joint effort to improve the health and well-being of older Americans. The "Prescription for Better Health" campaign will provide health education, information on prevention, and access to benefits in nearly 6,200 CVS/pharmacy stores n... 
02-26-2007CVS Pleased with Delaware Chancery Court's Decision to Deny Plaintiff's Request to Enjoin the CVS/Caremark Merger
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 26, 2007--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) issued the following statement in response to the decision rendered on Friday afternoon by the Delaware Court of Chancery denying plaintiff's motion to enjoin the merger of CVS and Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE: CMX). "We are pleased with the Court's ruling," said Tom Ryan, Chairman, President and CEO of CVS Corporation. "Having already received antitrust clearance, we are poised to close our merger mid- March... 
02-22-2007MinuteClinic Featured in New England Journal of Medicine Article on In-Store Clinics
-- New treatment option appeals to payers, patients and proponents of consumer-driven health care -- MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- This week's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) highlights MinuteClinic, Inc., a subsidiary of CVS Corporation, in "The Rise of In-Store Clinics," a Perspective Section article written by Richard Bohmer, M.B., Ch.B., M.P.H., senior lecturer of business administration at the Harvard Business School... 
02-13-2007CVS to Postpone Shareholder Meeting to Vote on Caremark Merger
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 13, 2007--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced that in light of the Delaware Chancery Court's decision earlier today to enjoin the February 20, 2007 shareholder meeting of Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE:CMX) to allow more time for dissemination of information, it is postponing its February 23, 2007 shareholder meeting and will inform shareholders as promptly as possible regarding the new date for the meeting. "We look forward to completing our mer... 
02-08-2007CVS Says Express Scripts Offer for Caremark is a Losing Proposition for Shareholders, Consumers and Employers
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 8, 2007--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) ran an advertisement in the Wall Street Journal today citing the substantial negative consequences to shareholders, consumers and employers that would stem from Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX) acquiring Caremark (NYSE: CMX). The text of the advertisement follows: Express Scripts Offer for Caremark: Everyone Loses! The CVS/Caremark merger is in the best interests of shareholders, consumers an... 
02-05-2007CVS Warns Caremark Shareholders of Extensive and Onerous Conditions Contained in Express Scripts ''Offer''
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 5, 2007--CVS Corporation (NYSE:CVS) today sent a letter to shareholders of Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE:CMX) providing extensive details regarding the numerous, onerous and off-market conditions contained in the Express Scripts hostile offer to acquire Caremark. Some of the conditions mentioned in the letter were structural in nature, others constituted "outs" Express Scripts had provided for itself and others related to Express Scripts' supposedly "... 
02-05-2007CVS Corporation Approves By-law Change for Majority Voting of Directors
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 5, 2007--CVS Corporation announced today that its Board of Directors has amended the company's by-laws to adopt a majority vote standard for the election of directors. The new standard became effective on February 2nd and will apply to all future elections of directors by stockholders. This new standard, which requires each director to receive a majority of the votes cast with respect to that director's election, further underscores CVS' focus o... 
01-31-2007CVS Corporation Announces Express Scripts' Withdrawal Confirms the Serious Antitrust Concerns Surrounding Its Offer
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2007--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) issued the following statement today in response to Express Scripts' decision to withdraw its application seeking Hart-Scott-Rodino Act approval from the Federal Trade Commission: The decision by Express Scripts to withdraw is the clearest indication yet of the substantial antitrust risks inherent in its hostile takeover proposal. History has shown that "3 into 2" mergers are often unsuccessful and almos... 
01-29-2007Caremark Shareholders Urged to Consider Significant Risk Posed by Hostile Express Scripts Offer
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 29, 2007--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) ran an advertisement in the Wall Street Journal today, urging Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE: CMX) shareholders to consider the significant risk to their investment posed by Express Scripts' hostile takeover proposal. Specifically, CVS noted that the Express Scripts' proposal requires Caremark shareholders to walk away from the CVS transaction and risk being left with a damaged company that has suffered significant... 
01-24-2007CVS Offer Provides Caremark Shareholders Superior Value
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2007--In response to a letter to Caremark shareholders issued by Express Scripts earlier today, CVS (NYSE: CVS) issued the following statement: By any measure, a CVS/Caremark combination would provide superior value to Caremark shareholders as compared to Express Scripts' highly conditional offer. Our transaction, which has cleared all significant regulatory hurdles and is on track to close in February, will create the nation's leading p... 
01-22-2007CVS Announces Key Executive Promotions
New appointments support continued growth for CVS in rapidly changing healthcare environment WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced the promotions of two key executives. Larry Merlo has been promoted to the newly created position of President of CVS/pharmacy - Retail. Chris Bodine has been promoted to the new position of President of CVS Health Services. These new assignments have been made in r... 
01-19-2007Caremark and CVS Announce S-4 Filing Declared Effective by SEC
Commence Mailing of Proxy Statement to Shareholders Set Dates of Shareholder Meetings to Vote on Proposed Merger NASHVILLE, Tenn. & WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE: CMX) and CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today that the Registration Statement on Form S-4 relating to the companies' proposed merger of equals was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, Caremark and CVS will immediately commence the mailing of a definiti... 
01-16-2007Caremark Shareholders to Receive Special Dividend Following Merger With CVS
CVS/Caremark to Retire 150 Million Shares to Optimize Capital Structure Companies Now Expect Double-Digit Cents-Per-Share Accretion in 2008 And Higher Return on Equity Merger Also Expected to Generate Incremental Revenues of $800 Million to $1 Billion in 2008 and Significantly More Thereafter WOONSOCKET, R.I. & NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2007--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) and Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE: CMX) announ... 
01-11-2007CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust Awards $230,300 to Non-Profits Nationwide Through Employee Challenge Grants
Program supports CVS employees' volunteer time, effort and involvement with community causesWOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan 11, 2007 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- The CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust, the private foundation managed by CVS Corporation, announced today that it has awarded $230,300 in grant funds to more than 200 non-profit organizations across the U.S. through its employee Volunteer Challenge Grants Program, which donates funds to community organizations for which CVS ... 
01-10-2007CVS Responds to Lawsuit Brought by Express Scripts
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 2007--In response to a lawsuit filed today by Express Scripts, CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) issued the following statement: "This is just another desperate attempt by Express Scripts to derail a merger that not only has the complete support of both the CVS and Caremark boards, but also has received strong support from customers and employees of both companies. We believe this lawsuit is completely without merit and we intend to defend our... 
01-10-2007CVS Corporation Increases Quarterly Dividend 26%
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 2007--CVS Corporation (NYSE:CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in its quarterly dividend of approximately 26%, to 4.875 cents per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable February 2, 2007 to holders of record on January 22, 2007. This increase translates into an annual rate of 19.5 cents per share, up 4 cents from the previous rate of 15.5 cents. "We have elected to increase our dividen... 
01-08-2007CVS Pleased with Caremark's Rejection of Express Scripts' Highly Conditional, Unsolicited Offer
CVS/Caremark Merger Expected to Close in the First Quarter of 2007 WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2007--In response to the decision announced by the Board of Directors of Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE: CMX) relating to Express Scripts' (NYSE: ESRX) unsolicited offer, CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) issued the following statement: "We are pleased with the decision of the Caremark board to reaffirm its commitment to the merger of CVS and Caremark and we look forward to closing... 
01-08-2007CVS Responds to Express Scripts' Nomination of Directors to the Caremark Board
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2007--In response to Express Scripts' (NYSE: ESRX) announcement that it is nominating four directors to the Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE: CMX) Board of Directors, CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) issued the following statement: "Express Scripts' nomination of four directors to Caremark's board is nothing more than a publicity stunt. We continue to look forward to the planned first quarter close of our merger with Caremark. With the antitrust waitin... 
01-04-2007CVS Merger with Caremark Offers Significantly Greater Long-Term Value Creation for Caremark Shareholders Than Express Scripts Unsolicited Takeover Bid
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 4, 2007--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today reiterated its firm commitment to completing its proposed merger with Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE: CMX), which will create the nation's largest and best positioned integrated pharmacy services provider. The company stressed that with the expiration of its Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period and its joint proxy statement already on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, it intends to proceed as ... 
12-20-2006CVS Corporation Announces Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period for Merger Between CVS And Caremark Rx, Inc.
CVS/Caremark Deal Passes Significant Regulatory Hurdle WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2006--In connection with the previously announced merger of CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) and Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE: CMX), CVS today announced that the initial waiting period required under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act expired without a request for additional information from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. This represents removal of a primary regulatory hurdle and a significant step... 
12-18-2006CVS Corporation Statement Released Today
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 18 -- Earlier this morning, Express Scripts, Inc. announced a proposal to acquire Caremark Rx, Inc. in a highly leveraged transaction. We have not yet had an opportunity to review this offer carefully. However, we note that we have a definitive agreement with Caremark that will result in the creation of the nation's leading pharmaceutical services provider in a merger of equals transaction. We believe the prospects for completing that transaction are e... 
12-07-2006CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust Awards $5 Million to Non-Profit Organizations Nationwide
Recipients across 22 states given grants for programs serving children with disabilities WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust, the private foundation managed by CVS Corporation, announced today that it has awarded more than $5 million in grant funds to non-profit organizations across the U.S. for programs serving children with disabilities this year. Organizations were chosen through the CVS/pharmacy Charitable... 
12-06-2006CVS CEO to Exercise Options and Retain Shares
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 6, 2006--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Tom Ryan, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer has initiated a 10b5-1 plan for pre-planned sales of stock. Mr. Ryan's plan calls for the exercise of 782,640 soon-to-expire options to buy CVS shares. After paying taxes and acquisition costs out of cash proceeds of the exercise, Mr. Ryan will retain all of the remaining shares and will receive no cash. As listed ... 
11-10-2006CVS Corporation to Present at Morgan Stanley Global Consumer And Retail Conference on November 15th
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 10, 2006--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Dave Rickard, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, will make a presentation to investors at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer And Retail Conference on November 15, 2006. Mr. Rickard will speak at 10:55 a.m. ET. An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS websit... 
11-01-2006CVS and Caremark Confirm Discussions
NASHVILLE, Tenn. and WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE: CMX) and CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) confirmed today they are engaged in discussions relating to a possible merger of equals transaction. There can be no assurances that any agreement will be reached or that a transaction will be consummated. There will be no further comment until the discussions are concluded. SOURCE Caremark Rx, Inc.; CVS Corporation -0- ... 
11-01-2006CVS And Caremark to Form Premier Pharmacy Services Company in Merger of Equals
Combination Will Enable Employers and Health Plans to Better Manage Costs While Improving Health Outcomes; Consumers Will Benefit from Enhanced Services, Unparalleled Access and Greater Choice; Merger Expected to Create Powerful Cash Flow Generator with Significant Near-Term Synergy Opportunities NASHVILLE, Tenn. & WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2006--Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE: CMX) and CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that they have en... 
10-30-2006MinuteClinic Surpasses 100 Clinic Milestone
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the nation's largest provider of retail health care, has surpassed the 100 clinic milestone in October and continues to expand its brand in metropolitan areas across the country making high-quality treatment for common family illnesses more accessible. The company has 104 health care centers in 15 states. "We're well on our way to establishing a national footprint for the brand," said Michael Howe, MinuteClinic CEO. "We have crea... 
10-26-2006CVS/pharmacy Honored with 2006 New Freedom Initiative Award by U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao
Company recognized for its achievements in employing people with disabilities WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the country's largest retail pharmacy, today received the 2006 New Freedom Initiative Award from U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao during a Department of Labor ceremony in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes CVS/pharmacy for demonstrating exemplary and innovative efforts to recruit, hire, and promote people with disabilities, incorporating th... 
10-25-2006PharmaCare Announces Agreement with SureScripts(R)
Business Editors/Healthcare Editors LINCOLN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 25, 2006--PharmaCare today announced an agreement with SureScripts(R), the nation's largest network provider of electronic prescribing services. It will allow physicians using SureScripts-certified technology to access information regarding a patient's drug formulary and eligibility- in real time, during the patient's office visit. Putting formulary and eligibility information at a physician's fingertips elim... 
10-20-2006CVS/pharmacy Renews Its Commitment to Seniors
CVS is committed to help make prescriptions more affordable to seniors through Medicare Part D Chairman, President and CEO of CVS participates in President Bush's Medicare Part D roundtable WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tom Ryan, Chairman, President and CEO of CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) and CVS pharmacist Karen Smith today participated in a roundtable discussion moderated by President George W. Bush on ... 
10-20-2006CVS Corporation to Hold Third Quarter 2006 Conference Call
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 20, 2006--CVS Corporation (NYSE:CVS) will be holding a conference call on Thursday, November 2, 2006, at 8:30 a.m. (ET) with analysts and investors to discuss its third quarter 2006 financial results. An audio webcast of the conference call will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS website for all interested parties. To access the webcast, visit http://investor.CVS.com. This webcast will be archived a... 
10-16-2006MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider With Humana
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct 16, 2006 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- MinuteClinic, which has 100 health care centers in retail and office locations in 14 states, announced today that it has become a participating provider with Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). Humana members who visit MinuteClinic health care centers will pay the office visit co-pay indicated by their plans. "We are pleased to partner with MinuteClinic to offer our health plan members expanded options for same-day evaluation of sele... 
10-09-2006CVS Corporation to Hold Conference Call to Discuss September Sales Results and Current Industry Issues
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2006--CVS Corporation (NYSE:CVS) will be holding a conference call on Tuesday, October 10, 2006, at 9:00 a.m. (EDT) with analysts and investors to recap September sales results and discuss current industry issues. An audio webcast of the conference call will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS website for all interested parties. To access the webcast, visit http://investor.CVS.com. This webcast wi... 
10-09-2006MinuteClinic, Inc. Announces Continuity of Care Record Project Aimed at Improving Quality, Safety and Efficiency of Care
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 9 -- MinuteClinic, Inc., the pioneer and largest provider of the retail clinic concept, and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the nation's largest primary care physician membership organization, announced today an agreement to exchange patient- authorized, secure and appropriate patient health information between MinuteClinic sites and family physicians' practices. The project will utilize the Continuity of Care Record standard (ASTM CCR E2369-05)... 
10-06-2006CVS Corporation Statement Regarding AWP
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct 06, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- In response to an article appearing in today's Wall Street Journal regarding the recent settlement of a class action lawsuit involving First DataBank, Inc., Tom Ryan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS), made the following statement: "There are multiple companies that provide average wholesale price (AWP) information to payers, the largest of which is First DataBank... 
10-03-2006CVS/pharmacy Celebrating American Pharmacists Month in October
Woonsocket, Rhode Island: CVS/pharmacy is celebrating American Pharmacists Month during October by recognizing its pharmacists' commitment to serving their patients and their communities. "Every day, our pharmacists demonstrate their commitment to delivering world-class pharmacy service in their communities. Their hard work and dedication is instrumental in making CVS/pharmacy the easiest pharmacy for our customers to use," said Tom Ryan, RPh., Chairman, President and CEO of CV... 
09-21-2006CVS/pharmacy Statement Regarding Generic Drug Pricing
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In response to numerous inquiries regarding a competitor's announcement of its pricing policy on approximately 300 selected generic drugs in the Tampa, Florida market, Matt Leonard, RPh, Senior Vice President of Pharmacy at CVS/pharmacy, made the following comments: "These 300 drugs are all older generics that already have lower reimbursement rates from health plans. They represent less than 10% of the more than 3,000 unique ge... 
09-20-2006MinuteClinic Receives JCAHO Accreditation
Retail-based Health Care Provider Achieves First-of-Its Kind National Accreditation MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MinuteClinic, the industry leader and largest U.S. provider of retail-based health care, announced today that it has become the first to achieve accreditation for their retail sites from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). JCAHO is the national evaluation and certifying agency ... 
09-20-2006CVS Corporation Completes Acquisition of MinuteClinic, Largest Provider of Retail-based Health Clinics in the U.S.
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Minneapolis-based MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail-based health clinics in the U.S. MinuteClinic will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of CVS Corporation. There are currently 91 MinuteClinics in 12 states, 73 of which are within CVS/pharmacy locations. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. MinuteC... 
09-20-2006Richard J. Swift Named to CVS Board of Directors
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 20, 2006--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today named Richard J. Swift, former Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Office of Foster Wheeler Ltd., to its Board of Directors. He will serve as a member of the board's Audit Committee. "We are exceptionally pleased to have Dick join the CVS board. His extensive business and financial expertise combined with his experience as Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory C... 
09-20-2006CVS Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 20, 2006--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved its quarterly dividend of 3.875 cents per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable November 1, 2006 to holders of record on October 21, 2006. CVS is America's largest retail pharmacy, operating approximately 6,200 retail and specialty pharmacy stores in 43 states and the District of Columbia. With more than 40 years of dynamic growth ... 
08-17-2006PharmaCare's Aggressive Outreach Successfully Shifts 95% of its Zocor(R) Market Share to Generic Simvastatin in One Month, Generating Significant Savings for Clients
LINCOLN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 17, 2006--PharmaCare, one of the nation's leading pharmaceutical benefit managers (PBMs), announced today that it has successfully shifted nearly 95% of its members utilizing Zocor, the worlds' second largest-selling cholesterol drug, to the new generic alternative, simvastatin. PharmaCare credits this significant shift in utilization to several factors, including: The aggressive roll out of the company's patient-centric programs PatientAl... 
08-10-2006CVS Corporation Announces Pricing of $1.5 Billion of Unsecured 5-Year and 10-Year Senior Notes
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 10, 2006--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today the pricing of $800 million aggregate principal amount of 5.750% unsecured senior notes due 2011 at an original issue price of 99.820% and $700 million aggregate principal amount of 6.125% unsecured senior notes due 2016 at an original issue price of 99.616%. The notes will be general unsecured senior obligations of CVS Corporation and will rank equally in right of payment with all other unse... 
08-07-2006CVS/pharmacy and Midwest Health Plan Reach Agreement to Keep CVS in Network
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 7, 2006--CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Midwest Health Plan that will enable CVS to continue filling prescriptions for Midwest Health Plan members. Midwest Health Plan provides services in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties, Michigan, for more than 50,000 members. CVS/pharmacy had been in discussions with Midwest Health Plan's pharmacy benefit management c... 
07-18-2006CVS Announces It Will No Longer Participate in Midwest Health Plan; Company Takes a Stand against Plan's Unreasonably Low Reimbursement Rates
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 18, 2006--CVS/pharmacy (NYSE: CVS), America's largest retail pharmacy, announced today that it will no longer participate in the Midwest Health Plan pharmacy network, effective August 16, 2006. As of that date, CVS will stop filling prescriptions for members of Midwest Health Plan due to the Plan's inadequate pharmacy reimbursement rates. Midwest Health Plan is located in Dearborn, Michigan and provides services in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw... 
07-17-2006Paula A. Price Joins CVS as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 17, 2006--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today that Paula A. Price has joined the Company as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Price will be responsible for financial reporting, accounting systems, internal controls and loss prevention, and will help ensure the effective coordination of strategic plans and budgets. Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, she will also be responsible for managing g... 
07-14-2006CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust Lends Support to Students with Autism
The CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust Announces Five-Year CVS All Kids Can Scholars Program at Autism Society of America's National Conference WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust announced on Thursday its five-year sponsorship of the CVS All Kids Can Scholars Program. First made public at yesterday's opening session of the Autism Society of America National Conference, each year the program will award $1000 scholarships to five students with... 
07-13-2006CVS Corporation to Acquire MinuteClinic, Largest Provider of Retail-Based Health Clinics in the US
WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Minneapolis-based MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail-based health clinics in the U.S. MinuteClinic will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of CVS Corporation. There are currently 83 MinuteClinics in 10 states, 66 of which are within CVS/pharmacy locations. Completion of the transaction is expected this summe... 
07-06-2006CVS Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 6, 2006--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved its quarterly dividend of 3.875 cents per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable August 1, 2006 to holders of record on July 21, 2006. CVS is America's largest retail pharmacy, operating more than 6,100 retail and specialty pharmacy stores in 44 states and the District of Columbia. With more than 40 years of dynamic growth in the ret... 
06-22-2006Bluegrass Family Health Selects PharmaCare to Administer Prescription Benefits; Four-Year Contract Adds 50,000 Lives to One of the Nation's Largest PBMs
LINCOLN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 22, 2006--PharmaCare, one of the nation's largest pharmaceutical benefit managers (PBMs), announced today that it has been selected by Bluegrass Family Health, a community based not-for-profit health plan, to administer prescription drug benefits to more than 50,000 members throughout Kentucky. Effective July 1, 2006, PharmaCare will provide BFH integrated pharmacy benefit management, specialty, and mail order services. BFH will also implement ... 
06-21-2006PharmaCare One of Five Nationwide Specialty Pharmacies Selected For VIVITROL(TM) Distribution
LINCOLN, R.I., Jun 21, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- PharmaCare, one of the nation's largest pharmaceutical benefit managers, announced today that its specialty pharmacy division, PharmaCare Specialty Pharmacy, has been selected by Cephalon, Inc., and Alkermes, Inc., as a national distributor of its drug VIVITROL(TM) (naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension), the first, once-monthly injectable medication for alcohol dependence available in the United States. Due to its solid rep... 
06-13-2006Record Number of Grant Applications Moves CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust to Extend Deadline by Two Weeks
Applications for 2006 will be accepted through June 30 WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust, the private foundation managed by CVS Corporation, announced today that it is extending the application deadline for its 2006 grants from the original deadline of June 15 to June 30. The decision to extend the deadline was made because of the tremendous response to this year's call for applications. The CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust... 
06-13-2006CVS Names Carol DeNale Vice President and Corporate Treasurer
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 13, 2006--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has promoted Carol DeNale to the position of Vice President and Corporate Treasurer. DeNale joined the Company in 1997 and most recently served as Assistant Treasurer. "Carol has made significant contributions to CVS/pharmacy in positions of growing responsibility in Treasury," said David Rickard, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. ... 
06-02-2006CVS Corporation Completes Acquisition of Approximately 700 Standalone Sav-On and Osco Drugstores; Gains Immediate Market Leadership in Fast-Growing Southern California Drugstore Markets, and Boosts Share in Key Midwest Markets
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 2, 2006-- CVS is America's #1 Pharmacy, Now Operating Over 6,100 Stores Across 42 States and the District of Columbia CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced that it has completed the acquisition from Albertson's, Inc., of approximately 700 standalone Sav-On and Osco drugstores and a distribution center in La Habra, California. Tom Ryan, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of CVS Corporation, sa... 
05-22-2006CVS/pharmacy Prepares For Hurricane Season
As part of National Hurricane Preparedness Week, CVS/pharmacy Offers Consumer Tips and Prepares Stores WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS/pharmacy has taken steps to prepare for the 2006 hurricane season. Stores have been stocked with hurricane preparedness items and other products to help in an emergency. CVS/pharmacy is also prepared to deploy mobile pharmacy units to hurricane-impacted areas if necessary. The NOAA National Hurricane C... 
05-16-2006CVS to Host Webcast of Annual Investor Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2006--CVS Corporation (NYSE:CVS) will hold its annual investor conference in New York City on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). Analysts or institutional investors interested in attending the conference should contact the Company's Investor Relations department. CVS will also be hosting a simultaneous audio webcast of the conference on the Company's web site for all interested parties. To access the webcast or hear an archive o... 
04-18-2006PharmaCare's Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Results in Increased Safety for Seniors
LINCOLN, R.I., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmaCare, one of the nation's largest pharmaceutical benefit managers (PBMs), announced today that members enrolled in Prescription Pathway(SM), the company's Medicare Part D prescription drug plan offered in partnership with Universal American Financial Corp., experience increased safety through innovative clinical programs. PharmaCare began managing Prescription Pathway plans for individuals and groups on January 1, 2006. To date, approx... 
03-30-2006As May 15th Deadline Nears for Medicare Part D Enrollment, CVS/pharmacy Offers Seniors Expanded Resources
WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As the May 15th deadline approaches for Medicare Part D enrollment, CVS/pharmacy is continuing its efforts to educate and inform seniors about the new prescription drug benefit plan. The following resources are available at CVS/pharmacy: Medicare Tuesdays return to CVS/pharmacy from April 11th to May 9th. Each Tuesday, every CVS/pharmacy location will have dedicated staff available to answer patients' Medic... 
03-30-2006CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust and CVS/pharmacy Create Innovative Approach to Supporting Children with Disabilities
CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust and CVS/pharmacy Introduce $25 Million Signature Program 'CVS All Kids Can(TM)' Partners include Easter Seals, National Center for Boundless Playgrounds, Meeting Street and The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust and CVS/pharmacy today announced the creation of CVS All Kids Can... 
03-28-2006PharmaCare Named as a Kodak Quality Supplier
LINCOLN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 28, 2006--PharmaCare, one of the nation's largest prescription benefit managers, announced today that it has been certified as a "Quality Supplier" by Eastman Kodak Company. Kodak has been a PharmaCare customer since 2001, utilizing the company's PBM (Prescription Benefit Management), specialty and mail order services for thousands of Kodak employees and retirees. Kodak's invitation-only Supplier Quality Assessment Program evaluates an organiz... 
03-21-2006David W. Dorman Named to CVS Corporation Board of Directors
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 21, 2006--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has named David W. Dorman, the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Corporation ("AT&T Corp."), to its Board of Directors. "We are very pleased that David has joined the CVS Board. David led AT&T during a dynamic time in that company's history, and his knowledge and experience will serve us well as CVS continues to grow and solidify its position as Ame... 
03-14-2006CVS Corporation Announces Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period For Osco/Sav-on Acquisition
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 14, 2006--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (the "HSR Waiting Period") applicable to the pending sale by Albertson's, Inc. to CVS of approximately 700 stand-alone Osco and Sav-on drugstores and certain related real estate assets has expired. The HSR Waiting Period expired without a request for additional information from the federal antitrust authorities. The HSR waiting peri... 
03-08-2006CVS Corporation's PharmaCare PBM Selected by DaimlerChrysler to Provide Integrated Pharmacy Benefits
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Mar 08, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its PharmaCare subsidiary, one of the nation's largest pharmaceutical benefit managers (PBMs), has been selected by DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler Group to administer pharmacy benefits for its more than 144,000 United States employees and retirees as well as approximately 136,000 dependants. Effective July 1, 2006, PharmaCare will provide Chrysler Group with fully integrated PBM services, incl... 
03-08-2006CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust Announces Grants Totaling More Than One Million Dollars to 31 Non-Profit Organizations Across the Country
- Private foundation managed by CVS Corporation focuses its resources on programs that support children with disabilities - Woonsocket, Rhode Island: The CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust, the private foundation managed by CVS Corporation, announced today that it has awarded more than one million dollars in grant funds to 31 non-profit organizations across the United States. Organizations that were selected to receive a grant were chosen through the CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust'... 
03-06-2006CVS/pharmacy Provides Financial Gifts to Cover Pharmaceutical Needs of 'Miracle Workers' Patients
New ABC Alternative Series Works with CVS/pharmacy to Provide Post-Surgical Pharmaceuticals to Patients WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today its participation in ABC's new series, "Miracle Workers." The new series is about real people overcoming insurmountable odds with the help of an elite team of medical professionals and premieres Monday, March 6 (10:00 -11:00 p.m. ET). CVS/pharmacy will provide a financial gift... 
03-03-2006CVS/pharmacy Recognizes National Patient Safety Awareness Week
WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today that it will take part in National Patient Safety Awareness Week, which takes place this year from March 5 to March 11. The company will broadcast prescription safety tips for customers through its in-store radio network during the week of the campaign. Experts believe that when patients are active participants in asking questions and learning about their prescriptions, that effort can play an important role i... 
03-01-2006CVS Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 1, 2006--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved its quarterly dividend of 3.875 cents per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable May 3, 2006 to holders of record on April 24, 2006. CVS is America's largest retail pharmacy, operating more than 5,400 retail and specialty pharmacy stores in 37 states and the District of Columbia. With more than 40 years of dynamic growth in the reta... 
02-08-2006CVS/pharmacy's Indiana Distribution Center Is First Facility in Retail Pharmacy Industry to Receive Verified Accreditation for Wholesale Distributors from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
Accreditation is designed to preserve the safety and integrity of pharmaceutical supply chainFeb 08, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, announced today that its Indianapolis, Indiana Distribution Center has received Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributors (VAWD) accreditation from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). The VAWD program is designed to preserve the safety and integrity of the pharmaceutic... 
01-23-2006CVS Corporation to Acquire Approximately 700 Stand-Alone Sav-on and Osco Drugstores in $2.9 Billion Transaction
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2006--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) Provides Immediate Market Leadership and Scale in Fast-Growing Southern California Drugstore Markets; Boosts Market Share in Other Key Markets Strengthens CVS' Position as America's #1 Retail Pharmacy, Operating 6,100 Drugstores in 42 States Expected To Be Accretive to Earnings and Cash Flow in 2007 and Beyond CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that it has entered into... 
01-12-2006CVS Corporation Increases Quarterly Dividend 7%
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2006--CVS Corporation (NYSE:CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in its quarterly dividend of approximately 7%, to 3.875 cents per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable February 3, 2006 to holders of record on January 23, 2006. This increase translates into an annual rate of 15.5 cents per share, up 1 cent from the previous rate of 14.5 cents. "We have elected to increase our dividend ... 
12-22-2005CVS Announces Termination of Discussions
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 22, 2005--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS - News) announced earlier today that it had been in discussions with Albertson's, Inc. regarding a purchase of Albertsons' standalone Sav-on and Osco drugstores. Those discussions have been terminated. CVS is America's largest retail pharmacy, operating more than 5,400 retail and specialty pharmacy stores in 37 states and the District of Columbia. With more than 40 years of dynamic growth in the retail pharmacy in... 
12-22-2005CVS Corporation Statement
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec 22, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced earlier today that it had been in discussions with Albertson's, Inc. regarding a purchase of Albertsons' standalone Sav-on and Osco drugstores. Those discussions have been terminated. CVS is America's largest retail pharmacy, operating more than 5,400 retail and specialty pharmacy stores in 37 states and the District of Columbia. With more than 40 years of dynamic growth in the retail pharmacy industry... 
11-29-2005PharmaCare Takes Top Spot in the PBMI Customer Satisfaction Report
Fourth Largest PBM Ranks Number One in Service Excellence for the 5th Straight Year LINCOLN, R.I.- November 29, 2005 -- For the fifth consecutive year, PharmaCare has achieved the top ranking for "overall service and performance" -- in the 2005 Customer Satisfaction Report conducted by the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI).* Despite escalating drug costs and increasing economic pressures, the company also was first in "ability to deliver on promised savings." Re... 
11-23-2005CVS/pharmacy Helping Seniors Understand Medicare Part D
Approximately 100,000 customers per week are participating in CVS/pharmacy's Medicare outreach CVS pharmacists, in-store displays and a CVS.com Medicare site are among the resources available to help seniors make decisions about the new Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With enrollment for the new Medicare prescription drug coverage benefit underway, CVS/pharmacy has successfully launched... 
11-17-2005CVS/pharmacy Becomes an AARP 'Featured Employer'
Collaboration Will Help in Recruitment of Mature WorkersWOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov 17, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- CVS/pharmacy today announced it is joining with AARP to help employ Americans age 50 and over who want to remain in or return to the workforce. As a participant in AARP's Featured Employers program, CVS/pharmacy will work to attract mature workers looking for an opportunity to continue their careers. The relationship with AARP will bolster CVS/pharmacy's... 
10-25-2005CVS/pharmacy Delivers Pharmacy Services in Communities Impacted by Hurricane Wilma
24-hour emergency pharmacy service available at select CVS/pharmacy locations in Brevard and Indian River Counties Evacuated or displaced customers can visit any CVS/pharmacy location to get their prescriptions filled WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today that, while local curfews are in effect for communities impacted by Hurricane Wilma, two of its 24-hour stores will continue to operate their... 
10-21-2005CVS Corporation to Hold Third Quarter 2005 Conference Call
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 21, 2005--CVS Corporation (NYSE:CVS) will be holding a conference call on Thursday, November 3, 2005, at 8:30 a.m. (EST) with analysts and investors to discuss its third quarter 2005 financial results. An audio webcast of the conference call will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS website for all interested parties. To access the webcast, visit http://investor.CVS.com. This webcast will be archived ... 
09-30-2005CVS Corporation Outlines Its Medicare 2006 Strategic Plan
Nation's Largest Retail Pharmacy Chain Launches Comprehensive, Multi-Channel Program to Serve Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Participants WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS), the parent company of CVS/pharmacy, announced today its comprehensive strategy for serving the more than 42 million Medicare beneficiaries eligible for the new Medicare prescription drug benefit. The plan focuses on educating and counseling seniors about the ... 
09-30-2005CVS/pharmacy Encourages Customers to 'Know Your Medicine, Know Your Pharmacist'
CVS to promote the patient-pharmacist relationship as part of American Pharmacist Month WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy will celebrate American Pharmacists Month this October by encouraging its customers to regularly interact with their pharmacist in order to better understand both their prescription and over-the-counter medications. Created by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the largest professional association of p... 
09-23-2005CVS/pharmacy to Hold Flu Clinics In More Than 3,500 Stores
Annual flu vaccination program will begin October 1WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept 23, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- CVS/pharmacy (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it will offer flu vaccinations in more than 3,500 stores across the country. The clinics will begin on Saturday, October 1 and last through late November. For dates, times and specific locations, customers should call 1-800-SHOP-CVS and choose option #1, or visit http://www.CVS.com's Store Finder to locate a CVS/... 
09-16-2005CVS/pharmacy Completes Emergency Mobile Pharmacy Operations at Houston Astrodome as All Evacuees are Relocated
CVS filled more than 20,000 prescriptions for 7,000 evacuees at the Astrodome while the stadium served as a temporary shelter CVS continues to build on its comprehensive hurricane relief and pharmacy service efforts, including donations, emergency pharmacy services and employee assistance WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS/pharmacy (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has completed its emergency pharmacy operations at the Astrodome in Ho... 
09-14-2005CVS Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 14, 2005--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved its quarterly dividend of $0.03625 per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable November 1, 2005 to holders of record on October 21, 2005. CVS is America's largest retail pharmacy, operating more than 5,400 retail and specialty pharmacy stores in 37 states and the District of Columbia. With more than 40 years of dynamic growth in the r... 
09-02-2005CVS/pharmacy Deploys Additional Pharmacy Resources to Hurricane-Impacted Gulf Coast
CVS Lines Up 30 Mobile Pharmacy Units to be Deployed in the Impacted Area -- First Unit Set Up Today at Houston Astrodome Baton Rouge Stores Converted to Round-the-Clock Service WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept 02, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today that it is continuing to deploy emergency pharmacy resources and general assistance to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. These steps include: Staging of up to 30 emergency pharmacy units in impacted areas alon... 
09-01-2005CVS Corporation to Present at Goldman Sachs Annual Global Retailing Conference on September 9th
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 1, 2005--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Tom Ryan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will make a presentation to investors at the Goldman Sachs Global Retailing Conference on September 9, 2005. Mr. Ryan will speak at 9:40 a.m. EDT. An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS website for all interested parties. To access the webcast, vis... 
08-30-2005CVS/pharmacy Launches Comprehensive Relief Effort to Aid Victims of Hurricane Katrina
Evacuated or displaced CVS/pharmacy customers can visit any CVS location to get their prescriptions filled CVS/pharmacy and CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust to Contribute Over $500,000 to American Red Cross in Cash and Product Donations WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS/pharmacy (NYSE: CVS) and the CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust announced today that it will donate a combined $504,000 in money and supplies to the American Red... 
07-28-2005CVS Corporation to Hold Second Quarter 2005 Conference Call
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 28, 2005--CVS Corporation (NYSE:CVS) will be holding a conference call on Wednesday, August 3, 2005, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) with analysts and investors to discuss its second quarter 2005 financial results. An audio webcast of the conference call will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS website for all interested parties. To access the webcast, visit http://investor.CVS.com. This webcast will be archived an... 
07-07-2005Aetna and CVS Intend to Form Strategic Alliance to Help Medicare Beneficiaries Make Decisions on New Prescription Drug Plans; Alliance Would Provide Information on New Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 7, 2005--Aetna (NYSE:AET) and CVS Corporation (NYSE:CVS) today announced they intend to form a strategic alliance to make helpful information about the new Medicare prescription drug program readily available to Medicare beneficiaries in their communities. Aetna and CVS plan to develop programs to help consumers understand their new prescription drug coverage options and make better, more informed decisions. The new Medicare Part D p... 
07-06-2005CVS to Work on Education and Outreach Efforts to Medicare Beneficiaries
Nation's Largest Retail Drugstore Will Participate in UnitedHealth Group's Medicare Pharmacy Drug Benefit Network WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS), parent of America's largest retail drugstore, CVS/pharmacy, announced today that the company will partner with UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) to help Medicare beneficiaries understand how the new Medicare prescription drug program (Part D) can provide significant savings ... 
07-06-2005CVS Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jul 06, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved its quarterly dividend of $0.03625 per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable August 1, 2005 to holders of record on July 21, 2005. CVS is America's #1 retail pharmacy, operating more than 5,400 retail and specialty pharmacy stores in 36 states and the District of Columbia. With more than 40 years of dynamic growth in the retail pharmacy... 
06-27-2005Curative Health Services Announces Strategic Alliance With PharmaCare
Untitled Document NASHUA, NH--(MARKET WIRE)--Jun 27, 2005 -- Curative Health Services, Inc., (NasdaqNM:CURE - News), announced today that it has signed a strategic alliance with PharmaCare Management Services, Inc., CVS Corporation's (NYSE:CVS - News) pharmacy benefit management company. The agreement makes Curative the preferred provider for specialty home infusion services for PharmaCare's customer base, including providing nutrition support, anti-infective therapi... 
06-07-2005Pittsburgh Business Group on Health's Prescription Drug Program Beats National Average
Overall Trend of 4 Percent; $7.6 Million Additional Savings PITTSBURGH, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- By uniting and leveraging the power of aggregated numbers, the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health (PBGH) on behalf of its member companies, negotiated better pricing, guarantees and dedicated service teams for prescription drug benefits. Through its partnership with PharmaCare, the PBGH Prescription Drug Program has shown impressive results. "The 2004 overall trend of 4.1 percent wh... 
06-06-2005Breakthrough in Home Video: CVS/pharmacy Introduces World's First Digital One-Time-Use Video Camcorder
Partnership With Pure Digital Technologies Makes it Easy for Anyone to Create and Share DVD Home Movies WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 6, 2005 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The digital imaging revolution took another leap forward today with the introduction of the CVS One-Time-Use Video Camcorder -- the world's first single-use point-and-shoot digital video camera. CVS/pharmacy, the retail leader in digital photo and image processing, is exclusively offering the world's first compact, affordable, on... 
06-02-2005CVS Corporation Holds 2005 Analyst/Investor Meeting; Company Raises Earnings Guidance
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 2, 2005--At its 2005 Analyst/Investor Meeting today in New York City, CVS Corporation (NYSE:CVS) will address its recent performance and key drivers for future growth. "The pharmacy industry is projected to grow from about $236 billion in 2004 to $720 billion by 2015, more than tripling over the next decade," stated Tom Ryan, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of CVS Corporation. "With the largest retail store base in the countr... 
05-25-2005CVS To Host Webcast of Annual Investor Conference
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 25, 2005--CVS Corporation (NYSE:CVS) will hold its annual investor conference in New York City on Thursday, June 2, 2005, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Analysts or investors interested in attending the conference should contact the Company's Investor Relations department. CVS will also be hosting a simultaneous audio webcast of the conference on the Company's web site for all interested parties. To access the webcast or hear an archive of the conf... 
05-24-2005CVS Takes Additional Steps to Ensure the Continued Integrity of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
Company announces that it will no longer do business with pharmaceutical wholesalers that trade in the secondary drug market. WOONSOCKET, R.I - CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, announced today that it would no longer purchase pharmaceuticals from wholesalers that trade in the secondary drug market. Recently, this practice has faced increased scrutiny due to the rising concerns that wholesalers trading in the secondary market potentially provid... 
05-12-2005CVS Announces Two-for-One Stock Split
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 12, 2005--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a two-for-one stock split, to be effected in the form of a stock dividend, distributable on June 6, 2005 to shareholders of record on May 23, 2005. CVS shareholders will therefore receive a dividend of one share of CVS stock for every share of stock owned as of May 23, 2005. "The determination to effect a stock split was based on the strong growth we hav... 
05-02-2005CVS Partners with CMS to Broaden Outreach to Low Income Consumers Eligible for Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit
Company Supports Government's Initiative to Reach Out to Over 8 Million Eligible Individuals by 2006 WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS/pharmacy (NYSE: CVS), America's largest retail pharmacy, today announced it has partnered with The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help enroll the over 8 million low income individuals eligible for the government subsidized Medicare prescription drug benefit that takes effect January 1, ... 
04-28-2005CVS Teams Up with MinuteClinic(TM) to Offer Convenient Health Care Services at CVS Locations
Three MinuteClinic(TM) Sites Will Debut at CVS in June 2005 -- More to Follow WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has reached an agreement with MinuteClinic(TM) of Minneapolis, Minn. to open three MinuteClinic(TM) locations in CVS stores, two in Minneapolis and one in Annapolis, Md., in June 2005. MinuteClinic(TM) health centers are staffed by Certified Family Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants and offer ... 
04-27-2005CVS Takes a Stand on Pseudoephedrine Products
Company Moves All Single Ingredient Items Behind the Pharmacy Counter WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS/pharmacy (NYSE: CVS), America's largest retail pharmacy, has made the decision to move all over the counter single ingredient pseudoephedrine products behind the pharmacy counter as of July 1, 2005. Pseudoephedrine is the key precursor ingredient that can be converted into the illegal drug methamphetamine. After careful review of numerous state legis... 
04-22-2005CVS Corporation to Hold First Quarter 2005 Conference Call
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 22, 2005--CVS Corporation (NYSE:CVS) will be holding a conference call on Thursday, May 5, 2005, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) with analysts and investors to discuss its first quarter 2005 financial results. An audio webcast of the conference call will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS website for all interested parties. To access the webcast, visit http://investor.CVS.com. This webcast will be archived and av... 
04-21-2005PharmaCare Included in Genzyme's Thyrogen(R) Distribution Network
LINCOLN, R.I., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PharmaCare, a subsidiary of CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS), announced today that its specialty pharmacy division, PharmaCare Specialty Pharmacy, has been selected by Genzyme to be a national distributor of its drug Thyrogen(R) (thyrotropin alfa for injection), a diagnostic tool in the management of patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer. "We're extremely proud to have been chosen by Genzyme for the distribution of Thyrogen(R),... 
04-08-2005Red Sox, CVS Announce New Partnership
"Official Pharmacy of the Red Sox" to present Fenway Park Family Section while partnering with Red Sox on community endeavors BOSTON, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boston Red Sox and CVS Pharmacy have announced a comprehensive marketing agreement that highlights their shared commitment to families and communities. Senior Vice President/Sales and Marketing Sam Kennedy made the announcement. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050408/NEF016) "This is... 
03-23-2005Universal American and CVS Corporation's PharmaCare PBM Announce a Strategic Alliance to Provide Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans
RYE BROOK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 23, 2005--Universal American Financial Corp. ("Universal American") (NASDAQ:UHCO) and PharmaCare Management Services, Inc. ("PharmaCare"), CVS Corporation's (NYSE:CVS) pharmacy benefit management company, announced today that they have established a strategic alliance to offer Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit Plans ("PDPs"). Universal American's insurance subsidiaries have filed applications with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Servic... 
03-09-2005PharmaCare Partners with International Steel Group and United Steelworkers of America to Restore Prescription Drug Benefits for Retirees
LINCOLN, R.I., March 9, 2005 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- PharmaCare, a leading pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) and subsidiary of CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS), has been chosen by the ISG VEBA Trust to administer the prescription drug program for thousands of retirees affected by the bankruptcies of four steel companies. Over the past three years, during a crisis that threatened the collapse of the American steel industry, four companies -- LTV Steel, Bethlehem Steel, Acme Metals and George... 
03-02-2005CVS Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 2, 2005--CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved its quarterly dividend of $0.0725 per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, payable May 2, 2005 to holders of record on April 22, 2005. CVS is America's #1 retail pharmacy, operating over 5,300 retail and specialty pharmacy stores in 36 states and the District of Columbia. With more than 40 years of dynamic growth in the retail pharmacy indu... 
02-25-2005CVS Changes Lease Accounting to Reflect SEC's New Guidance; Company Revises Previously Announced 2004 Results
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 25, 2005--CVS Corporation announced today that it is making a one-time, non-cash, after-tax adjustment of $40.5 million to its results in the fourth quarter of 2004 to reflect the cumulative impact of a change in accounting practices as it relates to leased properties. The adjustment reduces the Company's previously announced diluted earnings per share by $0.09, from $0.70 to $0.61. This action is being taken to conform with the views expressed by t... 
02-09-2005AARP Study Names PharmaCare's Medicare Drug Discount Card Among Best at Delivering Lower Prices
myPharmaCare Card Consistently Offers Lower Prescription Costs for Seniors LINCOLN, R.I., Feb 09, 2005 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- PharmaCare, a subsidiary of CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS), announced today that a recent AARP Public Policy Institute study found its myPharmaCare Medicare drug discount card was one of the lowest-price cards among 33 national programs. myPharmaCare is an approved participant in the Medicare Card Drug Discount Program, which started in June 2004 to offer savin... 
01-31-2005CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust Announces Record Number of Grants Totaling $1.7M to 76 Organizations in 20 States
- Grant funds will be used by the non-profit organizations to support a myriad of initiatives focused on health, education and civic engagement - WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan 31, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust, the private foundation established by CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS), announced today that it has awarded $1.7 million in grants to 76 non- profit organizations in 20 states and Washington, D.C. The number of grants awarded were more than double th... 
01-21-2005CVS Corporation To Hold Fourth Quarter 2004 Conference Call
WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 2005--CVS Corporation (NYSE:CVS) will be holding a conference call on Wednesday, February 2, 2005, at 8:30 a.m. (EST) with analysts and investors to discuss its fourth quarter 2004 financial results. An audio webcast of the conference call will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS website for all interested parties. To access the webcast, visit http://investor.CVS.com. This webcast will be archived ... 
01-21-2005PharmaCare Applauds CMS for Finalized Medicare Drug Benefit Rule
LINCOLN, R.I., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmaCare, a subsidiary of CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS), announced today it is encouraged by the timely release of the final rule on the Medicare Modernization Act's Part D, just published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which will provide a comprehensive drug benefit for seniors effective January 1, 2006. Part D of the Act -- signed into law in 2003 -- is designed to help Medicare beneficiaries with their drug costs. The ...