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CVS fights opioid abuse during pandemic

CVS fights opioid abuse during pandemic

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has teamed up to offer new and expanded programs to help prevent opioid misuse during the pandemic.  The company’s newest initiative increases access to digital prevention education resources tailored for the current learning environment. Working with Discovery Education, CVS Health has launched a suite of no-cost digital resources that empower

CVS Health giving more than $1 million

CVS Health giving more than $1 million

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced the company and its foundations are giving more than $1 million in new investments to address food insecurity and other community needs in response to ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CVS Health Foundation will also match up to $1 million in employee contributions to the CVS

CVS cofounder Ralph Hoagland III dies

CVS cofounder Ralph Hoagland III dies

NEW YORK — Ralph Hoagland III, a serial entrepreneur who was one of the founders of CVS, died Friday. He was 86. Hoagland died from complications due to posterior cortical atrophy, a dementia-related disease, CVS confirmed in a statement. “All of us at CVS were saddened to learn of the passing of the company’s co-founder,

When price is an afterthought

On the day before Thanksgiving an acquaintance of ours wandered into a CVS drug store in Mendham, N.J. There, at the store’s entrance, was a display, a Disney Lionel train set. Price: $79.95. Our acquaintance, a longtime Lionel train buff, immediately snapped it up, took it home, assembled the track and, by 8:00 that night,

Chains pull Zantac from shelves

Chains pull Zantac from shelves

NEW YORK — Pharmacy chains CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid and other retailers are pulling heartburn medication Zantac and its store-brand versions from their shelves after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned it had detected low levels of a cancer-causing chemical in samples of the drug. The actions follow the FDA’s release of a

CBD category is gaining momentum

CBD category is gaining momentum

NEW YORK — Although obstacles to a widespread rollout remain, CBD products are edging into the mainstream. Late last month both CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens announced that they would begin selling CBD products in some stores. CVS has begun carrying CBD products in selected stores in seven states: California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and

CVS begins selling CBD products in seven states

CVS begins selling CBD products in seven states

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS has begun carrying CBD products in selected stores in seven states: California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, and Tennessee. The chain is stocking hemp-derived topical products only, such as creams, sprays, roll-ons, lotions and salves. It will not sell any supplements or food additives containing CBD, a company spokesman said. “We

CVS a big winner at CHPA annual gala

CVS a big winner at CHPA annual gala

NEW YORK — CVS Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Bayer Consumer Health + BrightGuard were the big winners Tuesday evening at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Educational Foundation at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. The CHPA’s annual gala celebrates the foundation’s mission of happier, healthier lives through responsible self-care and

Kevin Hourican named president of CVS Pharmacy

Kevin Hourican named president of CVS Pharmacy

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —  Kevin Hourican has been promoted to president of CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health. Hourican, who most recently served as the company’s executive vice president of retail pharmacy, had been serving as interim president of the drug chain following the departure of Helena Foulkes, who left to head Hudson’s Bay Co. In his