• Coronavirus Pandemic Apr 28

    CVS and UPS to Use Drones to Deliver Prescriptions in a Retirement Community

    CVS and the United Parcel Service will start using drones next month to deliver prescription medications to residents in a Florida retirement community in an effort to maintain social distancing measures, UPS announced Monday.

  • coronavirus Apr 9

    CVS and Walgreens Are Opening More Drive-Thru Coronavirus Testing Sites. Here’s What To Expect If You Go

    Thousands of people will soon be able to drive to a nearby parking lot, swab their noses and find out within minutes if they have the coronavirus. CVS Health and Walgreens each opened one drive-thru testing location last month — but they’re now expanding the number of sites and opening them to the general public. Their first drive-thrus were restricted to first...

  • coronavirus Mar 24

    CVS CEO: Lack of Protective Gear for Workers Has Slowed Rollout of Drive-Thru Testing

    CVS Health Chief Executive Larry Merlo said a lack of personal protective equipment has slowed the widespread rollout of its drive-thru tests for the coronavirus and limited the number of tests that sites are able to do.

  • NBC News Nov 4, 2019

    Family Outraged After College Student With ID From Puerto Rico Couldn’t Buy Cold Meds

    A Purdue University engineering student said he denied the purchase of over-the-counter cold medicine by a CVS employee who refused to accept his Puerto Rican driver’s license and U.S. passport as valid identification and questioned his immigration status. Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory and Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens by birth. José Guzmán Payano, a junior at Purdue, went...

  • spokesman Oct 25, 2019

    Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid Pull J&J Baby Powder From Shelves After FDA Finds Sub-Trace Levels of Asbestos

    Walmart, CVS Health and Rite Aid are pulling all containers of Johnson & Johnson’s 22-ounce baby powder after the FDA found sub-trace amounts of asbestos, the companies confirmed Thursday. “CVS Pharmacy is complying with Johnson & Johnson’s voluntary recall of Johnson’s Baby Powder 22 oz. and is removing this product from all stores and from,” spokesman Mike DeAngelis said...

  • United States Sep 30, 2019

    Rite-Aid, Walgreens Join CVS in Pulling Zantac From Shelves

    Rite-Aid and Walgreens have joined CVS in halting the sales of popular heartburn treatment Zantac and its generic store brand after warnings by U.S. health regulators. It’s the latest precautionary move by retailers and manufacturers after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently warned consumers about a potentially dangerous contaminant in prescription and over-the-counter versions of Zantac.

  • United States Sep 30, 2019

    CVS Pulls Zantac from Shelves

    The pharmacy chain pulled Zantac and generic versions of the heartburn drug from its stores after traces of a known carcinogen were found in some products.

  • judge Sep 26, 2019

    Judge in Opioid Litigation Won’t Remove Himself From Case

    The federal judge in Cleveland overseeing national opioid litigation denied the requests Thursday of several drug companies that he remove himself from the case. U.S. District Court Judge Dan Polster said in his order that he has done nothing over the past two years to favor cities and counties seeking money from the pharmaceutical industry to cover their costs of...

  • judge Sep 14, 2019

    Drug Company Attorneys Seek to Disqualify Federal Judge

    Attorneys for eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial next month for their roles in the opioid crisis want to disqualify the federal judge overseeing their cases, saying he has shown bias in his effort to obtain a multibillion-dollar global settlement. According to the motion filed late Friday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland, where Judge Dan Polster presides...

  • Twitter Sep 6, 2019

    CVS, Walgreens Urge Against Openly Carrying Guns in Stores

    Drug chains CVS and Walgreens as well as grocery chain Wegmans Food Market have joined the chorus of retailers requesting that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in their stores even where state laws allow it. The announcements on Thursday follow similar moves by Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, as well as Kroger earlier this week. Walmart also said it...

  • facebook Aug 11, 2019

    Amazon’s Quest for Constant Growth Is Not Leaving It With Many Friends — Except for Wall Street

    From industry stalwarts to high-profile politicians, seemingly everyone’s turning their backs against Amazon these days. Except one: Wall Street. Just this week, old players in two major categories — logistics and pharmacies — turned into foes. FedEx terminated its ground-delivery contract with Amazon, two months after ending its U.S. express shipping deal. Meanwhile, CVS and Walgreens were accused of unfairly...

  • Donald Trump Jul 23, 2019

    FDA Warns Massachusetts-Based Marijuana Company for Making CBD Health Claims

    U.S. regulators warned a leading marijuana company for making unproven health claims about CBD, the trendy ingredient that’s turning up in lotions, foods and pet treats. The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday it warned Curaleaf Inc., of Wakefield, Massachusetts, for illegally selling unapproved products. Curaleaf’s claims could lead people to delay medical care for serious conditions like cancer, the...

  • facebook Jul 21, 2019

    As Instagram Tests Its ‘Like’ Ban, Influencers Will Have to Shift Tactics to Make Money

    Instagram’s test of hiding “likes” on posts just expanded to more markets around the globe. For influencers, or individuals who work with brands to promote services or products on social media, this will likely mean a continued shift away from “vanity metrics” — such as likes or follower counts — and toward actual sales. Facebook -owned Instagram said in April...

  • D.C. Jun 4, 2019

    CVS Announces Further Expansion Into Health Care Services

    CVS Health is pushing deeper into health services with plans to add dietitians, medical equipment and space for the occasional yoga class to 1,500 stores over the next few years. The drugstore chain that quit selling tobacco several years ago said Tuesday it will expand a store model it recently tested. Its HealthHub stores will have about twice as much...

  • D.C. Jun 4, 2019

    CVS Announces Further Expansion Into Health Care Services

    CVS Health is pushing deeper into health services with plans to add dietitians, medical equipment and space for the occasional yoga class to 1,500 stores over the next few years. The drugstore chain that quit selling tobacco several years ago said Tuesday it will expand a store model it recently tested. Its HealthHub stores will have about twice as much...

  • New York Jun 1, 2019

    ‘The Algorithm Is Our Boss’: Uber Drivers Face Long Hours, No Benefits and Sometimes Danger

    At 3 a.m., Sonam Lama’s alarm goes off. In his house in Queens, New York, while his wife and baby son sleep, he pulls on his clothes and makes coffee. Then he turns on his Uber app and waits. On this morning, a warm but windy Tuesday in May, an hour passes without a passenger request. “You’re just thinking, ‘When...

  • New York Apr 10, 2019

    Amazon Exec Tells Employees That Go Stores Will Start Accepting Cash to Address ‘Discrimination’ Concerns

    Amazon Go stores, which let customers buy items without waiting in checkout lines, will start accepting cash, amid intensifying criticism that the company is discriminating against the unbanked. In an internal all-hands meeting last month, Steve Kessel, Amazon’s senior vice president of physical stores, told employees that the company plans “additional payment mechanisms” at its Go stores. Kessel was responding...

  • Donald Trump Apr 10, 2019

    Heated Debate Over High Drug Costs Returns to Capitol Hill

    Patient bills, competition and secrecy shared the spotlight Tuesday as pharmacy benefit managers testified before Congress about prescription drug prices. Members of a Senate Finance Committee investigating drug costs pushed the benefit managers to explain why they can’t do more to control prices and to reveal the details behind the contracts they negotiate. The hearing was the committee’s third so...

  • D.C. Apr 4, 2019

    CVS Spreads Same-Day Prescription Deliveries to 36 States

    CVS Health is expanding same-day prescription deliveries nationwide in the latest push by drugstores to keep customers who don’t want to wait and are doing more shopping online. The drugstore chain says it can deliver medications and other products within a few hours to homes or offices from 6,000 locations. The company started this service, which comes with a fee,...

  • Illinois Mar 27, 2019

    Walgreens to Sell CBD Products in 1,500 Stores

    Walgreens will sell CBD creams, patches and sprays in nearly 1,500 stores in select states, the company told CNBC on Wednesday. The drugstore chain will sell the cannabis-based products in Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vermont, South Carolina, Illinois and Indiana. Walgreens declined to specify which brands it would carry.

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