Tag Archives: CVS

Pharmacies Brace For Vaccine Appointment Scalpers

Reuters reports: U.S. retailers and pharmacies like Walgreens and CVS Health are preparing for a fresh round of “bot” attacks by scalpers hoping to snap up COVID-19 vaccine appointments as they did hoarding Sony PlayStation 5s and Nike sneakers. For over a decade, the retail industry has battled so-called “scalper bots,” programmed to cut digital lines and snap up limited-supply …

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Feds To Begin Shipping Vaccines Direct To Pharmacies

Politico reports: The Biden administration said Tuesday it will begin distributing a limited number of Covid-19 vaccine doses directly to retail pharmacies across the nation. Many pharmacies are already administering vaccine doses that have been allocated to states. Under the new program, the federal government would ship doses directly to pharmacies. The new pharmacy initiative — which is aimed at …

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Amazon Shakes Up Drugstores With Online Pharmacy

CNBC reports: Amazon is entering the pharmacy business with a new offering called Amazon Pharmacy, allowing customers in the United States to order prescription medications for home delivery, including free delivery for Amazon Prime members. Amazon has been quietly building out its pharmacy offering for several years after ramping up internal discussions in 2017 and acquiring PillPack in 2018. The …

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CVS To Prep For COVID Vaccine With 15K New Hires

NBC News reports: CVS Health said Monday it plans to immediately hire 15,000 employees to prepare for an expected rise in Covid-19 and flu cases this fall and winter. More than 10,000 of those will be full-time and part-time licensed pharmacy technicians who can help dispense medications and administer Covid-19 tests. The larger workforce could also help CVS prepare for …

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CVS And Target To Require Face Masks In All Stores

CNN Business reports: CVS and Target will require customers to wear masks in their stores across the United States as the retail industry moves to enforce mask mandates to slow the spread of the coronavirus. “We’re joining others in taking the next step and requiring all customers to wear face coverings,” CVS tweeted Thursday. The policy goes into effect Monday. …

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CVS And Wegmans Join Retail Ban On Open Carry

CNN reports: Five retailers have announced this week that they will start asking customers not to openly carry guns into their stores in states where open carry is legal. The moves represent a major shift in the way retailers are positioning themselves in the gun debate. Walgreens, CVS, and Wegmans announced the new policy Thursday afternoon, following announcements from Walmart …

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CVS Finalizes $70 Billion Merger With Aetna

CNBC reports: It’s been a year in the making, but CVS Health finally closed Wednesday on its acquisition of Aetna, creating a new health-care powerhouse. The merger combines CVS’ pharmacies with Aetna’s insurance business, blurring traditionally distinct lines in hopes of lowering costs. CVS also has one of largest pharmacy benefits managers through CVS Caremark and a major Medicare Part …

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DOJ Approves $69 Billion Merger Of CVS And Aetna

CNBC reports: The Department of Justice gave conditional approval Wednesday for CVS Health’s acquisition of insurer Aetna, cementing a deal that could transform how U.S. consumers access health care. The two companies cleared their path to approval when Aetna announced Sept. 27 that it reached an agreement to sell its Medicare Part D drug plan business to WellCare Health Plans …

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CVS Fires Homocon For Calling 911 On Black Woman Over Coupon, Log Cabin Terminates State Chapter

Block Club Chicago reports: The white CVS manager who called the police on a black woman trying to use a coupon at an Edgewater store Friday night has been fired by the company, a CVS Health spokesman told Block Club Chicago Monday morning. “We have completed our investigation, and as a result the two colleagues who were involved are no …

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CHICAGO: Log Cabin Republicans Leader Calls 911 On Black CVS Customer For Using Wrong Coupon [VIDEO]

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Camilla Hudson wanted to use a manufacturer’s coupon at CVS on North Broadway on Friday night, but a manager who said he’d never seen a coupon like that called the police, she said in a Facebook post. “So, THIS just happened: I had the police called on me for attempting to use a coupon @ the …

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CVS Health To Buy Aetna In $69 Billion Deal

The Washington Post reports: Pharmacy giant CVS Health has agreed to buy Aetna in a $69 billion blockbuster acquisition that could rein in health care costs and transform its 9,700 pharmacy storefronts into community medical hubs for primary care and basic procedures, people familiar with the deal said Sunday. The pharmacy chain agreed to buy Aetna for about $207 per …

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