CVS Wants to Help Cities Safely Dispose of Old Medications

by Alexis Petru

Between 10 and 30 percent of all prescription and over-the-counter drugs sold are left unconsumed, according to a State of Washington report, and all those leftover medications pose significant risks to public health and the environment. Drugs that are flushed down the toilet or tossed in the trash can – rather than properly disposed of – can end up in oceans and waterways, threatening both marine life and human health.

CVS Health Publishes 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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WOONSOCKET, R.I.May 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ - CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today released its eighth annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which outlines the company's progress against its CSR strategy, 

CVS/pharmacy Joins Forces with American Lung Association for Second Year of In-Store Campaign to Support Lung Health


To support our CVSQuitsForGood initiative, and to further our commitment to helping people lead tobacco-free lives, CVS Health has joined forces with the American Lung Association to help fight the #1 cancer killer of men and women – lung cancer. CVS Health is the national presenting sponsor of LUNG FORCE, which aims to make lung cancer a public health priority, drive policy change and increase research funding. 

CVS/pharmacy Kicks Off In-Store Fundraising Campaign to Benefit American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE

LUNG FORCE campaign dedicated to raising awareness that lung cancer kills more women than any other cancer
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WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced the launch of the second annual LUNG FORCE in-store fundraising campaign at all CVS/pharmacy locations and online, as part of the company's ongoing partnership with the American Lung Association.

CVS Health Announces $10 Million Commitment to Stand Up To Cancer to Fund Innovative Cancer Research

CVS/pharmacy to host in-store fundraising campaign during November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month to support Stand Up To Cancer
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Woonsocket, R.I., November 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), today announced an in-store fundraising campaign to help raise funds to support cancer research.

CVS Health and Direct Relief Partner to Donate $1 Million in Flu Shot Vouchers to Uninsured Patients of Community Health Clinics

Nearly 100 participating clinics in over a dozen underserved markets to distribute vouchers to their patients that are redeemable at any CVS/pharmacy or MinuteClinic location for a flu shot
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- CVS Health and Direct Relief announced today that they have partnered to provide $1 million in flu shot vouchers to community health clinic patients in underserved communities who lack health insurance. Nearly 100 participating clinics will identify uninsured individuals from their existing patient populations and provide them with a flu shot voucher that is redeemable at any CVS/pharmacy® or MinuteClinic® location.

September is Senior Vaccination Month at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic

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WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- In recognition of the increased risks that seniors have of developing health complications from the flu, pneumonia, shingles and other illnesses, CVS/pharmacy® and MinuteClinic® have declared September to be Senior Vaccination Month. Because people's immune systems weaken as they age, it is important that adults ages 65 years and older stay up to date on their vaccinations.

CVS/pharmacy Earns First-Ever Community Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. and WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- CVS/pharmacy and URAC announced today that CVS/pharmacy is the first pharmacy in the nation to earn the new Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. All CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug Store locations nationwide have earned this accreditation.

CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco at all CVS/pharmacy Locations

Decision underscores CVS Caremark's role in the evolving health care marketplace; Company pledges to help millions of Americans quit smoking through robust national campaign
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WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 05, 2014 /3BL Media/ - CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores across the U.S. by October 1, 2014, making CVS/pharmacy the first national pharmacy chain to take this step in support of the health and well-being of its patients and customers.

CVS/pharmacy Partners with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for Thanks and Giving Campaign

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WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- 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.


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