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Walmart, CVS End 'Out of Step' Practice

Drugstore chains will no longer lock up beauty products for people of color

(Newser) - Companies and brands are now making extra efforts to get rid of discriminatory policies after the killing of George Floyd , and drugstore chains are following in Walmart's footsteps in terms of one merchandise segment. Earlier this week, the retailer announced it would be taking hair and beauty products made...

Female CEOs Just Made a Record Fortune 500 List

37 of the companies in the annual ranking are run by women—a record high

(Newser) - This year's Fortune 500 list is out, and the top 10 companies are the same ones that made it in 2019, with Walmart in the No. 1 spot for the eighth year in a row. The real story attracting buzz, though, is that 37 of the companies are led...

In Florida, a High-Tech Way to Get Prescriptions

Drones are delivering them to retirement communities

(Newser) - The coronavirus pandemic has made the idea of going out to the pharmacy a harrowing one, but not all prescriptions can be sent via mail. Enter CVS and UPS, which partnered up back in October to explore drone deliveries—and are now expanding that service, the Verge reports. Starting in...

In 2 States, a 'Giant Leap Forward' in Virus Testing

CVS Health launches 2 new rapid-testing drive-thrus in Georgia, Rhode Island

(Newser) - People who think they might have COVID-19 now have two new locations to go to for confirmation: CVS Health drive-thrus in Georgia and Rhode Island. Per CNBC , the company hopes to handle up to 1,000 tests daily, using Abbott Laboratories' new rapid-testing kits, at the sites in Atlanta and...

CVS Hiring 50K People
CVS Hiring 50K People

CVS Hiring 50K People

It's also giving bonuses to employees working during the coronavirus outbreak

(Newser) - Some businesses are reeling amid the coronavirus outbreak. Drugstores are not among them. CVS said Monday it was hiring 50,000 people across the US to try to keep up with demand, reports Reuters . That includes part- and full-time store associates and home delivery drivers, per USA Today . Furloughed workers...

Chains Pull Zantac After FDA Finding

FDA is looking into presence of likely carcinogen

(Newser) - Walgreens and CVS have decided to stop selling Zantac in their stores, two weeks after the FDA said it found low levels of a likely carcinogen in some of the heartburn pills. The drugstore chains said the suspension of sales, which also applies to generics, will be in effect while...

CVS Closes 46 Stores. See If Yours Is On the List

46 stores closed nationwide in April

(Newser) - CVS Health has closed 46 "underperforming" stores, or fewer than 1% of some 9,600 locations nationwide, as it shifts its retail strategy. Taking a $135 million hit, CVS initiated the closures in April under a plan to reduce floor space for retail products and embrace more health care...

CVS to Update 'Haunting' On-Hold Jingle After Man Complains

Dr. Steven Schlozman just couldn't take it anymore

(Newser) - A Massachusetts doctor who pleaded with CVS to change its on-hold jingle is getting his wish, per the AP . The Boston Globe reports a spokeswoman for the pharmacy chain said Friday the company is in the process of updating its voice-response phone system, including the on-hold music that Dr. Steven...

This $69B Deal May Reshape Health Care as We Know It

Proposed CVS-Aetna merger is approved by the DOJ

(Newser) - On Wednesday, CVS all but "cemented the deal" to buy Aetna for $69 billion, by scoring the Justice Department's preliminary approval of the deal, reports CNBC . With that green light comes a condition: that Aetna complete its plan to unload its Medicare Part D prescription drug plan business,...

CVS Manager Calls Cops Over Black Woman's Use of Coupon

The chain has apologized over incident in Chicago

(Newser) - It's another story with a familiar theme : CVS has apologized after a manager in Chicago called the police over a black woman's coupon. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Camilla Hudson was trying to use a manufacturer's coupon at checkout, and the manager on duty apparently concluded that...

Amazon Just Made a Big Move That Might Worry CVS

Jeff Bezos is buying PillPack, an online pharmacy that dispenses prescription drugs

(Newser) - There's a reason shares of CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid were tumbling Thursday, and it can be summed up in one word: Amazon. The retailing behemoth made its first significant move into the pharmacy business by buying PillPack, an online company that ships medications to customers' homes, reports the...

CVS Is Going to Stop Airbrushing Beauty Ads

Unrealistic images are linked to negative health effects, company says

(Newser) - CVS, which gave up tobacco in 2014 , says it wants to get rid of another unhealthy thing in its stores by 2020: unrealistic images of women. The nation's largest drugstore chain says it is phasing out the use of airbrushed images of models in advertising for its beauty products...

Report: To Protect a Client and Itself, CVS to Buy Aetna

Deal is worth $69B, says source

(Newser) - CVS will buy insurance giant Aetna in a roughly $69 billion deal that will protect a key client—and possibly protect itself from Amazon—a person with knowledge of the matter said Sunday. CVS will pay about $207 in cash and stock for each share of Aetna, according to the...

CVS Takes 'Preemptive Strike' Against Amazon

It will offer same-day, next-day drug delivery

(Newser) - CVS customers will soon be able to get their prescriptions, along with other merchandise, delivered for free the next day—or even the same day in some cities. The move, announced Monday, will start in 2018, and USA Today reports it's likely a "preemptive strike" at Amazon, which...

One Big Factor Is Driving CVS Bid to Buy Aetna
Fearing Amazon,
CVS Makes $66B Move
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Fearing Amazon, CVS Makes $66B Move

Pairing of an insurer with a pharmaceutical company 'makes a lot of sense' to some

(Newser) - It's more big news in the world of health insurance—and potentially for the wallets of consumers—though this time it doesn't revolve around the fate of ObamaCare. The Wall Street Journal reports that CVS has offered to buy giant insurer Aetna for $66 billion. Why? One big...

Cherokees Sue: CVS, Walmart 'Flooded' Them With Opioids

Cherokee Nation files complaint against 6 companies in tribal court over Okla. 'epidemic'

(Newser) - Native American communities experience some of the highest substance-abuse rates in the US: Babies are born addicted to prescription drugs due to exposure in utero, while Native American high school students take OxyContin at much higher rates than other teens, per NPR . Now the Cherokee Nation is fighting back in...

Pharmacist Credited With Saving Customer's Life

Mark Davey was having an allergic reaction when he rushed into a CVS

(Newser) - “I was scared," Mark Davey tells CBS Chicago . "I thought, 'This is how I go.'" The 57-year-old was eating lunch last month when his tongue started swelling up. Davey had never had an allergic reaction to food before, but he knew it was about...

CVS Makes Big Move in Fight Against Heroin Deaths

Stores in 14 states can now offer overdose-antidote drug naloxone without prescription

(Newser) - People in 14 states can now walk into a CVS and pick up an opioid-overdose antidote without a prescription, the company announced yesterday. Naloxone was already available in stores in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, but now Arkansas, California, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah,...

How Tobacco-Free CVS Is Coping

Non-pharmacy sales dropped 8% in Q2

(Newser) - CVS banned cigarettes from its stores last fall and last month showed it's sticking to its anti-tobacco stance , believing it's the right thing to do. The company's sales say otherwise. Though CVS' prescription sales climbed 4% in the second quarter, sales outside the pharmacy fell by almost...

CVS Sticks to Its Anti-Tobacco Stance—Hard

It stubs out Chamber of Commerce membership

(Newser) - CVS kicked tobacco out of its stores last fall, and America's second-largest pharmacy chain is showing no signs of easing up on its anti-tobacco stance: It has stubbed out its relationship with the US Chamber of Commerce after a New York Times investigation found that the business group has...

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