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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Student: CVS workers rejected Puerto Rico ID, asked for visa

CVS apologized and said it’s investigating after a Purdue University engineering student was denied the purchase of over-the-counter cold medicine by employees who questioned his immigration status, refusing to accept …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Retailers pull Johnson’s baby powder after recall

Walmart, CVS and Rite Aid have pulled some or all 22-ounce bottles of Johnson’s baby powder from shelves, after a minuscule amount of asbestos was found in one bottle.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Spokane pharmacies divided on carrying Zantac after cancer-causing chemical found in medication

Several large pharmacy chains pulled Zantac after the FDA announced it had found small amounts of a cancer-causing chemical in the heartburn medication, but not all local pharmacies have followed …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Drugstores are pulling Zantac-like heartburn drugs off the shelves over potential cancer risk

CVS has halted sales of popular heartburn treatment Zantac and its generic store brand after warnings by U.S. health regulators.


CVS moves into dental care with teeth-straightening service

The drugstore chain said Thursday that it will add SmileDirectClub locations to hundreds of its stores, where customers can get started on getting their teeth straightened without an in-person visit …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

CVS fined $535K for filling forged Percocet prescriptions

Drugstore chain CVS Health has agreed to pay a $535,000 penalty to resolve federal allegations that it filled 39 prescriptions for narcotic medications that its pharmacists knew were forged.


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.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018

Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales

Florida is suing the nation’s two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to …


DOJ approves $69B CVS Health-Aetna merger, with conditions

The proposed $69 billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna is getting a greenlight from the Department of Justice, with some conditions.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018

CVS Pharmacy promises to end touch-ups of its beauty images

Pharmacy giant CVS said it will stop significant touchups of images used in its advertising for beauty products.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017

CVS pushes into insurance with $69 billion Aetna bid

CVS will buy insurance giant Aetna in a roughly $69 billion deal that will help the drugstore chain reach deeper into customer health care and protect a key client, a …


Motley Fool: Healthy prospects for ‘rebuilding’ CVS Health

CVS has a major tailwind in the ongoing aging of America, which will only increase demand for its services.


Cherokee Nation sues drug firms, retailers for flooding communities with opioids

Lawyers for the Cherokee Nation opened a new line of attack against the pharmaceutical industry Thursday, filing a lawsuit in tribal court that accuses the nation’s six top drug distributors …


VA tests partnership with CVS to reduce veterans’ wait times

The Department of Veterans Affairs is hoping a partnership with the CVS Pharmacy chain will reduce some of its strain in providing urgent care to about 120,000 veterans who receive …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017

CVS selling rival, generic version of EpiPen at sixth of its price

CVS is now selling a rival, generic version of Mylan’s EpiPen at about a sixth of its price, just months after the maker of the life-saving allergy treatment was eviscerated …


No evidence of aloe vera found in the aloe vera at Wal-Mart, CVS, Target

The aloe vera gel many Americans buy to soothe damaged skin contains no evidence of aloe vera at all.


Unhappy Target customers send strong message on pill bottles

Longtime customers of Target’s pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow. After CVS began operating Target’s drugstores earlier this year, distraught customers have been asking …


CVS to pay $3.5M over allegations of forged prescriptions

CVS Pharmacy has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle allegations that dozens of its Massachusetts pharmacies violated federal law by filling forged prescriptions for addictive painkillers and other controlled …


Drugstore chain CVS pushes convenience with curbside pickups

CVS Health will spread its curbside pickup service to drugstores nationwide this year, as traditional retailers continue to hone their reputations for convenience and fight fierce competition online.


Motley Fool: Odds for success keep tipping in CVS’ favor

CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) has been on a roll lately, despite its controversial and thus far unsuccessful attempt to combine the pharmacy benefit management business of Caremark with its retail …