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CVS Pharmacy Launches ‘Breakthrough’ Mobile Payment Experience

CVS Health Joins Forces with MassChallenge and Rock HealthThis week, CVS Health announced the launch of CVS Pay, a new, end-to-end mobile payment solution at CVS Pharmacy.

We’re told that CVS Pay – now part of the CVS Pharmacy mobile app – integrates payment, prescription pickup and the ExtraCare loyalty program “all in one quick scan at checkout.”

CVS Pay is the latest solution from CVS Health that uses digital tools to drive convenience, as the company continues to develop and invest in new ways to make healthy lifestyles easier and more accessible for customers nationwide.

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CVS Reaches Mammoth Deal Over the Future of Target’s Pharmacies

CVS Reaches Mammoth Deal Over the Future of Target's PharmaciesCVS Health is poised to cough up nearly $2 billion in a mammoth deal with Target to assume control of the mammoth retailer’s pharmacies and clinics.

The deal, believed to be worth roughly $1.9 billion, is the latest indication of just how badly CVS wants to better compete with the likes of Walgreens and other leading players in their industry.

“CVS said it plans to rebrand about 80 clinic locations previously operated by Target under the MinuteClinic name,” The New York Times News Service reports. “They would be part of CVS’ plan to operate 1,500 clinics by 2017.”
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CVS Buys Omnicare for $12.7 Billion

CVS Buys Omnicare for 12.7 BillionCVS, one of the largest pharmacy companies in the industry, has just purchased Omnicare, the largest provider of medications to the elderly in nursing homes and other elder-care facilities.

If you’re not familiar, Omnicare specializes in treating Type 2 Diabetes and Pneumonia among other common geriatric health issues.

By purchasing Omnicare, it allows CVS to bridge into a new area of medical care, enabling them to surpass competing powerhouse, Walgreen’s. Not only will CVS be distributing their usual medications, they will also be able to help people manage their pharmacy insurance benefits, as well as provide help for the elderly.

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CVS/pharmacy Touches Up Top-Rated Mobile App

CVS pharmacy Touches Up Top-Rated Mobile AppCVS/pharmacy, some of its most devoted customers argue, has raised the bar in mobile with its popular iOS and Android applications.

But that high praise hasn’t stopped the retail pharmacy giant from seeking to make a good thing even better.

This week, CVS/pharmacy announced its mobile app has undergone a complete transformation, with new features and an improved look and feel.
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CVS Launches New Mobile Drug Interaction Checker

CVS Launches New Mobile Drug Interaction CheckerCVS has just launched a new Drug Interaction Checker as part of its top-rated CVS Mobile app (available on iOS and Android).

An industry first, CVS says, this new feature allows customers to quickly and easily check for potential drug interactions by comparing over-the-counter (OTC) products with their prescriptions and other OTCs on their smartphones.

Users simply enter the name of the product or active ingredients, or scan the UPC barcode on thousands of products with their smartphone camera. The Drug Interaction Checker will then compare available product details against the OTCs or prescription medications that are entered or imported through the patient’s secure pharmacy history.

According to the venerable pharmacy, the tool will identify possible interactions based on a comprehensive, continually updated database of drug information to alert users of any potential issues. The Drug Interaction Checker adds to the already existing innovative health resources offered on the CVS Mobile app.

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CVS Launches ‘Innovative’ Digital Pharmacy App

On Monday, CVS launched what it’s calling a first-of-its-kind interactive app.

The leading pharmacy is delivering a unique digital drugstore experience for customers using Apple’s iPad.

With the new CVS iPad app customers can explore a virtual 3D CVS/pharmacy and quickly access services from the Pharmacy, ExtraCare, Photo Center and MinuteClinic, as well as browse their favorite departments to shop.

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CVS Caremark launches their Caremark.com App for Android

CVS Caremark, the largest Pharmacy Health Care Provider in the US, announced the release of their new Android application for medication management.

The new application is available with Android 2.1 OS phones and above, along with the iPhone application that has been available since July of 2010. This application is free in the Android Market, and further broadens their members’ mobile access to securely manage their prescriptions online.

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