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CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Supports Relief Efforts in the Philippines with $50,000 Donation and Matches Colleague Contributions Up to $50,000

Donation to American Red Cross will provide much-needed resources to bring relief to those that have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan
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WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust today announced a donation of $50,000 to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts underway in the Philippines following this weekend's devastating Typhoon, which has impacted an estimated 4.3 million people in 36 provinces, with a potential total donation of up to $100,000 through the matching of CVS Caremark employee donations.

CVS Caremark Charity Classic Hosts Series Of Golf Clinics For Veterans Of All Abilities

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WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 31, 2013 /3BL Media/ - As part of its philanthropic mission, the CVS Caremark Charity Classic is hosting a series of golf clinics for veterans of all abilities. Headlining the clinics are some of the world's top professional golfers who participated in the 2013 Charity Classic, including Annika Sorenstam, Billy Horscheland Juli Inkster.

Special Olympics Expands Healthy Young Athletes Program with Support from CVS Caremark

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WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- CVS Caremark today announced that it has awarded a $50,000 grant to Special Olympics to help expand the organization's Healthy Young Athletes program, which provides healthcare services and support, early childhood intervention, and preventative education to children with intellectual disabilities aged 2-7 years old.

CVS/pharmacy’s Project Health: Helping People Take Charge of their Health with Expanded Access to Care, including Free Health Screenings

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Authored by Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President of Corporate Philanthropy & Social Responsibility; President, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust

At CVS Caremark, we are committed to building healthier communities, and providing access to health care and innovative health programs and services that help people on their path to better health.

Women in CSR: Eileen Howard Boone, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust

by Andrea Newell, Triple Pundit
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Welcome to our series of interviews with leading female CSR practitioners where we are learning about what inspires these women and how they found their way to careers in sustainability. Read the rest of the series here.

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Welcome to our series of interviews with leading female CSR practitioners where we are learning about what inspires these women and how they found their way to careers in sustainability. Read the rest of the series here.

Working Together to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

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Prescription drug abuse has become a national epidemic. The use of controlled substances has increased dramatically, with prescriptions for opioids jumping more than 300 percent between 1999 and 2010. Overdose deaths increased from 4,000 annually to 16,600 during the same period. Such overdoses are now the second leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., and more than 2.4 million people were considered to be opioid abusers in 2010.

Easter Seals and the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Offer Free, Back-to-School Developmental Health Screening

Online Screening Tool Helps Parents Determine Back-to-School Readiness
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CHICAGO Sept. 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- Don't forget your child's most important back-to-school supply- health!

CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Grantee Spotlight: Wesley Health Center

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Arizona’s Wesley Health Center is taking a stand against chronic disease. The health center has put together a comprehensive disease management program that is helping hundreds of patients manage their chronic conditions. Thanks to a partnership with CVS Caremark and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), Wesley Health Center has formed an Integrated Chronic Disease Multi-disciplinary Team (ICDT) that is working one-on-one with patients who have hypertension and diabetes.

CVS Caremark Uses Data to Combat National Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic; Program Details Published in New England Journal of Medicine Online

Pharmacy Innovator Urges Greater Transparency in Controlled Substance Prescribing
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WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ --As part of its continuing efforts to combat the national prescription drug abuse epidemic, CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) is tapping its extensive database to identify and halt inappropriate prescribing of high risk drugs such as opioid painkillers. By evaluating data on prescriptions filled at CVS/pharmacy, CVS Caremark identified providers with extreme patterns of prescribing such high-risk drugs and suspended controlled substance dispensing for those who could not justify their prescribing habits.

CVS/pharmacy Consumer Survey Finds Less than Half of Americans are More Likely to Get Vaccinated Following Last Season's Flu Outbreak, But Many More Call getting a Flu Shot a "Social Responsibility"

Flu vaccinations will be available every day at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic, including High-Dose flu shot for senior population
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WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ --A new survey from CVS/pharmacy released today found that less than half of those surveyed (46%) were more likely to get a flu shot this year following last season's late flu outbreak. But many more - 59% - said they consider it a social responsibility to get the flu shot every year in order to keep their community healthy and minimize the spread of the influenza virus.

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