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CVS Health commits $2.5M in new funding to build healthier communities in Ohio

CVS Health’s latest funding will support increasing access to health care, preventing prescription opioid misuse and supporting tobacco-free living for at-risk populations in Ohio.

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CVS Pharmacy suspends sales of Zantac, store-brand ranitidine

Following a product alert from the Food and Drug Administration, CVS Pharmacy has halted sales of Zantac and its store-brand ranitidine products.

CVS Health’s MinuteClinic received the Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

CVS Pharmacy customers can order high quality 4-by-6 inch prints directly from Google Photos for same-day pickup via a service powered by Kodak Moments.

The ranks of retailers revising their policies on customers bringing guns into their stores are growing, with CVS Health, Kroger and Walgreens asking non-law enforcement customers in open-carry states not to bring their guns into stores.

CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation are tackling youth vaping as part of their “Be The First” initiative to get people to quit smoking.

Faced with what some have said is the survival of their overall business concept, many traditional food and drug retailers are rethinking their store formats and operations, and stepping up their omnichannel efforts.

An in-store fundraiser is part of CVS Health's three-year, $10 million commitment to helping attack cancer from every angle.

For its second quarter, CVS Health saw a 35.2% increase in revenue, which totaled $63.4 billion, and adjusted earnings per share of $1.89.

CVS Pharmacy's CarePass, which offers members free pharmacy delivery on eligible prescriptions, is rolling out its program nationally.

Judy Sansone, senior vice president of front-store business and chief merchant, will be retiring in September after 42 years with the company. George Coleman has been named as her successor in the role.

The company will be removing octinoxate and oxybenzone from its store-brand sunscreens below SPF 50 by the end of 2020.

Kevin Murphy Jr. has been named senior vice president of payer relations and managed care at CVS Pharmacy.

CVS Health and its foundation are awarding $2.9 million in grants to the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics, which will fund about 130 free clinics.

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