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CVS Caremark Study Documents Changes in Prescription Drug Use to Treat High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol and Diabetes in Children and Adolescents
Date:4/6/2009

entified data for up to 6 million commercially insured US children and adolescents aged 6 to 18 years from the CVS Caremark PBM pharmacy insurance claims records. The prevalence rates were measured monthly from November 1, 2004, through June 30, 2007 to determine the proportion of the population filling prescriptions for selected medications, which included antidiabetics, antihypertensives and dyslipidemics. All treatment prevalence rates were calculated per 1,000 patients per month and were calculated overall and by age group (6-11, 12-15 and 16-18 years) for selected therapeutic classes.

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CVS Caremark is the largest provider of prescriptions in the nation. The Company fills or manages more than 1 billion prescriptions annually. Through its unmatched breadth of service offerings, CVS Caremark is transforming the delivery of health care services in the U.S. The Company is uniquely positioned to effectively manage costs and improve health care outcomes through its more than 6,900 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drugs stores; its Caremark Pharmacy Services division (pharmacy benefit management, mail order and specialty pharmacy); its retail-based health clinic subsidiary, MinuteClinic; and its online pharmacy, CVS.com. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site, at cvscaremark.com/investors, as well as through the press room section of the Company's Web site, at cvscaremark.com/newsroom.

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