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CVS/pharmacy Announces Pharmacy Health Care Savings Program Targeted at the Uninsured
Date:10/30/2008

CVS/pharmacy Health Savings Pass Offers 90-Day Supply of More Than 400 Generic Drugs for $9.99 and a 10 Percent Discount at MinuteClinic

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, introduced a new pharmacy health care savings program aimed at helping the uninsured during this economic downturn. Starting November 9, consumers who obtain a CVS/pharmacy Health Savings Pass for a $10 annual enrollment fee can fill a 90-day prescription for one of more than 400 common generic maintenance medications that treat conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol for $9.99 at their local CVS/pharmacy. In addition, the Health Savings Pass will provide access to services and screenings at MinuteClinic, the largest retail health care clinic in the U.S., at a 10 percent discount for cash-paying patients. Both companies are divisions of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), the largest provider of prescriptions in the country.

"The country is facing a very challenging economic environment. People are struggling with health care costs, especially the uninsured and the underinsured," said Tom Ryan, CVS Caremark Chairman, President and CEO. "As the largest provider of pharmacy heath care in the nation, we felt it was the right time to offer consumers another way to make their health care more affordable."

"The new CVS/pharmacy Health Savings Pass fits well with our mission to make innovative and high-quality health and pharmacy services safe, affordable and easy to access," Ryan added. "This new program will not only provide affordability and convenience but also superior service and execution that consumers have come to expect from CVS/pharmacy."

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