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CVS/pharmacy Re-Opens 64 Stores in Louisiana

All stores in other Gulf Coast states are open CVS/pharmacy will also donate water, ice, diapers and baby wipes to local

communities impacted by Hurricane Gustav

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy today announced that 64 store locations in Louisiana have re-opened since Hurricane Gustav in the following cities and towns:



Baton Rouge


Bossier City












Lake Charles







New Iberia

New Orleans






River Ridge





West Monroe


All of CVS/pharmacy's locations in Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and the Florida panhandle are open.

CVS/pharmacy also announced that it is donating more than 5,000 PLAYSKOOL Baby Care brand diapers and over 14,000 baby wipes to Save the Children for their Hurricane Gustav relief efforts in Louisiana.

In addition, CVS/pharmacy will donate ice and water to local residents at select stores in Baton Rouge on Thursday and in Baton Rouge, Houma and Kenner on Friday. Two bags of ice and two gallons of water per person at each location will be available while supplies last.

-- On Thursday, September 4, donations will take place in the CVS/pharmacy

parking lot located at 5360 Highland Rd. in Baton Rouge beginning at

3:00 PM CST.

-- On Friday, September 5, donations will take place in the CVS/pharmacy

parking lots at:

-- 3384 Government St. in Baton Rouge at 10:00 AM CST

-- 7015 West Park Ave. in Houma at 3:00 PM CST

-- 820 West Esplanade Ave. in Kenner at 3:00 PM CST

"CVS/pharmacy is pleased to do its part to assist with the hurricane relief effort," said Denny Tewell, CVS/pharmacy's Area Vice President for Louisiana. "Thousands of Louisiana residents have had no access to basic goods such as water, ice and diapers. We hope these donations will help our communities recover from Hurricane Gustav."

To find a convenient CVS/pharmacy location, customers can call 1-800-SHOP-CVS or use the Store Finder service on the Company's website at

CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), is America's largest retail pharmacy with more than 6,300 retail locations. CVS/pharmacy is committed to improving the lives of those we serve by making innovative and high-quality health and pharmacy services safe, affordable and easy to access, both in its stores and online at General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website,, as well as at the Press Room section of the Company's website,


Mike DeAngelis



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