WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ — October is American
Pharmacists Month and CVS Caremark is recognizing its 26,000
pharmacists who provide outstanding care to their patients every
day in its retail pharmacies, mail service pharmacies and specialty
pharmacies across the country.
American Pharmacists Month is a time to recognize the
significant contributions to health care and the commitment to
patient care by pharmacists in all practice settings. CVS
Caremark is uniquely positioned to demonstrate the value of
pharmacy care through its integrated offerings.
“Whether they are providing flu shots in our 7,100 stores,
counseling patients in-person or on the phone, or explaining a new
specialty drug therapy to a patient, our pharmacists are delivering
best-in-class care to their patients every day,” said Larry Merlo,
President and COO of CVS Caremark.
“Pharmacy care remains the most cost-effective method of
treatment in the health care industry, as proper adherence to
prescriptions can prevent more expensive outcomes such as
hospitalization or long-term complications from chronic disease.
By helping patients stay adherent to their medication
therapies, pharmacists play a critical role in lowering overall
health care costs while improving their patients’ health and
well-being,” added Merlo.
CVS Caremark will publicly recognize its pharmacists and their
commitment to patient care during the month of October with ads in
industry trade publications and on its in-store radio network.
The Company will also celebrate National Pharmacy Technician
Day on Tuesday, October 26 in recognition of the valuable role its
50,000 technicians play in supporting CVS Caremark pharmacists and
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