CVS/pharmacy Helping Customers in Stores and Online to Weather Hurricane Sandy
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 29, 2012
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy is helping its
customers weather Hurricane Sandy as it makes landfall today on the East Coast
and in the days to come.
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While complying with any mandatory evacuation orders given by local officials,
CVS/pharmacy will keep its stores in affected areas open for as long as
possible and has stocked them with storm preparedness items such as water,
batteries, flashlights and other products to help in an emergency. Any stores
that close due to the storm will reopen as soon as safely possible.
CVS/pharmacy will also deploy generators throughout affected markets as needed
to provide power at key store locations in the event of electrical outages.
The Company is also prepared to assist with storm recovery efforts in its
communities and will keep in close contact with the American Red Cross to
offer support in affected areas as needed once the storm passes.
Customers can access their prescription information at the Pharmacy section of
CVS.com, with resources such asMy Pharmacy, where patients can easily view
all of their prescriptions and manage refills, and aDrug Information
Centerwhere they can ensure medications can be taken together and view
descriptive images of each prescribed pill. Prescription management services
are also available at CVS/pharmacy's mobile website, m.cvs.com, and through
CVS/pharmacy's iPhone and Android mobile apps.
When preparing for a hurricane or other serious weather event, CVS/pharmacy
offers customers the following tips:
1. Create a plan for evacuating and finding a safe destination.
2. Keep a written record of your current prescriptions with you at all times,
or create an online record at CVS.com. This is especially important if you
take multiple prescriptions.
3. In the event of an emergency when you are away from home, find a pharmacy
nearby to fill necessary prescriptions. CVS/pharmacy can fill its customers'
prescriptions at any of its 7,400 locations nationwide. To find a CVS/pharmacy
near you, visit the store locator athttp://www.cvs.com/or m.cvs.com.
4. Create an emergency kit and make sure you have all essentials in case of
power outages. CVS/pharmacy has the necessities for a hurricane kit including
bottled water, masking tape and batteries.
For a full list of tips on being prepared for a hurricane, visit the National
Weather Service's National Hurricane Center athttp://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), is
America's leading retail pharmacy with 7,400 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug
stores. CVS/pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to
better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise,
both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about
CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at http://info.cvscaremark.com.
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