CVS/pharmacy Partners with the American Diabetes Association to Sponsor "A Day in the Life of Diabetes" for National Diabetes

CVS/pharmacy Partners with the American Diabetes Association to Sponsor "A Day
             in the Life of Diabetes" for National Diabetes Month

CVS/pharmacy co-hosts Twitter Chat and Facebook Photo Sharing Campaign in
November

PR Newswire

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 1, 2012

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy^® is partnering
with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as the sponsor of "A Day in the
Life of Diabetes" campaign – a photo sharing campaign on the ADA's main
Facebook page. The CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes^® program
will donate $1 to the American Diabetes Association for every photo or image
uploaded, up to $25,000. CVS/pharmacy will also co-host a Twitter Chat on
November 15 with Dr. Elizabeth Seaquist, Vice President of Medicine & Science
for the ADA.

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"With 26 million people afflicted with the disease in the U.S. and an
additional 79 million Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes, this chronic
condition has reached epic proportions," said Papatya Tankut, RPh, Vice
President of Pharmacy Affairs, CVS Caremark. "By working together with the
American Diabetes Association, we're able to cast a wider net to help more
people on their path to better health by sharing educational resources and
spreading awareness of programs that can help them to manage diabetes and save
money."

Additional activities happening during American Diabetes Month include:

  oTwitter Chat: To help educate CVS/pharmacy customers about diabetes and
    how to care for those with diabetes, CVS/pharmacy and the American
    Diabetes Association will co-host a live Twitter chat on the @CVS_Extra
    handle, featuring a CVS pharmacist and Dr. Elizabeth Seaquist, Vice
    President of Medicine & Science for the ADA via the @AmDiabetesAssn
    handle. The Twitter chat will take place on Thursday, November 15, from
    3-4 p.m. EST. Users that participate in the chat by using the
    #diabetesmonth or #CVSECAD hashtag, will automatically be entered to win
    prize packs from the CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes
    program.
  oExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes Member Drive: The program is free and
    open to all members of the CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare savings and rewards
    program; cardholders can easily sign up at CVS.com/diabetes. Once
    enrolled, patients and caregivers gain access to:

       o$5 coupon for joining
       oMonthly e-newsletter filled with recipes, tips and extra savings
       oMore than $130 in savings from Diabetes Health Magazine available
         through December 31, 2012.

ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes members earn ExtraBucks^® Rewards on more
than 100 products used to manage diabetes, including testing supplies, glucose
test strips and glucose meters. In addition to exclusive savings, members also
have access to a variety of resources including an "Ask Our Pharmacist"
section, additional offers, videos and recipes addressing their specific
lifestyle needs. Members can log on to CVS.com/extracare or access the CVS
mobile app to view the personalized ExtraSavings™ and ExtraBucks Rewards that
are currently available, and choose to "Print" or "Send to Card" their coupon
savings and ExtraBucks^ Rewards.

In addition to earning ExtraBucks Rewards that can be spent on most items in
the store, ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes members receive special offers and
discounts on their receipts and at the in-store ExtraCare Coupon Center.
Members can visit the Information & Advice center on CVS.com, which features
videos and answers from the pharmacist year round.

Since its launch in 2010, the CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes
program has helped more than 2 million members save money and better manage
the disease.

For more information, visit CVS.com/diabetes.

About CVS/pharmacy

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.

Press Contacts:

Erin Pensa
CVS/pharmacy
T: 401.770.4786
E: erin.pensa@cvscaremark.com 

Michael DeAngelis
CVS/pharmacy
T: 401.770.2645
E: michael.deangelis@cvscaremark.com







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