CVS Caremark Statement Addressing Fiscal Cliff

                CVS Caremark Statement Addressing Fiscal Cliff

PR Newswire

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 21, 2012

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Larry J. Merlo, President and
CEO of CVS Caremark, today issued the following statement:

"CVS Caremark customers are the hard working American families who are making
decisions now about how to budget for the holidays and early next year. Their
confidence has already been tested by persistent high unemployment and fragile
economic growth. Our customers want to know that our leaders in Washington are
working on their behalf to solve the real problems facing America.

"CVS Caremark is pleased that policymakers of both parties appear committed to
working together to avert the looming 'fiscal cliff' and focus on pragmatic,
sensible solutions. What America and American families need now is

"CVS Caremark urges President Obama and Congress to work together, on a
bipartisan basis, to enact tax reform that spurs economic growth, entitlement
reform that preserves America's safety net for future generations and sound
fiscal policy that sets the stage for long-term growth and job creation."

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About CVS Caremark
CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS)is dedicated to helping people on their path to
better health as the largest integrated pharmacy company in the United States.
Through the company's more than 7,400 CVS/pharmacy stores; its leading
pharmacy benefit manager serving more than 60 million plan members; and its
retail health clinic system, the largest in the nation with more than 600
MinuteClinic locations, it is a market leader in mail order, retail and
specialty pharmacy, retail clinics, and Medicare Part D Prescription Drug
Plans. As a pharmacy innovation company with an unmatched breadth of
capabilities, CVS Caremark continually strives to improve health and lower
costs by developing new approaches such as its unique Pharmacy Advisor program
that helps people with chronic diseases such as diabetes obtain and stay on
their medications. Find more information about how CVS Caremark is
reinventing pharmacy for better health at

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