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One CVS Drive

Woonsocket, RI 02895

United States

Phone: 401-765-1500


aged approximately 902 million prescriptions. Business Strategy The company’s business strategy centers on providing innovative pharmaceutical solutions and quality client service to improve clinical outcomes for its clients’ health benefit plan members while assisting its clients and their plan members in better managing overall health care costs. Competition The company’s competitors include Express Scripts, OptumRx, Catamaran, and Prime Therapeutics. RETAIL PHARMACY As of December 31, 2013, this segment included 7,660 retail drugstores, of which 7,603 operated a pharmacy, the company’s online retail pharmacy Websites, and, 17 onsite pharmacy stores and its retail health care clinics. The retail drugstores are located in 43 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Brazil operating primarily under the CVS/pharmacy, Longs Drugs, and Drogaria Onofre names. CVS/pharmacy stores sell prescription drugs and an assortment of over-the-counter and personal care products, beauty and cosmetic products, and general merchandise, which the company refers to as ‘front store’ products. As of December 31, 2013, the company operated 800 retail health care clinics in 28 states and the District of Columbia under the MinuteClinic name, 792 of which were located within CVS/pharmacy stores. Products and Services A CVS/pharmacy store sells prescription drugs and an assortment of nationally advertised brand name and proprietary brand merchandise. Front store categories include over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, photo finishing services, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards and convenience foods. The company offers integrated pharmacy health care services, such as Patient Care Initiative, an enhanced medication adherence program; Maintenance Choice, a program where eligible client plan members could elect to fill their maintenance prescriptions at its retail pharmacy stores for the same price as mail order; and Pharmacy Advisor, its program that facilitates pharmacist counseling, both face-to-face and through the telephone, to help participating plan members with certain chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular conditions, to identify gaps in care, adhere to their prescribed medications and manage their health conditions. Front Store: A major component of its front store strategy is its ExtraCare card program, which is helping the company to build its loyal customer base. The ExtraCare program is one of the retail loyalty programs in the United States. The company carries approximately 4,300 CVS/pharmacy and proprietary brand products. Furthermore, it is tailoring certain groups of stores, such as its urban cluster stores, to meet the needs of its customers. MinuteClinic: As of December 31, 2013, the company operated 800 MinuteClinic locations in 28 states and the District of Columbia; of which 792 were located in CVS/pharmacy stores. MinuteClinic is affiliated with 30 major health systems. Onsite Pharmacies: The company also operates various small pharmacies located at client sites under the CarePlus CVS/pharmacy or CVS/pharmacy name, which provide certain health plan members and customers with an alternative for filling their prescriptions. Customers The company’s customers include MCOs, government-funded health care programs (including state Medicaid plans and Medicare Part D drug plans), commercial employers, and other third party plans. Business Strategy The company’s strategy is technology, which allows it to focus on constantly improving service and exploring ways to provide more personalized product offerings and services. In addition, personalization is core to the company’s retail strategy. Seasonality The company’s front store revenues tend to be higher during the December holiday season. Government Regulation The application of the complex legal and regulatory requirements to the detailed operation of the company’s business creates areas of uncertainty, particularly following the enactment of the Medicare Modernization Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconc


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