CVS: CSR & Sustainability News

CVS Pharmacy (styled as CVS/pharmacy or simply CVS) is the largest pharmacy chain in the United States, with more than 6,000 stores. As the retail pharmacy division of CVS Caremark, it sells prescription drugs and a wide assortment of general merchandise, including over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, film and photo finishing services, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards and convenience foods through their CVS Pharmacy and Longs Drugs retail stores and online through It also provides healthcare services through its more than 600 MinuteClinic medical clinics as well as their Diabetes Care Centers. Most of these clinics are located within CVS stores.


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CVS Health Quits US Chamber of Commerce in Another Principled Stand on Tobacco

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CVS to Stop Selling Cigarettes – Doubles Down on Health Services

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Women in CSR: Eileen Howard Boone, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust

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