CVS Caremark Launches iPhone Application for

Monday, July 26, 2010

iPhone users can now access prescription drug information and CVS Caremark plan members can manage their prescriptions

WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today the release of the iPhone application. Available at no cost at the iPhone App Store, this new application provides iPhone users with the ability to access the Drug Information Database to learn more about various prescription drugs and allows CVS Caremark plan members to log-in and securely manage their prescriptions on-line. The application can be used with all versions of the Apple iPhone, the iPod Touch and the iPad.

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"As an organization that is focused on finding innovative ways to engage and communicate, we know our members are looking for opportunities to utilize new technologies to manage their prescriptions and keep them connected," said Tim Kurth, Vice President, eBusiness at CVS Caremark. "This new app is an example of how we provide our plan members with convenient access to their account through their preferred channel, this time through their iPhone."

Any iPhone user can download the application and use the Drug Information function. This function will connect users to the Drug Information Database where they can research particular prescription medications, get information about how to take them, learn about available generic drug alternatives, see an image of the drug, learn about side effects and precautions, and much more.

CVS Caremark PBM members can use the application to register on or log-in securely to their existing account from their iPhone. Once they are logged in, members can perform a variety of functions, including:

  • Refill a Prescription
  • Check Prescription Order Status
  • View Prescription History
  • FastStart (ability to request a new prescription from their iPhone)
  • Check Drug Cost
  • Find a Nearby Network Pharmacy (by zip code/address or by using their iPhone GPS locator)

About CVS Caremark

CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. Through our integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care, we are uniquely positioned to provide greater access, to engage plan members in behaviors that improve their health, and to lower overall health care costs for health plans, plan sponsors and their members. CVS Caremark is a market leader in mail order pharmacy, retail pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, and retail clinics, and is a leading provider of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. As one of the country's largest pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs), we provide access to a network of more than 64,000 pharmacies, including approximately 7,000 CVS/pharmacy(R) stores that provide unparalleled service and capabilities. Our clinical expertise includes one of the industry's most comprehensive disease management programs. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Company's Web site at

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