CVS/pharmacy Delivers Pharmacy Services in Communities Impacted by Hurricane Wilma

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today that, while local curfews are in effect for communities impacted by Hurricane Wilma, two of its 24-hour stores will continue to operate their pharmacy drive-up window service on an emergency basis in order to fill prescriptions for customers.

Prescriptions are being filled on a round-the-clock basis in curfew- impacted communities at the following CVS/pharmacy locations:

* 1706 U.S. Highway 1, Vero Beach

* 15 East New Haven Avenue, Melbourne

CVS/pharmacy staff at these locations are working with local hospitals to ensure patients have access to emergency prescription service during curfew hours.

CVS/pharmacy will also deliver pharmacy services to any customers who are displaced from their community and cannot access their local CVS/pharmacy. Customers may visit any other CVS/pharmacy location for quick and convenient access to their prescriptions.

"It is vitally important that customers have access to their prescriptions during this hurricane recovery period, and CVS/pharmacy is pleased to do its part in the recovery effort," said Jon Roberts, R.Ph., Senior Vice President of Store Operations at CVS/pharmacy. "This has been an incredibly challenging hurricane season, and our employees have done an outstanding job to ensure that our customers in these communities continue to receive their prescriptions."

To further aid in the hurricane relief effort, CVS/pharmacy has offered to donate 1,000 CVS/pharmacy Care Package Kits to the American Red Cross. Each CVS/pharmacy Care Package contains a dozen essential personal care items, including toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, shampoo, shaving cream and razors, hand lotion, bandages and first aid ointment.

Also, beginning this afternoon, CVS/pharmacy is providing free bags of ice at four of its locations in the hurricane-impact area:

* 3187 South Congress Avenue, Palm Springs * 5296 Tamiami Trail, Naples * 9801 South Federal Highway (US 1), Port St. Lucie * 28740 South Dixie Highway, Homestead

Each of these CVS/pharmacy locations will have a full trailer of ice on- site, and two bags of ice per person will be provided free of charge while supplies last.