Tag: CVS

CVS now accepts Google Pay and other NFC payments

In the early days of NFC payments, nearly every store with the proper terminals supported Google Wallet and other contactless systems. However, many retailers later shut off support for NFC, insisting customers use alternative platforms (like ‘CurrentC‘) or apps they made themselves (like Walmart Pay). CVS famously started blocking NFC payments in 2014, but now […]

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“Spread Pricing” transparency reveals the millions CVS rakes in by gouging Medicare and prisons on prescription markups

CVS isn’t just in the business of operating retail pharmacies: equally important is its prescription administration services, where it buys drugs from independent pharmacies, marks them up, and sells them to government-run programs like Medicare and prisons, using “spread pricing” to determine the markup that it applies to generic drugs. The actual sums […]

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CVS Nasal Spray Recalled Due To Microbiological Contamination

HOLLY HILL, Fla. (CBS Local) – A brand of nasal mist is being voluntarily recalled due to a microbiological contamination, which could be life-threatening in some cases. According to the FDA, Product Quest Manufacturing is voluntarily recalling CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist. They say the product was found to be contaminated with Pseudomonas […]

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Apple Pay is finally coming to CVS and 7-Eleven, and will soon expand to Germany

Longtime Apple Pay holdout CVS will finally be adding support for Apple’s mobile payments platform this fall, along with 7-Eleven, Apple CEO Tim Cook said this afternoon on the company’s earnings call. The news is particularly notable because CVS was one of the first major retailers to snub Apple Pay, choosing instead to launch its […]

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‘Coupon Carl’ Calls Cops on Black Woman at CVS for Allegedly Using a Forged Coupon, But Was Busted Himself for Forgery 2 Years Ago

Coupon Carl aka Morry Matson calling the police on Camilla Hudson at a Chicago CVS, July 14, 2018.Screenshot: StanceGrounded Twitter Yes, this is yet another story of a sorry white person calling the police on a black person for something trivial and not criminal—his moniker? “Coupon Carl”—but it’s also a cautionary tale of the blowback […]

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‘Coupon Carl’ Calls Cops on Black Woman at CVS for Allegedly Using a Forged Coupon, But Was Busted Himself for … Forgery Less Than 2 Years Ago

Coupon Carl aka Morry Matson calling the police on Camilla Hudson at a Chicago CVS, July 14, 2018.Screenshot: StanceGrounded Twitter Yes, this is yet another story of a sorry white person calling the police on a black person for something trivial and not criminal—his moniker? “Coupon Carl”—but it’s also a cautionary tale of the blowback […]

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