CVS/pharmacy Becomes the Arthritis Foundation's® Exclusive Drugstore 'Partner for Better Living'(SM)

ATLANTA, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shopping for arthritis-related products just got easier. Today, in conjunction with Arthritis Month, the Arthritis Foundation announced that CVS/pharmacy has become the only drugstore to receive the Arthritis Foundation's 'Partner for Better Living' designation. This new distinction from the Arthritis Foundation, the nation's trusted authority on arthritis, recognizes CVS as a company that is committed to addressing the needs of people with arthritis through arthritis-related products, services or resources.

The distinction recognizes the CVS/pharmacy commitment to helping people with arthritis and joint pain live better lives by providing a one-stop-shop for arthritis-related products and disease management information in stores and online.    

"This is an important milestone to help consumers with arthritis," says Helena Foulkes, president of CVS/pharmacy.  "By partnering with the Arthritis Foundation, we are able to provide information from the authority on arthritis and help our customers with arthritis quickly and easily identify products to aid them on their path to better health."

As part of its 'Partner for Better Living' designation, CVS/pharmacy has launched a digital hub (www.cvs.com/arthritis) developed in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation that provides resources, tips and tools to help people manage joint pain and arthritis. CVS/pharmacy also will have special retail sections in many stores with products and other resources for people with arthritis.

"The Arthritis Foundation and CVS/pharmacy both share a common goal to improve the lives of people with arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability," says Arthritis Foundation President and CEO Ann M.  Palmer. "We applaud CVS for its commitment to the arthritis community. This partnership will help support Arthritis Foundation efforts to lead groundbreaking research for better treatments and a cure; fight for patients' access to affordable and effective health care; and provide trusted information and resources. We look forward to growing it in a meaningful way. "

To learn more, visit www.cvs.com/arthritis.

About CVS/pharmacy

CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), is America's leading retail pharmacy with more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug stores in the U.S. CVS/pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at http://info.cvscaremark.com/.

About the Arthritis Foundation

Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation's leading cause of disability. The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the unacceptable impact of this serious and painful disease, which can severely damage joints and rob people of living life to its fullest. The Foundation funds life-changing research that has restored mobility in patients for more than six decades; fights for health care policies that improve the lives of the millions who live with arthritis; and partners with families to provide empowering programs and information.

SOURCE Arthritis Foundation



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