To make sure those most vulnerable to the coronavirus don’t have to venture out, CVS Pharmacy will deliver prescribed medications to customers for free.
The free home delivery will start “immediately,” the company said, adding that it’s the latest step the health company is taking to deal with the outbreak of COVID-19, which has sickened tens of thousands around the world and led to 22 deaths in the U.S.
“The latest steps we’re taking will help ensure patients of all ages have every option available to them when it comes to filling prescriptions,” Troyen Brennan, executive vice president and chief medical officer for CVS Health, said in a statement. “As long as COVID-19 continues to be a threat, we’ll maintain a relentless focus on how best to serve our patients, members and customers.”
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Aetna, a CVS company, will also waive early refill limits on 30-day prescriptions for medicines typically needed to address chronic conditions like hypertension and asthma. And customers who are on Medicare, or who have Aetna health policies will be able to get prescriptions for such medications that last three months.
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