Friday, March 22, 2013
Employees at the drugstores who don't report will face increased rates.
What would you do if you went in to work one day and your employer told you that you needed to report your weight, body fat and glucose levels or your insurance costs would jump by $600 a year? CVS employees are dealing with that very issue right now, according to the Boston Herald. "This is an incredibly coercive and invasive thing to ask employees to do,” Patient Privacy Rights founder Dr. Deborah Peel told the Herald, adding that mounting health care costs have made these policies increasingly common. According to the Herald's report, CVS Caremark employs 200,000 workers and all of them, including those at the Westford Valley Marketplace location, are being required to report their metrics by May 1. The company has dubbed the request “a…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Manufacturing problems also left the CVS locations across the country with a limited supply of the pain reliever.
A manufacturing problem at Tylenol parent Johnson & Johnson has left many area CVS stores without the popular pain reliever, although supplies are slowly returning to the Westford Valley Marketplace location. During a check last week, the store had gotten new supplies of Children's Tylenol (in aisle 11) and has large supplies of its own brand of Acetaminophen. A CVS spokesman told Reuters that CVS will try to have Tylenol in stores in each market, but will not be able to stock every store. Tylenol has battled manufacturing issues for years, and that's led to customers being more comfortable taking private-label versions of Acetaminophen, which is Tylenol's chemical name. Also from the Reuters report: In 2009, before the recalls started, …
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
A way to save money; Earth Day coming.
Before you head out and start your Wednesday, here are five things you need to know: 1. RAIN, T-STORMS. There will be periods of rain -- with thunderstorms -- today. The rain will continue tomorrow. 2. EARTH DAY IS ALMOST HERE! Earth Day is Friday. Check Westford Patch for a list of simple tips to help the environment. 3. SAVING STAR. This cool online website offers deals on everyday staples at a host of stores, including the Westford CVS and Rite-Aid and the Groton Shaw's. 4. DID YOU KNOW? The first Earth Day was held in 1970. 5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: On this day in 1902, Marie and Pierre Curie isolated radium.