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CVS launches mobile app for iPhone
October 15th, 2010
WOONSOCKET, R.I. – CVS/pharmacy has rolled out a mobile application with pharmacy and shopping tools for customers using the iPhone and other Apple mobile devices.
The free application, which can be downloadede from Apple's iTunes Store and the Apple App Store, leverages the tools available on CVS.com, including managing prescriptions, planning shopping trips and even scheduling a flu shot, CVS Caremark Corp. said this week.
With the mobile tool, users can find nearby CVS/pharmacy locations using the GPS-based store locator with integrated driving directions and maps; refill prescriptions from a personalized prescription history for pickup at any CVS/pharmacy; transfer prescriptions from another pharmacy to CVS/pharmacy; and schedule a flu shot at any local CVS/pharmacy.
They also can access the Drug Information Center to retrieve critical details about medication management — including instructions for use, dosing information, side effects and relevant safety warnings — as well as view and manage sales circular to create a custom shopping list and identify money-saving deals each week.
"We have introduced the CVS/pharmacy mobile application to give customers the ability to manage prescriptions and access important health information from any location," Rob Price, senior vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer for CVS/pharmacy, said in a statement. "In addition to managing prescriptions, the mobile application will provide instant access to our flu shot scheduler, and even allow customers to plan shopping trips in advance using our mobile circular. With more than 7,000 locations and the addition of this mobile application, CVS/pharmacy continues to be the most convenient destination for our customers' health care needs."