CVS Caremark’s workforce well-being program recognized by National Business Group on Health
WOONSOCKET, R.I — CVS Caremark has been selected by the National Business Group on Health as a platinum winner for its 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards. CVS Caremark’s workforce well-being program was noted to be a role model for other companies striving to improve employee health, productivity and well-being.
The award was presented at the Business Group’s Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being Leadership Summit held in Washington, D.C.
"As a pharmacy innovation company, we know our colleagues are our greatest asset and we are committed to their health, careers and well-being," said Lisa Bisaccia, SVP and chief human resources officer for CVS Caremark. "We are excited to be recognized and we thank the National Business Group on Health for this honor."
The three main components of CVS Caremark’s WellRewards program are biometric screenings, health risk assessment and rewards. With the WellRewards program, colleagues earn rewards each time they take a step to improve their well-being, such as getting a preventive screening or flu shot, or joining a smoking cessation, weight loss, EAP or maternity program.
The Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards program, now in its eighth year, acknowledges those employers that have responded to the need to improve their employees’ health, productivity and quality of life. The underlying goal of the program is to encourage all employers to take action.
The National Business Group on Health is a nonprofit, membership organization of large employers devoted to finding innovative and forward-thinking solutions to their most important health care and related benefits issues and to being the voice for large employers on national healthcare issues.
Mylan launches generic bipolar disorder, allergy treatments
PITTSBURGH — Mylan has launched generic versions of two drugs to treat bipolar disorder and allergies, the company said Tuesday.
Mylan announced the launch of lithium carbonate extended-release tablets in the 300-mg strength. The drug is a generic version of Noven Therapeutics’ Lithobid, various versions of which had sales of about $21 million during the 12-month period ended in March, according to IMS Health.
The company also launched desloratadine tablets in the 5-mg strength, a generic version of allergy treatment Clarinex, made by Schering-Plough, now part of Merck. Various versions of the drug had sales of about $194.6 million during the 12-month period that ended in March.
Mylan said it would ship both products immediately.
AAFES, Unilever promote ‘Salute to Clean Sweepstakes’
DALLAS — Shoppers at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores are being encouraged to think clean this summer as part of a promotion involving Unilever.
The global consumer products company is offering a “Salute to Clean Sweepstakes,” in which customers eligible to shop at AAFES stores can enter to win a $1,000 gift card.
“Exchange shoppers can really clean up this summer,” said AAFES chief of staff Col. Thomas Ockenfels.
The deadline for entry to win one of the 15 gift cards is July 19.
Those eligible to shop at AAFES stores include National Guard, Reserve, military retirees, active duty personnel, and their authorized family members.