CVS offered help during storm

LIHUE — CVS Health issued a number of reminders to help Longs Drugs customers and patients prepare for their prescription needs due to Tropical Storm Lane.

CVS Health and CVS Pharmacy operate Longs Drugs in Hawaii.

“The health and safety of our customers, patients and colleagues are most important to us,” said Kevin Hourican, executive vice president, CVS Health and president, CVS Pharmacy.

“In light of weather advisories and local warnings in effect in Hawaii, we’re working hard to ensure that our customers have the medications they need to ride out the storm safely.”

Longs Drugs reached out to its pharmacy patients via text message and email where possible to remind them to refill prescriptions in advance of Lane.

In addition, through CVS Caremark, CVS Health’s pharmacy benefit manager, the company has activated a process that allows it to provide one-time emergency refills of a 10-day supply of medication for plan members in impacted areas.

Longs Drugs can fill its customers’ prescriptions at any of its more than 70 locations in Hawaii.

It recommends people store all medications, along with a written record of current prescriptions, in a waterproof container. This is especially important for people taking multiple prescriptions.

  1. Lee Thomson September 5, 2018 11:57 am Reply

    I tried to get my prescriptions filled a couple days before the hurricane and CVS would not refill them. I even offered to pay for them if my insurance said it was to early to refill. They said it was against the law to fill prescriptions early. I just wanted to be covered in case the island was hit hit the storm. They definitely did not help me.

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