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CVS to roll out same-day delivery for prescription drugs

CVS to roll out same-day delivery for prescription drugs

CVS Health is cranking up prescription deliveries to customer homes or workplaces, as the drugstore chain tries to squeeze more of an edge from a massive store network that puts 70 percent of the U.S. population within three miles of one of its locations.

The nation's second-largest drugstore chain will start offering free, same-day deliveries in December from its Manhattan sites. It will also expand next-day deliveries nationwide early next year while also bringing the same-day service to several more cities.

Drugstores and other retailers have been pushing more customer-friendly services in recent years in part to counter competitive pressure from Amazon. The online retail...

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