| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Americans' addiction to harmful drugs is in the news again in a big way. The nation's largest cigarette-selling pharmacy firm, CVS Caremark, has decided to stop peddling them at its 7,600 stores. Larry J. Merlo, its chief executive,...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 4:08 AM
Kristen Birstok insists she's not a hoarder.
"I am an extreme couponer," the Pembroke Pines mother of three says. "Some people see me clearing shelves and taking all the merchandise out of a store, but the customers always stop me and ask how to do it."...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 7:45 PM
Susan Segal normally spends about $30 for a three-month supply of a thyroid medication from CVS Caremark's mail-order pharmacy.
Recently, though, CVS sent her a different thyroid drug, which cost $23 more — a 77% increase.
Segal, 56, called to...
| Jan 20, 2014
Q: "Many stores sell Fandango gift cards. The problem is that no movie theater in [the area] accepts these gift cards. Our friends received Fandango gift cards for Christmas that were purchased at Kohl's. Fandango refused to refund the purchase. Kohl's...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:57 PM
The name of south Bethlehem's newest restaurant and nightclub says it all — Broadway Social. The 130-seat establishment, which opened Sept. 26 at 217 Broadway (former Firehouse bar), offers a chic space to wine, dine and yes, socialize.
| Oct 11, 2013
My wife, a creature of habit, likes to shop at Dominick's. Each trip to the store means going by several rival retailers, each of which has, in recent years, stepped up its game in a bid to snag some or all of our grocery business.
There's a small indie...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:32 PM
"Good news — you've been accepted!" the letter says. "Get up to 75% off when you use these free cards at your favorite pharmacy!"
Enclosed are two plastic cards from National Prescription Savings Network that include personal "member...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Wendell Morris stopped recently at a Rite Aid drugstore in Santa Monica to get a flu shot.
A worker at the pharmacy said Morris' insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, didn't cover flu shots. So Morris paid about $30 out of pocket for the vaccination.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:03 AM
We're all looking for fun outings with the kids during the summer and the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI has new exhibits dedicated to development of imagination, active play and social interaction.
Phase Two of Hasbro's Our Big Backyard is...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:36 PM
The Highland Park Patient Collective has been praised by Yelp reviewers for its sample room where patients can try their meds, its PlayStation 3 and stockpile of games and its cheap outdoor kush that's good for rolling blunts.
But don't expect the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:34 PM
You really should get a flu shot.
But if you get one at a drugstore, you might find yourself wondering whether they're playing fast and loose with people's insurance coverage so the company can score some extra cash.
Paul Rubenstein, 39, has faced...