| 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,...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 9:14 PM
WASHINGTON — Fans of the Jet City Rollergirls are hearing public announcements about Obamacare when they go to the roller derby track north of Seattle.
Univision, the nation's largest Spanish-language television network, is airing half-hour...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 3:25 AM
It's Shopping Saturday! Go coupon crazy so you can save on Columbus Day sales this weekend. The weather's going to be beautiful, so use my fabulous deals to save on fun things to do. Get BOGO admission at 18 fun spots during Miami Attractions Month and...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 12:06 PM
At first look, Favado, a new smartphone application for Android and iOs devices, seems to be everything the modern couponer has desired.
The free app allows shoppers to choose up to 10 stores in their geographic area to compare. Store information...
| 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 19, 2013
| 3:53 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Save $10 at Macy's until 1 p.m. and Plus, I have loads of savings on fun things to do, and dining deals, too, so...
| 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...
| Oct 27, 2013
Re "Getting a clue about flu shots," Column, Oct. 25
Similar to David Lazarus, I went to my local CVS last week for a flu shot and was told that it was not covered by my insurance. Because my insurance policy is a new one, I agreed and paid $31.99 for...
| 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.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:59 PM
CVS Caremark Corp., the nation's largest provider of prescription drugs, agreed to buy a unit of Apria Healthcare Group Inc. in Lake Forest for about $2.1 billion to add specialty infusion services. It is CVS' biggest purchase in five years.
The deal to...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 10:00 PM
As a former smoker, I understand firsthand the power of tobacco addiction and how difficult it is to quit.
Fortunately, evidence of the dangers of cigarettes and second-hand smoke, successful public health campaigns and an emphasis on making children...