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CVS and Walgreens are under fire for illegally charging 11,000 women a co-pay for their birth control prescriptions at their pharmacies. Under the Affordable Care Act, forms of preventative care — including generic contraception — does not require a co-pay. Thousands of women are now going to be reimbursed. [SalonRH Reality Check]… READ MORE »


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I don’t know if this is happening at other CVS’s around the country, but at the one in my neighborhood, they’ve gotten rid of most of the cashiers and instead try to make all their customers do self-checkout. But the machines only scan items correctly sporadically, so you always have to buzz for help. Then… READ MORE »


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CVS has expanded its ExtraCare program to include beauty rewards, giving you a reason to shop there. (I say “a reason” because no matter where the CVS is or the time of day, I’ve always had to wait in an epic line to checkout.) Participants will get a 10 percent coupon for registering, a $5… READ MORE »


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Trying out a new look for spring is now more economical because CVS/Pharmacy has instituted “Spring Beauty Days,” a 20 percent off hair, makeup, fragrance, and skincare products sale that lasts through May. Burberry Brit for Women Eau De Toilette, one of my favorite scents, is on sale for $38.39; it’s usually $47.99. The new… READ MORE »


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Is it possible to c**k block safe sex? Yes, say public health advocates who are going after CVS for sometimes locking its condoms behind glass cases!

Advocates For Youth and CureCVS are rallying people based on the findings of a Change To Win study, which investigated CVS branches in five major metropolitan areas. They… READ MORE »


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CVS is doing lots of cool things. Not only are they starting to offer higher-end cosmetics, as we told you yesterday, but they’re also giving discounts of about 30 percent on fertility treatments to couples struggling with high medication costs because their insurance doesn’t cover it. [Reuters]
The ad Sofia Coppola directed for Miss Dior… READ MORE »


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Nicole Kidman is set to play a transsexual married to Charlize Theron in the upcoming movie “The Danish Girl.” That’s one good-looking couple. [MarieClaire.co.uk]
A group of Oxford researchers have compiled a list of the top 10 irritating expressions in the English language. “At the end of the day” tops the list. [Cityfile]
Barack and… READ MORE »