CVS Caremark launches a new Droid app

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark has released the Droid application, which provides Android users with access to the Drug Information Database to learn about various prescription drugs and allows CVS Caremark plan members to log in and manage their prescriptions online.

The free app can be used with Android 2.1 OS and above phones. has had an iPhone application available since July 2010, and this new Android application further broadens CVS Caremark members' mobile access to their prescription information.

"At CVS Caremark we continue to find ways to engage and communicate with our members using new technologies to manage their prescriptions and keep them connected," stated Tim Kurth, VP e-business at CVS Caremark. "The availability of an Android app enables us to provide our plan members with convenient access to their accounts through their preferred mobile devices."

Any Android user can download the application and use the Drug Information function. This function will connect users to the Drug Information Database where they can research particular prescription medications, get information about how to take them, learn about available generic drug alternatives, see an image of the drug, learn about side effects and precautions and more.

CVS Caremark PBM members can use the application to register on or log in to their existing accounts from their Androids. Once they are logged in, members can perform a variety of functions, including:

Refill a prescription;

  • Check prescription order status;

  • View prescription history;

  • Easy mail-service prescription refills;

  • Online new prescription requests;

  • Check drug coverage and cost; and

  • Locate a network pharmacy.

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