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CVS/pharmacy to Accept Eli Lilly Rx Benefit Card
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Mar 5, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CVS/pharmacy (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it will participate in Eli Lilly and Co.'s LillyAnswers program. LillyAnswers is a prescription benefit card plan that is targeted specifically toward low-income seniors. Under the program, card holders will pay a flat $12 fee at CVS/pharmacy locations for all Eli Lilly products beginning April 1.

"We continue to support efforts in our industry to address the health care needs of seniors who depend on prescription medications, and the LillyAnswers program is a true benefit plan for our older customers who lack access to affordable drug coverage," said Tom Ryan, Chairman, President and CEO of CVS Corporation. "We also support manufacturers such as Eli Lilly who realize the value of retail pharmacy and provide a reimbursement structure that recognizes the important services provided by community pharmacies across the nation."

Seniors can apply for a LillyAnswers benefit card by calling Eli Lilly toll-free at 1-877-RX-LILLY.

CVS is America's #1 pharmacy, dispensing prescriptions in more stores than any other retailer. With annual revenues exceeding $22 billion, CVS has created innovative approaches to serve the healthcare needs of all of its customers through more than 4,100 CVS/pharmacy stores; CVS ProCare, its specialty pharmacy business; CVS.com, its online pharmacy; and PharmaCare, its pharmacy benefit management company. General information about CVS is available through the Investor Relations portion of the Company's website, at http://www.CVS.com.

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"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding CVS Caremark Corporation's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.