CVS Health: opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone now available without prescription at CVS Pharmacy locations in Delaware

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today (Nov. 9, 2017) that the opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone is now available without an individual prescription at the 20 CVS Pharmacy locations in Delaware, including those located inside Target stores. CVS Pharmacists will be able to dispense naloxone to patients without an individual prescription under a statewide standing order protocol.

“Naloxone is a safe and effective antidote to opioid overdoses and by expanding access to this medication in our pharmacies in Delaware we can help save lives,” said Tom Davis, RPh, Vice President of Pharmacy Professional Services at CVS Pharmacy. “CVS Health is dedicated to helping the communities we serve address and prevent prescription drug abuse and we are expanding access to naloxone to give more people a chance to get the help they need for recovery.”

“Our first priority is to save lives, and expanding access to this overdose-reversing medication through local pharmacies gives more people in the community the opportunity to help us do that,” said Dr. Karyl Rattay, Director of Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Public Health. “We see no signs of the opioid epidemic slowing and we need all the tools at our disposal to turn the tide.”

Today’s naloxone announcement builds on CVS Health’s commitment to helping communities address and prevent prescription drug abuse by focusing on prevention and safe medication disposal. In 2015, CVS Health launched a community outreach program called Pharmacists Teach, which brings CVS pharmacists to local schools to talk to students about the dangers of drug abuse. More than 300,000 students across the U.S. have already taken part in the program. High school teachers and administrators can learn more about bringing Pharmacists Teach to their school at

CVS Health has also joined with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to create the Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program, which has donated more than 800 units to police departments around the country, collecting more than 100 metric tons of unwanted medication. In September, CVS Health announced it would expand the program to 750 locations inside CVS Pharmacies by mid-2018, for a total of 1,550 safe medication disposal locations.

In that recent announcement, the company also said it would enhance opioid utilization management to align with the CDC Guideline for CVS Caremark PBM clients and members, complementing measures already in place. And, the CVS Health Foundation added a $2 million commitment to previous investments in mitigating prescription drug abuse with support for Community Health Centers providing medication-assisted treatment and other addiction recovery services.

With the addition of Delaware, CVS Pharmacy now dispenses naloxone to patients without an individual prescription in these 46 states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Delaware, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

About CVS Health

CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at

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Four former Food Lion units located in Delaware and one in Maryland will reopen as Weis Markets’ stores

SUNBURY, PA, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today (October 13, 2016) announced four former Food Lion units located in Millsboro, Lewes, Millville and Rehoboth Beach, DE, and one unit in Easton, MD will reopen as Weis Markets’ stores this Friday, October 14 at 7:00 a.m.  As part of the conversion, the stores will offer an enhanced shopping experience with improved variety in every department.

Weis Markets improvements and enhancements include:

  • Double coupons
  • Increased selection of organic, natural and gluten free items
  • 300 additional produce items including fresh-cut fruit and organic produce
  • An upgraded loyalty program and a Thanksgiving rewards program offering a free turkey, ham or discount at the register
  • Best in class private label products offering brand name quality for less
  • Fresh, hand-rolled sushi prepared in-store
  • Certified Angus Beef® with available custom cutting
  • An expanded selection of deli salads and takeout meals

“Our store teams converted these locations in less than one week to minimize the inconvenience to our new customers. Our new stores will offer an enhanced shopping experience with a strong focus on service and freshness,” said Kurt Schertle, Weis Markets Chief Operating Officer. “We are also pleased to welcome more than 300 former Food Lion associates to our company.”

About Weis Markets

Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 190 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: or


1000 South Second Street
PO Box 471
Sunbury, Pennsylvania 17801

Source: Weis Markets, Inc.

Weis Markets, Inc. to acquire the assets of 38 Food Lion supermarket locations in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware

Sunbury, PA, 2016-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE: WMK), a Mid-Atlantic food retailer, today announced it has reached a definitive agreement with Food Lion, LLC, to purchase the assets of 38 Food Lion supermarket locations operating in the states of Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. The Company plans to complete the purchase of these locations pending regulatory approval.

“This transaction provides us the opportunity to expand into markets that are contiguous to our current trade area, particularly in Maryland where we are adding 21 stores— essentially doubling our store count in a state where we have steadily grown in recent years,” said Weis Markets Chairman, President and CEO Jonathan Weis. “We’re also looking forward to expanding our operations into two adjacent states with the addition of 13 stores in Virginia and four in Delaware.”

Weis Markets expects to complete the conversion process for the majority of these stores in September and October and is interested in hiring current Food Lion store teams for the purchased locations. “We look forward to interviewing and hiring team members who share our commitment to offering an industry-leading combination of value, quality and customer service,” Weis said.

This is the Company’s second major acquisition in 2016. In May, it announced plans to purchase five Mars Super Markets in Baltimore County, Maryland, a deal expected to close later this summer. When both purchases are complete, Weis Markets will have increased the number of its operating stores by more than 25 percent and will operate 203 stores in seven states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and West Virginia.

The following is a list of Food Lion store locations Weis Markets intends to purchase in the agreement with Food Lion, LLC:

2565 17232 N Village Main Blvd Lewes DE
960 24832 John J Williams Hwy Millsboro DE
1321 36731 Old Mill Road Millville DE
488 19287 Miller Road Rehoboth Beach DE
1356 15789 Livingston Road Accokeek MD
784 45315 Alton Lane California MD
2515 20995 Point Lookout Road Callaway MD
2598 5896 Robert Oliver Place Columbia MD
1549 15300 Mcmullen Hwy SW Cumberland MD
1289 219 Marlboro Avenue Easton MD
1315 3261 Solomons Island Road Edgewater MD
1324 6375 Monroe Avenue Eldersburg MD
1529 6551 Waterloo Road Elkridge MD
1187 17600 Old National Sq Pike Frostburg MD
1345 16567 South Frederick Road Gaithersburg MD
1477 883 Russell Avenue Gaithersburg MD
1168 100 Drury Drive La Plata MD
1210 19 St. Mary’s Square Lexington Park MD
2606 210 H G Trueman Road Lusby MD
1387 12100 Central Avenue Mitchellville MD
2535 9251 Lakeside Boulevard Owings Mills MD
1526 750 Prince Frederick Blvd Prince Frederick MD
786 10 Village Center Road Reisterstown MD
1443 13300 H G Trueman Road Solomons MD
1535 5715 Crain Highway Upper Marlboro MD
250 505 Meadowbrook Shopping Ctr Culpeper VA
1567 540 Culpeper Town Mall Culpeper VA
1235 10601 Spotsylvania Avenue Fredericksburg VA
419 10611 Courthouse Road Fredericksburg VA
2583 10871 Tidewater Trail Fredericksburg VA
358 282 Deacon Road Fredericksburg VA
450 4153 Plank Road Fredericksburg VA
1043 515 Jefferson Davis Highway Fredericksburg VA
1579 7100 Salem Fields Boulevard Fredericksburg VA
1243 736 Warrenton Road Fredericksburg VA
1177 9801 Courthouse Road Spotsylvania VA
1166 2612 Jefferson Davis Highway Stafford VA
578 905 Garrisonville Road Stafford VA

For more information on Weis Markets, visit

About Weis Markets
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 162 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: or

In addition to historical information, this news release may contain forward-looking statements, which are included pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Any forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.  For example, risks and uncertainties can arise with changes in: general economic conditions, including their impact on capital expenditures; business conditions in the retail industry; the regulatory environment; rapidly changing technology and competitive factors, including increased competition with regional and national retailers; and price pressures.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s analysis only as of the date hereof.  The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise or update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof.  Readers should carefully review the risk factors described in other documents the Company files periodically with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Weis Markets, Inc.

1000 South Second Street
PO Box 471
Sunbury, Pennsylvania 17801

Source: Weis Markets, Inc.