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The National Headache Foundation and CVS/pharmacy announce "Partnership for Better Headache Care"

NHF_CVSPartnership_logo FThe National Headache Foundation (NHF) with CVS/pharmacy® will provide support to the more than 37 million Americans suffering from migraines. In this “Partnership for Better Headache Care,” the NHF recognizes CVS/pharmacy as a retailer committed to addressing the needs of headache sufferers by providing headache management material in stores and online, as well as offering a variety of pain-related products to help those suffering from headache, including migraine.

“We are dedicated to providing a convenient shopping experience where our customers can be educated on the best ways to treat and manage their headache symptoms,” said Judy Sansone, Senior Vice President Front Store Business  at CVS/pharmacy. “This partnership enables us to empower our customers with the best resources to put them on the path to better health.”

Headache and migraine can have a direct impact on a person’s daily life.  In a recent NHF study of migraine sufferers:

  • 1 in 5 reported missing school or work
  • 1 in 2 reported being less productive
  • Almost 2 in 3 reported missing family events1

The NHF was founded in 1970 and is the premier organization for those suffering headache, including migraine. The mission of the NHF is “To cure headache, and end its suffering.” Its vision is “A World Without Headache.”

“I’m enthused that the relationship with CVS/pharamcy will further promote awareness and the realization of the importance of headache and headache-related problems,” says National Headache Foundation Executive Chair Seymour Diamond, MD.

As part of the partnership, CVS/pharmacy and NHF launched a digital hub (www.cvs.com/headache) featuring tips and resources to help prevent, treat and manage symptoms.

About the National Headache Foundation

The National Headache Foundation (NHF) is the  premier educational and informational resource for individuals with headache, their families, physicians, allied health care professionals, and health policy decision makers. For information on the National Headache Foundation, please visit www.headaches.org or call 1-888-NHF-5552.

About CVS/pharmacy

CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America’s leading retail pharmacy with over 7,900 locations. It is the first national pharmacy to end the sale of tobacco and the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS/pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Health is available at www.cvshealth.com.

1National Pain Foundation. Migraine in the Workplace. Available at: http://www.nationalpainfoundation.org/articles/694/migraine-in-the-workplace. Last accessed July 2011.

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