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CVS Caremark Corporation

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Lawsuit: Houston Man Blind in One Eye After CVS Gives Him Eardrops Instead of Eyedrops

    A Houston man is suing CVS Caremark for allegedly screwing up his prescription, giving him eardrops instead of eyedrops, causing him to go blind in one eye. Claudis Alston picked up the prescription from a CVS pharmacy at 12601 Tomball Parkway in 2012. But instead of the eyedrops meant for treatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    3400 Montrose: Piece of Houston History Going ... Going .... Gone

    The parking lot of Disco Kroger at the corner of Montrose and Hawthorne has been an ideal vantage point to watch the two-month-long demolition of yet another curious piece of Houston history. While the ten-story building at 3400 Montrose is little more than twisted girders and concrete rubble now, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Cocktail Mixers in Tiny Bottles: Tastes Like Syrup, Lysol and Dirt

    While strolling down the booze aisle at CVS recently, something caught my eye. It was a tall vertical package with small bottles of brightly colored liquid peeking out of it. "Forget the expensive bar tab," it read. "Thanks to the Modern Cocktail, you can now shake up your favorite cocktails at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Last Minute Valentine's Day: Literally the Least You Can Do for The One You Love

    You want to be romantic. You want to give the love of your life something special, make her day. But, you're kind of an idiot. You don't plan ahead and you're not exactly the most thoughtful guy on the planet. Plus, you're cheap. Well, you're in luck, bozo. There are plenty of places to pick up so ... More >>

  • News

    February 13, 2014

    Ride at Your Own Risk

    Cycling remains dangerous in car-centric Houston.

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    CVS Pulls Tobacco Products Citing Commitment to Healthcare

    CVS, one of the largest pharmacy chains in the U.S., announced it will pull all tobacco products from its shelves by October 1 of this year. Citing its commitment to doctors and healthcare, CVS said the removal of cigarettes and other tobacco products will cost them some $2 billion annually at their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Top 5 Valentine's Day Gifts Available Online for Foodies

    Don't be that guy (or girl) charging through CVS on February 14 in search of a giant heart-shaped chocolate box. If Valentine's Day is important to you, or rather, if Valentine's is important to your partner, act early and order one of these gifts. You'll get extra points for planning ahead, I promi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Blue Cross Blue Shield's Obamacare Fail Continues

    If you have Texas Blue Cross Blue Shield, the odds are good you have sat on the phone enjoying their hold music recently. Cat Jeanes, of Austin, has definitely gotten an earful of that happy snappy guitar that plays on the automated system, and she isn't alone, judging by the other complaints surf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Buy Your Christmas Dinner Fixings Early, Because Most Stores Will Be Closed

    If you find yourself with some last-minute Christmas shopping to take care of on Christmas Eve, you might be in luck. Many stores have expanded their hours on December 24 to ensure that you have everything you need for the perfect holiday. If, however, you find yourself inexplicably out of cream fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    App of the Week: Coin Combines Payment Cards, Cures Exploding Wallet Syndrome

    Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the dreaded I Hate Myself Tuesday have come and gone, but Christmas is still weeks away and there is still shopping left to be done for most of us. As we race around to stores and browse through websites, the wallet comes out over and over again. For most of us, that m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    These Grocery Stores Are Open on Thanksgiving in the Houston Area For the Non-Perfect Planners Among Us

    We know we'd all like to be super duper planners, but just in case you aren't perfect and you're cooking dinner at home on Thanksgiving and you forgot something like the butter or the Cool Whip or the stuffing, or maybe you're trying that once-in-a-lifetime recipe and who knew it needed crushed fres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    The Best-Tasting Throat Lozenges For Cold and Flu Season

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be largely inoperative because of the government shutdown and, as the website states, "the lapse in government funding," but here at the Houston Press, we've still got your back. So sure, we can't with any medical authority tell you what this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Here's the Food for Your Perfect Halloween Party

    If your first reaction to this post is "Whoa! It is way too early to be thinking of Halloween," then 1) you are not my friend 2) stop reading 3) be grateful my editor at the Houston Press prevented me from publishing it in August, which is approximately when I started planning my Halloween festiviti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Bathtime = Mealtime? Appetizing Personal Care Products

    This post is not about eating and drinking in the bathroom. There is no shame is sipping a glass of wine during a luxurious bubble bath or taking advantage of a mounted television a swanky hotel's powder room to snack on some cheetos while watching Deadliest Catch and tweaking your eyeliner. What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Killing the Music: The Mumfordization of Top 40 Radio

    Twenty-eight. That is the amount of times in one day that I heard the songs play. Between my daily morning routine, my various commutes throughout the city, and a quick visit to CVS, "Home" came on eight times, "Ho Hey" seven, "Little Talks" also seven, and "I Will Wait" six. Phillip Phillips and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Top 10 Soul-Destroying No. 1 Hits

    I don't like these songs. I feel it's ridiculous that hundreds of thousands of people actually paid out money and drove them to the top of the Billboard charts. While they might not necessarily be the absolute worst examples of the lowest common denominator's purchasing power, they quickly came to m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Rub a Dub: Suspect Steals $300 in Bath Products from CVS, Hides Female Deodorant on a String Inside Pants

    An old boss of mine said you really have to watch people because they will steal anything that isn't nailed down. I always assumed that was an exaggeration and there were certain things that couldn't possibly apply to such an axiom. Apparently, I was wrong. According to a report from InstantNewsWes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    What Is Houston Cowboy?

    I spend too much time on the Internet, but occasionally get rewarded for my rabbit-holing with stuff like Houston Cowboy. (And this GIF of a kitten getting slapped by a cat for wearing a dumb bowler hat.) I saw Houston Cowboy floating around in a few places yesterday and decided to figure out what t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2012

    Christmas Past: 10 Christmas Songs That Are Really About Drugs

    While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared October 26, 2011. Halloween is right around the corner, so you know what that means: Time to start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Last Minute Christmas: Ten Gifts Odd Gifts from CVS to Solidify Your Standing as Resident Black Sheep

    Every year a whole bunch of you (you know who you are) wait until the last minute to buy Christmas gifts. You scramble and go crazy trying to get everything done just in time to see the disappointed look on the faces of your relatives as your reveal your latest holiday blunder. Let's be honest here. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    5 New Holiday Albums For Your Halloween Horror

    Right now, as soon as you can either get to year nearest music retailer or click over to iTunes or Amazon, you can buy the first holiday-themed 2012 album we have heard of, Jason Gray's Christmas Stories: Repeat the Sounding Joy. If that sounds early to you, well, yeah, but we actually got the email ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 30, 2012

    Paneer on Bombay Pizza

    If you haven't tried it yet, you're missing out.

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Houston Mother Allegedly Left Kids in Crashed Car to Eat Ice Cream, Get Naked

    How hot does it have to get in Houston before someone's brain gets completely fried? Apparently, it already happened last week. A Houston woman was found naked in a CVS after crashing her car into a METRO bus near South Post Oak and Orem last Friday, according to police and KPRC Channel 2. Stephan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Stephanie Dillard: Leaves Hurt Kids In Car After Crash In Order To Eat Ice Cream In The Nude

    When you get in a traffic accident with a bus, what's the first thing you want to do? Eat ice cream in the nude in a pharmacy, duh. And you're not going to let a little thing like three shaken up and hurt kids stop you. Ice cream will be had, and it will be had nudely. Stephanie Dillard, 34, is s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Phantom Cellphone Vibration Syndrome Is Real, Damn It

    Talk about a first-world, (half) white person problem to have. This past week I developed a sporadic vibration in my left thigh where my cellphone usually resides when it rests in my pocket. I will feel a phantom vibration every few minutes that mimics my phone's notification buzz. It got worse at F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Friday Night: Rev. Al Green At Arena Theatre

    Rev. Al Green Arena Theatre April 27th, 2012 Mark my words. If you check the local hospitals exactly nine months from now, you will surely see a spike in activity in the maternity wards. Al Green gets everyone and anyone into the baby-making mood. Even the comedian who opened the show alluded to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    What I Want In My Easter Basket

    In one of his stand-up routines, Jerry Seinfeld has a terrific bit on Halloween, in which he says the "only clear thought" he had in the first 10 years of his life was: "Get candy." Hmm. "Get candy" still dominates my psyche 30 years later...and counting. Which is probably one of the reasons why H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Experiments En Croute

    "En croute" is the most beautiful two-word phrase in the French language ("service compris" being a close second). I came to this realization while recently perusing the online menu of Le Refuge, which I hoped to visit during a trip to Old Town Alexandria. Among the restaurant's many old-school, alb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Health Department Roundup

    Wipe that look off your face, sissy, this week wasn't anything to grimace about.​The only place to earn a Health Department citation this week was the CVS on 7950 S. Gessner, which got written up for one violation - no Food Dealer's Permit on hand. And this was a repeat. We had no idea that pr ... More >>

  • News

    January 5, 2012

    CVS: No Birth Control

    Won't sell morning-after pill

  • News

    December 29, 2011

    CVS: No Birth Control

    Won't sell morning-after pill to man.

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Save Yourself: The 10 Worst Online Retailers

    Ads like this are the only reason to visit AmericanApparel.com...if you like that sort of thing​It's frustrating enough to shop for friends and family members during the holidays. Do I get my 80-year-old aunt a gift card to Kroger or H-E-B? Decisions, decisions. Unfortunately, some online mer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Comment of the Day: CVS & The Morning-After Pill

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Pharmacists, Keep Your Religious Beliefs to Yourself

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    CVS Refused To Sell Man A Morning-After Pregnancy Pill

    No Plan B for you, dude​If you keep a Plan B morning-after pill around for emergencies, sometimes it's going to get used, which means you're going to have to go get a new one, right? And if you're a chivalrous dude, you'll offer to do the chore yourself. That's what Isaac Kurtz set out to do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    10 Christmas Songs That Are Really About Drugs

    memecenter.comMerry fuckin' Christmas, mang.​Halloween is right around the corner, so you know what that means: Time to start making a list and checking it twice. Bourbon, gin, scotch, vodka, Xanax, painkillers... Walgreen's and CVS have already stocked their shelves with wrapping paper, plas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Feds Bring Down Hammer on Lufkin Meth Trade

    In two distinct actions, federal authorities have indicted 17 East Texans on over 200 counts of crimes related to the crystal methamphetamine trade in and around Lufkin. You just might be hearing this song all over town this week: In the first action, the Lufkin Daily News has reported that a fed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Go Texan Day Looms: The Five Horrible Aspects

    Or else​Friday is Go Texan Day, the annual marking of the beginning of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Everyone is encouraged to dress up in western gear, or cowboy stuff, or just wear a snap-button shirt. It's a charming little tradition, and we want to fully take part by sending us pict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    The Heart-Shaped Box of Chocolates: So Tacky It's Cool?

    Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar​One Valentine's Day early in my childhood, my dad gave my sisters and me each a small heart-shaped box of chocolates with a felt circus animal on the cover. Mine had a lion. And every year thereafter (till I was about, oh, 18) my dad refilled the boxes with chocolates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Dark Chocolate Snickers

    ​It seems like dark chocolate versions of mainstream candies popping up everywhere. While shopping for toiletries at CVS a few days ago, for example, I spotted a Dark Chocolate Snickers. The candy's packaging was appropriately black in color and on the back reads "CHOW-IN-THE-DARK" in Snickers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Gummi Bear

    ​Not all gummi bears are created equal. Some people - including certain unnamed members of my family - do not seem to be aware of this, and blithely purchase generic gummi bears from supermarket bulk bins. While it's hard to get angry at someone who buys you candy, off-brand gummis have a cons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    CVS: No Longer Available For All Your Meth-Making Needs

    CVS: No longer a convenient stop for meth dealers​CVS, the drugstore chain that seems to have an outlet on every Houston intersection that doesn't have a Walgreen's on it, has agreed to pay a whopping $75 million fine to make up for selling a key ingredient used in cooking meth.The chain failed to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Houston Slammed By European Travel Blog: We're Boooorrring

    But...but...there's the Kemah Boardwalk!!​Among world cities, in which category does Houston rank second only to Brussels, the capital of the European Union? Tedium, at least according to the European Union-funded wiki blog OpenTravel. According to "Chili," an English-language challenged scr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Plum Lowell Applewhite: Portly Galvestonian's Bad Decisions Could Lead To Decades Away From Beloved Ice Cream

    Photo courtesy GCSOMan needs his ice cream....​As he reached in the cooler of the Broadway CVS in Galveston and pocketed the gold-rimmed pint of Blue Bell chocolate ice cream, 35-year-old Plum Lowell Applewhite had to know he was playing a very dangerous game.Over the past seven years he had been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Hopia baboy is a lard-based Filipino pastry, not the name of the new Sigur Ros album.​Welcome back to Eating Our Words' weekly round-up, where we separate the wheat from the chaff and then have Robb Walsh make us a bitchin' spiced blackberry chaffshake. We started off the week with some gou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Some Tips For You Twentysomething DIY Doctors

    Last week we reported some ways uninsured twentysomethings have found to combat the high cost of living without health insurance.A long-uninsured reader we will call Steve (on his request) has another tip: visit clinics that cater to Houston's Hispanic population. An Anglo who lives in a Hispanic ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Rosa's Photo Corner: Obama's Pals Extra Golden, and a Shopping Cart of Hope

    Photos by Rosa Guerrero "When the band Extra Golden, which includes two Americans and two Kenyans, approached Barack Obama for help guiding them through the Visa process, the then-senator with Kenyan ancestry was kind enough to help them out. The band was then to able to tour and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    It's Boom Time For Trash Collectors

    Post-hurricane business is booming for at least one company that’s hauling off trash that the city hasn’t picked up. Rob Watson, operations manager for 1-800-Got-Junk, told us that the company started showing up in random neighborhoods a couple days after Ike to work door to door, but business ... More >>

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