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Kim Bhasin

You May Be Paying Way Too Much At Walgreens

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 09.06.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Consumers in Manhattan shelled out $15.99 for Claritin at a Walgreens on 5th Ave., paying $4.50 more than those who bought the allergy med...

Evidence That CVS Receipts Are Getting Way Too Long

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business

If you've ever bought, well, anything really, at your local CVS Pharmacy, you've likely walked out of the store with a receipt so long it gave new mea...

Small Boat, Big City: Kayaking From Manhattan To The Statue of Liberty

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Warm, and full of puffing sailboats, and washing-machine clean. I am having a hard time believing this is New York harbor -- and that I am kayaking it.

CVS Employee Calls Customer 'Ching Chong' On Receipt

Posted 04.19.2013 | Business

This is getting ridiculous. Despite several past examples of employees being disciplined for using racial slurs to label customers on store receipt...

CVS Pays Millions To Settle Claims Of Bad Record Keeping

AP | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal prosecutor in Oklahoma says CVS Caremark Corp. has agreed to pay $11 million to settle federal claims filed against t...

Companies To Employees: Get Healthier Or There'll Be 'Consequences'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business

Most companies plan to create policies in line with an Obamacare provision that will let companies charge employees more in penalties if they don't pa...

Last-Minute Gift? Think Vermont

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.21.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Even if you haven't ever been to Vermont, you've got some Green Mountains in your mind. I know you do. There's that image of a town with candles in windows. There are those trees tapped for sugaring. And there's that swirling nighttime snow.

It's Not Only The Uninsured Reaping The Benefits Of Obamacare

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business

* Gives 2013 earnings forecast above analysts' estimates * Raising dividend by 38 percent * Plans to repurchase $4 billi...

Jeffrey Young

Drugstores Struggle To Fill Prescriptions In Areas Hard-Hit By Hurricane Sandy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.01.2012 | Business

Hundreds of drugstores across New York and New Jersey remain closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as pharmacists, corporate chains, independent ...

Your Own Personal Brand, Part I: Authentically You

O'Brien Browne | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Your brand is your unique and special skills, talents and know-how that raise you above the swarming masses of job seekers.

Customers Reimbursed For Pricing Error

AP | Posted 09.05.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- The Federal Trade Commission said that it is mailing refund checks to 13,000 Medicare Part D beneficiaries who were overcharged for drugs ...

Help! I'm Drowning in Minutiae

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.04.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I approach cashiers the way one might deal with a lunging vampire: with crossed forefingers and a clove of garlic. I know by the glint in their eye they are preparing to offer me another rewards card.

California Tells CVS Workers They Can't Sit In Chairs

Posted 06.05.2012 | Business

Cashiers standing up for their rights to sit down will have to learn to live without chairs. On Friday, a California judge ruled that CVS does not ...

5 Bizarre Souvenirs I Brought Back From Vietnam

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.13.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

You can keep your fine art, your lacquerware, your hand-woven silk. When it comes to souvenirs, I want weird.

Woman Spends A Night In Jail After Pharmacy Trip From Hell

Loren Berlin | Posted 05.07.2012 | Money

When you go get a prescription filled, you typically brace for a few bad outcomes: There's the possibility your insurance won't cover your drug or you...

Man Used Blood-Filled Syringe To Rob Pharmacy, Cops Say

Posted 05.04.2012 | Crime

A man used a blood-filled syringe to steal thousands of dollars in prescription pills from a Maryland pharmacy, according to authorities. Police sa...

CEO Netting Tens Of Millions In Retirement

AP | TOM MURPHY | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

-- Former CVS Caremark Chairman and CEO Thomas M. Ryan headed into retirement last year with a $58.5 million pension payment and $33.7 million from s...

Where Are You Buying Your Groceries?

Phil Lempert | Posted 05.21.2012 | Food
Phil Lempert

Where do you shop and why?

Girl With Autism Finds Refuge In Art

Posted 03.15.2012 | Arts

Amanda LaMunyon, a talented 16-year-old artist, has Asperger's Syndrome. Instead of being a setback, however, this allows her to concentrate on her pa...

Still Waiting On That CEO Pay Rule, Guys

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business

You know your boss makes more than you. But do you know how much more? The architects of the Dodd-Frank act would like you to know. That's why they...

World's First At Home Male Fertility Test To Hit Stores In April

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 02.27.2012 | Women

For couples struggling to conceive, tackling fertility issues often falls to the woman. But now there's a new way to pinpoint fertility problems wi...

Face Off

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 04.03.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

If Pat Benatar is right, and "Love is a Battlefield," then makeup is my war paint. And my artillery is as follows: concealer by Scott Barnes, foundati...

Another CVS Claims Uterus Is Required For Purchase Of Plan B

Jezebel | Posted 01.06.2012 | Women

Last month CVS apologized for refusing to let a man buy Plan B at a Houston store because he doesn't have a uterus. The pharmacy acknowledged that the...

Whole Foods Offends With Hanukkah Mix-Up

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Are local businesses culturally insensitive to Jews? The Washington Post's Jessica Goldstein expressed her shock Tuesday when she learne...

Group To CVS: Unlock Prince George's Condoms

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A group is criticizing the CVS pharmacy chain of keeping condoms locked up in stores located in areas with high rates of HIV, especially...