CVS is Officially in the Business of Delivering Prescriptions

Oh, wait… CVS wants to charge $4.99 for an Rx delivered by the USPS.  No discount for being a high volume user? No discount for ordering products that are high margin for CVS? No discount for also including OTC items in the same order?

Oh, and no problems with HIPAA as the carriers, prominently noted to include the USPS, are on it.  Now, I don't know about your neighborhood, but my use of the USPS' own "inside delivery" function documents that one in ten pieces of "coming to your mailbox soon" mail does not make it through the system from the USPS processing facility to the mail slot in my front door.  Yes, we are talking things like written communication from the IRS and the State Franchise Tax Board.  And, even scarier from the CVS angle, many pieces of mail (sometimes several a day) addressed to others in my neighborhood (and beyond) are left as my mail.

And this has been going on for some time.

What's your business model CVS?  When did the flat $4.99 fee become part of the equation for each delivery?  Forgive me while I contain my enthusiasm.







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