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Editorial: The phony war on high drug prices

Editorial: The phony war on high drug prices

By Merrill Goozner  |  April 27, 2017

Politics, like nature, abhors a vacuum. Witness how the pharmaceutical industry has succeeded in taking advantage of President Donald Trump's failure to do something—anything—about high drug prices.

VA tests partnership with CVS to reduce veterans' wait times

By Associated Press  |  April 18, 2017

Some ailing veterans can now use their federal healthcare benefits at CVS MinuteClinics to treat minor illnesses and injuries, under a pilot program announced Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Walgreens, Rite Aid shed 865 stores to close $9.4 billion deal

Walgreens, Rite Aid shed 865 stores to close $9.4 billion deal

By Associated Press  |  December 20, 2016

Walgreens and Rite Aid will sell 865 stores to rival retailer Fred's for $950 million, potentially removing the final roadblock thwarting a tie up between the nation's largest and third-largest drugstore chains.

CVS pairs up with OptumRx to compete against rival Walgreens

By Shelby Livingston  |  November 30, 2016

CVS Health is partnering with UnitedHealth's pharmacy-benefit manager business OptumRx in a move that helps the retailer compete with rival drugstore chain Walgreens, which struck a similar deal with OptumRx earlier in the year.

Engagement is a core competency for healthcare

Engagement is a core competency for healthcare

By Debbie Ritchie  |  October 07, 2016

We each got into healthcare to make a difference in the lives of others. As healthcare providers, the most fulfilling days are realized when patients are engaged with their own health and with their caregivers. The more we focus on helping others engage, the more we engage ourselves.

Humana, UnitedHealthcare join new value-based prescription drug model

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 03, 2016

Humana, UnitedHealthcare, WellCare, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and CVS Health are among those participating in a Medicare Part D model that gives insurers financial incentives to offer innovative programs that encourage patients to take their medications.

Activist investors push healthcare firms to add seasoned leaders to boards

Activist investors push healthcare firms to add seasoned leaders to boards

By Dave Barkholz  |  August 06, 2016

Activist investors in for-profit healthcare firms want seasoned leaders—often drawn from the ranks of former leaders of not-for-profit healthcare systems—to sit on their boards and help those firms navigate today's fast-changing reimbursement environment.

Apps for Rx sticker shock

Apps for Rx sticker shock

By Adam Rubenfire  |  July 30, 2016

A number of insurers, pharmacy benefit managers and technology companies are developing smartphone and computer apps to provide accurate drug-pricing information for patients and physicians.

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