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.

CVS Health tops 2Q profit forecasts, spurred by acquisitions

By Associated Press  |  August 02, 2016

CVS Health beat second-quarter earnings expectations and nudged its 2016 forecast higher after the drugstore chain and pharmacy benefit manager reaped gains from a couple of deals and its sales of pricey specialty drugs rose.


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