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Aetna leadership to stay on after CVS deal

Aetna leadership to stay on after CVS deal

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 03, 2017

Aetna will operate as a stand-alone unit within CVS and will be run by the insurer's current management team. The deal would create a healthcare giant with more than $240 billion in annual revenue.

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.

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.

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