By combining, CVS Health and Aetna hope to build a lower-cost, more-convenient model of care with retail clinics at the center.
Chains like CityMD are taking space vacated by struggling shopping brands in New York City.
Joy Henderson of Truven Health Analytics, part of the IBM Watson Health business, offers advice to hospitals looking to embrace retail clinics, urgent cares and freestanding ERs.
Walgreens has ended its takeover pursuit of rival Rite Aid following resistance from U.S. regulators and will instead now buy stores, distribution centers and inventory in a new deal with the chain.
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.
New payment models are setting the stage for retail clinics to become a meaningful player in chronic care delivery.
Some researchers and health policymakers had hoped the blitz of retail clinics across the country would reduce visits to the ER. A new study from Rand Corp. finds that isn't the case.
Walgreens Boots says it will probably have to unload more stores than expected to ease antitrust concerns over its pending acquisition of Rite Aid, a deal that would make the nation's largest drugstore chain even larger.
The not-for-profit Catholic organization SSM Health will provide birth control pills at the 26 clinics inside St. Louis-area Walgreens stores that it began operating Thursday, an SSM spokesman said.
Drugstore giant Walgreens Boots Alliance has taken another step in its effort to be viewed as a healthcare provider alternative. Walgreens is collaborating with the behavioral health advocacy group Mental Health America to provide mental health screening to as many as 3 million people through 2017.
Cleveland Clinic providers will be available to CVS MinuteClinic customers in Ohio for on-demand online and mobile doctor visits through a telehealth collaboration.
Politicians and policymakers often tout price transparency, comparison shopping, high-deductible health plans and other consumer-based approaches as answers to the nation's healthcare cost and access problems. But recent evidence suggests such solutions have severe limits.