Walmart to remain in CVS Network

A lot of back and forth, with public announcements in the last 10 days, but in the end- Walmart has reached an agreement to remain in the CVS network.  So, nevermind! The battle was over Walmarts demand for higher-reimbursements for its in-store pharmacies.

CVS closes the Aetna Deal

From Bloomberg: “(Bloomberg) – CVS Health has closed its $70 billion deal to buy health insurer Aetna, ending months of reviews by state and federal regulators. The companies announced the takeover almost a year ago in December 2017, promising to create an integrated health-care company whose pharmacy locations could be hubs for medical services while better managing patients.”   It …

CVS Agrees To Buy Health Insurance Giant Aetna

The pharmacy chain CVS Health has agreed to buy Aetna in a $69 billion deal that could transform the health care industry. If the deal, which was announced by the two companies on Sunday, is approved by regulators, it would bring a large health insurance company and pharmacy provider under one umbrella. The agreement is expected to close in the second half …