As Amazon starts to roll out its telehealth and pharmacy offerings, most big health systems and insurers don’t yet view it as a threat. But pharmacy benefit managers and vertically integrated payers will be keeping a watchful eye on the company as it starts to… Read More »With telehealth, pharmacy offerings, Amazon starts to encroach on PBMs
Walgreens, CVS, Walmart and dozens of other pharmacies will start administering a limited number of vaccines as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. It will offer vaccines in medically underserved areas to healthcare workers, people ages 65 and older, and essential workers, according to… Read More »Pharmacies to start offering a limited number of Covid-19 vaccines
CVS and Walgreens began administering the first doses of Covid-19 vaccines across long-term care facilities last week. But many questions still remain about how it will be administered to the general public.
The retailer plans to open primary care clinics in Houston, El Paso, Austin, Phoenix and Orlando by next summer as part of its partnership with startup VillageMD.
CVS Health’s infusion business will participate in a pilot to administer a recently authorized monoclonal antibody treatment to prevent patients from getting seriously ill with Covid-19. But data about the treatment, bamlanivimab, is mixed, and supply is limited.
Two years after acquiring PillPack, Amazon is launching its much-anticipated pharmacy business. It will ship prescriptions to patients’ homes, and offers a cash-pay discount for Prime customers.
Aetna President Karen Lynch will replace current CVS CEO Larry Merlo next spring. Merlo, who has been the company’s CEO for nearly a decade, plans to retire in May.
Walmart caught the healthcare industry’s attention when it began opening primary care centers across Georgia, Florida and Illinois. But without its leader, will the effort still be able to keep its momentum?
Walgreens plan to open hundreds of VillageMD clinics at its stores in the next five years. It would be the first major move by Walgreens to staff its locations with primary care physicians.