Retail Health

Clinical leaders behind Walmart’s health strategy depart

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Dr. Thomas Van Gilder, Walmart’s first chief medical officer, will leave the company in May. Walmart’s head of dentistry, Dr. Roshan Parikh, also left the company. Both had a role in helping design some of the first clinics for Walmart Health.

CVS plans to re-enter ACA marketplace in 2022

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After completely exiting the ACA exchanges in 2018, CVS plan to re-enter them in 2022. Last year, enrollment through federal exchanges increased, and Aetna CEO Karen Lynch said the markets have stabilized.

Walmart pharmacies fueled opioid crisis, DOJ lawsuit claims

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The Justice Department has sued Walmart for fanning the flames of the opioid crisis through its network of pharmacies, claiming that the retailer knowingly filled thousands of illegitimate opioid prescriptions. But Walmart says the lawsuit is “misguided.”

CVS to distribute newly authorized antibody therapy

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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.

Can Walmart change healthcare?

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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?