VillageMD, a primary care startup that has Walgreens as a big backer, is reportedly planning to go public. The company has plans to open hundreds of co-located primary care clinics at Walgreens pharmacies.
Walgreens appoints Rosalind (Roz) Brewer as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective on March 15, 2021. Brewer will also join the WBA Board of Directors upon assuming the role. She succeeds Stefano Pessina who, as previously announced, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman… Read More »Executive Hires: Walgreens Appoints New CEO, Cityblock Health, Innovaccer, Others
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
AmerisourceBergen plans to buy most of Walgreens’ Alliance Healthcare business for $6.5 billion. The deal will let Walgreens focus more on its retail pharmacy and healthcare businesses.
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.
Amazon.com, Inc. today announced the expansion of its foothold into the pharmacy business with two new pharmacy offerings to help customers conveniently purchase their prescription medications. Amazon Pharmacy, a new store on Amazon, allows customers to complete an entire pharmacy transaction on their desktop or… Read More »Amazon Launches Digital Pharmacy Store: 6 Key Things to Know
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.
Ram Sathia, VP of Intelligent Automation at PK While most of the public’s attention is focused on the horse race for an approved COVID-19 vaccine, another major hurdle lies just around the corner: the distribution of hundreds of millions of vaccine doses. In today’s highly… Read More »How RPA Can Help Get COVID-19 Vaccines to High-Risk Patients First
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH “Next-gen” healthcare might just be getting its start in primary care. So says Crossover Health’s CEO, Scott Shreeve, who laughingly channels Justin Timberlake and says he’s “bringing sexy back” to it too. With Walmart launching its own Healthcare Super Centers,… Read More »Crossover Health: The Amazon Deal, Primary Care & The Rise of the ‘Health Activist’ Employer
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?
– Healthcare Growth Partners’ (HGP) summary of Health IT/digital health mergers & acquisition (M&A) activity, and public company performance during the month of July 2020. While a pandemic ravages the country, technology valuations are soaring. The Nasdaq hit an all-time high during the month of… Read More »Analysis: July Health IT M&A Activity; Public Company Performance
On Episode 136 of Health in 2 Point 00, Jess has 15 new deals to talk about (and its only been a day since the last episode!). Jess asks me about CityBlock getting $54M for their Series B round to provide primary care services to… Read More »Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 136 | Telepharmacy, a Mega-Merger, & DoorDash’s Deal with Walgreens
Today on Episode 134 of Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I cover Livongo’s stock price swinging, Brian Dolan’s PPP “Black List” for Health Tech Startups, and Oak Street Health & GoHealth filing their S-1’s. We also get Matthew’s take on Walgreen’s deal with… Read More »Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 134 | Health Tech’s “PPP Blacklist”, Walgreens and VillageMD, & more
Facing declining retail traffic, particularly overseas, Walgreens posted a net loss of $1.7 billion for the quarter ending on May 31. The company still has a long road ahead, but analysts said they liked its long-term strategy with VillageMD.
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.
– Walgreens will invest $1 billion in equity and convertible debt in VillageMD to open 500 physician-led primary care clinics in more than 30 U.S. markets in the next five years. – VillageMD and Walgreens also recently announced the availability of Village Medical telehealth providers… Read More »Walgreens to Invest $1B in VillageMD to Open 500 to 700 Full-Service Doctor Offices
Two major retail chains — Walgreens and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) — are expanding their health care reach while increasing their footprints in the home- and community-based care space. Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) — Walgreens’ holding company — and VillageMD announced a five-year plan Wednesday… Read More »‘Back to the Future’: Walgreens Invests $1B in VillageMD to Expand Community-Based Care Services