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CVS boosts pharmacy hiring to handle flu, COVID-19 vaccine demands

Oct 19, 2020
The retailer plans to hire 15,000 additional staff, mostly pharmacy technicians.

Walgreens will add doctors' offices to 500 stores

Jul 10, 2020
The drugstore giant also reports a quarterly loss of $1.7 billion. It and rival CVS are delving deeper into the health and wellness field.
A Walgreens store in Miami. The chain has allied with VillageMD to expand health services.
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CVS bets on becoming "a 360 health company"

May 1, 2019
The company is finding ways to attract more customers.
With an ever-growing number of health-care consumers becoming ever-more cost-sensitive, CVS is at an advantage.
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CVS tries to gain customers ... with smiles

Apr 25, 2019
CVS and SmileDirectClub have a lot to gain from partnering.
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Amazon acquires PillPack as it muscles its way into the health care industry

Jun 28, 2018
Hear that thud? That’s the sound of Amazon getting into the retail pharmacy business. Today the online retail giant snatched up PillPack, an online pharmacy that presorts prescription drugs and delivers them to your door. Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS all saw their stock prices take a dive in early trading on news of the […]

Cigna’s purchase of Express Scripts: Drug price relief ahead?

Mar 8, 2018
Health insurance giant Cigna announced its intent Thursday to buy Express Scripts, a company that negotiates prescription drug deals on behalf of insurers and large employers. This merger comes on the heels of the CVS-Aetna deal late last year, which is also, in part, a marriage between an insurer and a pharmacy benefit manager – […]

What the merger of CVS and Aetna could mean for customers

Dec 12, 2017
With access to Aetna's 47 million customers, CVS wants to transform its stores into "health care hubs."
A CVS MinuteClinic in north Philadelphia.
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CVS might become your new doctor

Dec 4, 2017
CVS Health Corp. has plans to merge with the health insurance company Aetna Inc. in a $69 billion deal.
Pedestrians walk by a CVS store in San Francisco, California. 
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CVS-Aetna merger would help the drugstore take on Amazon

Oct 27, 2017
The massive e-tailer may be getting into the pharmaceutical industry.
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Notice less candy around CVS cash registers? You're right

Sep 13, 2017
CVS wants to be known for improving health, so it's making subtle changes.
A display at CVS touting healthy snacks.
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