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.
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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…

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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Amazon would be a disrupter if it sold prescriptions

May 17, 2017
A report from CNBC says Amazon is getting more serious about becoming a place for you to buy your prescription drugs. Amazon could be a major disrupter, as it has been when it entered other sectors, from books to groceries. The…

Insurance executives are using data to help curb opioid abuse

Jun 7, 2016
A new study says one way to stop "doctor shopping" is to track the pharmacies where people are buying these drugs.
Jackson, 27, who said he is addicted to prescription medication, lies passed out in a public library in New London, Connecticut. 
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Walgreens buys Rite Aid as industry consolidates

Oct 28, 2015
The pharmacy industry thinks bigger is better to find cost savings.

Front-of-the-store sales key to Walgreens growth

Jul 9, 2015
Walgreens wants to sell more non-pharmacy products, with higher profit margins.

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Why Target is selling its pharmacies to CVS

Jun 15, 2015
The deal will give customers access to more drugs, services — and shopping.

What Big Pharma wants from the big trade deal

Jun 10, 2015
Drug companies are the biggest lobbying force on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

CVS seeks to buy Omnicare

May 21, 2015
CVS wantsto buy the pharmacy services provider that supplies many elderly people .