CVS Health and Aetna closed their $69 billion merger on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 bringing together one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains with health insurance giant Aetna yet, there are still many unanswered questions. What about antitrust implications? Will this merger reduce healthcare costs?
Just 3 months after CVS Health announced its intention to acquire Aetna, Cigna agrees to buy PBM Express Scripts and Albertsons agrees to buy Rite Aid stores. Experts in healthcare are saying these mergers and acquisitions have the potential to
Analysts are saying that Amazon’s possible entry into the pharmacy market could be a “massive threat” to chain and independent retail pharmacy business. So what is pharmacy’s response? The answer is in this headline: CVS Health will launch a new
Amazon hasn’t said publicly what its plans are in pharmacy, but that hasn’t stopped a constant onslaught of questions from industry analysts, PBM executives and pharmacy chains about the potential for Amazon to get into the prescription business. While we
If you read the blog, “Say What? What Opponents say about Patient Choice” you heard all the “facts” and arguments presented by the PBMs, health plans and insurance companies why Patient Choice legislation is a bad idea. This included quotes
In this past Colorado legislative session, A Patients’ Choice of Pharmacies bill was introduced. The pharmacy organizations of Colorado representing independent and retail pharmacists were in support of this bill. Opposition to the bill included the usual suspects – pharmacy
The last day of the 2016 Colorado Legislative Session was May 11, 2016. Value Pharmacists monitored/lobbied 4 bills affecting pharmacy. Although you may reside in a state other than Colorado, these issues could be in your backyard in the not