• D.C. April 4, 2019 5:11 pm

    CVS Spreads Same-Day Prescription Deliveries to 36 States

    CVS Health is expanding same-day prescription deliveries nationwide in the latest push by drugstores to keep customers who don’t want to wait and are doing more shopping online. The drugstore chain says it can deliver medications and other products within a few hours to homes or offices from 6,000 locations. The company started this service, which comes with a fee,...

  • Los Angeles January 29, 2019 11:57 pm

    Walgreens, CVS Offering Ways to Fix Your Teeth in Stores

    You can already get checked and treated for strep throat at many drugstores. You can now get your teeth cleaned and straightened at some. CVS Health is running a pilot with SmileDirectClub to fit people for the start-up’s invisible braces in CVS’ drugstores. Walgreens opened an Aspen Dental office in one of its Florida stores, with plans to open another...

  • China December 17, 2018 10:48 pm

    Dow Jones Industrials Take Second Straight 2-Percent Plunge

    Another day of big losses knocked U.S. stocks to their lowest levels in more than a year Monday. Selling was widespread. Investors dumped high-growth technology and retail companies as well as steadier, high-dividend companies. Hospitals and health insurers slumped after a federal judge in Texas ruled that the 2010 Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.

  • CEO December 17, 2018 7:12 pm

    Startup's On-Demand Health Insurance Draws Attention

    People with health insurance often pay for coverage they never use. A startup wants to shake that up. It’s a radical idea: On-demand insurance that lets customers buy some of their coverage only if and when they need it, similar to how TV viewers might rent a new release from Amazon instead of paying every month for a pricey cable...

  • CVS November 26, 2018 5:58 pm

    CVS, Aetna Draw Closer to Closing $69B Combination

    Shares of CVS Health and Aetna are rising with the companies now saying they expect to close their $69 billion tie-up later this week.

  • BOSTON October 31, 2018 9:24 pm

    CVS Is Testing a Membership Program as Amazon Pushes Into Prescription Drugs

    Free delivery. A membership fee. It’s not Amazon Prime, though it sounds like it. CVS is piloting a program in Boston that includes free delivery on most prescriptions and online purchases, access to a pharmacist helpline, a 20 percent discount on all CVS-branded products and a monthly $10 coupon. Called CarePass, a membership costs $48 annually or $5 monthly, less...

  • Facebook May 8, 2018 4:21 pm

    Bogus Medical Treatments Dupe Patients on Crowdfunding Sites: Study

    They’re the tech-age version of donor jars at the diner: crowdfunding websites that aim to link ailing people with strangers willing to help pay for medical treatment. But new research suggests duped patients sometimes crowdfund to pay for bogus stem cell treatments. A study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association focused on for-profit clinics that use...

  • Department of Justice December 4, 2017 11:52 pm

    Experts: CVS-Aetna Deal Could Negatively Impact Patients

    It’s been a shakeup for the healthcare industry after CVS and Aetna announced their $69 billion deal, a move that’s caused insurance experts to urge everyone to pay attention.

  • Rhode Island October 27, 2017 11:04 am

    Aetna Stock Surges on Report of CVS Deal Talks

    Aetna’s stock has surged after a news report said CVS Health is in talks to buy the insurer a deal that could be worth more than $60 billion.

  • California August 25, 2017 5:33 pm

    Aetna Envelope Window Reveals Patients' HIV Status: Lawyers

    Two legal organizations said health insurer Aetna revealed the HIV status of patients in several states by mailing envelopes with a large, clear window that showed information on purchasing HIV prescriptions.

  • Governor November 8, 2017 2:57 pm

    Top US Drug Middleman Express Scripts to Limit Opioids; Doctors Concerned

    The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans. But the new program from Express Scripts is drawing criticism from the American Medical Association, the largest association of physicians and medical students in the U.S.,...

  • injuries July 26, 2017 4:12 pm

    Chainsaw Attack Suspect Arrested in Switzerland

    The suspect in a chainsaw attack on a health insurer’s office in Switzerland that left five people wounded was caught on Tuesday after more than a day on the run, police said. Franz Wrousis was arrested in Thalwil, some 45 kilometers (28 miles) from the scene of Monday morning’s attack in Schaffhausen, police said. The lakeside town is in Zurich...

  • Donald Trump July 3, 2017 2:01 pm

    Christie Lounges With Family on Beach at Park Closed From Shutdown

    Gov. Chris Christie spent part of Sunday lounging with his family on a beach at a state park that had been closed due to the state’s government shutdown, which showed little sign of ending.

  • Iowa May 11, 2017 7:17 pm

    Aetna Drops Last 2 State Markets Under Affordable Care Act

    While Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the future of the current law has grown hazier with the nation’s third-largest health insurer completely divorcing itself from state-based insurance markets. Aetna said late Wednesday that it won’t sell individual coverage next year in its two remaining states — Nebraska and Delaware — after projecting a $200 million loss this...

  • Connecticut February 15, 2017 2:53 am

    Aetna, Humana Call Off $34 Billion Deal

    Aetna and Humana called off a $34 billion proposal to combine the two major health insurers after a federal judge, citing antitrust concerns, shot down the deal. The announcement Tuesday comes several days after another federal judge rejected a tie-up between two other massive insurers. Blue Cross-Blue Shield carrier Anthem is attempting to buy Cigna for $48 billion. Anthem has...

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