Drug Store Chains Entering The Healtcare Business

Drug Store Chains Entering The Healtcare Business
Drug Store Chains Entering The Healtcare Business
Drug Store Chains Entering The Healtcare Business Investopedia

This has always seemed like an eventuality. The threat of an integrated pharmacy could spur consolidation in a disrupted and scambling health care space. And, the dominoes have begun to fall as the behemoths of our economy look to get into the space:

In Wal-Mart May Buy Humana to Combat CVS-Aetna by Shoshanna Delventhal of Investopedia explains that:

News broke Monday regarding CVS Health Corp.’s (CVS). The deal would mark the health insurance industry’s largest acquisition to date and reflects a broader repositioning of the health industry as traditional players scramble to guard themselves against the anticipated arrival of Amazon.com Inc

The deal would mark the health insurance industry’s largest acquisition to date and reflects a broader repositioning of the health industry as traditional players scramble to guard themselves against the anticipated arrival of Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN)

Leerink’s Ana Gupte noted that Humana and Wal-Mart have already been in a relationship for at least six years in which the health insurer steers its members to Walmart’s pharmacies for deals on prescription co-pays. “Humana and Wal-Mart have been in a very tight relationship for six or seven years,” Gupte told CNBC in a recent interview. “It’s not a formal joint venture, but they steer Humana members to Wal-Mart.”
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