• Donald Trump Oct 10, 2019

    First Lady Melania Trump Listens as Teens Share Experiences With Vaping

    Melania Trump said Wednesday she’s glad some stores are pulling electronic cigarettes off the shelves amid an explosion in vaping among young people, calling it a necessary step to protect the next generation. “We need to be proactive before it gets out of control,” she said at a White House “listening session” where a small group of teenagers from around...

  • Connecticut Oct 10, 2018

    DOJ Approves $69B CVS Health-Aetna Merger, With Conditions

    The proposed $69 billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna is getting a greenlight from the Department of Justice, with some conditions. The Justice Department on Wednesday approved the deal on the condition that Aetna moves ahead with its plan to sell its Medicare Part D prescription drug plan business, resolving some anti-monopoly issues.

  • Richmond Sep 22, 2018

    Sheriff: Maryland Rite Aid Warehouse Shooter Had Mental Illness But Legally Owned Gun

    The woman who killed three people and wounded others before shooting herself to death at a Maryland drugstore warehouse had been diagnosed with a mental illness and used a legally purchased gun in the rampage, a law enforcement official said Friday.

  • Pennsylvania Aug 9, 2018

    Rite Aid, Albertsons Call Off Merger Deal Ahead of Vote

    Rite Aid and the grocer Albertsons called off an agreement to become a single company with the deal facing shaky prospects in a shareholder vote. Shares of the drugstore chain plunged after markets opened Thursday. The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands had announced in February plans to buy Rite Aid’s more than 2,500 stores with the goal of...

  • Cigna Mar 8, 2018

    Cigna to Spend About $52 Billion for Express Scripts

    The insurer Cigna will spend about $52 billion to acquire the nation’s biggest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, the latest in a string of proposed tie-ups as health care’s bill payers attempt to get a grip on rising costs. Including $15 billion in debt, the proposed $67 billion acquisition follows a deal announced late last year in which the drugstore...

  • Idaho Mar 19, 2018

    Grocery Retailer Albertsons to Buy Drugstore Chain Rite Aid

    The privately held owner of Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation’s third-largest drugstore chain. Albertsons Companies is offering either a share of its stock and $1.83 in cash or slightly more than a share for every 10 shares of Rite Aid. A deal value...

  • AT&T Dec 4, 2017

    CVS Health-Aetna Deal Could Reshape Health Industry

    CVS Health wants to do much more than fill your prescription or jab your arm with an annual flu shot. The second-largest U.S. drugstore chain is buying Aetna, the third-largest health insurer, in order to push much deeper into customer care. The evolution won’t happen overnight, but in time, shoppers may find more clinics in CVS stores and more services...

  • drugstore chain Dec 4, 2017

    CVS Agrees to Buy Insurance Company Aetna in $69B Deal

    Drugstore operator CVS is making a $69 billion offer for insurer Aetna as it tries to position itself as a one-stop shop for Americans’ health care needs with prescription drugs, clinics and insurance plans to cover those goods and services. The companies announced Sunday that CVS Health Corp. will pay about $207 in cash and stock for each share of...

  • Connecticut Oct 27, 2017

    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.

  • Pennsylvania Sep 9, 2016

    Walgreens Prepares to Unload More Than 500 Stores

    Walgreens believes that it will probably have to unload more stores than expected to ease antitrust concerns over its pending, $9.41 billion acquisition of Rite Aid, a deal that would make the nation’s largest drugstore chain even larger.

  • drugstore chain Apr 29, 2015

    “Epic Receipts” Trigger Customer Complaints, Thousands of Tweets

    From social media to late night television, the “epic” receipts from CVS are generating a lot of attention. The drugstore chain’s lengthy receipts have triggered more than 8,000 twitter posts, dozens of YouTube rants and a lot of consumer frustration.

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