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November 21, 2013

Chain Store Age posted a story about Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital opening a new 70,000-sq.-ft. retail store and restaurant development in the hospital and across the campus.

Chain Store Age posted a story about Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital opening a new 70,000-sq.-ft. retail store and restaurant development in the hospital and across the campus.

October 15, 2012

Walmart and Humana have teamed up again to help Medicare beneficiaries afford their prescriptions.

Bentonville, Ark. -- Walmart and Humana have teamed up again to help Medicare beneficiaries afford their prescriptions. With annual enrollment open until Dec. 7, 2012, for 2013 Medicare plans, the Humana-Walmart Preferred Rx Plan announced that it offers one monthly plan premium of $18.50 a month for beneficiaries in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., regardless of where they live.

October 15, 2012

Walmart and Humana have teamed up again to help Medicare beneficiaries afford their prescriptions.

Bentonville, Ark. -- Walmart and Humana have teamed up again to help Medicare beneficiaries afford their prescriptions. With annual enrollment open until Dec. 7, 2012, for 2013 Medicare plans, the Humana-Walmart Preferred Rx Plan announced that it offers one monthly plan premium of $18.50 a month for beneficiaries in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., regardless of where they live.

January 9, 2012

Managed care company Health Net Inc. announced it will sell its Medicare Part D stand-alone prescription drug business to CVS Caremark for $160 million.

New York City -- Managed care company Health Net Inc. announced it will sell its Medicare Part D stand-alone prescription drug business to CVS Caremark for $160 million.

The business has about 400,000 members in 49 states and Washington, D.C., with annual revenue of approximately $490 million.

The deal is scheduled to close during the second quarter, pending approval from antitrust regulators.
 

January 9, 2012

Managed care company Health Net Inc. announced it will sell its Medicare Part D stand-alone prescription drug business to CVS Caremark for $160 million.

New York City -- Managed care company Health Net Inc. announced it will sell its Medicare Part D stand-alone prescription drug business to CVS Caremark for $160 million.

The business has about 400,000 members in 49 states and Washington, D.C., with annual revenue of approximately $490 million.

The deal is scheduled to close during the second quarter, pending approval from antitrust regulators.
 

March 11, 2011

You have almost certainly read or heard a dozen news stories this year that begin something like this: “The first Baby Boomer is turning 65 in 2011 . . .”

By Stephen Reily, info@vibrantnation.com

You have almost certainly read or heard a dozen news stories this year that begin something like this: “The first Baby Boomer is turning 65 in 2011 . . .” 

If you are a chain store executive, here is the most important point about that fact: You should forget it.

March 1, 2011

CVS Caremark Corp. said Tuesday that federal antitrust regulators cleared its planned acquisition of insurer Universal American Corp.'s Medicare Part D prescription drug business.

Woonsocket, R.I.  -- CVS Caremark Corp. said Tuesday that federal antitrust regulators cleared its planned acquisition of insurer Universal American Corp.'s Medicare Part D prescription drug business.

CVS and Universal American said the Federal Trade Commission has ended a mandatory review of the $1.25 billion deal. Universal American shareholders and state regulators still need to clear the deal.

The companies announced the transaction Dec. 31, and they expect it to close by the end of the second quarter.

March 1, 2011

CVS Caremark Corp. said Tuesday that federal antitrust regulators cleared its planned acquisition of insurer Universal American Corp.'s Medicare Part D prescription drug business.

Woonsocket, R.I.  -- CVS Caremark Corp. said Tuesday that federal antitrust regulators cleared its planned acquisition of insurer Universal American Corp.'s Medicare Part D prescription drug business.

CVS and Universal American said the Federal Trade Commission has ended a mandatory review of the $1.25 billion deal. Universal American shareholders and state regulators still need to clear the deal.

The companies announced the transaction Dec. 31, and they expect it to close by the end of the second quarter.

February 3, 2011

CVS Caremark Corp. reported Thursday that profit for the fourth quarter fell 2%.

Woonsocket, R.I. -- CVS Caremark Corp. reported Thursday that profit for the fourth quarter fell 2%. The company cited client losses and fewer Medicare prescription drug program members for the lackluster performance.

Net income declined to $1.03 billion, compared with $1.05 billion in the year-ago period. Revenue fell 4% to $24.77 billion. Wall Street expected $24.98 billion in revenue.

January 3, 2011

CVS Caremark Corp. said Friday it will pay $1.25 billion to buy Universal American Corp.'s Medicare prescription drug services unit.

Woonsocket, R.I. -- CVS Caremark Corp. said Friday it will pay $1.25 billion to buy Universal American Corp.'s Medicare prescription drug services unit. The deal will more than double the size of the chain’s Medicare drug business.

CVS said it pursued the deal because with the country's population aging, a growing percentage of Americans will get their prescription drug coverage from Medicare.

January 3, 2011

CVS Caremark Corp. said Friday it will pay $1.25 billion to buy Universal American Corp.'s Medicare prescription drug services unit.

Woonsocket, R.I. -- CVS Caremark Corp. said Friday it will pay $1.25 billion to buy Universal American Corp.'s Medicare prescription drug services unit. The deal will more than double the size of the chain’s Medicare drug business.

CVS said it pursued the deal because with the country's population aging, a growing percentage of Americans will get their prescription drug coverage from Medicare.

September 30, 2010

Wal-Mart Stores and health insurer Humana said Friday they are teaming up to offer a...

September 30, 2010

Wal-Mart Stores and health insurer Humana said Friday they are teaming up to offer a...

May 17, 2010

CVS Caremark Corp. spent $1.98 million in the first quarter as it lobbied Congress on...

March 23, 2010

CVS Caremark Corp. spent $2.1 million in the fourth quarter as it lobbied the White...

November 2, 2008

Costco has partnered with insurance carrier Aetna to help consumers access an affordable and comprehensive...

November 2, 2008

Costco has partnered with insurance carrier Aetna to help consumers access an affordable and comprehensive...

July 16, 2008

The nation’s retail-pharmacy industry won a major victory this week when the U.S. Senate and...

July 16, 2008

The nation’s retail-pharmacy industry won a major victory this week when the U.S. Senate and...

January 24, 2008

The National Association...

September 6, 2006

Carteret, N.J., Pathmark...

October 23, 2005

Bentonville, Ark., Wal-Mart...

October 23, 2005

Bentonville, Ark., Wal-Mart...