CLEVELAND — The federal judge overseeing the landmark opioid suit Thursday severed CVS Health entities, Rite Aid and Walmart from the main bellwether trial scheduled for October. Judge Dan Aaron Polster of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio granted the order to simplify the trial and make it more manageable.
Even as a misguided federal judge continues to review its merger with Aetna — a deal that was finalized last November — CVS Health is moving forward expeditiously to overhaul the health care delivery model. President and chief executive officer Larry Merlo and seven of his colleagues from the combined company’s management team recently laid
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Clear/Cut Phocus (Phocus), a first-of-its-kind premium sparkling water containing natural caffeine and L-theanine, is now available at over 800 CVS locations nationwide. CVS has brought on Phocus as part of the pharmacy chain’s better-for-you-beverage program, a commitment to promoting the personal wellness of its customers by providing healthier beverage options on its
While retailing in the United States has hit a snag, one marked by a dearth of innovation and a scarcity of bold leadership, the state of the art elsewhere in the world is alive and well. While traditional retailers have for now run out of new ideas, the art itself is thriving. Examples abound. In
WASHINGTON — A federal judge has been formally asked by the Justice Department to approve CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna Inc. District Court Judge Richard Leon had rebuked the government and the companies late last year for closing the $69 billion dollar deal prior to approval of a consent order. In response, CVS offered to
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health, announced significant progress toward the goal of full transparency for all of its beauty imagery by the end of 2020 and its efforts to create new industry standards for post-production alterations of beauty imagery. Just one year after the company made the commitment to
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Urban Skin Rx, the melanin experts and go-to clinical skin care line geared towards treating and perfecting diverse skin tones, announced it will expand its retail distribution beyond its e-commerce website www.urbanskinrx.com and its retail presence at select Target stores and Target.com into Ulta Beauty, Ulta.com and CVS stores across the U.S. Urban Skin Rx has been
DEERFIELD, Ill. and WOONSOCKET, R.I. — With chain drug stores starting to offer some health check ups, CVS Health and Walgreens are now addressing oral health at some of their locations as well. CVS’s partnership with SmileDirectClub is a pilot that fits patients for invisible braces in CVS stores — while Walgreens opened an Aspen Dental office
MEDINA, Ohio — CVS Health has acquired Ritzman Pharmacies and has plans to close almost all of its 20 Ohio stores and transfer the prescription files. Terms were not disclosed. Ritzman’s units in Akron and Berlin will be rebranded CVS Pharmacy. The Ritzman locations in Rittman, Shreve, Sugarcreek, Wooster-Milltown, Medina-River Styx, Millersburg, Barberton, Wadsworth, Norton,
SAN FRANCISCO — During a presentation of the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference here, CVS chief executive officer Larry Merlo talked about the integration efforts that have already taken place to integrate Aetna into its business. “While it’s only been six weeks, we are absolutely off and running,” Merlo said. He also announced that the company
MEDINA, Ohio — CVS Health has acquired Ritzman Pharmacies Inc. with plans to close almost all of its 20 Ohio stores and transfer the prescription files. Terms were not disclosed. Ritzman’s units in Akron and Berlin, will be rebranded CVS Pharmacy. The Ritzman locations in Rittman, Shreve, Sugarcreek, Wooster – Milltown, Medina – River Styx,
NEW YORK — Detoxwater is now available in over 4,000 CVS locations nationwide as part of the pharmacy retailer’s Better Inside & Out program promoting healthier products for the new year. This seasonal set features two of Detoxwater’s best-selling flavors for the first six weeks of 2019: Original (Lychee & White Grape) and Peachberry (Peach &
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Just after the Thanksgiving weekend, CVS Health announced that it has completed its acquisition of Aetna, establishing CVS Health as the nation’s premier health innovation company. “Today marks the start of a new day in health care and a transformative moment for our company and our industry,” declared CVS Health president and
U.S. district court judge Richard Leon put somewhat of a damper on CVS Health’s merger with Aetna earlier this month when he indicated that he might order a halt to the integration of the companies, which finalized their $78 billion tie-up in late November after winning approval from the Department of Justice and state regulators.