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With Aetna deal nearing, CVS names new team

With Aetna deal nearing, CVS names new team

WOONSOCKET, R.I.­ — CVS Health has announced the management team that, following the close of the Aetna acquisition, will lead the combined company into the future. Aetna will operate as a stand-alone business unit within the CVS Health enterprise following the close and will be led by members of its current management team. In addition,

CVS kept drug price growth almost flat for PBM clients in 2017

CVS kept drug price growth almost flat for PBM clients in 2017

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has reported that, in 2017, the company kept drug price growth nearly flat for its pharmacy benefit management (PBM) clients, at a minimal 0.2%, despite manufacturer price inflation near 10%. Overall, the combination of this nearly flat drug price growth, with low drug utilization growth of 1.7%, reduced drug trend

Foulkes exits CVS to become Hudson’s Bay CEO

Foulkes exits CVS to become Hudson’s Bay CEO

TORONTO — Helena Foulkes has been named chief executive officer of Hudson’s Bay Co. (HBC), an international department store and off-price retailer. The move brings to an end a 25-year career at CVS Health, where Foulkes most recently served as corporate executive vice president and president of CVS Pharmacy, the company’s retail pharmacy business. Following

CVS makes moves to strengthen PBM business

CVS makes moves to strengthen PBM business

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has announced two major agreements to boost pharmacy benefit management ­services. The company late last month introduced a 30,000-store performance-based pharmacy network anchored by CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens designed to deliver savings and improved clinical outcomes for CVS Caremark PBM members. That followed the company’s announcement of a five-year deal

CVS Caremark unveils performance-based Rx network

CVS Caremark unveils performance-based Rx network

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — For its CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit manager, CVS Health next year plans to roll out a new 30,000-store pharmacy network anchored by CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens. CVS said late Tuesday that the performance-based network also will include up to 10,000 independent community pharmacies nationwide. Besides yielding unit cost savings, the CVS Caremark

CVS extending health care reach

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health plans to extend its Transform Diabetes Care initiative to four more disease states over the next two years. The program is expected to also cover asthma, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and depression by midsummer 2019. Launched late last year, Transform Diabetes Care is designed to lower pharmacy costs through aggressive trend management

CVS to expand disease management program

CVS to expand disease management program

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health plans to extend its Transform Diabetes Care initiative to four more disease states over the next two years. The program is expected to also cover asthma, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and depression by midsummer 2019. Launched late last year, Transform Diabetes Care is designed to lower pharmacy costs through aggressive trend management

CVS launches PBM Rx savings program

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health last month announced the launch of Reduced Rx, a prescription savings program offering discounts on certain medications directly to patients through the company’s pharmacy benefits manager, CVS Caremark. The announcement came a day after the company reported that prescription growth for CVS Caremark clients slowed in 2016 to its lowest

CVS to launch Reduced Rx savings program

CVS to launch Reduced Rx savings program

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health plans to serve up discounts on certain medications via a new prescription drug savings program called Reduced Rx. CVS said Thursday that Reduced Rx is designed to help patients with high out-of-pocket costs afford vital medications. The discounts will be offered directly to patients through CVS Caremark, the company’s pharmacy benefit

CVS Health names Jon Roberts chief operating officer

CVS Health names Jon Roberts chief operating officer

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has named Jon Roberts to the new position of executive  vice president and chief operating officer. Roberts, who was president of the CVS Caremark pharmacy benefits management unit, will continue to report to CVS Health president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo. The company said that in his new position

CVS Health promotes Jon Roberts to COO

CVS Health promotes Jon Roberts to COO

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Veteran CVS Health executive Jon Roberts has been named the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, a new position. CVS said Thursday that Roberts, who was president of the CVS Caremark pharmacy benefits management unit, will continue to report to CVS Health president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo. As

CVS Caremark earns URAC mail pharmacy accreditation

CVS Caremark earns URAC mail pharmacy accreditation

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark, the pharmacy benefit management unit of CVS Health, has received mail service pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care standards organization. CVS said Tuesday that URAC’s Mail Service Pharmacy Accreditation covers standards on core organizational quality, customer service, communications and disclosure, drug utilization management and pharmacy operations, as

CVS bullish about ‘unmatched suite of assets’

NEW YORK — CVS Health “has made the right moves,” and is “very excited about the enterprise that we have become,” president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo said at the company’s annual Analyst Day here. CVS is well positioned to meet the changing needs of consumers, payers and providers with its integrated retail pharmacy,