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CVS Health completes Aetna deal

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Last month, CVS Health completed its acquisition of Aetna, positioning the retail chain 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 chief executive officer Larry Merlo when

CVS Health completes acquisition of Aetna

CVS Health completes acquisition of Aetna

Woonsocket, R.I. – CVS Health on Wednesday announced that it 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,” said CVS Health president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo.

CVS sales, earnings top Wall Street estimates

CVS sales, earnings top Wall Street estimates

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Pharmacy gains propelled CVS Health’s second quarter results ahead of Wall Street’s expectations. Retail sales for the three months ended June 30 climbed 5.7% to $20.7 billion, despite less front-end traffic. Overall same-store sales rose 5.9%. Pharmacy sales jumped 8.3% from a year ago, while same-store front-end sales dipped 1%. CVS’ revenue

CVS takes new steps to fight opioid abuse

WOONSOCKET, R.I.— CVS Health has rolled out a sweeping plan that utilizes its integrated pharmacy assets to help battle drug misuse and abuse, namely opioid painkillers. The program would also boost funding for addiction programs, counseling and safe disposal of opioids. “As America’s front door to health care with a presence in nearly 10,000 communities

CVS lifts its 2016 earnings guidance

CVS lifts its 2016 earnings guidance

NEW YORK – CVS Health, at its annual analysts’ day held here on Wednesday, raised the midpoint of its earnings outlook for 2016 and reiterated its five-year targets. “Over the past several years, CVS Health has been preparing for the changes in the health care landscape by expanding our extensive suite of leading assets and