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Growing prescriptions help push CVS past Q2 expectations

CVS Health Corp. thumped second-quarter expectations and hiked its full-year forecast as growing prescription claims and COVID-19 test kits sales countered a drop in...

CVS seeks verification on drugs with possible abortion use 

CVS Health Health Corp. is asking pharmacists in some states to verify that a few of the prescriptions they provide will not be used...

CVS raises 2021 forecast again after strong third quarter

CVS Health Corp. delivered a better-than-expected third quarter and raised its 2021 forecast again as more people returned to its drugstores for prescriptions or...

COVID-19 vaccines, testing help CVS Health beat Q2 forecasts

Customers returned to CVS Health stores to fill prescriptions and get COVID-19 tests and vaccines, helping to push the health care giant past Wall...

CVS take on 2021 gets rosier, profit jumps 11%

CVS Health Corp. hiked its 2021 forecast and beat Wall Street's first-quarter as a growing insurance business countered hits the health care giant took...
AMAZON.COM has launched an online pharmacy, Tuesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Amazon opens online pharmacy, shaking up another industry

NEW YORK (AP) – Now at Amazon.com: insulin and inhalers. The online colossus opened an online pharmacy Tuesday that allows customers to order medication or...
THE PAPER TRAIL: Melissa Szymanski sits with some of her medical bills at home in Glastonbury, Conn. Szymanski got sick earlier this year and wound up with a $3,200 bill because she wasn’t diagnosed initially with COVID-19. Later, tests showed she had it, and she is fighting to have her bills reduced. / AP PHOTO/JESSICA HILL

Coverage safety net has plenty of holes

COVID-19 can do more than torment patients physically. It also clobbers some financially. Even though many insurers and the U.S. government have offered to pick...
CVS HEALTH announced that it will partner with Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro on self-driving vehicle deliveries of medicines and other products to customers near a Houston-area store. / COURTESY NURO/NATHAN LINDSTROM VIA AP

CVS Health tests self-driving vehicle prescription delivery

CVS Health will try delivering prescriptions with self-driving vehicles in a test that begins next month. The drugstore chain said Thursday that it will partner...
CVS HEALTH’s Aetna is waiving patient payments for hospital stays tied to the coronavirus. Specifically, the company said many of its customers will not have to make co-payments or other forms of cost sharing if they wind up admitted to a hospital in the insurer’s provider network. / AP FILE PHOTO/RICHARD DREW

Aetna waives patient payments for coronavirus hospital stays

One of the nation’s biggest health insurers is waiving patient payments for hospital stays tied to the coronavirus. CVS Health’s insurer Aetna said Wednesday that...
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