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CVS HEALTH CORP. has received final approval for its acquisition of Aetna Inc. in U.S. District Court. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS wins court approval for antitrust accord on Aetna deal

WASHINGTON – CVS Health Corp. won court approval for its $68 billion takeover of Aetna Inc., removing the final barrier to a deal that adds...
SUPPLIES OF the Shingrix shingles vaccine in the area are low but improving. Above, a vaccination advertisement at the Walgreens located at 12 East Main Rd., Middletown. / PBN PHOTO/JANINE WEISMAN

Demand in R.I. outpaces CDC’s preferred shingles vaccine but supplies are...

MIDDLETOWN — Word had yet to get out about what was in a pharmacy refrigerator at the Walgreens on East Main Road in Middletown...
SWING OF THINGS: In their leisure time, employees at Parkinson Technologies participate in a golf league at Chemawa Golf Course in North Attleboro. Joe Connelly, Parkinson product development manager, tees off.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Healthy employees keep Parkinson Technologies on cutting edge

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 2-149 EMPLOYEES #1: Parkinson Technologies Inc.CEO (or equivalent): Peter Termyn, CEO and president Number of employees: 80Woonsocket-based Parkinson Technologies INC....

CVS Health offers employees prescription to improved well-being

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 5000+ EMPLOYEES #2: CVS Health Corp.CEO (or equivalent): Larry J. Merlo, CEO and president Number of employees: 151,355IT’S ONE THING...
CVS HEALTH CORP. reported a $1.9 billion profit in the second quarter, exceeding expectations. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS posts $1.9B profit in Q2 with Aetna profit boost

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. reported net income of $1.9 billion, or $1.49 per diluted share, in the second quarter, a turnaround from a...
CLOSE COORDINATION: Dr. David Bourassa, right, chief medical officer for Thundermist Health Center, speaks with medical assistant Aminata Gassama. Bourassa said primary care doctors can coordinate a patient’s care better than a CVS MinuteClinic because they know a patient’s medical history.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Docs worry CVS clinics coming between them, patients

When it comes to minor health care issues, scheduling a doctor’s office visit can sometimes be more of a headache than many people can...
CVS DISTRIBUTED 7.7% of all opioid pills in the U.S. between 2006 and 2012, according to newly available data from the DEA. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

WaPo: Opioid distributors, including CVS, cited in DEA data

PROVIDENCE – There were 76 billion opioid pills distributed in the United States over a seven-year period from 2006 to 2012, according to a...
THE WHITE HOUSE abandoned a push to end rebates paid to middlemen who negotiate drug prices on behalf of health insurers. CVS Health Corp.'s stock jumped up to 7% Thursday following the announcement. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SIMON DAWSON

White House pulls the plug on proposed drug-rebate overhaul, CVS stock...

WASHINGTON – The White House abandoned a push to end rebates paid to middlemen who negotiate drug prices on behalf of health insurers, a...
DELIVERING SMILES: Kerri Baker, left, child-life specialist at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, receives gift bags for sick children, from Amy Antone of the Cuddles of Hope Foundation.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

These gifts go to kids who need them most

When you run a successful nonprofit that provides gift bags for children who are in a hospital or in a shelter, you end up...
CVS RANKED NO .8 on the 2019 Fortune 500 . / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

4 R.I. companies place on 2019 Fortune 500 list

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island companies made the 2019 Fortune 500 list while seven Rhode Island companies were among the Fortune 1000, according to...
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