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INSTACART SAME-DAY DELIVERY shopping service, currently offered in 220 markets across the U.S., will soon be available in Middletown. / COURTESY INSTACART

Instacart same-day retail delivery comes to Middletown

MIDDLETOWN – California-based retail-delivery company Instacart, with partners all over the U.S., expands into Middletown on April 19.In addition to delivery service, the company...
KEVIN HOURICAN has been named president of CVS Pharmacy. / COURTESY CVS HEALTH

Hourican named president of CVS Pharmacy

WOONSOCKET – Kevin Hourican has been appointed president of CVS Pharmacy, CVS Health Corp. announced Monday.Hourican replaces Helena B. Foulkes who left the company...
CVS' STOCK PRICES JUMPED on a report that Amazon.com Inc. had shelved plans to ship prescription drugs for now. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

Amazon effect works in reverse as CVS investors get over fears

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp., along with rival drugstores and drug distributors, rallied after a report that Amazon.com Inc. had shelved plans to...
CVS ANNOUNCED a new tool for its retail pharmacists to help patients save money on prescription drugs. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS announces program aimed at lowering prescription drugs costs

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. announced a new program Wednesday designed to save its customers money on prescription drugs.The CVS Pharmacy Rx Savings Finder...
CVS HEALTH has announced plans to improve early diagnosis of and in-home treatment of kidney failure, the latter of which is the subject of an upcoming clinical trial. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS developing early intervention for kidney disease, new home dialysis machine

WOONSOCKET —  CVS Health Corp. plans to provide earlier intervention for people most at risk for kidney disease and will launch a clinical trial...
SKEPTICS OF THE proposed CVS-Aetna merger are critical of the assertion that the average consumer will benefit from any of the combined company's anticipated cost savings. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

Skeptical voices gather against CVS-Aetna merger

WOONSOCKET — CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. have billed their pending $67.5 billion merger as a force for positive change in the health...
WALMART IS SAID to be in talks to acquire Humana. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PAUL TAGGART

Walmart is said in talks with Humana for deeper partnership

NEW YORK - Walmart Inc. is in talks with health insurer Humana Inc. for a closer partnership to provide health care to consumers at...
THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE Control and Prevention recommends the shingles vaccine Shingrix, now available at all CVS Pharmacy locations, for adults 50 years and older. / COURTESY CDC

CVS offers new shingles vaccine at all pharmacy locations

WOONSOCKET – About 99 percent of people 50 and older are at risk for shingles, a painful rash also known as herpes zoster, and...
CVS HEALTH AND AETNA shareholders are voting Tuesday to approve the merger of the two companies. If the votes approve the deal, it still reuires regulatory approval to be completed. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

Fast Company names CVS among Top 50 Most Innovative Companies

WOONSOCKET — Fast Company has named CVS Health Corp. No. 7 on its 2018 World's 50 Most Innovative Companies List, and also placed the Rhode...
ACCORDING TO A PRELIMINARY prospectus, the value of the CVS Health purchase of Aetna is $69.7 billion. But the market value of Aetna as of the close of the markets Friday was $6.7 billion short of that figure. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

Market skeptical of CVS-Aetna merger valuation

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp.’s preliminary prospectus for shareholders filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday afternoon values its merger with Aetna Inc....
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