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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....
CVS HEALTH CORP. has proposed a $69 billion buy-out of Aetna Inc. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS-Aetna merger will aim to draw customers on cost, convenience

WOONSOCKET — The proposed $69 billion CVS Health – Aetna merger concentrates significant market power, allowing the pharmacy business to drive the insurance business’s...
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CVS, Rite Aid selling TimerCaps to reduce medication nonadherence

PROVIDENCE – CVS and Rite Aid are selling TimerCaps, a device developed by TimerCap LLC to help reduce occurrences of medication nonadherence, or not...
CVS HEALTH CORP. is rolling out a new store format that will feature healthier options at the checkout counter. /COURTESY CVS HEALTH CORP.

Report: CVS says time for more healthy options, less candy, at...

Updated 8:31 a.m. WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. is making more room for nutritious food and health product in its stores. USA Today reported Wednesday that...
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