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CVS-Aetna deal casts chilling shadow over pharmacy landscape

December 8, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - If a planned merger between CVS Health and Aetna goes through, community pharmacists say it could flatten the industry.“It's going to have a terrible negative impact on privately-owned pharmacies,” said Steve Nelson, CEO and president of Okeechobee Discount Drugs in Okeechobee, Fla. “They've got a pharmacy benefit manager (CVS CareMark) and now an insurance company. They'll be in direct competition with physicians, they'll sell you policies, you'll see their clinicians—there's...

Aetna, Community Pharmacy, CVS Health, National Community Pharmacists Association


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NCPA rejects 'merger mania'

September 10, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) supports today's hearing examining the consolidation in the healthcare marketplace, conducted by the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. Of particular concern: the proposed Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers. “Policymakers cannot allow the 'merger mania' gripping the nation to proceed in a way that harms patients and the community pharmacists who serve them,” said...

Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Humana, mergers, National Community Pharmacists Association


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