As the cost for specialty medications continues to rise, implementing an effective "channel transition" approach — the process of moving prescriptions from the medical benefit to the pharmacy benefit — can produce significant savings for healthcare payers by improving management of these complex and costly drugs, according to a new report commissioned by CVS Caremark.
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark, has announced the recipients of nearly 70 grants awarded to free and charitable clinics, school-based health centers and community health centers as part of a $5 million commitment to increase access to health care in communities nationwide.
Wake Forest University School of Business Center for Retail Innovation has announced that CVS Caremark will co-host the annual Retail and Health Innovation Challenge with the Center for the next five years, through 2018.
As the March 31 enrollment deadline draws near, CVS/pharmacy and Ralphs grocery chain have inked deals with the Covered California exchange to promote the healthcare law inside their retail outlets, the Los Angeles Times has reported.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday joined Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine in leading an effort to persuade the largest pharmacy chains in the United States to stop selling tobacco products.