Brainstorm Health: CVS Benefits Change, Grail IPO, What Amazon and Location Say About Health

Dec 05, 2018 - Fortune

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With its $69 billion mega-merger with Aetna officially closed, pharmacy giant CVS is making one of its first major shakeups in its business structure after combining forces with the insurer, offering a new option to pass on 100% of drug rebates to its health plan sponsors (i.e., companies or organizations that sponsor health benefits for their employees and members).

One of CVS’ most important factions is its Caremark arm--one of the big three pha...