CVS/Aetna Deal Would Change Care Delivery Model

On December 3, CVS confirmed that it has agreed to buy Aetna for $69 billion.  The acquisition would change the health care delivery model by opening up 10,000 CVS pharmacies  to clinic locations.  Routine care,  oversight of chronic illnesses, lab monitoring and counseling could all be provided in a convenient, close to home setting.

CVS and Aetna have partnered for seven years with CVS currently providing pharmacy benefit services to Aetna.

Shares of both CVS Health and Aetna dropped on Monday following the formal announcement of the possible acquisition.

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