CVS-Aetna Merger Will Turn Stores into Health Hubs

When CVS Health pitched the benefits of its planned acquisition of Aetna to investors today, the pharmacy giant said the $69 billion merger could turn its drugstores into local “health hubs.” Those hubs, the company says, could help reduce healthcare costs by delivering medical services in a convenient place and reducing patients’ needs for pricey hospital visits. If nothing else, the move says a lot about the rise of retail health clinics and their growing role in the healthcare ecosphere.

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