Retail Pharmacy Has Changed With CVS/Caremark Merger

At a time when America's health care is under renewed scrutiny, a new entity, CVS/Caremark, emerged last week that made all in the retail pharmacy community take notice. The combination of CVS, the nation's leading drug chain, with Caremark, the No. 2 pharmacy benefit manager, is significant by its sheer size and scale. The $27 billion merger combines the clout of CVS's network of more than 6,000

At a time when America's health care is under renewed scrutiny, a new entity, CVS/Caremark, emerged last week that made all in the retail pharmacy community take notice. The combination of CVS, the nation's leading drug chain, with Caremark, the No. 2 pharmacy benefit manager, is significant by its sheer size and scale.

The $27 billion merger combines the clout of CVS's network of more than 6,000 stores operated in 43 states and the District of Columbia with Caremark's network of over

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