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Amazon and The National Safety Council Partner to Prevent MDSs Among Workers

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) are both common and costly. In fact, MSDs are the single largest category of workplace injuries and are responsible for almost 30 percent of all workers’ compensation costs

GPO Consolidation Trend Growing

GPO consolidation is increasing under the backdrop of Amazon’s possible role in the industry

Speculation Intensifies on Kroger and Walgreens Plans

Kroger and Walgreens expanding their relationship to compete against larger companies

Amazon Alexa Capable of Transmitting HIPAA Information

Amazon Alexa announced that it now is capable of transmitting and receiving protected health information. Its new HIPAA-compliant status means that operators and residents alike may find more reasons to use the device. The company has been working with six organizations to develop “skills” to manage a variety of healthcare needs at home simply using […]

CVS Pharmacy Initiatives Strengthen the Company’s Market Position

CVS Pharmacy Initiatives Strengthen the Company’s Market Position

UnitedHealth Group Building Pharmacy Business Through OptumRx

OptumRx acquired two pharmaceutical companies in the third quarter of 2018: Genoa Healthcare and Avella Specialty Pharmacy. Listen closely and you can hear Amazon’s footprints as the reason for these acquisitions. Amazon’s recent acquisition of PillPack has accelerated merger and consolidation activities among insurers and pharmacies. UnitedHealth Group is following the strategy seen earlier this year […]