Pharmacy war heats up on Walgreen-Caterpillar deal
Chicago Tribune, August 27, 2009
The battle among pharmacies to win big corporate accounts with promises of lower costs and improved efficiency has entered a new phase. Walgreen Co., announced it will offer prescription drugs directly to Caterpillar Inc., for its workers and retirees, launching a program that will parallel the one Wal-Mart Stores Inc., already has with the heavy equipment manufacturer. Meantime, Caterpillar announced it had signed a two-year contract with Wal-Mart, in effect extending the pilot program on prescription drugs that has been in place since September.
- Senators Hear How Two-Midnight Rule Harms Patients, Hospitals
- 3 Management Lessons from a Supermarket Debacle
- Handshaking Spreads Germs. Get Over It.
- Healthcare Costs Start With What We Eat
- IOM Identifies GME Problems, Calls for Finance Changes
- Hospitals Likely to Outsource ICD-10 at Launch
- Medicare Advantage Carriers See 'No Choice' But to Accept Cuts
- Revenue Cycles Get a Boost from Simple JPEG Files
- Anatomy of 3 Health System Rebranding Efforts
- Premium Subsidy Fight Creating Uncertainty for Hospitals, Health Plans