June 18- Rite Aid Corp, the No.3 U.S. drugstore chain operator, reported slower-than-expected quarterly same-store sales growth as the introduction of new generic drugs hurt pharmacy sales. Net income more than halved to $18.8 million, or 2 cents per share, in the quarter, from $41.4 million, or 4 cents per share, a year earlier. The fall in net income was mainly due to...» Read More
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May 1- CVS Health Corp reported higher-than-expected quarterly results on Friday, helped by increased revenue from its specialty pharmacy services and increased claim processing. CVS, the No. 2 U.S. drugstore operator, also raised the low end of its 2015 profit forecast to $5.08 a share from $5.05 before special items, while keeping the high end at 5.19.
April 9- Drugstore operator Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and said it would widen its cost-cutting program, sending its shares higher. Walgreens said on Thursday that it had identified ways to increase the program to a projected $1.5 billion by the August year-end of fiscal 2017..
April 8- Rite Aid Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, and expected a renewed distribution agreement with McKesson Corp along with the remodeling of its wellness stores to benefit fiscal 2016 earnings. Rite Aid is the No. 3 drugstore chain by sales in the U.S. behind Walgreen Boots Alliance and CVS Health Corp.
April 8- Drugstore chain operator Rite Aid Corp's quarterly revenue rose 3.8 percent, helped by strong prescription sales that drove better-than-expected same-store sales growth. Rite Aid's shares rose 2.9 percent to $8.95 in premarket trading on Wednesday. The latest quarter included an income tax benefit of $1.72 billion, or $1.67 per share, Rite Aid said.
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Feb 17- CVS Health Corp, the second-largest U.S. pharmacy chain operator, has warned that a new class of drugs being developed to lower "bad" cholesterol could cost the U.S. healthcare system as much as $150 billion per year. The new class of cholesterol drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors could be priced in the range of $7,000- $12,000 per year, CVS said.
Feb 11- Drugstore operator Rite Aid Corp agreed to buy pharmacy benefit manager EnvisionRx for about $2 billion, looking to cut drug procurement costs as reimbursement rates fall. Rite Aid's deal comes nearly a decade after larger rival CVS Health Corp bought Caremark Rx for $21 billion, the only other example of a drug chain buying a benefits manager.
Feb 11- Drugstore operator Rite Aid Corp said it would buy pharmacy benefit manager EnvisionRx for about $2 billion, entering the business of administering health plan benefits. The deal will help Rite Aid compete better with CVS Health Corp, which bought Caremark Rx for $21 billion in 2006.. The acquisition of EnvisionRx will also give Rite Aid access to more...