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Inside This Issue - Opinion

Walgreens, CVS are taking divergent paths

In the immediate aftermath of Walgreens’ announced purchase of drugstore.com, the burning questions of the moment in mass retailing are these: Is a drug store a retail outlet or a health care provider? Or can it be both?

CVS Caremark aims to heighten impact on Rx

When Larry Merlo became chief executive officer of CVS Caremark Corp. last month he made it clear that his top priority is to realize the full potential of the integrated pharmacy care model that has decisively shaped the evolution of the company in recent years.