Pharmalittle: Walmart leaves CVS networks over pricing; EMA to lose 25 percent of its staff due to relocation

first_img @Pharmalot What is it? GET STARTED Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. By Ed Silverman Jan. 15, 2019 Reprints Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Alex Hogan/STAT Log In | Learn More About the Author Reprintscenter_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Pharmalittle: Walmart leaves CVS networks over pricing; EMA to lose 25 percent of its staff due to relocation [email protected] Pharmalot Top of the morning to you, and a fine one it is. A shiny sun is enveloping the Pharmalot campus, where our short people have departed for the local schoolhouse and gainful employment, respectively, and the official mascot is comfortably snoozing in a cozy corner. As for us, we are firing up the coffee kettle to indulge in cups of stimulation; butter pecan is our choice at the moment for those who track this sort of thing. Meanwhile, here are some tidbits to help you on your journey. Hope you conquer the world today and, as always, please do keep in touch …CVS (CVS) says Walmart (WMT) pharmacies are leaving the drugstore networks offered by its pharmacy benefit management unit in a dispute over pricing, The Wall Street Journal writes. The clash will affect people whose employers have drug benefits administered by CVS, as well as Medicaid enrollees with CVS drug coverage. If the split is completed, their plans would not pay for prescriptions filled at Walmart, which is one of the largest retail pharmacy players in the U.S., offering pharmacies in nearly all of its approximately 4,600 stores. Ed Silverman What’s included? Tags drug pricingMedicarepharmaceuticalspharmalittleSTAT+Vaccineslast_img read more