CVS said its 9,500 pharmacies soon will be reimbursed by health insurers and other payers for the cost of the drugs plus a limited markup. That sounds like a simplification of drug pricing. But for vertically integrated CVS Health, revenue will shift from its pharmacy benefits division (CVS Caremark) to another (CVS Pharmacy). The move may also be an attempt to defuse growing political pressure to regulate the PBM industry.
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