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Threats From All Sides Push Walmart and Humana Closer Together

Walmart Inc. and health insurer Humana Inc. may be facing different threats with the same solution. Amazon.com Inc. has taken direct aim at the giant retailer by siphoning customers out of its stores. Humana’s rivals are striking deals to make them one-stop health superstores with insurance, drug coverage, pharmacies, clinics and doctors. A told Bloomberg the pair are mainly considering a closer partnership to provide care to consumers at or near their homes, helping them manage or prevent illness. Walmart would be able to steer Humana’s millions of customers to…

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Amazon Threat Causes Shakeout in the Health-Care Industry

McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. And late in the day, shares of CVS Health Corp. Executives in the drug industry say that Amazon could use its expansive online reach and its logistical muscle to threaten companies that ship and sell medicines to consumers and cut pricing deals with drug makers. “Size and scale-wise, they can disrupt anywhere they want to disrupt,” said Chip Davis, president of the Association for Accessible Medicines, a trade group for generic medication, in an interview Thursday. Competitive Squeeze A deal for Aetna could conceivably move…

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