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Introduction

CVS Caremark is a fully-integrated pharmacy service provider operating pharmacy benefit management, mail order and specialty pharmacy services, retail pharmacy stores, retail based health clinics and online pharmacy. It was formed in 2007 via the merger of CVS Corporation and Caremark and is the largest integrated pharmacy healthcare provider in the US with annual revenues in excess of $120bn.

Features and benefits

* This case study analyzes CVS Caremark's structure and how it helps the company grow revenues.
* This case study explores how CVS Caremark became the largest integrated pharmacy healthcare provider in the US
* This case study looks at the opportunities and threats facing the company.

Highlights

CVS Caremark was formed in 2007 via the merger of two leading players in the pharmacy healthcare provider industry. It has since gone on to become the largest provider of such services in the US with annual revenues of over $120bn and approximately 200,000 employees
CVS Caremark’s management decided that the business would be run most efficiently through divisions. Consequently, three main divisions were established, each with a specific focus: CVS/pharmacy (retail pharmacy), CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services (PBM, mail order and specialty pharmacy), and MinuteClinic (retail medical clinical provider)
Since it was founded via the merger of CVS Corporation and Caremark RX in 2007, CVS Caremark has grown to be one of the largest companies in the US by revenue. It has consistently grown both its revenues and net income, while assuring that it does not rely too heavily on either of its two major segments: Pharmacy Services and Retail Pharmacy

Your key questions answered

* What is CVS Caremark?
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Table Of Contents

CVS Caremark Corporation: America’s leading integrated pharmacy healthcare provider
OVERVIEW
Catalyst
Summary
CVS CAREMARK: A BRIEF HISTORY
CVS Corporation
Caremark Rx
CVS Caremark
CVS CAREMARK'S STRUCTURE
CVS/pharmacy
CVS store brand products
CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services
MinuteClinic
CVS CAREMARK: KEY NUMBERS
Revenue growth
Profit growth
Balanced business model
Large, highly profitable company
OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS
CVS Caremark: SWOT Analysis
Opportunities
Acquisition of Medicine Chest
Acquisition of Drogaria Onofre
New walk-in medical clinics to further enhance CVS's integrated service offerings
Aging US population to boost demand for CVS's services
Threats
Intense competition in retail pharmacy and PBM industries
Price war in PBM industry could affect the company's gross margins
Allegations against CVS's refill practices
CONCLUSIONS
CVS Caremark may be the US's largest integrated pharmacy healthcare provider but growth opportunities abound
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