CVS May Try Buying Its Way into the Primary Care Business

Barely a week after we told you that Amazon plans to try its hand at providing healthcare services in the brick-and-mortar world by buying One Medical, CVS announced that it, too is taking another run at expanding its own menu of healthcare offerings. The company says it’s looking at possible primary care acquisition targets, with an eye toward buying them outright or simply taking a stake in their growth. CVS is a bit late to the party, as rivals like Walgreens and other aspiring healthcare providers like Walmart and Amazon have already tried various routes to relevance in primary care.