The biggest problem for CVS appears to be increased competition from rival Walgreens (WBA), which now owns European pharmacy giant Boots and is also in the process of buying Rite Aid (RAD).CVS said that it expects to lose more than 40 million prescriptions.Related: Canada’s top pharmacy chain prepares to sell medical marijuanaCEO Larry Merlo said that some prescriptions have begun “migrating out of our pharmacies this quarter” and that the company is “currently experiencing slowing prescription growth in the overall market.”CVS bought pharmacy benefits manager Caremark a few years ago, a deal that may be backfiring on the company. CVS may be alienating some companies who are worried about how much power it holds in the prescription drug business.Walgreens has sought to take advantage of those fears. It has partnered with Caremark rival Optum Rx, which is owned by insurance giant UnitedHealth (UNH).Walgreens also has a strategic alliance with Prime Therapeutics, the mail order unit of more than a dozen Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plans.
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