Walgreens, Humana, in Preliminary Talks to Trade Stakes

Walgreens and Humana are in preliminary discussions to take equity stakes in each other, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

In July, Walgreens launched Find Care Now, a new digital platform and marketplace that connects people to healthcare services at Walgreens stores and to a growing selection of recognized providers. The company is looking to position itself as more of a broader healthcare company helping to transform patient experience, while lowering costs.

In the past year we’ve seen major moves in the healthcare industry – Amazon acquired online pharmacy PillPack, CVS announced its $69b acquisition of Aetna, and Thrive Capital, which is managed by Joshua Kushner, the cofounder of Oscar, has led a $50m round in online pharmacy Capsule.