Top 5 pharmacy stories in November

Below are five of the top pharmacy stories published by Becker's Hospital Review in November, beginning with the most popular:

1. Walgreens' exit from health clinic business should serve as a warning to rivals
Walgreens' decision to close its wholly-owned health clinics could serve as a warning to other retailers looking to start their own clinics.

2. KKR makes formal offer to buy Walgreens
Private equity firm KKR & Co. made a formal offer Nov. 11 to buy Walgreens Boots Alliance in what would be the largest leveraged buyout in history.

3. 'It's almost unfathomable in modern medicine': US hospitals running low on lifesaving drugs
Hospitals nationwide are facing shortages of crucial, lifesaving drugs, with 116 drugs currently running low, according to the FDA.

4. CVS to close 22 underperforming
CVS Health plans to close 22 "underperforming" drugstores in early 2020, adding to the 46 stores it closed earlier this year.

5. HealthPartners to close all retail pharmacies, lay off 300
HealthPartners, a nonprofit healthcare provider and insurer in Bloomington, Minn., will close all of its retail pharmacies and shut down its mail-order pharmacy operations next year.

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