Health care

Targeted humanitarian aid has radically cut the child mortality rate

A child born today is half as likely to die before the age of 5, compared to if she was born in 2000, Axios' Eileen Drage O'Reilly reported.

The big picture: This isn't general global good fortune; rather, it's the result of targeted interventions, costing hundreds of billions of dollars, from GAVI, the Global Fund, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and the Global Financing Facility.

Walmart, CVS settle pharmacy pricing dispute

A CVS pharmacy in San Francisco.
CVS and Walmart reached a new deal. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Walmart pharmacies will stay in the network of CVS Health's pharmacy benefit manager after the two sides agreed to a new pricing contract.

The big picture: So much for that spat. However, the Wall Street Journal reported Walmart "didn't ask CVS to increase the amount it pays when shoppers fill a prescription," and instead asked to "maintain rates at current levels." That detail fits with a new Columbus Dispatch story, which showed the CVS pharmacy benefit manager paid Walmart stores 46% less for some drugs than CVS' own pharmacies.

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