A Slew Of Suitors Wants To Shower Caremark With Tlc

Caremark International was a buyout child of the 1980s, having been acquired in 1987 by Baxter International. But last November, Caremark regained its independence when it was spun off by Baxter--whose loss appears to be the shareholders' gain. Caremark International has become the nation's leading and most diversified provider of health-care products and services to patients released from the hospital. And Caremark's lucrative mail-order prescription-drug business is also thriving.

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