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Purdue bankruptcy is not closure

A bankruptcy declaration and large settlement are supposed to bring some degree of closure. Purdue Pharma LP’s bankruptcy filing and $10 billion plan to...

Don’t bank on UnitedHealth’s profitable present

UnitedHealthGroup Inc. is doing great. America’s largest health insurer released first-quarter results April 16 that beat analysts’ expectations, and it raised full-year earnings guidance....
CVS' ACQUISITION of Aetna has the potential to change the landscape of the health care industry. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

Opinion: CVS got Aetna. Next up, reimagining health care

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. CEO Larry J. Merlo is a 28-year veteran of the company who helped lead its transformation from a regional drugstore...

Obamacare has survived. Can it thrive?

November is here, and in most U.S. states that means the start of open enrollment, the sign-up period for obtaining insurance via the Affordable...

Obamacare poised for booster shot

Health spending accounts for 18 percent of U.S. gross domestic product, and disagreements about government’s role in paying for these costs and ensuring coverage...
CVS HEALTH CORP. released a report last week pushing back on accusations that the company and its peers reap excessive profits as they negotiate drug prices on behalf of clients such as insurers. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

Opinion: CVS’ drug-price plan lets pharma off too easy

NEW YORK - The pharmacy benefit management business is under attack. And these middlemen of the arcane United States drug-pricing system are preparing their...

Amazon already reshaping health care

Without having done much yet, Inc. is already transforming U.S. health care – and not necessarily for the better. The mere threat of the...

Hospital consolidation is no panacea

You get big? I’ll get bigger. In the face of increasing consolidation among insurers, hospitals are themselves linking up at ever-greater rates. The Wall...

CVS-Aetna success depends on ambition

The idea of the place that sells you toothpaste also managing your health insurance may feel odd. But that’s set to be a new...
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL reported that CVS Health Corp. is in talks to buy Aetna Inc. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

Opinion: A CVS-Aetna deal makes some sense but could be a...

NEW YORK - Health care consolidation may get a whole new look. CVS Health Corp. is reportedly considering a blockbuster buyout of health insurer Aetna...

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