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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, Amazon.com 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...
AMAZON IS REPORTEDLY EXPLORING an entrance into the pharmacy business. / BLOOMBERG

Amazon’s long shadow falls on the pharmacy business

NEW YORK - It's hard to think of an industry Amazon.com Inc. isn't currently trying to conquer, or at least thinking of conquering. Pharmacies...

Biopharma dealmaking will have a better year in 2017

Biotech could really use the clean slate of a New Year. The Nasdaq Biotech Index collapsed 28 percent in the opening weeks of 2016...

Pharma’s pricing troubles will get worse in 2017

The defining story of the past year in biopharma has been drug pricing, as much as the industry might wish otherwise.But though much...
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