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WALGREENS IS REPORTEDLY in talks to take over AmerisourceBergen Corp. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

Amazon threat looms as Walgreens surveys health care landscape

NEW YORK - The remaking of the U.S. health care industry is gaining speed, and some of the industry’s biggest players are racing to make...
BOTH CVS HEALTH CORP. AND AETNA INC. were talking to other potential partners during early discussions that led to their $68 billion merger. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO /MICHAEL NAGLE

Aetna and CVS were talking to others during takeover process

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. were both talking to other potential partners during early discussions that led to their $68 billion...

CVS’s megadeal to change U.S. health care faces stiff challenges

NEW YORK - Walking the aisles of a CVS drugstore, there are piled paper towels, stacked cereal boxes, and neat lines of nail polish....
CVS HEALTH CORP. announced a $67.5 billion takeover of Aetna Inc. Sunday. Above, Aetna Inc. headquarters stands in Hartford, Conn. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS-Aetna deal may hinge on antitrust approach under Trump

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp.’s $67.5 billion takeover of Aetna Inc. will test the Trump administration’s approach to far-reaching corporate takeovers, just weeks after...
CVS HEALTH CORP. is said to be set to buy Aetna Inc. for about $67.5 billion / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO /MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS to buy Aetna for $69B, remaking sector

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. will buy Aetna Inc. for about $69 billion, creating a health care giant that will have a hand...
CVS HEALTH CORP. is nearing an agreement to acquire health insurer Aetna Inc. for more than $65 billion. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS is said to near $65B-plus deal for insurer Aetna

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. is nearing an agreement to acquire health insurer Aetna Inc. for more than $65 billion, according to a...
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL reported that CVS Health Corp. is in talks to buy Aetna Inc. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO /MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS-Aetna deal could mean end of era in how drugs are...

NEW YORK - If Aetna Inc. is eventually swallowed by CVS Health Corp., an important part of the health care business will be changed...
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL reported that CVS Health Corp. is in talks to buy Aetna Inc. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO /MICHAEL NAGLE

Aetna rallies after WSJ reports CVS in talks to acquire insurer

NEW YORK - Aetna Inc. gained in New York trading after the Wall Street Journal reported that CVS Health Corp. is in talks to...
Amazon.com Inc. is poised to enter the business of selling prescription drugs by 2019 according to analysts. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

Amazon looms over drugstores as analysts see market entry

NEW YORK - Amazon.com Inc. is almost certain to enter the business of selling prescription drugs by 2019, said two analysts at Leerink Partners,...
WALGREENS WILL PURCHASE a large amount of Rite Aid stores, seemingly abandoning plans to acquire the entire company. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

Walgreens scraps Rite Aid takeover, will buy stores instead

NEW YORK - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is scrapping its deal to buy all of rival Rite Aid Corp. and instead will buy a...
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