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CVS HEALTH CORP. reported a $998 million profit for the first quarter. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS is `moving forward’ with Aetna deal as profit tops estimates

CVS Health Corp. said it’s making progress in the regulatory review of its $68 billion deal to buy health insurer Aetna Inc. after first-quarter...
CVS' STOCK PRICES JUMPED on a report that Amazon.com Inc. had shelved plans to ship prescription drugs for now. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

Amazon effect works in reverse as CVS investors get over fears

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp., along with rival drugstores and drug distributors, rallied after a report that Amazon.com Inc. had shelved plans to...
THREE PHARMACY-BENEFIT MANAGERS - CVS Health, Express Scripts and UnitedHealthcare - control more than 70 percent of the market, including more than half of the $138 billion specialty drug prescription market.

Partners turned into prey as insurers, drug plans get squeezed

NEW YORK – Over 20 years, Brian Komoto built a thriving pharmacy in California’s Central Valley. Each day, his nurses would travel the vast...
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...
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