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THE U.S DEPARTMENT of of Justice is reportedly on track to soon approve CVS Health’s takeover of insurer Aetna, as well as the acquisition of pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Holding by health insurer Cigna. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

Major health-industry deals are said to move closer to approval

NEW YORK - Two major health care deals that stand to reshape the insurance and pharmacy industries are moving toward winning antitrust approval, according...

Rite Aid drops after failed merger narrows options for drugstore

NEW YORK - Rite Aid Corp. shares sank after the drugstore operator’s proposed merger with Albertsons Cos. was called off, leaving the company with...

CVS-Aetna deal said to dodge antitrust hurdle that AT&T faced

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. has dodged one hurdle in its bid to buy insurer Aetna Inc., as antitrust enforcers don’t see competitive...

CVS, Aetna shares jump on report about deal’s antitrust status

NEW YORK - Shares of CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. spiked Thursday after a report by Reorg Research that United States antitrust enforcers might...
AMAZON.COM has agreed to purchase Boston-based PillPack, allowing the online retail giant to enter the pharmacy business directly. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

Amazon makes big foray into health care with PillPack purchase and...

NEW YORK – Amazon.com Inc. has agreed to buy the online pharmacy startup PillPack, jumping into the health care business with a deal that will...
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...
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