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

CVS HEALTH CORP. reported a $998 million profit for the first quarter. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE
CVS HEALTH CORP. reported a $998 million profit for the first quarter. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE
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 earnings came in higher than analysts anticipated. Both CVS and rival Express Scripts Holding Co. are trying to get their mega mergers approved by regulators, as drug middlemen combine with large…

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