CVS posts loss in 2018, predicts dire year as 2015 deal turns into lemon

CVS HEALTH reported a loss of $596 million in 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE
CVS HEALTH reported a loss of $596 million in 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE
NEW YORK – CVS Health Corp. shares dropped in early trading Wednesday after the health care company said its results would be dragged down by rising costs and poor results from a 2015 takeover, all while trying to integrate its $70 billion purchase of insurer Aetna last year. Adjusted earnings this year will be $6.68…

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