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TOUGH TASKS: Participants on the first panel of the Health Care Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick discuss how to reintegrate into the workforce those who have experienced opioid overdoses and how to curb wasteful health care spending. From left: Landmark Medical Center CEO Michael Souza; UnitedHealthcare CEO Stephen Farrell; CVS MinuteClinic Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer Angela Patterson; and CODAC Behavioral Healthcare CEO Linda Hurley.

Overdoses, end-of-life care challenge health system

The next challenge in caring for those who experience opioid overdoses is long-term reintegration into the workforce and society, panelists said during Providence Business...
NEW YORK STATE officials are considering blocking parts of the $68 billion merger of drugstore store chain CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

New York State considers blocking parts of CVS-Aetna merger

NEW YORK - New York state officials are considering blocking parts of the $68 billion merger of drugstore store chain CVS Health Corp. and Aetna...
CVS HEALTH promised officials that it would keep Aetna headquarters in Hartford, Conn., for at least 10 years. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

HBJ: CVS promises to keep Aetna in Hartford for at least...

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. has promised to keep Aetna Inc. headquartered in Hartford, Conn., for 10 years, the Hartford Business Journal reported Thursday.The...
HOSPITALS have been closing at a rate of about 30 a year, according to the American Hospital Association. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

U.S. hospitals shut at 30-a-year pace, with no end in sight

NEW YORK - Industry merger and acquisition may be no savior as the pace of hospital closures, particularly in hard-to-reach rural areas, seems poised to...
THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION announced that it is opposed to the CVS Aetna merger on the grounds that the deal would have anti-competitive effects on the health care industry, driving up patients' costs and reducing access to health care. CVS disagreed with the AMA's conclusions. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

AMA opposes CVS-Aetna merger

PROVIDENCE – The American Medical Association has concluded the merger between CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. would be detrimental to the health care...
INDUSTRY CONCERNS: Members of the second panel at the 2018 Spring Providence Business News Health Care Summit discuss cost-of-care concerns in the industry. From left, Al Charbonneau, executive director of the Rhode Island Business Group on Health; David Burnett, acting chief operating officer for Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island; and R.I. Health Commissioner Marie L. Ganim.

Summit: More questions than answers on health care cost savings

While the Affordable Care Act still requires people to buy health insurance, the Republican tax bill signed into law late last year zeroed out...

Amazon already reshaping health care

Without having done much yet, Amazon.com Inc. is already transforming U.S. health care – and not necessarily for the better.The mere threat of the...
AETNA INC. ANNOUNCED that it will will pass on the discounts it negotiates on prescription drugs to about 3 million of its members. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Aetna will pass along discounts as drug price scrutiny increases

NEW YORK - Aetna Inc. will pass on the discounts it negotiates on prescription drugs to about 3 million of its members, the latest...
DERICA RICE, former chief financial officer of Eli Lilly, has been named president of pharmacy benefits managment company CVS Caremark and will begin in that role March 30. / COURTESY CVS HEALTH

CVS Health names Rice president of CVS Caremark

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. has announced Derica W. Rice, recently retired Eli Lilly chief financial officer, as the new president of CVS Caremark, the...

Cigna to draw antitrust scrutiny amid health care deal wave

NEW YORK – Cigna Corp.’s proposed deal for Express Scripts Holding Co. faces a drawn-out merger review as the Trump administration’s antitrust enforcers weigh the competitive...
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