CVS Aetna News

Judge Questions Government’s Approval of CVS Acquisition of Aetna

QQA federal judge who has been asked to sign off on the U.S. government’s decision to approve CVS Health Corp.’s acquisition of insurer Aetna Inc. said Tuesday he was “less convinced” than the government that the companies had struck a …

CVS Says It Closed on Deal to Buy Aetna But Judge Balks

In an unusual move on Thursday, a federal judge raised the prospect of not approving CVS Health Corp.’s deal to buy insurer Aetna Inc., which closed earlier this week, during a routine portion of the legal process. Judge Richard Leon …

CVS Acquisition of Aetna Expected to Close After Thanksgiving

CVS Health Corp. said on Tuesday that it expects to close its $69 billion purchase of health insurer Aetna Inc. after the Thanksgiving holiday. The pharmacy chain and benefits manager had previously expected the transaction to close by Nov. 22. …

U.S. Clears Way for CVS Acquisition of Aetna That Promises Consumer Cost Savings

Pharmacy chain CVS Health Corp. won U.S. antitrust approval for its $69 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna Inc., the Justice Department said on Wednesday, paving the way for a combination with potential to cut U.S. healthcare costs for consumers. …

Cigna Says Express Scripts Acquisition Passes Antitrust Review

Health insurer Cigna Corp.’s $52 billion acquisition of pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Holding Co. has passed U.S. antitrust scrutiny, the companies said on Monday, allowing them to proceed with a combination they say will lead to lower costs by …

Investors Betting on Workplace Medical Clinics to Help Employers Contain Costs

A group of investors is putting up $165 million to fuel an expansion of Paladina Health, bringing a recent surge of private funds flowing into companies that run primary-care clinics to more than a half-billion dollars. The venture capital firm …

American Medical Association Claims CVS-Aetna Merger Will Hike Drug Prices

The American Medical Association, which represents U.S. physicians, urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to stop CVS Health Corp.’s plan to buy insurance provider Aetna Inc., saying the deal could result in higher prices for prescription medicines. The AMA …

Some Question CVS-Aetna Remodeling of Health Care

Walking the aisles of a CVS drugstore, there are piled paper towels, stacked cereal boxes, and neat lines of nail polish. In the back, there’s the pharmacy. For years, that approach has remained essentially unchanged despite a creeping reality: Every …

CVS-Aetna Merger Will Influence Employers’ Benefits Decisions: Aon

CVS Corp.’s proposed purchase of Aetna Inc. will affect decision-making by a majority of large and mid-size U.S. corporations on employee health benefits, a survey by benefits consultant Aon Plc found. CVS, the second-largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager, on Dec. …

CVS to Pay $67.5B for Aetna to Create Giant Health Firm with ‘10,000 New Front Doors’

CVS Health Corp. will buy Aetna Inc. for about $67.5 billion, creating a healthcare giant that will have a hand in everything from insurance to the corner drugstore. CVS will pay $207 a share for Aetna, with $145 a share …