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Judge presses pause on CVS-Aetna deal

December 5, 2018HME News Staff

WOONSOCKET, R.I. - A federal judge has told CVS Health Corp. and Aetna not to begin their integration until he has a chance to weigh in on their $70 billion merger. CVS announced on Nov. 28 that the transaction was completed. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon said, however, that the two companies have until Dec. 14 to show him why they should be allowed to continue with the integration, according to an article on It is unclear whether Leon has any power to forestall the integration,...

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CVS-Aetna deal clears major hurdle

October 11, 2018HME News Staff

WOONSOCKET, R.I. - The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday approved the $69 billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna. The deal, which is expected to be finalized in the fourth quarter of 2018, is still subject to state regulatory approvals, many of which have been granted, according to a press release."DOJ clearance is an important step toward bringing together the strengths and capabilities of our two companies to improve the consumer health care experience," said CVS Health President and...

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Diabetes, sleep and one really big deal

January 23, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

It was one of the last stories we published in 2017, but a potential merger of giants topped the list of most read specialty stories for the year.The No. 1 story, “CVS-Aetna deal casts chilling shadow over pharmacy landscape,” about CVS's plan to pay approximately $69 billion for the health insurer, deals with the potential negative impact on privately-owned pharmacies. It's easy to see how this latest news of consolidation within the healthcare industry would strike a note with the majority...

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