News Brief - December 2017

CVS Health is Said to Buy Aetna for $69 Billion: On Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, CVS Health, a large provider of pharmacy services, said that it had agreed to buy Aetna Inc., one of the biggest U.S. health insurers, for about $69 billion. This proposed merger, according to industry experts, has the potential to transform the U.S. health care landscape. CVS Health and Aetna both said on Sunday that they believe that together, they can make health care more affordable.

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