Tag: Connecticut

  • CVS-Aetna May Find Unlikely Ally in Regulators

    One of the biggest frustrations for companies pursuing mega-mergers is the regulatory approval process. It's long. It's cumbersome. And for CVS Health Corp., that may be a godsend. CVS, the Woonsocket, Rhode Island-based drug-store chain and pharmacy-benefit manager, is said to be on the verge of a $66 billion takeover of Aetna Inc., a health insurer based an hour […]

  • Opioid Billionaire’s Indictment Opens New Window on Epidemic

    More than a decade after opioid painkillers first exploded across the U.S., John Kapoor found an aggressive way to sell even more, according to prosecutors: He began bribing doctors to prescribe them. Speakers’ fees, dinners, entertainment, cash — federal charges unsealed Thursday claim Kapoor’s striving company, Purdue Pharmaceutical Inc.’s marketing of OxyContin. Scores of states, […]