In our weekly Trends that Matter series, we provide infographics, articles and recent news from healthcare influencers to highlight general trends affecting the pharmaceutical industry. This week's featured topic is merger and acquisition activity.
With rumors swirling that CVS Health Corp. is in talks to purchase Aetna Inc., merger and acquisition activity in the PBM industry is heating up. Here’s a look at recent deals.
- Express Scripts Sees Integration Potential In Deal to Buy Benefits Manager eviCore: In a move that pulls pharmacy benefits management together with broader medical benefits management, Express Scripts Holding Co. has reached an agreement to acquire privately held eviCore healthcare for $3.6 billion.
- Walgreens’ Smaller Rite Aid Purchase Leaves Fate of Envision PBM Uncertain: After 22 months of negotiations and wrangling with the FTC, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. scaled back its original plan to purchase Rite Aid Corp.
- Magellan Health to acquire Veridicus Holdings: Magellan Health, Inc. says it will acquire privately held PBM Veridicus Holdings, LLC for $74.5 million.
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