WASHINGTON — According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, a federal judge has expressed concerns about the Justice Department’s decision to allow CVS Health Corp.’s nearly $70 billion acquisition of Aetna Inc.— and said he may require CVS to hold Aetna’s assets separately while he considers the settlement between the companies and the government.
WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice gave preliminary approval Wednesday for CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna Corp., which the two companies say will remake health care. The path to the $69 billion merger was cleared last month when Aetna agreed to sell its Medicare Part D drug plan business to WellCare Health Plans. Antitrust regulators
WASHINGTON — Costco Wholesale Corp. has agreed to pay $11.75 million in a settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) on claims that it improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances. Also under the settlement, over the next three years the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) can conduct unannounced and unrestricted inspections of all DEA-registered Costco pharmacy
SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson Corp. has agreed to pay $150 million in a settlement with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) involving its monitoring and reporting of suspicious controlled substance orders. McKesson said late Tuesday that under the administrative and civil settlements the DEA will suspend the company’s DEA registrations to
DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health Inc. has reached a nationwide settlement with the federal government that resolves the outstanding civil penalty portion of its 2012 administrative settlement with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Cardinal Health said it has agreed to pay $44 million to the Department of Justice (DOJ) under the settlement. The DOJ —