The US DoJ clears a merger between two vertically linked businesses due to sufficient competition in their respective markets subject to the divestment of their horizontally overlapping business in the healthcare sector (CVS / Aetna)

Department of Justice Clears Merger of CVS and Aetna* The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently cleared the merger of CVS Health Corporation (CVS) and Aetna Inc. (Aetna), only requiring divestiture of Aetna’s horizontally overlapping Medicare Part D prescription drug plan business. Aetna is primarily a health insurer, while CVS primarily has significant businesses in pharmacy benefit

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Robert D. Stoner, The US DoJ clears a merger between two vertically linked businesses due to sufficient competition in their respective markets subject to the divestment of their horizontally overlapping business in the healthcare sector (CVS / Aetna), 10 October 2018, e-Competitions October 2018, Art. N° 89285

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