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Anthem/Cigna damages trial reveals infighting

Anthem/Cigna damages trial reveals infighting

Anthem officials told a judge on Monday that their counterparts at Cigna sabotaged the $48.9 billion merger deal, even refusing to divest business lines that would have won them approval by regulators.

Generic-drug approval growth doesn't spark competition

Generic-drug approval growth doesn't spark competition

The first three generics introduced make the biggest dent on prices. But the vast majority of generic-drug approvals from 2012 to 2017 were for the fourth, fifth, sixth or even later versions that minimally impact prices, according to a new report.

Whistle-blower accuses HCA of fraudulent billing practices

Whistle-blower accuses HCA of fraudulent billing practices

In an unsealed False Claims Act case in California federal court, a former Regional Medical Center nurse alleges that administrators billed ICU, medical-surgical and telemetry services on an inpatient basis when the patient was still located in the emergency department.

Week Ahead: CVS, CHS, Allscripts ready earnings reports

Week Ahead: CVS, CHS, Allscripts ready earnings reports

Insurance industry analysts are anxiously waiting for CVS Health to report its Q4 2018 financial results. It'll be the first quarter since the pharmacy behemoth closed its $70 billion deal to acquire health insurer Aetna in November.

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