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  • *Deal values Omnicare at $12.7 bln, including $2.3 bln debt. May 21- CVS Health Corp, the second-largest U.S. drugstore operator, said on Thursday it will buy pharmacy services provider Omnicare Inc for $10.1 billion to expand in the growing market serving the senior patient population. CVS offered $98 per Omnicare share, representing a premium of 4 percent to...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Drugmaker Endo International PLC is climbing toward the top of the steadily consolidating generic medicine business with a deal to buy Par Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc. for about $8.05 billion. In the U.S., that includes the biggest health insurers and two pharmacy benefit managers, Express Scripts Holding Co. and CVS Health Corp. In other...

  • May 13- More than a half-million U.S. patients had medication costs in excess of $50,000 in 2014, an increase of 63 percent from the prior year, as doctors prescribed more expensive specialty drugs for diseases such as cancer and hepatitis C, according to an Express Scripts report released on Wednesday. The total cost to health plans for U.S. patients with...

  • NEW YORK, May 1- U.S. authorities said on Friday that a unit of Express Scripts Holding Co will pay $60 million to resolve claims that it participated in a kickback scheme with Novartis AG to boost sales of a drug that led to improper government reimbursements. Specialty pharmacy Accredo Health Group Inc has agreed to pay $45.1 million to the federal government...

  • NEW YORK, May 1- A unit of pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Holding Co will pay $45 million to resolve U.S. claims it participated in a kickback scheme with Novartis AG to boost sales of a drug that led to improper government reimbursements. The settlement with specialty pharmacy Accredo Health Group Inc was disclosed in court papers filed Thursday in...

  • April 30- Pharmacy service provider Omnicare Inc is getting buyout interest from potential buyers, including Express Scripts Holding Co and CVS Health Corp, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Omnicare is working with Bank of America Corp and Centerview Partners to explore options including a sale, the report said.

  • April 29- Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co, which has aggressively negotiated lower costs of new hepatitis C drugs, on Wednesday said a new "focus area" will be subduing costs of a growing wave of pricey biotech cancer drugs. "This is going to be a much slower and much bigger effort over time than what you saw for hepatitis," Steve Miller, chief...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- UnitedHealth Group Inc's planned takeover of No. 4 U.S. pharmacy benefits provider Catamaran Corp will give the companies added heft in price talks with drug companies, serving as a catalyst for deals allowing other insurers to bulk up. The $12.8 billion deal comes at a time when Wall Street has been parsing the possibilities that top insurers...

  • Workers at 11 companies haul in $3.5M each! Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 8:57 AM ET
    Workers enter an Exxon Mobil refinery

    Employees at 11 non-financial companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 brought in more revenue apiece than any other in America. USA TODAY reports.

  • New cholesterol drugs cut heart attack risk in half Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 8:44 AM ET
    Amgen

    Studies of a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs signal that they can reduce by half the risk of heart attack.

  • An analysis of about 4,500 patients who stayed on treatment for nearly a year after completing earlier trials of Amgen Inc's Repatha, also known as evolocumab, found that 0.95 percent of those given the drug and standard therapy suffered a cardiovascular event, compared with 2.18 percent of the group on standard treatment, which ranged from diet changes to...

  • These cholesterol drugs stocks are poised to move Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 3:33 PM ET
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    Here are the stocks to watch heading out of this weekend's American College of Cardiology conference in San Diego.

  • CVS: Copycat drugs may bring price cuts of 40-50% Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 7:14 AM ET

    Copycat biotech drugs in the U.S. market could cut prices of expensive medications by 40 percent to 50 percent, said a top CVS Health exec.

  • WASHINGTON, March 11- The entry of copycat biotech drugs into the U.S. market could cut prices of expensive medications by 40 percent to 50 percent, depending on the level of competition among drugmakers, a top executive at CVS Health Corp told Reuters. CVS is one of the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit managers and, along with rival Express Scripts, has put...

  • What!?! Specialty drug spending jumps 31% Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 8:53 AM ET
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    Spending on prescription drugs in the U.S. rose 13.1% in 2014, the biggest increase in more than a decade, according a report from Express Scripts.

  • *FDA set to decide on approval of Novartis' Zarxio. LONDON/ LOS ANGELES, March 6- A revolution is brewing in healthcare with lower-cost copies of complex biotech drugs finally set to reach the United States, nine years after so-called biosimilars were launched in Europe. The first approval for a biosimilar in the United States is expected imminently- Zarxio,...

  • Three trades to go before the closing bell Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:44 PM ET

    The "Halftime Report" traders give their final trades of the show.

  • Waiting for Yellen Q&A, but QE helping elsewhere Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 10:21 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve building in Washington.

    As investors await word on U.S. interest rate increases, quantitative easing certainly seems to be helping stock markets in Europe and Japan.

  • Early movers: HD, CMCSA, TOL, ODP, JPM & more Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • After-hours buzz: Express Scripts, SunPower & more Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 5:21 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Dec. 11, 2014.

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Monday: Stifel, Express Scripts, SunPower & more.