Please take a moment to fill out a brief survey on vertical integration in healthcare, marking a first of its kind merger between a pharmacy chain (CVS) and a health insurance firm (Aetna). The survey will take less than two minutes and all respondents will receive a free copy of the summary of analyzed results.
CVS aims to merge with Aetna to create an integrated health system combining pharmacy and health benefits, and delivering preventive care services through the drugstore chain’s retail clinics. This integration would mark a major effort at vertical consolidation in health care. On Thursday February 1st, the Department of Justice (DOJ) asked CVS Health and Aetna to provide more information on the merger extending the waiting period for an additional 30 days.