21 Dec 2018

CIGNA CLOSES $67 BILLION PURCHASE OF EXPRESS SCRIPTS DEC. 20

    Cigna officially absorbed one of the largest pharmacy benefit managers in the country on Dec. 20, closing its $67 billion purchase of Express Scripts.   The acquisition gives Cigna significant leverage in a market in which insurers are increasingly partnering, acquiring or being bought by PBMs. With Express

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21 Nov 2018

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC ACQUIRING BTG

    Boston Scientific has reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended offer to acquire BTG plc., a United Kingdom-based company that develops and commercializes products used in minimally-invasive procedures, targeting vascular diseases and cancer, as well as acute care pharmaceuticals. Under the terms of the transaction, holders

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27 Sep 2018

MEDTRONIC IN $1.6 BILLION DEAL FOR MAZOR ROBOTICS

          Medtronic has picked up the rest of Israel-based Mazor Robotics in a $1.64 billion deal that is to close in Medtronic’s third quarter ending Jan. 25, 2019. The merger was unveiled at the North American Spine Society 2018 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles Sept. 26. The definitive merger deal

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12 Jan 2018

BECTON, DICKINSON COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF C.R. BARD

Becton, Dickinson (BD) has completed the acquisition of C.R. Bard, creating a new healthcare company with approximately $16 billion in annualized revenue. Vincent A Forlenza, chairman and CEO, said the combined company builds on BD’s position in medication management and infection prevention with an expanded offering of solutions across the care

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