GOP senators plot path to get ACA repeal to Obama's desk

By Shannon Muchmore  |  November 24, 2015

After a ruling that the bill could not be passed through the reconciliation process, senators are scrambling to find another way to get the legislation before the president, who would veto it.

CVS adds Amgen's Repatha to its formulary

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 23, 2015

Pharmacy benefits manager CVS Health has included Amgen's drug Repatha to its formulary. The drug is one of two in a new class of cholesterol-lowering medications. It's the latest in a series of moves made by PBMs to address the high costs of some newer, brand-name therapies.

Quest subsidiary is Safeway's rebound after Theranos breakup

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 23, 2015

Safeway is partnering up with Sonora Quest Laboratories after dumping Theranos. Sonora, a joint venture of Banner Health and Quest Diagnostics, will open patient-service centers in Arizona Safeway stores, starting with a north Scottsdale location already open.

CMS suspends enrollment in Ascension-owned senior-care program

By Bob Herman  |  November 23, 2015

The CMS halted all enrollment in a program that cares for poor seniors at Alexian Brothers Community Services in St. Louis. The agency found Alexian failed to provide necessary services and avoided enrolling sick, more expensive patients.

Pfizer, Allergan agree to $160 billion merger

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 22, 2015

The boards of Pfizer and Ireland's Allergan on Sunday approved a merger deal worth $160 billion. The deal would create the largest drugmaker by sales.

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