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Anthem sues Express Scripts over drug prices

Anthem's public spat with Express Scripts has escalated into a lawsuit against the pharmacy benefits management company charging it with failing to pass on prescription drug savings.  

Payers, providers push manufacturers toward value-based deals

As the healthcare industry continues to transition to value-based payment models, insurers and hospital groups increasingly want drug and device manufacturers to link their prices to results.  

UnitedHealth to buy pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran for $12.8B

UnitedHealth Group Inc. will buy Catamaran Corp. for about $12.8 billion and merge it into OptumRx, its pharmacy benefit service, the company  announced today. The deal will likely close in the fourth quarter of 2015.

UnitedHealth brings back PBMs in house

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is poised to make a splash in the pharmacy benefits management arena as it signals that it will take back the $11 billion drug benefits business it outsourced to Medco