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  • How the nation's largest health insurer is fighting high drug prices

    How the nation's largest health insurer is fighting high drug prices
    You don't have to look far these days to find stories about the rising costs of prescription drugs. By one count, drug spending jumped 13 percent last year, the highest annual increase in more than a decade. And health insurers have spent the better...
  • UnitedHealth bulks up for prescription drug cost battle

    The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, will muscle up for its fight against rising prescription drug costs by spending more than $12 billion to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. Pharmacy benefits managers, or PBMs, help...
  • UnitedHealth to acquire pharmacy benefits firm Catamaran in $12-billion deal

     UnitedHealth to acquire pharmacy benefits firm Catamaran in $12-billion deal
    UnitedHealth Group Inc., the largest health insurer in the United States, agreed to spend more than $12 billion to buy an Illinois pharmacy benefits management firm, saying it is seeking to control the rising costs of prescription drugs. UnitedHealth...
  • Stocks gain on encouraging signs in spending and home sales

    U.S. stock indexes are closing higher following encouraging news on consumer spending and home sales. Energy stocks and banks had some of the biggest gains Monday. UnitedHealth Group jumped 2.5 percent after the nation's largest health insurer said it...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Small investors blame bad advice from brokers for big losses Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune. Her broker, David Harris, advised her to sell $400,000 worth of relatively safe municipal bonds, she says, and...
  • US stocks open higher, led by gains in energy companies

    U.S. stocks are starting the week sharply higher, led by energy companies. UnitedHealth Group jumped 4 percent early Monday after the nation's largest health insurer said it would buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. The Dow Jones industrial...
  • Markets snap higher at midday, led by gains in energy stocks

    Stocks indexes are climbing sharply at midday following some encouraging news on consumer spending and home sales. Energy stocks and banks had some of the biggest gains Monday. UnitedHealth Group jumped 2.4 percent after the nation's largest health...
  • UnitedHealth buys pharmacy-benefit manager Catamaran for $13B

    MINNEAPOLIS UnitedHealth Group Inc. is getting much bigger with a $12.8 billion deal to expand its prescription-drug benefit management business. UnitedHealth's stand-alone pharmacy-benefit management unit, OptumRx, announced Monday morning that it is...
  • State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It

    State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It
    A physician might prescribe an antidepressant to treat hot flashes or the asthma drug Singulair for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder even though they're not approved for the specific conditions by the Food and Drug Administration. It's a legal,...
  • Two Hospitals Could Be Out Of Network Soon For UnitedHealthcare Customers

    Two Hospitals Could Be Out Of Network Soon For UnitedHealthcare Customers
    People who have UnitedHealthcare insurance could face more expensive, out-of-network rates at Hartford Hospital and the Hospital of Central Connecticut, or they will have to seek care elsewhere, if the health system and insurer don't resolve a contract...
  • State Reaches Preliminary Deals On Medical Plan For Government Workers

    HARTFORD — Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield, and UnitedHealth Group, will continue to administer the medical plan for state employees, retirees and their dependents under a preliminary agreement announced Friday. State Comptroller Kevin Lembo said...