The word from Washington: The Tipline for 11 October 2018

11 October 2018

The Department of Justice and state attorneys general from California, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi and Washington yesterday sued to block the CVS Health/Aetna tie-up as originally proposed. The challenge comes despite press reports a few months ago that cited a Washington State regulator as saying the DOJ would not oppose the deal. The government simultaneously filed a settlement agreement under which Aetna will divest its Medicare prescription drug plan business to WellCare Health.