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Health Headlines for Thursday, March 8

Cigna to spend about $52 billion for Express Scripts

Syracuse Post Standard

Health insurer Cigna will spend about $52 billion to acquire the pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts, the latest in a string of proposed buyouts and tie-ups in a rapidly shifting landscape for the health services industry.

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Amazon’s entry into health care may have just narrowed with the Cigna-Express Scripts deal


Health insurer Cigna’s announced move Thursday to buy pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts may have just narrowed Amazon’s entry into health care.

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Why American health-care prices are out of control

The Week

American health care is so incredibly expensive that it’s hard to understand just how much more we spend compared to other rich nations.

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For Arthritis Pain, Tylenol Works as Well as Opioids

New York Times

Opioids are no better than over-the-counter pain relievers for treating the chronic pain of osteoarthritis, a clinical trial has found.

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