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CVS bought Aetna last year. Now a judge is sowing doubts.

By Barron's  
   June 11, 2019

CVS Health just can’t get past its big merger with Aetna—and if Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court in Washington has his way, the uncertainty will last many more months. Last week, the judge held two days of a hearing on the final step needed to gain approval for the $70 billion merger: a so-called Tunney Act hearing to approve a consent decree between CVS and the Justice Department. These decrees are normally fast and painless. This one was neither.

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