Zack Cooper Weighs In on the Big CVS - Aetna Deal

Publication date 
December 12, 2017

Health economist, Zack Cooper, weighs in on one of the biggest health care mergers in recent history.  If Aetna and CVS join forces, the vision is to make the drug store’s 10,000 brick and mortar locations something of a community-based medical center.

“I think one of the questions is when these two firms come together they might do a better job lowering drug prices, but do they end up passing those drug prices onto consumers? And that’s frankly a question that regulators are going to look at when they scrutinize this transaction,” Cooper said.
 

Area of study 
Health