CVS Health Corp. is in talks to buy Aetna Inc. for more than $66 billion as the drugstore giant scrambles to fortify itself against looming competition from Amazon.com Inc. amid a continuing reordering of the health-care industry.
has made a proposal to buy the health insurer for more than $200 per
share, people familiar with the matter said. The talks may not lead to a
deal, but in a sign of their seriousness, the companies’ respective
at CVS and
at Aetna—have met multiple times over a period of roughly six
months, one of the people said.. . . more