United Health buys Catamaran Pharmacy

In a move to shore up their Pharmacy Benefit unit and reduce costs, United Healthcare purchased a very large pharmacy benefit manager (Catamaran) to incorporate into their Optum Rx unit.  Optum is the 3rd largest pharmacy benefit manager and Catamaran was the 4th behind Express Scripts and CVS Health Corp.

Cigna has an arrangement with Catamaran and they anticipate that nothing will change in the immediate future with their contract with Catamaran.

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