A federal judge yesterday approved CVS Health’s $69 billion acquisition of Aetna. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon, who asked to review the case, said the nation's health care markets would likely remain "very competitive" following the combination of the two companies, despite concerns raised by a number of organizations. The Department of Justice's Antitrust Division last October announced a settlement that allowed CVS Health and Aetna to proceed with their merger if Aetna divested its Medicare Part D prescription drug plans to WellCare.

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