Cigna Acquisition of Express Scripts Highlights SPT Week in Review

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5. FDA Approves Direct-to-Consumer Cancer Mutation Test

A new direct-to-consumer test analyzes saliva for 3 BRCA variants that may elevate the risk of various types of cancer. Read more.

4. Nut Consumption Could Lower Colon Cancer Recurrence

Patients with colon cancer who regularly consumed tree nuts had a 46% improvement in disease-free survival. Read more.

3. Generic Hepatitis C Drugs Begin to Emerge

First Abbreviated New Drug Application filed for sofosbuvir (Sovaldi). Read more.

2. HIV Drug Combos Launched with Promise of Lower Costs

Mylan will reduce the wholesale acquisition costs of Smyfi Lo and Cimduo, which are both combination therapies for HIV. Read more.

1. Cigna to Acquire Express Scripts

Cigna to acquire major pharmacy benefit manager for $67 billion. Read more.