UnitedHealth’s $12.8 Billion Answer To Expensive Prescription Drugs

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In a deal that could help wrest back control over the soaring cost of prescription drugs, UnitedHealth Group’s Optum Rx Corp. will buy pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran Corp. (CTRX) for $12.8 billion. UnitedHealth Group (UNH), already the nation’s largest health insurance company, will become a giant among so-called PBMs, which are

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