Anthem Inc. has used the Blue Cross and Blue Shield brand names as a powerful tool on its way to becoming the nation’s second-largest health insurer. But those Blue brands now are a hurdle for Anthem’s $54.2 billion acquisition of Cigna Corp.
Prosecutors said Chinese resident Fujie Wang and a person they call John Doe were behind the huge data breach at the Indianapolis-based insurer in 2015, which compromised the information of 78 million people.
While publicly backing his company's 2015 merger with rival health insurer Anthem, Cigna's CEO privately expressed regret about signing on to a deal that left him with a reduced role, lawyers for Anthem said in court Monday.
Increasingly, top researchers are questioning whether drugs such as Lantus from Sanofi, Levemir and Novolog from Novo Nordisk A/S, and Humalog from Eli Lilly and Co. are really needed for many patients.