CVS

Gene J. Puskar / Bill Sikes / AP

Two Connecticut-based health insurance companies are rushing into the pharmacy business. Hartford-based Aetna said in December it would merge with CVS, and Bloomfield-based Cigna said this month that it would buy Express Scripts. A recent SEC filing signals a haste to reform how and where people buy not just medicine, but healthcare in general.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

The attorney generals of 19 states and territories, including Connecticut, want health care companies that offer pharmacy benefits to step up programs to reduce opioid abuse.  

Craig LeMoult

Shoppers at a CVS pharmacy in downtown Stamford had a mixed reaction Wednesday to the news that the national chain plans to stop selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide.