CVS to Buy Aetna, Apple COO Jeff Williams Talks Health, FDA Approves First Apple Watch Accessory

Today's Above Avalon email includes the following stories: 

  • CVS to Buy Aetna
  • Apple COO Jeff Williams Talks Health
  • FDA Approves First Apple Watch Accessory

We kick off today's email by discussing the huge M&A news in the healthcare industry - CVS wants to buy Aetna. After going over my thoughts on the acquisition, we go over how the deal is likely being driven by Silicon Valley and what the deal means for Apple. The discussion then turns to Apple COO Jeff Williams talking about a variety of health-related topics to CNBC. We conclude with a closer look at AliveCor's KardiaBand, the first FDA-approved medical accessory for Apple Watch. We go over two primary takeaways from the product and its potential impact on the Apple Watch platform. 

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