Consumers Renew $29B Express Scripts, Medco Deal Fight

Law360, New York (January 10, 2012, 8:16 PM EST) -- Consumer groups on Tuesday again urged federal regulators to block pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Inc.'s proposed $29.1 billion acquisition of rival Medco Health Solutions Inc., saying health plans won't protect consumers from anti-competitive harm caused by the deal.

In a letter to Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz, the groups — The Consumer Federation of America, National Consumers League, The American Antitrust Institute, US PIRG, Community Catalyst and The National Legislative Alliance on Prescription Drug Prices — said the fact that few health plans have...
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