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Cigna, Express Scripts To Face Tough Antitrust Review

Law360 (March 15, 2018, 8:17 PM EDT) -- Cigna's $67 billion purchase of Express Scripts is set to face rigorous antitrust scrutiny amid a wave of deals integrating insurers and pharmacy benefits managers — especially given the government's recent hard-line stance on another high-profile vertical merger.

Historically, the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission haven’t gone after mergers between companies that aren’t direct competitors, but the DOJ's decision to take AT&T Inc. to court over its $85.4 billion vertical deal for Time Warner Inc. has the antitrust bar wondering whether the tides are...
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