Judge Guts Challenge To $29B Express Scripts-Medco Merger

Law360, Philadelphia (August 27, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT) -- A federal judge tossed the bulk of an antitrust suit Monday seeking to block the $29.1 billion merger of Express Scripts Inc. and Medco Health Solutions Inc., but let stand claims that providers of specialty pharmaceutical products would suffer economic injury as a result of the union.

While U.S. District Court Judge Cathy Bissoon dismissed antitrust claims alleging the merger would have detrimental economic impact on retail pharmacies, and large employers looking to provide prescription drug coverage for their employees, she allowed claims from providers of...
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