NACDS, NCPA ask FTC to just say no to Express Scripts-Medco merger

Pharmacy industry groups warn PBM mega-merger could have negative impact on overall healthcare delivery

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association on Thursday delivered their first formal letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in shared opposition to the proposed merger of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions.

The initial correspondence emphasized joint opposition to the proposed merger on the grounds of the merger’s anticompetitive impact on patients, consumers, the market and the entire healthcare delivery system.

The joint NACDS/NCPA letter can be read here.

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