"Competition is essential in every part of our economy, and especially so in a market as complex and important as health care," Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said about Walgreens’ planned acquisition of Rite Aid.
“Today’s announcement is another step in Walgreens Boots Alliance’s global development and continues our profitable growth strategy," Stefano Pessina, Walgreens Boots Alliance executive vice chairman and CEO, said.
A deal would bring the No. 1 and No. 3 retail pharmacy operations under one roof, creating a pureplay pharmacy operator with more than 12,786 stores and more than $67.1 billion in pharmacy revenue, according to figures from DSN's Annual PoweRx Industry Rankings.
In light of a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on MTM programs, Rite Aid’s field clinical services director testified and both the NACDS and NCPA submitted statements calling for expanded MTM programs.
“This crisis is taking lives — it’s destroying families and shattering communities all across the country,” President Obama said in remarks at a community forum meant to kick off his administration’s new push to curb opioid abuse.
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