Community Pharmacy Calls Stop to PBM Merger

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Community pharmacy organizations — National Association of Chain Drug Stores and National Community Pharmacists Association — formerly sent the U.S. Trade Commission a letter Aug. 4 opposing the proposed merger of pharmacy benefit managers Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions on anti-competitive grounds.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Community pharmacy organizations — National Association of Chain Drug Stores and National Community Pharmacists Association — formerly sent the U.S. Trade Commission a letter Aug. 4 opposing the proposed merger of pharmacy benefit managers Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions on anti-competitive grounds.

The $29.1 billion Express Scripts acquisition of rival Medco was announced on July 21.

“Our opposition stems from the fact that the merger would

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