Consumer Groups Voice Opposition to PBM Merger

WASHINGTON — A coalition of consumer groups urged U.S. antitrust regulators on Tuesday to stop Express Scripts from buying Medco Health Solutions, arguing health care companies that hire pharmacy benefits managers fail to protect consumers from higher prices.

The Consumer Federation of America, the National Consumers League here and U.S. PIRG and others argued that health care plans, which often hire pharmacy benefit managers to handle their members' p

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