FTC queries Walgreens as deal concern grows

Walgreens and Rite Aid said Friday they have each received a request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission regarding their proposed merger.

While the companies said the request was “expected” and “a standard part of the regulatory process,” under the requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Act, the request comes amid growing concern that the agency ultimately will not approve the $9.4 billion merger.

In a report issued separately this wee

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