Judge Rejects Trade Groups' Effort To Stall Express Scripts-Medco Deal

Modern Healthcare: Judge Rejects Bid To Halt Express Scripts-Medco Deal
A U.S. district judge denied an effort by trade groups representing pharmacies and drugstore chains to halt Express Scripts' acquisition of Medco Health Solutions until their lawsuit to block the deal is reviewed. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the National Community Pharmacists Association and nine retail pharmacy companies had filed a lawsuit March 29 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to block the merger (Lee, 4/25).

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