3/16/2012 8:55 AM
Resolution urging Governor to oppose PBM mega-merger reflects state and local concerns alike
Medco Health Solutions’ home-state legislators have delivered a bold and revealing blow to the pharmacy benefit manager’s proposed mega-merger with Express Scripts Inc., and NACDS was quick to praise the New Jersey lawmakers for their action.
In a resolution passed by the New Jersey Assembly on Thursday, the chamber urged Gov. Chris Christie (R) to oppose the controversial deal, citing the same anti-competitive and anti-consumer concerns that have fueled scrutiny or outright opposition by more than half of state attorneys general, more than 70 members of the U.S. Congress, national consumer groups and employers.