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FTC dismisses complaint to block Omnicare’s acquisition of PharMerica

 |  June 20, 2012

In light of Omnicare’s dropped bid for PharMerica, the Federal Trade Commission has voted 4-0 to dismiss its complaint to block the deal.

In the complaint, the FTC asserted that the merger would allow Omnicare to raise the price of drugs for Medicare Part D because the number of skilled nursing facilities receiving services from Omnicare would “dramatically increas[e],” thereby also increasing Omnicare’s bargaining power to raise the price of drugs to Part D health plans.

Source: Bloomberg


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