Walgreens Store Sales Seen as Hurdle for Rite Aid Approval

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  • U.S antitrust agency expected to review effect on drug costs
  • Losing the No. 3 drug store would leave two major competitors

Antitrust Concerns Loom Over Walgreens, Rite Aid Deal

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s deal to acquire Rite Aid Corp. is expected to draw antitrust scrutiny not only because the company would grow to 12,700 locations, but because of what goes on behind the scenes with drug payments.

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