Antitrust research/advocacy group calls for DOJ to block CVS/Aetna merger

The American Medical Association (AMA) reports that the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) – “an antitrust research and advocacy organization whose mission is to advance the role of competition in the economy and to protect consumers” –  has called for the U.S. Department of Justice to block the pending CVS-Aetna merger.

A 10-page letter that AAI submitted to DOJ references “concerns raised by other important voices, including the American Medical Association and Consumers Union.”

Meanwhile, AMA has stated that the merger would “trigger a fundamental restructuring of the U.S. health care system” in ways that would “harm competition and consumers at all levels.”

Click for AAI letter to DOJ