Former U.S. Rep. Eva Clayton Pens Op-Ed Opposing Proposed Express Scripts and Medco Merger
10/4/2011 10:55 AM
In an op-ed column published in today's edition of The Hill, former U.S. Rep. Eva M. Clayton (D-NC) said of the proposed Express Scripts and Medco mega-merger: "Not all mergers are bad - and there are certainly cases where merging two industry leaders would be a good thing. However, in this particular case with these two specific companies, the consequences greatly outweigh any potential good."
"The potential harm posed by this merger is nationwide," she wrote. "Many in the African-American and poorer communities across this country will be adversely affected if this merger is allowed to continue. Their medical and economic well being are on the line at a time when they at their greatest vulnerability."