Sen. Herb Kohl says major firms fear retaliation from Express Scripts (ESRX) and Medco Health...

|About: Express Scripts, Inc. (ESRX)|By:, SA News Editor

Sen. Herb Kohl says major firms fear retaliation from Express Scripts (ESRX) and Medco Health (MHS) if they speak out at a DC hearing to criticize the proposed merger (I, II). Other Senators joined Kohl in railing against the union, which they argue would create a PBM giant controlling 60% of the mail order prescription business and 50% of the specialty drug market. Still on tap for the ESRX-MHS deal: Reaching an agreement with the FTC and keeping a bevvy of state attorneys general off their back.