Walgreens-Rite Aid Deal to Draw Scrutiny

Washington — 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. Antitrust experts say the Federal Trade Commission, which is likely to review the transaction, will look closely at whether the merging of the No. 1 and No. 3 pharmacy chains in the United States...

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