Understanding Competition in U.S. Prescription Drug Markets: Entry and Supply Chain Dynamics #00510

Submission Number:
00510
Commenter:
Morris Hedgepeth
State:
North Carolina
Initiative Name:
Understanding Competition in U.S. Prescription Drug Markets: Entry and Supply Chain Dynamics
I am the owner and operator of a small independent Drug Store that opened in 1912. I have owned the store since 1965. The survival of this store will depend on the removal of the monopolistic control of Pharmacy from the PBM's. Allowing the purchase of Aetna by CVS would just increase the control by CVS-Caremark-Aetna. I urge you to reject this deal.