WHATLEY KALLAS FILES AMICUS BRIEF FOR AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OPPOSING CVS-AETNA MERGER

 

On March 13, Whatley Kallas filed an amicus brief on behalf of the American Medical Association opposing the entry of a proposed final judgment that would allow CVS and Aetna to complete their merger. Drawing on the opinions of several economics experts and antitrust scholars, the brief argues that the merger will harm competition in the market for Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, and that a proposed divestiture of Aetna’s plans will not restore competition. Shortly after the brief was filed, the court set a hearing for April 5 for the parties and amici to discuss what witnesses should be called at a later hearing on the proposed final judgment. A copy of the American Medical Association’s amicus brief can be found here.