2 Large prescription by mail companies may merge

September 20, 2011 6:53:08 PM PDT
Consumer advocacy groups fear the cost of getting your prescriptions by mail could go up.

Express scripts wants to buy Medco in a $29 billion deal.

Advocates say a merger will lead to less competition and higher prices. They've written letters to the Federal Trade Commission opposing the merger.

Express scripts counters by saying the deal would actually cut costs for consumers.

The final decision will be made by the FTC.