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Cardinal/Bergen would be "tough" case for FTC to block alone, judge says.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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CARDINAL/BERGEN MERGER ALONE WOULD BE "TOUGH" FTC CASE to block if McKesson were not simultaneously pursuing AmeriSource, D.C. federal court Judge Stanley Sporkin indicated in comments during the final day of the wholesaler antitrust trial July 24. The Federal Trade Commission has maintained it would have challenged either merger on its own, but, Sporkin told FTC attorney Richard Parker "I don't think you'd win that one....If Bergen and Cardinal had come here, and that's all you had, I think you'd have a tough one."
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