The Federal Trade Commission .Federal Trade Commission Latest from The Business Journals FTC examines Express Scripts' planned Medco buySocial media promotions offer payoffs, potential pitfallsQuestions for: Machael Droke Follow this company .has asked for more input from Express Scripts on its planned $29.1 billion acquisition of Medco Health Solutions.
The Wall Street Journal reports the FTC has issued what is known as a second request for information. The request doesn't indicate that the government will necessarily challenge a deal, but it suggests there are substantive antitrust issues that warrant further investigation.
Around 4 percent of transactions received a second request in 2010. Medco is the parent company of Memphis-based Accredo Health Group Inc .Accredo Health Group Inc Latest from The Business Journals Express Scripts, Medco face culture clashAntitrust fears for Express Scripts' Medco buy 'overdone'Express Scripts' Medco purchase faces antitrust hurdle Follow this company .., which employs about 1,800 people locally.