Amazon’s first deal struck under new CEO Andy Gacy is under scrutiny by the Federal Trade Commission.
in question is Amazon acquires $3.9 billion Primary Health Organization One Medical.
The investigation may delay the completion of the transaction.
A request for additional information was received by both One Medical and Amazon on Friday in connection with the FTC’s review of the merger, according to a filing of securities regulators by One Medical’s San Francisco-based parent, 1Life Healthcare Inc.
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Amazon announced plans in late July to buy One Medical, a Concierge-type medical service With nearly 190 medical offices in 25 markets.
Last week, the e-commerce giant said it was shutting down its hybrid virtual home care service called Amazon Care, a single medical competitor, because it did not meet the needs of customers.
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Groups calling for stricter antitrust regulations quickly urged the FTC to block the One Medical merger, arguing that it would increase the company’s massive market power.
An Amazon spokesperson declined to comment.
The FTC was already investigating Amazon Prime’s registration and cancellation practices and issued civil subpoenas in this case.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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