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Walgreen and Alliance Boots have heaped another helping on their already full plate. The cross-border merger of the U.S. and European drugstore chains isn’t finished, but they are adding AmerisourceBergen to the mix. The distributor signed a 10-year purchasing agreement with the two companies and granted them warrants to build a minority stake. Cost savings and negotiating heft may follow, but the combined firms’ management could be stretched thin.

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