Major Antitrust Lawsuit Filed By Quadrino Law Group on Behalf of Compounding Pharmacy Industy
Express Scripts, the nation’s largest PBM (pharmacy benefits manager) has been hit with a major antitrust lawsuit in federal court in St. Louis, Missouri. Quadrino Law Group, along with regional and local counsel, have accused Express Scripts of a market boycott against compound pharmacies, in violation of federal antitrust laws.
Business Insurance, Business Wire, Law360, Modern Healthcare, and Courthouse News, among others, have featured a story on the filing of the suit.
The suit alleges that Express Scripts has conspired in its boycott scheme with CVS Health, the parent Company of CVS Caremark, Optum Rx, owned by United Healthcare, and Prime Therapeutics, owned by a large industry player.
The scheme has deprived thousands of patients the custom medicines that they need and their doctors have prescribed. It has also been deliberately crushing pharmacies so that the PBMs can save money and take over aspects of the compounding pharmacy industry, the suit alleges.
For more information, contact Richard Quadrino.