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Covid-19 Crisis Spurs Request to Block Oklahoma Drug Pricing Law

May 14, 2020, 3:56 PM

An Oklahoma law regulating pharmacy benefit managers like Express Scripts and OptumRx should be put on hold in light of the ongoing Covid-19 health crisis, a trade group representing the industry told a federal judge.

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association on Wednesday sought a preliminary injunction blocking Oklahoma’s enforcement of the law, which the group says will drive up prescription drug prices and “divert resources away from responding to the COVID-19 crisis.”

The group’s ongoing lawsuit against Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready, which is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, claims the law interferes...

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