Caremark Must Disclose Walgreens Emails in Drug Price Suit

Aug. 10, 2020, 2:43 PM

Generic drug buyers who alleged that Walgreen Co. misrepresented its usual and customary charges for their medications, resulting in inflated copays, will get to look at emails between the retailer and pharmacy benefit manager Caremark LLC, a federal court in Rhode Island said.

Caremark must run an in-house online search for 2016–2018 using search terms based on Walgreens’ email addresses, in response to the plaintiffs’ request for communications in which the two discussed the definition of “usual and customary” prices, the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island said Aug. 7.

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