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CVS Convinces SCOTUS to Review Mail-Order Drug Dispute

July 2, 2021, 1:38 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court will review a decision that clears the way for people with disabilities to sue drug benefit plan administrators for bias based on how their plans operate, the court announced Friday.

CVS Pharmacy Inc. asked the nation’s top court to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that allowed HIV/AIDS patients to sue the company under Obamacare’s anti-discrimination section over plans mandating mail-order delivery for specialty drugs.

The patients alleged the mail-order policy had a discriminatory impact on people with disabilities because the plans pay in-network rates for specialty drugs only ...