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former head of a pharmacy benefits manager pleaded guilty in federal court in Texas on Monday to paying kickbacks in order to win business from health plans.

Between 2001 and 2013, Douglas Pick, who was once chief executive at Pharmaceutical Technologies, orchestrated nearly $3.6 million in combined payments to the head of a health plan, as well as several individuals who were hired to boost business for the PBM, according to court documents. Pick faces up to three years in federal prison, according to the US Department of Justice.

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