Two of the nation’s largest pharmacies – CVS (CVS) and Walgreens (WBA) – are accused of overcharging consumers who used insurance to pay for some generic drugs and did not disclose that paying cash would be cheaper, according to separate lawsuits filed in federal courts this week.
In both suits, consumers contend the pharmacy chains made agreements with pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs — which negotiate with drug makers for preferred insurance coverage on behalf of health plans — to sell certain medicines at a higher price if customers pay with insurance.
For instance, David Grabstald of San Francisco last May used his insurance to purchase a generic at a Walgreens and paid $21.80. But he would have paid only $10 if he had paid cash, and Walgreens never told him that he could have saved 54 percent had he done so, according to his lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Chicago on Thursday and seeks class action status.
Every 3 months cvs charges me more for my medication they blame it on my dicount program rx and i called them and they say it is cvs that changes it
How do i get signed up to get added to this class action law suit?
Was told about this years ago from a friend who worked @ CVS. Although she wasnt told by management, she would often let the customers know that certain meds were cheaper if paid as cash only. Always seemed fishy to me but didnt think much of it until now. Definitely going to show her this.
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