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Making good on a threat, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a lawsuit against OptumRx, the pharmacy benefits manager, for allegedly overcharging $16 million to a state agency for generic drugs.

Specifically, Yost contended that OptumRx, which is owned by UnitedHealth Group (UNH), the big insurer, failed to pass along discounts for medicines that were purchased by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation between 2015 and 2018. He first raised the allegation in a Feb. 11 letter to the PBM in which the overcharges are a “matter of considerable public significance.”

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