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The Ohio Attorney General has filed a lawsuit alleging Express Scripts overcharged a state pension plan for generic drugs and “silently” pocketed millions of dollars, the second time in two years the state has accused a big pharmacy benefit manager of overcharging for medicines.

Specifically, Express Scripts failed to satisfy pricing guarantees in a contract with the Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirement System and “repeatedly misclassified” generic drugs as brand-name medicines. The contract carried a lower pricing guarantee for brand-name drugs, causing the pension plan to overpay for numerous drugs, according to the lawsuit filed in an Ohio state court.

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  • The closing line is a quote that is “artfully worded.” The PBM’s ” will save over $39 billion dollars. ” It begs the question, how much have they previously cost the good citizens?

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