Drug Middlemen Pan Judge Over Subpoena Denial

Law360, New York (June 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A magistrate judge's order preventing Medco Health Solutions Inc., Caremark Rx Inc. and Express Scripts Inc. from subpoenaing the other side's witnesses was too hard a pill to swallow for the pharmacy benefit managers, which argued on Thursday that they had the right to cross-examine experts accusing them of restricting competition in the drug market.

The scuffle is the latest in an antitrust case filed by online prescription vendor Rx.com that has raged on for almost three years.

PBMs are the middlemen of prescription drug programs....
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