Indie Pharmacies Claim CMS Rule Stifles Competition

Law360, New York (February 29, 2012, 2:32 PM ET) -- Four independent pharmacies sued the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday, claiming the agency's rule allowing drug plans to choose preferred pharmacies is anti-competitive and violates Medicare Part D.

The suit, lodged in North Carolina federal court by independently owned pharmacies Farmville Discount Drug Inc., East Carolina Pharmacy Care Inc., Columbia Pharmacy Inc. and Todd's Pharmacy of Gates County Inc., also names the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a defendant. It claims the rule has allowed Medicare Part D prescription drug...
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Case Information

Case Title

Farmville Discount Drug, Inc. et al v. Sebelius et al

Case Number



North Carolina Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


James C. Dever, III

Date Filed

February 28, 2012


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