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OptumRx Owes Workers' Comp Fund $16M, Ohio AG Says

Law360 (February 20, 2019, 7:38 PM EST) -- Ohio's attorney general on Tuesday said he will take OptumRx to court if the UnitedHealth-owned pharmacy benefit manager doesn't fork over $16 million it should have passed on in discounts to the state Bureau of Workers' Compensation after a drop in drug prices.

Attorney General Dave Yost sent a letter to OptumRx demanding mediation — as is required by their contract — to get the $15.8 million in alleged overcharges for generic drugs back, and said if mediation doesn't do the trick, litigation is the next step.

"I don't know what there is to mediate. They broke the contract, they took...

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