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Ohio Sues OptumRx To Collect $16M In Alleged Overcharges

Law360 (March 18, 2019, 7:07 PM EDT) -- Following through on an earlier threat, the state of Ohio announced Monday it has sued OptumRx in state court, accusing the pharmacy benefit manager of not forking over $16 million it should have passed on in discounts to the state's Bureau of Workers' Compensation after a drop in drug prices.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost's Monday announcement came about a month after he said he would take UnitedHealth-owned OptumRx Inc. to court if it didn't hand over the $16 million. The complaint said that OptumRx breached a contract between the parties by not providing an obligated discount on generics pricing.  

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