Pharmacy Benefit Manager Lobby Calls 8th Circ. Loss 'Wrong'

By Emily Brill (December 17, 2021, 7:03 PM EST) -- The lobbying group for the sector that manages health insurance plans' prescription drug components asked a panel of Eighth Circuit judges to rethink largely striking its challenge to two North Dakota statutes that regulate the industry, saying "with due respect, the panel's contrary decision is deeply wrong."

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association urged the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday to give it another chance to prove that sections 16.1 and 16.2 of the North Dakota Century Code do not apply to benefit plans regulated by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and Medicare Part D. A three-judge panel ruled in November that...

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