Express Scripts Sues Walgreen Over Disparagement

Law360, New York (September 8, 2011, 12:39 PM EDT) -- Express Scripts Inc. hit Walgreen Co. on Wednesday with claims of Lanham Act violations and breach of contract, saying the drugstore giant disparaged the pharmacy benefit manager with false advertising amid stalled negotiations in renewing their multibillion-dollar pharmacy provider agreement.

The St. Louis-based Express Scripts' complaint, filed in Illinois federal court, escalates a fight over an agreement, set to expire Dec. 31, by which Walgreen gets access to more than 60 million of the plaintiff's members, including more than 2.5 million members of the Medicare Part...
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