Medco Can't Trim Suit Over Recouped Pharmacy Payments

Law360, New York (May 15, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss several claims from a putative class action accusing pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions Inc. of improperly clawing back reimbursements from pharmacies, ruling the plaintiffs had made a reasonable claim that they were promised the payments.

According to U.S. District Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh, plaintiffs Smart Pharmacy Inc. and Highland Pharmacy LLC — pharmacies based in Florida and Michigan, respectively — had adequately backed their claim that Medco had improperly withheld reimbursements to claw back money...
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