CVS' Shoddy Shipping Ruined Arthritis Drug, Suit Says

Law360, New York (February 3, 2017, 6:18 PM EST) -- A CVS Health unit was hit with a proposed class action in California federal court on Thursday, alleging that the firm knowingly failed to ensure the arthritis drug Enbrel and others were kept at a safe temperature during shipping.

Named plaintiff B. Amburgey alleges in a complaint filed on Thursday in California's Central District that pharmacy benefits manager Caremark Health LLC violated California law by failing to ensure specialty drugs were kept within refrigerated but liquid state during shipping.

"Although Caremark is keenly aware of the specific temperature requirements," the complaint states, "Caremark does not have adequate policies and procedures in...

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