PBM Lobby Sues To Block Trump's 'Radical' Drug Rebate Rule

Law360 (January 12, 2021, 10:08 PM EST) -- The pharmacy benefit manager industry's lobbying group sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in D.C. federal court Tuesday, seeking to undo the Trump administration's so-called rebate rule, which eliminates Anti-Kickback Statute immunity for drugmaker rebates.

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association argued in its complaint that the rule was "rushed" out by President Donald Trump during the waning days of his presidency through an "erratic and highly irregular rulemaking process," despite warnings from members of its industry and even other federal agencies that it oversteps HHS authority.

"Not surprisingly, given this tumultuous and rushed procedural history, the Rebate Rule...

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