CVS In Cahoots With PBMs To Pocket Extra Money From Prescription Drugs, Calif. Woman Claims
Megan Schultz is suing the largest U.S. pharmacy chain saying it hides drugs' cash price even though they are cheaper.
CVS Health Is Sued Over ‘Clawbacks’ Of Prescription Drug Co-Pays
CVS Health Corp. was sued by a California woman who accused the drugstore operator of charging customers co-payments for certain prescription drugs that exceed the cost of medicines. CVS, the largest U.S. pharmacy chain, overbilled consumers who used insurance to pay for some generic drugs and wrongfully hid the fact that the medicines’ cash price was cheaper, Megan Schultz said in her Aug. 7 lawsuit. Schultz said in one case she paid $166 for a generic drug that would have cost only $92 if she’d known to pay cash. (Feeley and Hopkins, 8/8)