Federal Judge: PBMs Sufficiently State Pharmacy Regulation Is ERISA Preempted

Mealey's (December 7, 2015, 10:01 AM EST) -- LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) trade association may continue with its challenge to Arkansas Act 900, a law that requires PBMs to pay pharmacies the amounts those pharmacies spent to buy generic drugs from wholesalers, but the trade association is not entitled to a preliminary injunction enjoining enforcement, a federal judge in Arkansas ruled Nov. 25 in two orders (Pharmaceutical Care Management Association v. Leslie Rutledge, No. 4:14-cv-00510 BSM, E.D. Ark.).

(Order denying defendant’s motion to dismiss available. Document #54-151209-019R. Order denying...
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