February 19, 2019 / 9:57 PM / 2 months ago

Ohio accuses PBM of overcharging state $16 million for drugs

Ohio’s attorney general on Tuesday announced he was taking the first step toward trying to recover nearly $16 million that he said UnitedHealth Group Inc’s pharmacy benefit manager unit OptumRx overcharged the state for prescription drugs.

The move by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost followed a probe into the extent that pharmacy middlemen like OptumRX had engaged in pricing practices that were resulting in the state overpaying for medications.

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