NY comptroller: Express Scripts failed to turn over drug rebates to state

Express Scripts failed to remit nearly $1.5 million in rebates from drug manufacturers over a four-year period that were due to the state of New York, according to an audit from the state’s comptroller.

“Contractor Express Scripts collected rebates but failed to turn over a significant amount of them to the state. This money is intended to help hold down costs of the program and contractors are expected to make every effort to collect and turn over all rebates,” Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said in a statement. “The Department of Civil Service and United HealthCare need to make sure this money is fully collected and remitted to the state.”

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Angela Mueller
Reporter
St. Louis Business Journal