CareZone sues Express Scripts over pharmacy contract

CareZone, an online service that delivers prescriptions to people’s homes, is suing Express Scripts for allegedly engaging in anticompetitive behavior by locking out mail-order firms.

The bottom line: This dispute shines another light on how pharmacy benefit managers like Express Scripts profit from the drug supply chain — in this case, how it is more beneficial for PBMs to prefer their own mail-order pharmacies over others. Express Scripts denies CareZone’s allegations.

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The details: Express Scripts just threatened to end its contract with CareZone, CNBC reported this week. And now CareZone is retaliating by arguing Express Scripts took that action “to steer as many patients as it can to its own mail-order pharmacy, in order to thwart competition from innovative market entrants, and thereby increase profits.”

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