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The Wave of PBM and Insurer Integration Continues as Cigna and Express Scripts Announce a Merger of Their Own

[03/16/18]

Posted on March 16, 2018 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Last week, Cigna Corporation, the fifth largest health insurer in the country, and Express Scripts, the nation’s largest stand-alone pharmacy benefit manager (“PBM”), issued a statement outlining Cigna’s plans to acquire the PBM giant for $67 billion. This deal is just the latest example of a health insurer and PBM joining forces, coming just... READ MORE

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Third Circuit: Pharmacist’s Claims Do Not Survive Public Disclosure Bar

[03/03/15]

Posted on March 3, 2015 in False Claims Act Defense

Published by: Hall Render

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals¹ became the third federal appeals court in one week to issue an opinion regarding the False Claims Act’s Public Disclosure Bar.² In a non-precedential opinion, the Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a pharmacist’s allegations finding the allegations were based on public information for which the Relator was... READ MORE

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