Class Action Lawsuit Challenges DIR Fees Imposed By OptumRx

By Gabrielle Wanneh / December 19, 2023 at 5:28 PM
UnitedHealth Group’s pharmacy benefit manager OptumRx faces a new class action suit over its assessment of direct-or-indirect remuneration (DIR) fees on an independent pharmacy, which the pharmacy alleges violates federal antitrust laws and is a breach of the contract the PBM holds with the pharmacy. The class action suit was filed Monday (Dec. 18) in a federal court in Washington by Osterhaus Pharmacy of Maquoketa, IA. Osterhaus Pharmacy also claims the actions of OptumRx breached the covenant of good faith...

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