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US Supreme Court To Weigh In On Pharmacy Patient Steering

8 Nov , 2021  

By Marty Schladen, Ohio Capital Journal

It’s a practice long complained of in Ohio.

CVS Health and other massive corporations often use their pharmacy middleman subsidiaries to force people to get the most expensive class of drugs from the businesses’ own mail-order pharmacies. Some call the practice “patient steering.”

CVS and companies such as UnitedHealth and ExpressScripts/Cigna say the arrangements save patients money. But some patients, oncologists and other health providers say it threatens lives.