Supreme Court declines Maine PBM law review

June 12, 2006

The Supreme Court has declined to review a circuit court decision upholding Maine's first-in-the-nation law regulating PBMs. The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association had sued Maine on behalf of its PBM members.

Supreme Court declines Maine PBM law review

The Supreme Court has declined to review a circuit court decision upholding Maine's first-in-the-nation law regulating PBMs. The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association had sued Maine on behalf of its PBM members. The Supreme Court's turndown of PCMA's request for review "is a tremendous victory for consumers and the state of Maine," said David Balto, a Washington, D.C., antitrust attorney. PCMA said wait until next year when the U.S. District Court rules on its suit against the District of Columbia's PBM law. But NCPA's general counsel John Rector said the D.C. case is irrelevant and the Supreme Court handed PCMA a big defeat.

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