Broad-Based Support for Rutledge’s SCOTUS Case Shows Need to Regulate PBMs
March 3, 2020
Says, ‘large bi-partisan support from the public and private sectors shows the overwhelming need to regulate abusive PBM reimbursement practices’
LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge was encouraged by the broad-based support received for her case, to be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court in April. A brief of support was filed by 45 states and the District of Columbia as well as a brief from the US Solicitor General. The multistate brief, led by California, is one of the largest multistate amicus briefs in recent years. An additional 10 briefs from national organizations, such as AARP and the American Medical Association, were filed supporting Arkansas’s defense of its law regulating pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).
“Having such large bi-partisan support from the public and private sectors shows the overwhelming need to regulate abusive PBM reimbursement practices,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Abusive PBM reimbursement practices are harming Arkansas patients and community pharmacies nationwide, all the while lining the pockets of PBMs with billions of dollars.”
Leslie Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association will be argued in the U.S. Supreme Court April 27. To view the full docket of what has been filed on behalf of this case as well as all amicus briefs, click here.