A civil whistleblower lawsuit against Caremark Rx, Birmingham, Ala., has been unsealed in Florida state court in Tallahassee. Florida, however, did not join the whistleblower lawsuit as reported earlier in an item briefly posted on modernhealthcare.com. The lawsuit, filed by two pharmacists, alleges that Caremark resold returned drugs, failed to credit the state employees' health plan for copayments on returned drugs and falsified and destroyed documents to make it appear as if the company had complied with contractual time limits for processing and delivering prescriptions, said the whistleblower's attorney, Michael Leonard, of Meckler, Bulger and Tilson in Chicago. In a news release, Caremark said it "strenuously refutes the accusations . . . We have apprised and been in regular contact with our client, the state of Florida, regarding these baseless claims and stand by our commitment to provide the state and its employees with the highest levels of service, integrity and value." According to the lawsuit, the alleged behavior took place at the company's Fort Lauderdale, Fla., facility between 2001 and the present. -- by Mark Taylor
Fla. whistleblower lawsuit targets Caremark
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