June 30, 2005
Caremark, Inc. a pharmacy benefits manager, is facing two whistle-blower lawsuits alleging fraudulent practices.
One filed in U.S. District Court in San Antonio alleges Caremark billed Medicaid for prescription drugs when there was coverage under a Caremark private benefit plan. Medicaid is supposed to be the payer of last resort.
The other suit, filed in a California state court, alleges fraudulent practices including restocking and reselling returned prescriptions.
The San Antonio Express News reported on these developments on June 29, 2005.