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News Release
7/31/2017
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Under a recent settlement of two lawsuits, members of health plans issued by Aetna, Inc. and its subsidiary, Coventry Health Care, Inc., are no longer required to obtain their HIV/AIDS medications by mail-order and may obtain those medications at retail pharmacies.  The class action lawsuits alleged that Aetna and Coventry...
News Story
9/6/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Counting on the growing public outrage over the soaring costs of prescription drugs - and bolstered by the recent fury generated by huge price hikes for lifesaving EpiPens - Proposition 61 proponents are gearing up for one of the most highly anticipated ballot measure showdowns this election season. The California Drug Price Relief Act would...
News Story
9/11/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
In 2013, United Healthcare faced a national class action lawsuit alleging its mandatory mail-order requirement illegally targeted patients living with HIV/AIDS. According to a statement from Consumer Watchdog and Whatley Kallas LLP, the groups that brought the suit, a court-approved settlement was reached July 31. Starting September 4, HIV-...
News Release
9/10/2014
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
Santa Monica, CA -- Patients with HIV and AIDS enrolled in health coverage provided by United Healthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer, may now “opt-out” of a requirement that they obtain their medications by mail-order if they have privacy or delivery concerns, or if they have difficulty discussing their HIV medications...