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News Story
6/11/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The nation's largest health insurance carrier is being sued over its handling of prescriptions for HIV/AIDS patients. Consumer Watchdog is suing UnitedHealthcare, claiming the insurance company is forcing HIV patients to abandon their pharmacies in favor of United's own mail-order prescription service. The group and...
News Story
6/11/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES (CN) - United Healthcare Insurance subjects thousands of HIV-positive Californians to "potentially life-threatening" delays by making them get their prescription drugs through the mail, a class action claims in Federal Court. John Doe sued United Healthcare Insurance, mail order pharmacy OptumRx, Pacificare Life and Health...
Video
5/28/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Watchdog is claiming victory in settlement with Blue Cross regarding delivery of medication for HIV/AIDS patients.
News Release
5/23/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
Santa Monica, CA – Anthem Blue Cross patients with HIV/AIDS may “opt-out” of a program that would have required them to obtain their medications by mail order under a settlement announced today by Consumer Watchdog and Whatley Kallas LLC.   The lawsuit, filed in January in San Diego Superior Court, alleged that Blue Cross...
News Story
5/23/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
HIV/AIDS patients covered by Anthem Blue Cross insurance won a legal settlement today allowing them to get their medicines at a pharmacy rather than by mail. Attorney Harvey Rosenfield of Consumer Watchdog said HIV /AIDS patients often need to consult with their pharmacists about their drug regimen. In addition, he said, receiving drugs through...
Video
5/21/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Danville resident Bob Pack is on a mission to make random drug and alcohol testing of doctors mandatory, as pilots, bus drivers and even Wal-Mart employees already have to do. Bob lost his seven and ten year old children to a drug addict who fell asleep at the wheel because doctors and the state’s largest HMO, Kaiser, gave her thousands of...
News Story
4/1/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross sued for requiring HIV clients to order meds through the mail. A class action lawsuit in San Diego maintains that it’s illegal for Anthem Blue Cross to force people to buy medications through the mail instead of at a pharmacy. Days before the mandatory mail policy was slated to kick in March 1, Anthem announced that due...
News Story
3/1/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
A class action lawsuit that was filed last month against Anthem Blue Cross in California could greatly impact HIV/AIDS patients across the country, including thousands who live in the metro New York area. In response to the complaints and a plethora of negative publicity, the insurance company temporarily suspended the specialty drug mail-order...
News Story
2/20/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross has halted implementation of a program that would have required policyholders to use a mail-order pharmacy to acquire certain drugs, the Los Angeles Times reports. About Anthem's Rx Program Last fall, Anthem said it was changing its prescription drug program so that anyone seeking medication that qualified as a "...
News Story
2/20/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross is backing off a decision to require some policyholders to buy their prescription drugs from a single mail-order pharmacy -- a requirement that the California attorney general's office said may be illegal. Anthem, California's largest for-profit health insurer, said in November that it was imposing the new rule for so-...