Pharm. Care Mgmt. Ass’n v. GerhartDate Filed: September 2, 2014
District Court: Southern District of Iowa – No. 4:14cv00345
Appellate Court: 8th Circuit No. 15-3292
Nature of Suit: Pharma Legislation Challenge
Defendant Type: State
Plaintiff Type: Private
Case Info: https://sourceonhealthcare.org/litigation-and-enforcement-highlights-november-2018/
Trade association representing pharmacy benefits managers (PBM) brought action against State of Iowa, seeking declaration that statute that regulated how PBMs established generic drug pricing was preempted by Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa dismissed action. The 8th Circuit reversed on appeal.