Champion of Lower Drug Prices Fights Own Overcharging Allegation

  • Anthem says Express Scripts overcharges it for pharmacy plan
  • Prime Therapeutics says it would welcome Anthem's business

Express Scripts Holding Co. has led the charge in complaining about costly drugs it believes are overpriced. The biggest U.S. pharmacy-benefit manager has pitted drugmaker against drugmaker in an effort to negotiate lower prices on behalf of insurers and employers -- sometimes triggering price wars with its aggressive actions.

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