Pritzker Levine LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit Against CVS Health Corporation for Defrauding Generic Prescription Drug Customers

September 17, 2015 – Pritzker Levine LLP announced today that it has filed a class action complaint against CVS Health Corporation.  The complaint alleges that CVS wrongfully overcharges consumers who are insured and have third-party prescription coverage for 400 of the most commonly prescribed generic prescription drugs.  The two plaintiffs named in the complaint seek certification of a nationwide class, a jury trial, damages and injunctive relief.

The complaint alleges that since at least November 2008, CVS has charged customers two prices for the same drugs, depending on whether the customers are insured.  Customers without insurance pay what is know as the “usual and customary” price, which is typically about $12 for a 90 day supply of the generic prescription drug.  However, if the customer has insurance, CVS often charges a far higher price, resulting in higher co-pays by the customer and increased insurance costs.

The litigation is currently pending before Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

CVS generic prescription drug purchasers seeking more information about the case can contact Elizabeth C. Pritzker of Pritzker Levine at ecp@pritzkerlevine.com or by phone at (415) 805-8532.

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Pritzker Levine LLP is national litigation firm with offices in California and New York.  The firm serves corporate clients, public entities, pension funds, small businesses, nonprofit groups, labor unions, whistleblowers and injured persons in cases involving antitrust violations, securities fraud and derivative claims, commercial disputes, consumer protection, financial wrongdoing, employment law and personal injuries.