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Anthem Blue Cross backs off mail-order pharmacy requirement
Los Angeles Times

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 requirement for so-called specialty medications used to treat major illnesses. The company said the limitation would help keep costs down for patients and businesses.