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Consumer group sues UnitedHealthcare over drugs
Sacramento Business Journal

The California advocacy group Consumer Watchdog has sued UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest insurer, alleging it is illegally forcing its sickest and most vulnerable members to abandon their local pharmacies in favor of United’s own in-house mail-order service. The mail-order rule is discriminatory under state civil rights law and threatens the health and safety of HIV/AIDS patients, the lawsuit alleges. Due to the sensitive nature of the action, the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit is listed as “John Doe.”