Express Scripts cuts off pharmacy connected to Valeant

Express Scripts is among three pharmacy benefit managers that on Thursday said they would cut ties with Philidor RX Services, a pharmacy with which Valeant Phamaceuticals has partnered.

Express Scripts, CVS Health and OptumRx all said they were cutting Philidor out of their networks.

Philidor, a mail-order pharmacy, focuses almost exclusively on dermatology products from Valeant, many of which are more expensive than other alternatives. The company has come under scrutiny for its aggressive tactics to ensure pharmacy-benefit managers use Valeant drugs over lower-cost alternatives.

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