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Rutledge vs. PCMA: SCOTUS Greenlights State Regulation of Pharmacy Benefit Manager Drug Reimbursement

On December 10, 2020, the Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion, held that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) does not preempt an Arkansas law regulating pharmacy benefit manager (“PBM”) reimbursement to pharmacies. The Court’s decision provides a potential avenue for states to increase regulation of PBMs and other service providers that help administer ERISA-regulated group health plans, and therefore holds potential significance for, among others, PBMs, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and employers that sponsor ERISA-regulated group health plans.

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NLRB Rules That Charge Nurses May Be Supervisors


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In a long-awaited decision with broad implications, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that charge nurses may qualify as "supervisors" who are ineligible for collective bargaining based on their assigning and directing other nurses or staff. This ruling has significantly altered the labor-relations landscape for hospitals and other healthcare employers. For an explanation of what this means for you, as well as a more detailed analysis of the ruling and its background, please click "Download PDF" to view Ropes & Gray's alert.

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