Annie Hunt Apr. 13, 2016, 6:17pm


PHILADELPHIA — A pharmaceutical provider is suing a hospice center and other affiliates for alleged failure to pay for products and services.

Enclara Pharmacia Inc., formerly excelleRx inc., doing business as Hospice Pharmacia, filed a lawsuit on April 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Merida Healthcare Group; Merida Healthcare Group, doing business as Bee Caring Hospice Healthcare Inc.; Bee Caring Hospice Healthcare Inc.; Illumina LLC; Professional Hospice Care Inc.; and Bee Caring Hospice LLC, citing breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

According to the complaint, Enclara Pharmacia and the defendants provide hospice pharmacy services to hospice providers. In February 2011, the plaintiff and Bee Caring Health allegedly entered into a written agreement whereby the plaintiff agreed to provide all pharmaceuticals to the defendant’s patients. Later in the year, the agreement was expanded to include provisions to Illumina and Professional.

The plaintiff claims the defendant had an outstanding balance in October 2015, and after an alleged continued default of payment, the plaintiff terminated the agreement in November 2015. The plaintiff avers that the defendant allegedly owes a total balance of $389,282.93, plus a monthly service charge.

Enclara Pharmacia Inc. seeks damages in the principal amount of $389,282.93, service charges, attorney fees, costs, and disbursements. It is represented by Rebecca J. Price of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus PA, in Allentown.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-01560-GEKP

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