WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 13 denied a petition for writ of certiorari in two cases in which the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals vacated preliminary injunctions prohibiting the California Department of Health Care Services and its director from implementing Medi-Cal reimbursement reductions authorized by the California Legislature and approved by the secretary of Health and Human Services (Managed Pharmacy Care, et al. v. Kathleen Sebelius, et al., No. 13-253, California Medical Association v. Kathleen Sebelius, et al., No. 13-380, U.S. Sup.).