CT sues generic drug companies over inflated prices

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)  –  Connecticut’s Attorney General along with 19 other Attorneys General have filed a federal lawsuit against six generic drug companies alleging they all entered into illegal conspiracies to unreasonably restrain trade, artificially inflate and manipulate prices and reduce competition in the United States for two drugs – the delayed release of antibiotic Doxycycline Hyclate and  the oral diabetes medication Glyburide.

Connecticut is the lead plaintiff in the suit which names Heritage Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc., Citron Pharma, LLC, Mayne Pharma (USA), Inc., Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Attorney General George Jepsen says “While the principal architect of the conspiracies addresses in this lawsuit was Heritage Pharmaceuticals, we have evidence of widespread participation in illegal conspiracies across the generic drug industry.  Ultimately, it was consumers – and, indeed, our healthcare system as a whole- who paid for these actions through artificially high prices for generic drugs.”

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