Pharma state: The Tipline for 11 June 2020

A group of 51 US states and territories have filed a third price-fixing lawsuit against generic drugmakers. By all accounts, the investigation has been a massive team effort from representatives of nearly every corner of the US. The same cannot be said of the alleged conspiracy. The latest lawsuit accuses 26 generic pharmaceutical companies and 10 individuals of conspiring to manipulate prices for generic topical skin treatments. Fifteen of those companies and five of those individuals reside in New Jersey. Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi may be challenged to work nystatin triamcinolone ointment into their next songs.


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