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Schuyler County joins over 50 other municipal governments in lawsuit over generic drugs

Schuyler County is just one of over two dozen municipal governments suing makers of generic drugs for alleged price-fixing.

On June 30 a Summons and Complaint was filed by the county and others against over fifty companies for an unlawful agreement to allocate customers, rig bids, and fix, raise and maintain the prices of their generic pharmaceutical products.

The lawsuit is pursuing various claims including but not limited to increased health insurance premiums for county workers, additional workers compensation costs, and higher costs for drugs purchased for use by the county jail.

The lawsuits involve numerous generic drugs and over fifty pharmaceutical companies including Teva, Sandoz, Mylan, Pfizer, Actavis, Amneal, Apotex, Aurobindo, Breckenridge, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Glenmark, Greenstone, Lannett, Lupin, Par, Taro USA, Upsher-Smith, Wockhardt USA and Zydus.

Chemung, Yates and Livingston Counties are also plaintiffs in the lawsuit.