Antitrust EpiPen MDL Case Given Partly Class Status

Part of the multidistrict lawsuit over EpiPen price gouging, which involves racketeering and antitrust claims against Mylan NV, was certified as a class action Thursday by a Kansas federal judge, who also declined to let other EpiPen buyers proceed collectively, reported Bloomberg.

EpiPen, an epinephrine auto-injector that treats potentially fatal allergic reactions, has been a poster child for drug price-gouging since an uproar in 2016 over its increase from $50 a shot to $300.

The sprawling consolidated suit includes parallel proposed class actions on behalf of patients, insurers, and plan sponsors like employers, as well as individual claims by competitors.

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