US: West Virginia joins multi-state price fixing law suit

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined a multistate lawsuit alleging antitrust violations involving an antibiotic, an oral diabetes medication and six generic drug manufacturers.

The companies have been accused of fixing prices, coordinating schemes through direct interactions with competitors and allocating markets among other assertions. The companies sued were Heritage Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc., Citron Pharma, LLC, Mayne Pharma (USA), Inc., Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

West Virginia seeks the reimbursement of civil penalties, costs and attorney fees among other monetary relief.

The state filed its lawsuit with Arkansas, District of Columbia, Missouri and New Mexico. It stands as a companion case to allegations filed by other attorneys general, led by Connecticut.

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