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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Michigan Drug Prices Lawsuit

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette sued McKesson, accusing the company of conspiring to artificially inflate the wholesale prices of brand-name drugs – including Lipitor, Zyprexa, Allegra, Celebrex, and Advair – between 2001 and 2009. During this same time period, Michigan Medicaid spent nearly $2 billion on the brandname pharmaceuticals in question, as well as approximately $80 million on the affected generic drugs. The lawsuit alleges that McKesson and pharmaceutical data publishing company First DataBank (owned by Hearst Corporation) conspired to artificially inflate the average wholesale price (AWP) of the drugs, causing the Michigan Medicaid program to overpay pharmacy claims by millions of dollars.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Complaint
6/2/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
McKesson $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 6/8/2011
Michigan AG Press Release 6/8/2011

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database