NYPD Union Goes After Drug Prices Amid DOJ Pharma Probe

NYPD Union Goes After Drug Prices Amid DOJ Pharma Probe


As the generic drug industry braces for charges from a two-year U.S. Justice Department antitrust investigation, a union representing the sergeants of the New York Police Department is attempting to hit some companies with civil penalties as well. A pair of lawsuits filed by the Sergeants Benevolent Association Health & Welfare Fund against two groups of drugmakers, which include Switzerland-based Novartis AG's generic drug unit, along with Ireland-based Perrigo Co., India's Wockhardt Ltd. and Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., allege the companies colluded to raise prices on two dermatological creams as much as 1,000 percent starting in 2013.



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