Maine joins 43 states in lawsuit against generic drug manufacturers

Maine is a part of a nationwide lawsuit against 20 of the most important generic drug manufacturers in the U.S.

Attorney General Aaron Frey says Maine is one among 44 states to affix the civil grievance, which was filed on Friday.

The increasing lawsuit alleges that Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 different makers of generic medication conspired to inflate costs. In some instances, the lawsuit alleges, costs had been inflated as a lot as 1,000 p.c.

Generic prescription drugs of all varieties had been included in these allegations, together with among the mostly prescribed drugs.

“Prescription drug costs create significant financial pressures on individuals and families,” Attorney General Frey said in a release Sunday night. “[T]here is compelling evidence that the prices for some of these drugs have been artificially inflated.”

It additionally consists of claims that these pharmaceutical firms labored in tandem to make sure that every may carve out its share of the market.

The lawsuit seeks damages and motion to revive competitors in the prescription drug market.