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Sun Pharma, Mylan face price fixing charges in US

Suit also filed against Sandoz and Mylan for colluding to hike price of another respiratory drug

Veena Mani  |  New Delhi 

A New York grocery workers' union filed a class action suit in a Pennsylvania federal court last week against Sun Pharamceutical Industries in the US for colluding with Mylan for conspiring to raise the price of generic asthma medicine (albuterol sulfate tablets). The same union also filed another suit for similar charges against Mylan and Sandoz for colluding to boost the cost of another generic asthma medicine (Benazepril HCTZ). The complaint stated that Sun Pharmaceuticals and Mylan had raised their prices for albuterol sulfate over 3,000 per cent between October 2013 and April ...

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Sun Pharma, Mylan face price fixing charges in US

Suit also filed against Sandoz and Mylan for colluding to hike price of another respiratory drug

A class action suit has been filed against Inda-based Sun Pharmaceutical and US-based Mylan in a district court in Pennsylvania, America. Filed last week, it accuses the two companies of colluding to raise the price of albuterol sulfate tablets. Albuterol is a bronchodilator, used by patients suffering from wheezing. The suit has been filed by the United Food and Commercial Workers local unit (Local 1500); the union is the largest in New York. The suit is also against Sandoz, with the union alleging Mylan and Sandoz colluded to increase the price of Benazepril, another drug for a respiratory ailment. The allegation against Sun is that Mylan and it had raised their prices for albuterol sulfate by over 3,000 per cent between October 2013 and April 2014. Business Standard has a copy of the complaint. It reads, "Beginningin May 2013, defendants caused the price of albuterol sulfate to dramatically increase in unison. The increases were the result of an agreement among them to increase ... A New York grocery workers' union filed a class action suit in a Pennsylvania federal court last week against Sun Pharamceutical Industries in the US for colluding with Mylan for conspiring to raise the price of generic asthma medicine (albuterol sulfate tablets). The same union also filed another suit for similar charges against Mylan and Sandoz for colluding to boost the cost of another generic asthma medicine (Benazepril HCTZ). The complaint stated that Sun Pharmaceuticals and Mylan had raised their prices for albuterol sulfate over 3,000 per cent between October 2013 and April ... image
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Sun Pharma, Mylan face price fixing charges in US

Suit also filed against Sandoz and Mylan for colluding to hike price of another respiratory drug

A New York grocery workers' union filed a class action suit in a Pennsylvania federal court last week against Sun Pharamceutical Industries in the US for colluding with Mylan for conspiring to raise the price of generic asthma medicine (albuterol sulfate tablets). The same union also filed another suit for similar charges against Mylan and Sandoz for colluding to boost the cost of another generic asthma medicine (Benazepril HCTZ). The complaint stated that Sun Pharmaceuticals and Mylan had raised their prices for albuterol sulfate over 3,000 per cent between October 2013 and April ...

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