AWP Price-Fixing Suit Against McKesson Dismissed; RICO Suits Still Pending
In a major victory for McKesson, a federal judge dismissed a class action suit alleging the company had engaged in a price-fixing scheme
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Wholesale drug distributor McKesson settles charges that it reported inflated average wholesale prices (AWPs) for a large number of branded prescription pharmaceuticals, leading to extensive overpayments by the Medicaid program.
The class action against First Databank over average wholesale pricing may be nearing an end. The parties filed an amended settlement proposal with the court on May 29 under which FDB agreed to roll back AWP prices for hundreds of drugs and put $1 million into a settlement fund
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