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Utah Joins Multi-state Coalition to Unseal Generic Drug Price Fixing Complaint

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2019

UTAH JOINS 44-STATE COALITION IN MOTION TO UNSEAL GENERIC DRUG PRICE FIXING COMPLAINT

Attorney General Sean D. Reyes joined a 44-state coalition in a motion to unseal their complaint against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers. The complaint, filed on May 10 in U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, alleges a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition, and unreasonably restrain trade for more than 100 different drugs.

“I have heard the complaints of Utahans about these inflated drug prices and how this affects their quality of life and ability to obtain medicine they desperately need. My joint action with other state AG’s directly addresses these concerns. Unsealing this complaint and the redacted emails and records will bring answers to Utahans and other concerned Americans and help us hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for their abusive schemes that have negatively impacted so many people across the nation,” said Attorney General Reyes.

This complaint is the second to be filed in an ongoing, expanding investigation that the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General has referred to as possibly the largest cartel case in the history of the United States. The first complaint was similarly filed under seal initially and later released in full with permission from the court. 

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