Vermont’s Attorney General has announced he’s joined a lawsuit against generic drug manufacturers.
According to a media release, AG T.J. Donovan has joined 39 state attorney generals to take on six generic drug manufactures.
Officials say the six companies violated state and federal antitrust laws and state consumer protection laws by working together with their competitors to raise drug prices.
According to a media release, the companies are Heritage Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Aurobinda Pharma USA, Inc., Citron Pharma, LLC, Mayne Pharma (USA), Inc., Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.
“Generic drugs are an important means of making health care more affordable,” said Attorney General Donovan.
“This lawsuit is an important step in addressing the harm caused by generic drug manufacturers who seek to maximize their profits at the expense of consumers. Consumers have the right to expect that their health care costs are unaffected by illegal conduct,” added Donovan.