EpiPen lawsuit targets drug price middlemen

A new class action lawsuit challenging the price of EpiPens is targeting not the drug’s manufacturer, but three pharmacy benefit managers and the industry’s rebate practices.

The lawsuit alleges CVS Health, Express Scripts and Prime Therapeutics, cause price gouging — including the more than 500 percent increase in EpiPen’s price from 2007 to 2016 — by demanding increased rebates from manufacturers in exchange for favorable placement on their formularies

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Dayton Daily News

Katie Wedell